All municipalities in Douglas County use the DS200 Precinct Scanner and Tabulator for elections. It features a protective cover, touch-screen display, ballot/card slot, auxiliary ballot compartment and main ballot compartment. It's equipped with the latest in ES&S' patented technology, fully certified and compliant with EAC guidelines.
Like all ES&S tabulation equipment, the DS200 includes physical security features such as locking panels and security seals to secure sensitive components and election files, and a key-locked case for transport and shipping. The DS200 operating system controls, limits and detects unauthorized access to all critical data. The system also includes safeguards, such as data encryption and digital signatures, that help protect sensitive data and verify authenticity, including certification of all firmware.
The DS200 combines the ES&S-patented IMR® and PTRAC® systems to accurately track and pinpoint target locations. This technology accommodates ballots inserted at angles or with erroneous marks to uphold voter intent. This precision improves the reliability of elections.
Having both battery backup and thermal paper means you never have to worry about power outages or printer ink. The DS200 includes redundant data storage.
[Source Credit: Election Systems & Software]