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BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Announces New Features for the Turbo Premium Inserter

Press release from the issuing company

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 27, 2008 – BÖWE BELL + HOWELL (BBH), a leading provider of high-performance document management solutions and services, continues to add new features and capabilities to its flagship Turbo Premium inserter to increase performance, increase flexibility and improve efficiencies to maximize production.

"A proven performer in the high-volume production mail environment, the Turbo Premium is known for exceptional ease of use, performance and flexibility," said Jim Walsh, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL's Turbo Premium product manager.  "With the additional features we've introduced, operation will be easier – and faster – than ever before."

For customers who demand speed, the Turbo's new 72,000-sheet-per-hour, two-up-continuous-form input enables one of the highest production levels in the industry.  The high-speed input also enables higher utilization of the Turbo's 22,000-envelope-per-hour inserting cycling speed.

Adding to its already quick changeover capability with the BIPS automated setup, the latest Turbo now offers a new, no-touch insert feeder. Employing state-of-the-art material handling technology, the Turbo self-measures and adjusts for any size inserts, ensuring accurate setup and swift changeover.
Demonstrating its industry-leading vision technology, the VEKtor camera system is completely integrated both mechanically and electronically through the BICOS operating system, providing centralized "no-touch" reading setup and control. The complete system is programmed, operated and controlled from one interface, simplifying operation.  Thanks to a fully integrated reading system, the newest Turbo reads a wide variety of code types including the Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMB) on the document or through the envelope window, matching the mailpiece data file to confirm data quality and accuracy. The Turbo can also use the IMB for mailpiece tracking and control for proof of mailing. 

Additionally, the Turbo features the new BICOS 2009 operating system with its redesigned graphical user interface for more intuitive operation.  Key improvements include enhanced system layout graphics, expanded reporting, new operating messages with interactive help to enable quick response, and a configurable window that provides system status at a glance.

"The Turbo Premium redefined high-speed production with unparalleled flexibility and efficiency," said Walsh.  "The latest features further enhance its ease of operation and performance to reach the highest production levels on a single platform."