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Pitney Bowes Launches DM220 series

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Customer communications company Pitney Bowes has launched the new DM220 range of franking machines, incorporating extensive upgrades ideally suited to small business users.

The innovative series, which is an upgrade on the DM100i, allows users to frank up to 45 letters per minute (faster than the DM100i range); process franked mail across 100 accounts, meaning that mail costs can be tracked for 100 specific clients; and weigh mail up to 35 kilograms, with the addition of a weighing platform. The features ensure that the new range is perfect for those small businesses that are required to send heavy mail items, such as e-shopping firms. Added to this, the multiple accounting feature is available as standard for the first time.

The fully digitalised DM220 series, which includes the DM160i and DM220i machines, can also be run through the customers’ network or router, using a LAN connection. Not only does this eliminate the need for an analogue line (where rental costs around £11 per month) but it also means that the product’s speed of download is far higher.

Pitney Bowes’ marketing director Phil Hutchison said, “The DM220 represents a huge step forward in the market and ensures that franking is an accessible method of sending post for businesses of all sizes, not merely larger companies.

“The range also integrates Pitney Bowes’s Smart meter*, making data capture and cost tracking possible at the touch of a button. When you consider that franked mail now costs 27 per cent (16 pence) less than using stamps for standard first class letters, and it has added benefits such as a more professional look and increased opening rates, the versatile DM220 series is ideal for businesses sending any volume of post.”

More information and specific product details for the DM220 range are available on the Pitney Bowes website.

*Smart meters allow businesses to frank their mail at the VAT-inclusive price, while at the same time generating a VAT invoice to claim back the VAT from HMRC.

DM220i Specifications

Max speed (letters per minute)

45

Accounts

100

Inview

Yes, account, postage & meter reports

Max envelope thickness

9.5mm

Integrated weigh platform capacity

5kg

Other weighing options

7, 12 &35kg

Differential weighing

Yes

Sealer

Yes

Job presets

5

Connectivity options

LAN, PC Meter Connect, Analogue


For more information about how Pitney Bowes Customer Communications Management solutions helps brands delight customers across all channels, visit http://www.personallypb.com/.

 

Discussion

By Jeff Rauchbauer on Aug 08, 2012

Wonder if this will be released in the US market, the press release is from the UK. No mention of this product on the US Pitney website.

 

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