Pitney Bowes Introduces New Vantage™ Sorting Solution

STAMFORD, Conn., October 06, 2010 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today introduced its newest entry in the mail sortation market, the Pitney Bowes® Vantage™ Sorting Solution, designed to automate more mail sorting processes, including weighing and postage metering, saving time and reducing expenses. The new system is exhibited at the 2010 Graph Expo exhibition and conference in Chicago, IL, in Booth #3601 and also at Post Expo in Copenhagen, Denmark, in Stand #2020.

Pitney Bowes Introduces New Vantage Sorting Solution(Photo: Business Wire)

Pitney Bowes Introduces New Vantage Sorting Solution(Photo: Business Wire)

The Vantage™ Sorting Solution is intended to deliver superior performance along a number of dimensions, including productivity, reliability, flexibility and ease of use, for a greater total return on investment. Its new feeder technology allows for greater variability of mailpiece thickness than current systems, without compromising system speed. The increased loading capacity and L-shape feeder deck design simplifies workflow. Sorting integrity—a critical component of meeting stringent postal and business requirements—is enhanced by tracking each mailpiece to its final sort pocket destination and by an innovative new double-detection technology that can even distinguish tabbed mailpieces.

“This solution is the culmination of countless conversations with our global customers about the specific capabilities they require. In fact, the Vantage™ Sorting Solution is designed specifically to help mailers to create real value in the mail sorting process,” said Grant Miller, vice president for global strategic product management at Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies. “Posts, service bureaus, presort shops, enterprise mailers and mail consolidators will all find this powerful, flexible and scalable new solution can help deliver results for their business.”

One of the key value propositions, Miller noted, is the ability to offer integration of mail sorting with other processes, such as inline weighing and postage metering. This automation of more mail processes not only streamlines the overall way mailpieces are handled, but also allows mailers to accept mail from more sources and expand their service.

The Vantage™ Sorting Solution’s ergonomic design takes the safety and comfort of its operators into account as well. All optional equipment, such as printers, are housed in the chassis and behind covers for improved accessibility and quieter operation.

Pitney Bowes backs up the Vantage™ Sorting Solution with optional service packages that can help keep the system operating with superior performance over the long haul. Pitney Bowes’s specially trained customer service organization can help the system run at its optimal efficiency, enabling mailers to provide aggressive Service Level Agreements to their clients.

”The Vantage™ Sorting Solution takes our years of experience in mailing technology and exceptional customer service and puts it all together. It delivers superior quality, higher overall throughput speed and ease of operation that will enhance our customers’ business operations.” commented Miller. First placements of the new systems are expected in the fourth quarter of 2010.

About Pitney Bowes:

Celebrating its 90th year of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business. Pitney Bowes is a $5.6 billion company and employs 33,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com

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