Smartmatic allays fears over defective PCOS
MANILA, Philippines - Automation provider Smartmatic-TIM allayed concerns over a few precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that were quarantined due to defects.
Smartmatic president Cesar Flores said most of the quarantined machines only need minor repairs.
Three percent of 15,000 PCOS machines failed quality control tests.
The Comelec, for its part, said putting the machines on quarantine is no cause for alarm.
The poll body said it is not hiding the defects of the PCOS.
ANC Dateline Philippines, June 27, 2012