Verity Voting System Landing Lights Granted US Patent

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Hart InterCivic, Inc. announced today that it has been issued US Patent No. 8985435, entitled “Landing Lights for Multi-Purpose Configurable Voting System”.

Verity Scan Landing Lights

This latest addition to our patent portfolio illustrates that innovation at Hart is about continuously improving the election process for all involved, Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart InterCivic.

Hart InterCivic, Inc. announced today that it has been issued U.S. Patent Number 8985435, titled “Landing Lights for Multi-Purpose Configurable Voting System.” This voter-centric invention will assist voters when casting a ballot on the Verity™ Scan voting solution.

Key Facts

  •     Verity Scan is a digital scanning device voters use to cast a paper ballot.
  •     Modeled after airport landing lights, Verity Scan’s landing lights design provides an intuitive user interface to visually indicate scan status to voters. A green-strobing light pattern indicates when the scanner is able to accept a ballot from the voter, directing the voter to insert his or her marked ballot. If the scanner is busy processing a ballot and is not able to accept another ballot, the pattern changes to a non-strobing red pattern, thus indicating that the scanner is busy.
  •     U.S. Patent No. 8985435 is the first patent in a series of submissions Hart anticipates the United States Patent and Trademark Office will approve related to the Verity Voting system.

Quotes

James Canter, VP of Engineering, Hart InterCivic, said, “The voice of the customer is central in Verity’s development. Providing voters with easy-to-understand visual indicators of when they can or cannot insert a ballot was one of the many primary design objectives. While landing lights may seem like a small design objective, they make a big difference in overall system usability.”

Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart InterCivic, said, "This latest addition to our patent portfolio illustrates that innovation at Hart is about continuously improving the election process for all involved. The patent is in keeping with Verity’s leadership position as the most intuitive voting system available on the market today.”

About Hart InterCivic, Inc.

Hart InterCivic is a full service election solutions innovator, partnering with state and local governments to deliver secure, accurate and reliable elections. Working side by side with election professionals for more than 100 years, we share our customers’ dedication to ensuring the sanctity of the vote. Our mission is to help advance democracy one election at a time. This mission fuels our passionate customer focus and our continuous drive for technological innovation that makes voting more straightforward, more equitable and more accessible—and makes managing elections more transparent, more efficient and easier.

Headquartered in the vibrant city of Austin, Texas, Hart InterCivic fosters an environment that spurs innovation and empowers employees to deliver great experiences to our customers.

For more information on the Verity Voting system, please click here.

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