San Diego, CA – January 14, 2010 – Unisyn Voting Solutions® (the "Company" or "Unisyn") has announced ground-breaking news for election officials and voters alike. The Company's OpenElect® suite of digital optical scan election products today became the first to receive 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Certification from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
"We are extremely proud of our achievement of having the first digital optical scanning system to be certified to the 2005 standards. We have embraced the changes requested by the voting community and designed a solution that is auditable, scalable, secure and transparent," said Jeff Johnson, President of Unisyn. "We departed from the legacy software that is used by virtually every other voting product provider in the country and pioneered the digital scan voting system built with Java on a streamlined and hardened Linux platform. Our investment has resulted in a positive benefit for election officials and voters alike," Johnson added.
Prior to receiving certification, Unisyn went through an extensive testing and review process that included the completion of a detailed application, using an EAC-accredited laboratory for system testing, and technical analysis of the laboratory test report by the EAC. Unisyn used Wyle of Huntsville, Alabama, to test both hardware and software to the EAC standards. The Company will make public the final reports and results from Wyle as part of its transparent review process.
"We believe that the impact of Unisyn's OpenElect products and services will revolutionize the way elections are managed in both the public and private sectors," said Ray Ortiz, Sales Manager for Unisyn.
Unisyn's corporate heritage allows the Company to leverage a wealth of experience in providing solution-based and user-responsive, high-availability systems with proven longevity, security and accountability. Specializing in unique customized programs and implementation of products, Unisyn can design around the individual needs of election jurisdictions. Using transparent source code, and featuring easy recount and audit capabilities, OpenElect products include robust American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant functionality; the ability to accommodate non-geographical support for early voters; and a digital optical scan voting unit that is designed to read all ballots in a jurisdiction's central tabulation operation.
Unisyn's OpenElect suite of products include: OpenElect Voting Optical Scan (OVO) OpenElect Optical Voting Interface (OVI), OpenElect Central Scan (OVCS) and the OpenElect Central Suite (OCS). Both the OVO and OVI include additional patent-pending features. Complete product offerings are available for review at http://www.unisynvoting.com.
Unisyn Voting Solutions, Inc. is dedicated to helping government institutions and private entities optimize their election programs and provide best-in-class service. Our innovative approach enables us to deliver election systems and products that are secure, auditable, flexible, and provide transparency. Unisyn is the only Company to obtain 2005 VVSG Certification from the HAVA guidelines set forth by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission for a digital optical scan voting system, built on a Java and hardened Linux platform. Unisyn makes code available for review by trusted election officials as part of a procurement process. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Lottery & Totalizator Systems, Inc., the Company designed the InkaVote Plus precinct ballot counter (PBC) which is currently used in Los Angeles, California, and Jackson County, Missouri. For more information, please visit: http://www.unisynvoting.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 760-734-3233.
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