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Pitney Bowes Launches New Inserting System for Large or Complex Mailings

Press release from the issuing company

DANBURY, Conn., October 29, 2001 -- Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) launches today the FX10F and FX14F series intelligent inserting systems. These high-speed, high-integrity inserting systems are designed specifically to handle large, complex mailings that allow mailers to process a wide range of both transaction-based and direct mail applications on a single system. "Our new FX series of intelligent inserting systems allows mailers to process virtually all forms of critical customer communications," says Brian Baxendale, president, Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies, "and achieve a myriad of benefits, including impeccable integrity, fast processing, unrivaled dependability, and prompt, assured turnarounds -- plus an unmatched ability to attract attention via the creative use of paper, printing and inserts. This new solution expands Pitney Bowes’ ability to help customers manage all components of their end-to-end messaging cycle" The FX10F is designed to handled 10x13 flats applications at speeds up to 8,000 cycles per hour while the FX14F is targeted at 6x9 tri- and half-fold applications at speeds up to 12,000 cycles per hour. The chassis for both models can easily handle the intricacies and nuances of inserting virtually any size enclosure including Z-folded materials, business cards, brochures printed with full ink coverage or on high-gloss stock, CDs, seed packets or other unusually sized or shaped materials. Both models also feature the Direct Connect file-based processing control system for assured mail piece integrity. Direct Connect also affords flexible control over various functions, and enables users to easily program simple jobs to maximize productivity. - A reduced transport speed and face-down processing for reliable paper handling. - The capability to accommodate envelopes ranging in size from a #7 minimum to 10x13 maximum - Easy set up and configuration with several high-speed input devices which enable the systems to handle a range of cut sheet, continuous form, accumulate and fold requirements, along with the merging of multiple print streams into a single collation. - Plus, the performance of both models can be enhanced even further via integration with the Pitney Bowes DFWorks family of information management products. The FX10F and FX14F systems will be exhibited at the Electronic Document Systems Conference sponsored by Xplor International, which is scheduled for October 28 to November 2 in Orlando, FL. More information on the FX10F and FX14F series inserting systems is available at 1-800-983-9368. A range of financing options is also available from Pitney Bowes Capital Services.