BOSTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Clear Ballot launched the ClearCast precinct voting unit to bring the company's innovative technology solutions to precinct voting. ClearCast precinct voting units incorporate the use of Intel Corporation's advanced Intel® NUC, an off-the-shelf mini PC kit for advanced processing speed and capabilities.
"ClearCast pairs modern software and rugged hardware with the best scanning technology and the fastest processing capabilities in the industry to address the worldwide problem of building trust in electoral outcomes," said Larry Moore, CEO of Clear Ballot.
"Clear Ballot is looking forward to providing the election industry with a precinct voting solution that will ensure innovation over time. We are very excited to work with Intel and harness the power of the NUC in ClearCast," said Moore.
ClearCast offers election officials an alternative to proprietary equipment that can quickly become obsolete. ClearCast is comprised entirely of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components that ensure continuous innovation and a solution that's easy to use for election administrators. The ClearCast voting unit allows ballots to be cast and processed quickly via the Intel NUC mini PC. Ballots are then securely deposited into a durable ballot box that is both detachable and collapsible. The low profile design is easy to use for both transportation and storage making it the most sustainable option for all precincts.
"Intel has a long-standing interest in providing companies like Clear Ballot with the ability to innovate and deploy new solutions using Intel technology," said Joel Christensen, GM Channel Innovation and Solutions Division at Intel. "The Intel NUC provides a small, fast and expandable building block allowing Clear Ballot to create a COTS based solution that meets the needs of our nation's election officials."
After ballots are scanned and tabulated in the voting precinct via ClearCast, election administrators will use other ClearVote voting system modules for compilation and reporting of official results. Components of the ClearVote system have been used successfully in Oregon, Colorado, and Florida.
The COTS approach including Intel and others allows the ClearCast precinct voting unit to provide built-in security and a computing platform that is smaller, lower-cost and higher-performance than voting units architected from proprietary components.
"A trusted name like Intel combined with Clear Ballot's technology which provides the most transparent process for reporting election results will result in an improved voter experience and increased trust in the voting process," said Moore.
About Clear Ballot:
Boston-based Clear Ballot was founded in 2009 and is an emerging leader in election technology innovation. ClearCast is the precinct voting component of ClearVote, Clear Ballot's modular voting system. ClearVote harnesses modern software tools and advanced hardware to create a comprehensive voting system designed to bring greater speed, accuracy, and transparency to elections. ClearVote is easy to use and cost-effective, responding directly to the budgetary realities of America's counties and municipalities. For more information about Clear Ballot, please visit: www.clearballot.com.
SOURCE Clear Ballot