PCOS Basic Operation

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PCOS Basic Operation

  1. 1. PCOS Basic Operation
  2. 2. Security key receptacle The contact point for the Operator LCD Security key screen with counter An integrated ultra- high contrast Ballot entry slot electronic display A narrow paper tray in the front slot where ballots Printer are inserted Compartment The three opening or door located onAdministrator Access top of the unitCompartmentInput in the front left handside contains the write-protect backup removable Transmission Portmemory card Port is an RJ45 interface on the right side used for Operator access / POLL Worker connecting the external compartment input modem/cellular device for results transmission Input in the front right hand side contains the primary removable memory card
  3. 3. Battery Power portBallot Exit slot This is where to put the battery pack that will use forOpposite of the Ballot backing up the powerentry slot at the back ofthe unit where valid ballotsare ejected after passingthrough a feedmechanism. AC Power port This is where to put the power supply of the PCOS machine
  4. 4. Light Indicators
  5. 5. REMOVABLE MEMORY CARD The PCOS machine uses a COMPACT FLASH removable Memory card . This is where the application is stored and is used for backing up data, like election result and audit logs.THERMAL PAPER This is the paper that is used for printing election results and is located at the THERMAL PRINTER.SECURITY KEY The security key is a special device that is assigned to each PCOS machine
  6. 6. Power Supply AC adapter that comes with the PCOS Machine which Uses 220 volts and an Output of 20 volts AC.
  7. 7. Device that will be used for the Transmission
  8. 8. 2. Accessing the main menu The initial screen that you would see as soon as you turn on the PCOS machine
  9. 9. 2. Accessing the main menu Tap the security key to the security key receptacle
  10. 10. 2. Accessing the main menu Tap “OPEN VOTING” to open the election
  11. 11. 3. Authenticating the pin code. The screen would prompt for the first BEI pin code
  12. 12. 3. Authenticating the pin code. The screen would prompt you for the second BEI pin code
  13. 13. 4. Initializing reports. Tap the button “Initialize Vote Counters” to print the Initialization report
  14. 14. 5. Voting process The LCD screen would display that it is ready to accept votes
  15. 15. 5. Voting process The proper way to insert the ballot
  16. 16. 6. Close of voting To display the menu options you need to tap the security key to the receptacle
  17. 17. 6. Close of voting Tap the “CLOSE VOTING” button to begin the process in closing the voting
  18. 18. 6. Close of voting A confirmation screen would display in the LCD tap the “YES” button to confirm
  19. 19. 6. Close of voting The screen would prompt for the first BEI pin code
  20. 20. 6. Close of voting The screen would prompt for the second BEI pin code
  21. 21. 6. Close of voting The screen would display the message “THE POLL IS BEING CLOSED…….PLEASE WAIT” POLL IS BEING CLOSED. PLEASE WAIT. . .
  22. 22. 8. Printing 8 copies Screen would display “Preparing Election Returns. …please wait...” PREPARING ELECTION RETURNS. PLEASE WAIT. . .
  23. 23. 8. Printing 8 copies The PCOS machine will print 8 copies of Election Returns for National Positions PRINTING 8 COPIES OF ELECTION RETURNS (ER) FOR NATIONAL POSITIONS PLEASE WAIT. . .
  24. 24. 9. Transmission The screen would display a message that the PCOS is ready to transmit and ask the BEI to plug the transmission cable. READY TO TRANSMIT PLEASE PLUG IN TRANSMISSION CABLE TO ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMIT ELECTION REPORTS
  25. 25. 9. Transmission After the BEI plugs the transmission cable, the PCOS would automatically transmit the results to the designated recipients. ELECTRONICALLY ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTING TRANSMITTING ELECTION REPORTS ELECTION REPORTS TO KBP, POL TO MBOC PARTIES AND CITIZENS ARM PLEASE WAIT. . . PLEASE WAIT. . .
  26. 26. 9. Transmission After the PCOS finished transmission the screen would give a confirmation message that all election reports are transmitted. ELECTION REPORTS SUCCESSFULLY TRANSMITTED TO KBP, POL PARTIES AND CITIZENS ARM
  27. 27. 9. Printing 22 copies The screen would remind the BEI’s to replace the Thermal Paper
  28. 28. 9. Printing 22 copies The PCOS would print the 22 copies of the Election Returns PRINTING 22 COPIES PRINTING 22 COPIES OF ELECTION OF ELECTION RETURNS (ER) FOR RETURNS (ER) FOR NATIONAL POSITIONS LOCAL POSITIONS PLEASE WAIT. . . PLEASE WAIT. . .
  29. 29. 9. Printing 22 copies It would also print the Statistic reports and the Audit logs PRINTING PRINTING AUDIT LOG STATISTICS REPORT PLEASE WAIT. . . PLEASE WAIT. . .
  30. 30. 10. Closing functions The screen would display the message that all closing functions has been successfully completed and it would back up the data ALL CLOSING FUNCTIONS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED. BACKING UP THE PCOS WILL NOW ELECTION DATA BACKUP ELECTION PLEASE WAIT. . . DATA AND WRITE PROTECT THE BACKUP CARD
  31. 31. 10. Closing functions The screen would display the message that all closing functions has been successfully completed and it would back up the data ALL CLOSING FUNCTIONS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED. BACKING UP THE PCOS WILL NOW ELECTION DATA BACKUP ELECTION PLEASE WAIT. . . DATA AND WRITE PROTECT THE BACKUP CARD
  32. 32. 10. Closing functions Tap the shut down button to start the process in shutting down the PCOS machine.
  33. 33. 10. Closing functions The screen would ask you if you are certain that you want to shut down the PCOS, Tap “YES”
  34. 34. 10. Closing functions The screen would display that the PCOS is shutting down SHUTTING DOWN. . .

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