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Pitney Bowes Launches Flagship DM 1000 Digital Mailing System

Press release from the issuing company

New Digital Mailing Systems Offer Access to Valuable New Services STAMFORD, Conn., October 9, 2002 - Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) today introduced the DM1000 Mailing System, which is the top of the line in its Global Mailing Systems revolutionary DM Series line of digital mailing solutions. Powered by IntelliLink technology, the DM 1000 allows customers to access valuable new services, like delivery confirmation and automatic rate downloads, along with unmatched productivity and durability. IntelliLink technology is Pitney Bowes' unique digital network platform that powers its leading-edge DM Series mailing systems and provides customers a digital gateway to utilize a suite of services and management information that can improve the productivity of their mail center with one touch convenience. These services include: USPS and Carrier Payment Solutions - One-touch online postage replenishment is easy and fast through the Pitney Bowes Postage by Phone System. Customers can pre-pay for postage or can earn free postage on the balance maintained in their Reserve Account. Features On-Demand - Customers can instantly download envelope ads, departmental accounting options and postal inscriptions. Exclusive Pitney Bowes Mail Services - My Account at pb.com provides online access to account information, enables customers to order supplies and to request service. Instant System Updates - IntelliLink maintains the DM Series operating system with the latest software downloads. This ensures maximum performance and protects from near-term obsolescence. USPS Special Services - Customers will enjoy and profit from online Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation for First Class Parcels, Priority Mail and Package Services. IntelliLink even enables customers to process and track Certified mail online through the customer's computer. USPS and Carrier Rate Updates - Online rate updates in an instant. In addition to the unmatched services IntelliLink technology delivers, the core benefit of the DM Series is the vastly improved productivity provided in systems that are easy to operate. The DM1000 system is fully integrated, enabling all of its functions to be activated and controlled from a single point. All rate selections are made through the IntelliLink control center and updated automatically. The DM1000 has virtually unlimited accounting options. The system has internal storage capacity for up to 300 accounts and can even be converted to a PC and report printer. Customers can monitor, track, store and report every cent spent on postage.