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VIU-800

Leverage the same all-inclusive device for election efficiency



Leveraging the same device and underlying database for voter registration, voter authentication and Election Day management optimizes a variety of different election processes.

Due to the versatility of the device, the VIU-800 can also be used as an e-poll book, an event/incident management tool and even has the capability to consolidate results, print reports and transmit results securely.

Benefits

All-in-one device

The VIU-800 is an all-in-one solution enabling authorities to easily and securely capture biographic and biometric information. Using that information to authenticate voters guarantees the one-voter-one-vote principle. Once the voter is successfully authenticated, the poll worker allows the voter to vote, either by handing out the right ballot to the voter or, when paired with our voting machines, by activating the machine for voting by eligible voters.

The VIU-800 can integrate with the Biokit including an iris scanner as well as with other peripherals, such as a keyboard.
A built-in thermal printer generates reports and receipts.

Secure

The VIU-800 has user access control mechanisms and the device confirms transactions, has redundant data storage, employs encryption, and manages the data through digital signatures. Proprietary hardware and software prevent any third party attacks.

Extreme ease of use

The device’s ergonomic design and large 10'' touchscreen ensures comfortable use of the device for long periods of time. The software that runs the VIU-800 is intuitive and very easy to use for any field or poll worker. No technical expertise and only minimal training is needed to operate the device. The device can be used hand-held or resting on a table.

Modular

Our VIU-800 can be quickly adopted to the different needs EMB’s might have. The software is flexible and allows several modules to be switched on or off; the voter authentication module, e-Voting Support, Results Tabulation & Transmission and the Polling Site Event/Incident Reporting module.

Portable

The VIU-800 is a purpose specific, portable device. It weighs around 2 kg, is easy to transport and depending on the configuration can operate up to 12 hours, so field workers can execute their duties comfortably and accurately. Furthermore, the device comes in a ruggedized suitcase, optimized for use in field operations, transport and storage.

How does it work? – Voter registration

To register citizens, operators will use the camera, fingerprint reader or the touchscreen. The VIU-800 captures fingerprints with the highest quality standards and AFIS compatibility.

Through GSM or Wi-Fi connections, the device can link up in real time with centralized databases to streamline the registration process.

How does it work? - Voter authentication

The VIU-800 stores all the relevant information of the voters assigned to each polling station. When a citizen is being authenticated, it compares the information inputted against that list. A successful authentication will lead to a voting session.
To capture the voter’s information and perform this comparison, the operator can use the fingerprint reader, or simply compare the ID number entered via its touch screen. The validation can also be made using ID cards or passports. All these options are available for the authorities to decide.

When paired with our voting machines, the VIU-800 can condition the activation of a voting session to a successful biometric authentication, preventing voter impersonation and guaranteeing the “one voter, one vote” principle.

How does it work? – Election Day Management

Due to the versatility of the device, the VIU-800 can also be used as an e-poll book, an event/incident management tool and even has the capability to consolidate results, print reports and transmit results securely.