Pitney Bowes Flexible Productivity System Inserter Achieves 1500th Order

Runs widest range of applications with virtually no changeover

STAMFORD, Conn., June 10, 2009 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced it has received the 1500th order for its state-of-the-art FPS™ Split Drive Inserting System, making it one of the fastest-selling new inserters the company has ever produced. The 1500th purchase was acknowledged this morning at the opening ceremonies of the Pitney Bowes Customer Summit being held in their Danbury CT document technology center.

“We knew this system was a winner from the beginning, because we designed it with the most demanding requirements in mind,” said Patrick Brand, president of Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies. “It is a great solution for customers who mix different types of mail and don’t want to lose productivity due to overly long setup times.”

The FPS™ Split Drive Inserting System, also known as the ‘workhorse’ in the industry, was introduced to the marketplace in 2005. It offers a combination of speed and flexibility to high-volume mailers who work with many different types of applications. The rapid rise in orders is testament to the market need that the FPS™ Split Drive Inserting System fills globally, as 45 percent of the orders so far have been from international customers.

Pitney Bowes recently introduced three new capabilities on the FPS™ Split Drive Inserting System:

  • Privacy Guard™ module, which has a new innovation that validates mailpiece content by measuring its thickness based on pre-determined specifications at 26K per hour.
  • The iSite™ Vision solutions, comprised of input and output line scanning technology that can provide higher integrity mail, simpler job changeover and proof of mailing.
  • A virtually ‘no changeover’ module that can increase the range of applications mailers can run on one system by rotating documents’ orientation at speeds of up to 12,000 pieces per hour.

These new capabilities were driven by customers’ increased need for higher integrity mail and greater flexibility and efficiency in their print and mail operations. The FPS™ Split Drive Inserting System can take the place of multiple, older technologies that are dedicated to single applications.

“Innovation backed by a first rate service is a way of life at Pitney Bowes,” said Brand. “As popular as the FPS™ Split Drive Inserting System has proven so far, we will continue to find new ways to make it even more valuable to our customers in the years ahead.”

About Pitney Bowes:

Pitney Bowes is a $6.3 billion global technology leader whose products, services and solutions deliver value within the mailstream and beyond. Founded in 1920, our company's 35,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. For more information about Pitney Bowes, its products, services and solutions, visit www.pb.com.