ES&S TO USE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY ILTS SUBSIDIARY
UNISYN VOTING SOLUTIONS FOR JACKSON COUNTY VOTING SYSTEM
CARLSBAD, CA (February 23, 2006) — INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY & TOTALIZATOR SYSTEMS, INC (OTCBB:ITSI) announced today that Election Systems & Software, Inc. (“ES&S”) has signed an agreement with Jackson County, Missouri that will use technology developed by ILTS’ wholly owned subsidiary, Unisyn Voting Solutions. ES&S will provide more than 300 InkaVote Precinct Ballot Counters (“PBC”) and related software and services for use in Jackson County. Delivery is scheduled for June of 2006.
ILTS entered into a license agreement with ES&S in May of 2005 for ES&S to manufacture and distribute the InkaVote Plus PBC developed by Unisyn. InkaVote Plus is an optical scan voting system that provides full compliance to the Help America Vote Act. It includes a ballot-scanner to check for overvotes and undervotes, and an accessible voting station, which provides audio assistance for visually impaired voters
“We are gratified to have the opportunity to provide our system to Jackson County and achieve this important milestone in the application of our secure transaction processing technology for use in improving the voting process,” said ILTS President, Steve Schwickert. “InkaVote Plus provides a high degree of security and a permanent paper audit trail that can be machine counted or audited by hand for recounts.
“We’re pleased to combine InkaVote technology with ES&S’ decades-long experience implementing secure, accurate and reliable voting systems,” continued Aldo Tesi, ES&S’ President and CEO. “We’re confident that the voters in Jackson County will enjoy using the new system on Election Day.”
Unisyn Voting Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Lottery & Totalizator Systems, a leading supplier of computerized transaction processing systems to government sanctioned lotteries and racing organizations worldwide. ILTS systems have combined to process more than 500 billion secure transactions with 100% reliability and no loss of data
ES&S is the world’s largest and most experienced provider of total election management solutions. For more than three decades, ES&S — as an election-only company and the industry leader — has grown to support a customer base of more than 1,700 jurisdictions in the United States.