STAMFORD, Conn., May 15, 2008 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), the world’s leading mailstream technology company, will showcase a wide range of solutions, technology and expertise at National Postal Forum to help mailers maximize postal discounts and increase efficiency. The postal industry’s largest show will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, May 18-21, 2008.
At booth # 1213, Pitney Bowes’ showcase of innovative technologies and resources for mailers will include end-to-end options for Intelligent Mail® Barcode compliance. Postal experts will also be on hand to consult with mailers about implementing the Intelligent Mail® Barcode and how to optimize this initiative for greater postal discounts.
New featured solutions will include Pitney Bowes’ VariSort™ Mixed Mail Sorter, which enables transactional mailers and service bureaus to process flats, poly-wrap items, small parcels and letters with greater efficiency to help achieve maximum postage discounts. Also, Pitney Bowes’ new FPS™ Split Drive Inserting System detects and diverts faulty envelopes and re-feeds without operator intervention to provide even greater productivity and integrity for mail piece production.
The Connected Mailstream exhibit will feature a financial statement application designed with the DOC1® document management solution coupled with Pitney Bowes’ Production Intelligence™ workflow management solutions. With VIP™ and VDE™ software management solutions and the DFWorks® document tracking solution, Pitney Bowes will demonstrate an end-to-end workflow, showing how the statement application can be transformed, monitored and tracked. In addition, Pitney Bowes will demonstrate how to dynamically enhance statement applications in real-time prior to printing. The demo will replace the current POSTNET barcode with the new Intelligent Mail® Barcode, index jobs for automatic reprint, generate MRDF control file to support integrity, and add variable marketing messages to maximize white space for TransPromo. Next, the statement will run through the FPS™ Split Drive Inserting System, as well as the EFS™ Envelope Finishing System for inline printing of the Intelligent Mail® Barcode and variable messaging to increase openability. Finally, the statement will run as a flat on the DI950 Universal Feeder system and will be processed on Pitney Bowes’ two new flats sorting solutions.
Additional solutions and services on display include:
- The OnePass™ Intelligent Card Attaching and Personalization Solution – The system attaches, matches, personalizes and tracks cards and carriers in a single pass at speeds up to 15,000 pieces per hour. With the Pitney Bowes OnePass solution, mailers have the ability to enter the growing stored-value card industry with a flexible and efficient solution.
- Domestic presort and international mail services solutions – Pitney Bowes’ Postal Discount Program includes on-site pickup of outbound mail and can help U.S. small mailers save up to six to twelve percent on postage. Through its automated flats presorting services, Pitney Bowes offers customers convenient, one-stop presorting of First-Class™ letters and flats to help optimize deliverability, reduce postage costs and operational expenses, and provide greater convenience. Pitney Bowes will also highlight its cross-border solutions for international mail and packages.
- The DA75s AddressRight ® printer – With shuttle head technology, the DA75s prints addresses, graphics, barcodes – including the Intelligent Mail® Barcode – and personalized messages, almost anywhere on the envelope. The DA75s can print up to 14,000 addresses per hour and handle a wide range of media up to 1/4” thick, including envelopes, postcards, booklets, folded newsletters, flats and catalogs.
- SmartMailer™ mail management software – Helps organizations manage databases and mailing lists, eliminate duplicate mail pieces, and correct and update addresses, saving time and money before the mail piece goes out.
- The DM1000™ Digital Mailing System with WOW™ technology – Powered by IntelliLink™ technology, this system for high volume productivity features Constant Connection High Speed Internet Connectivity for 24/7 access to confirmation services, electronic return receipt transactions for Certified Mail™, software updates, remote enabling of new features and seemless USPS postage rate changes.
- The DI 425 Inserter System – Ideal for customers that require a high-speed system, or have occasional large mailings, the system can handle up to 30,000 pieces per month and runs at a speed of 3,500 pieces per hour.
- SendSuite™ Distribution Solutions – The portfolio includes SendSuite™ Shipping Solutions, SendSuite™ Desktop Solutions and SendSuite™ Arrival® Tracking.
- Self-Service Shipping Kiosk – The interactive kiosk provides mailers with self-service access to postage, mailing and shipping services.
- Financial services products – Pitney Bowes’ offerings help mailers control, manage and optimize their mailstream expenses with permit mail products and 24/7 access to funds online.
Also in booth # 2216, Pitney Bowes will showcase its trackmymail.com suite of tracking and Intelligent Mail® Barcode products and services. Trackmymail.com products take the raw data that the Postal Service provides and converts it into easy-to-use Web-accessible reporting.
Pitney Bowes executives will also participate in several workshops to educate and share best practices with attendees, including:
- Elizabeth Lombard: “List or Lemon? The Ap-‘peal’ of Address Quality,” (May 18th, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Room 211 A/B); “M&M’s … Not the Candy, Measurements & Metrics,” (May 19th, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Room 213, C/D); “Shape-based Strategies to Maximize Your Mail,” (May 20th, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Room 210 A/B); and “Extra! Extra! Extra Services!,” (May 21st, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Room 213 A/B)
- David Lewis: “Intelligent Mail®: Getting Started,” (May 18th, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Room 304 A/B)
- Kevin Conti: “What are ‘Bad Addresses’ and What Do You Do With Them, Xactly?,” (May 19th, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.); and “Intelligent Mail®: Implementation for Maximum Mailer Benefits,” (May 20th, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Room 304 C/D)
- Don Archer: “Targeted Solutions for New and Veteran Mail Center Managers,” (May 19th, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Room 212 A/B)
- Mary Yarges: “Mail Preparation Total Quality Management (MPTQM) – Understanding the Standards,” (May 19th, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Room 210 A/B)
- Adam Collinson: “Move Update – How to Keep in Touch With Moving Customers,” (May 20th, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Room 212 A/B)
- Roger Brown: “Six Sigma Addressing – Level 1,” (May 21st, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Room 212 A/B)
About Pitney Bowes:
Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 36,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6.3 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.
AddressRight, Arrival, DOC1, DM1000, DFWorks, EFS, Engineering the flow of communication, FPS, IntelliLink, OnePass, Pitney Bowes, SendSuite, SmartMailer, Verisort, VDE, VIP, and WOW are all trademarks owned by Pitney Bowes Inc. Intelligent Mail, Certified Mail and First-Class are trademarks of the United States Postal Service.