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Successful engineering test for the Approval Referendum in Venezuela


Caracas, October 15, 2007 - On Sunday 14th October the Engineering Test on the electoral platform was successfully carried out, as a way to prepare for the Constitutional Reform referendum set for next December 2nd.

The main objective of this evaluation was to certify the performance, reliability and easiness of the voting automated technology. As well as its tolerance to failures of the result transmission platform, deployed by Smartmatic along with CANTV (the national telephone company) and the National Electoral Council (CNE by its acronym in Spanish).

The results were highly positive. The report showed 99% of effectiveness of the machines distributed in the voting centers; 93% of effectiveness during the simultaneous transmission, and 100% regarding the operative networks, during the transmission of data in the contingency centers at a regional scale.

The event compiled an infrastructure of 226 voting centers, each with 2 machines and 2 landlines; 75 municipal contingency transmission centers, 24 regional contingency centers; 2 national totalizing centers and a national support center.

Smartmatic is pleased to be able to show publicly, yet again, the efficiency of its technological platform and to certify the proper, reliable and secure functioning of its voting, tabulating, storage and transmission system during electoral events.


About Smartmatic

Smartmatic is a multinational company that specializes in the design and end-to-end deployment of complex purpose-specific technology solutions. With an unsurpassed technology base, continuous innovation, and quality in processes and results, Smartmatic is organized around three business areas: Electronic voting systems, intelligent and integrated security systems for large enterprises and governments, and advanced solutions for people registration and authentication for a wide range of government applications.
Smartmatic is a privately held company with offices in the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Barbados, Spain, Philippines and Taiwan.  It has more than 200 employees worldwide.  Its capacity for innovation and wide range of products and services have earned Smartmatic extensive recognition in the technology community worldwide.

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