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  Electronic Voting Systems



Voting and Talk/Service System
Parliament: Cape Town

Hitech paticipated as a specialist designer and manufacturer of the current voting and talk/service system in use in the National Assembly Chamber in the Cape Town house of Parliament. The system comprises of 420 voting stations with three buttons to register a Yes, No or an Abstain vote. These peripherals are connected to a controller using an RS485 interface. The controller supports 16 RS485 lines each capable of driving 128 devices. The controller links to a PC via an RS232 interface. The PC allows recording and printing of the results and data-base management. 

                 


Individual Personalised Voting and Talk/Service Unit

Hitech paticipated as a specialist designer and manufacturer of the current voting and talk system in use in the National Assembley Chamber in the Cape Town house of Parliament. Parliamentarians can register a request to speak at the podium or request a usher to collect or retrieve documents etc. The system comprises of 430 Talk/ Service stations with two buttons to register requests to Talk or for Service. These peripherals are connected to a controller using an RS485 interface. The Controller supports 16 RS485 lines each capable of driving 128 devices. The controller links to a PC via an RS232 interface. Two LEDS on the Talk/ Service peripheral indicate to the user that the request(s) have been submitted. The requests are sent from the controller to a PC which in turn is connected to an Ethernet Intranet. The management and servicing of the requests are handled by other software systems on the network. The PC that is directly connected to the controller simply provides acknowledgements of received messages and messages back to the controller to confirm that the Service and Talk requests have been handled. Once handled, the LEDS on the Talk/ Service requesting peripherals are extinguished.

                










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