Pitney Bowes Introduces Mailstream Evolution™ Inserting System

New High-Volume Mail Inserter Incorporates Innovative Technologies

STAMFORD, Conn., April 08, 2010 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced the newest addition to its family of high-speed, high-volume mail inserters, the Pitney Bowes® Mailstream Evolution™ Inserting System. The system will be on display at the National Postal Forum in Nashville, Tenn., next week.

The Mailstream Evolution™ Inserting System is the successor to the highly reliable Pitney Bowes® FPS™ Split Drive Inserting System. More than 1,500 FPS™ Split Drive Inserting Systems have been installed at customer sites around the world. The Mailstream Evolution™ Inserting System incorporates several upgrades that provide greater flexibility, productivity and integrity.

“There is a relentless drive among mailers to demand greater performance and flexibility from the systems they use in their mail operations,” said Ramesh Ratan, president of Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies. “We believe the innovative technology in the Mailstream Evolution™ Inserting System delivers consistent, reliable performance for greater peace of mind.”

The key changes customers will find in the new system include:

  • Enhanced production flexibility with the No Changeover Module built into the system, reducing the time required to change from letter processing to flats processing
  • Upgraded software functions including enhanced reporting capabilities through new P/I™ Direct Access software that provides system level reporting to drive productivity and operational efficiencies. The software also provides a seamless integration to Production Intelligence® Output Management and DFWorks®
  • Upgraded Graphical User Interface that makes the system easier than ever to operate and monitor, and an optional Privacy Guard to help ensure that every mailpiece is assembled with the highest level of accuracy and integrity

The Mailstream Evolution™ Inserting System processes up to 14,000 mail pieces in one hour for regular-size letters, 12,000 pieces per hour for 6x9 envelopes; and 9,000 pieces per hour of flats mail. The system can be customized through a range of flexible features and capabilities that can help mailers achieve both current and future business needs.

Like all Pitney Bowes inserting systems, the Mailstream Evolution™ Inserting System is backed by a global service organization that can provide on-site support to meet the demands of high-volume mailers around the clock. “With the tremendous pressure today on delivering higher value to printed business communications, we are the only vendor that can provide a total print and mail solution,” said Ratan. “We are completely committed to customer satisfaction and to exceptional service for leading print and mail operations globally. Our customers count on Pitney Bowes to make it happen.”

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