Pitney Bowes Launches New Mailstream Productivity Series
STAMFORD, CT--September 9, 2008--Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), the world's leading mailstream technology firm, today announced the introduction of the new Mailstream Productivity Series, a new generation of ultra high-speed production mail systems.
This new family of intelligent ultra high speed mail finishing systems takes virtually non-stop performance to a new level, running up to 26,000 mail pieces per hour with greater flexibility, and fewer stoppages and outsorts. The systems are driven by the newly designed mailstream engine featuring interchangeable friction and rotary feeders, high productivity inputs and enhanced envelope sealing. The Mailstream Productivity Series redefines performance by leveraging an 18% increase in speed with a 10% increase in reliability into a combined 28% boost in performance.
In 2000, Pitney Bowes launched the Pitney Bowes Advanced Productivity Series (APS) system which quickly became the industry standard for high speed, high integrity inserting systems. The Mailstream Productivity Series goes beyond the APS to create a new standard in ultra high speed production mailing systems. Beta tests of the new Mailstream Productivity Series have demonstrated up to a 28% increase in throughput. In addition, the ability to use both friction and rotary feeders enables customers to run an even wider range of applications without compromising on speed. The Mailstream Productivity Series is fully compatible with the Pitney Bowes industry-leading high productivity inputs, which can process up to 72,000 pages per hour, enabling processing of higher page count applications at unprecedented throughput.
Patrick Brand, President, Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies, said, "Our customers are being asked to reduce costs in rapidly changing market conditions. Real costs including labor, paper, fuel and postage are increasing, while operational budgets are remaining flat or declining. The requirement to produce more mail and reduce the cost of mailing requires the use of new technologies and new processes. The Mailstream Productivity Series delivers a new level of speed, flexibility and non-stop performance that can enable high volume mailers to run more mail on fewer systems with significantly less labor."