ID Mail Systems installs OCR mail and packet sorting system for Air Business

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ID Mail Systems has completed the installation of its optical character recognition (OCR) mail and packet sorting system for Air Business, a distribution and subscription services provider based in St Albans, UK.

The solution is the first of its kind to be installed by Air Business and will be used to autonomously process mail that cannot be sorted by its existing wrapping and enclosing machinery. It will enhance Air Business’ sorting processes and provide it with additional capacity for growth.

The Dispatcher MX system processes an extremely wide range of mail including post cards, letters, large letters (flats) and postal packets, at speeds up to 10,000 items per hour. For mail items that are not automation compatible, ID Mail provided three of its millimeter wave (MMW) systems including automatic dimensioning to provide a 100% solution for all items.

The MMW systems compliment the Dispatcher MX and enable all postal items to be processed for indicia assignment, weight and dimensional format capture and tracking to billing jobs. With the new auto dimensioning feature, mail and parcel dimensions are accurately captured as the item is weighed. A user interface with one-touch coding to Air Business’ most common destinations will increase the speed and ease of its mail processing.

Adam Sherman, managing director, Air Business Group, said, “After careful research and evaluation of multiple sorting system suppliers, ID Mail was selected because they demonstrated the aptitude, experience, and flexibility to meet the critical requirements of Air Business, and understood cross-border mail processing requirements better than any of the other sorter providers.

“Their ability to configure the Dispatcher MX sorting system for our facility was a further advantage and with its affordability and superb range of features and processing range, it was the best solution.”

Jerry Fenerty, president of ID Mail Systems, said, “We’re very happy that Air Business chose ID Mail Systems as their automation partner. Air Business is one of the leading cross border distribution partners and is growing their business in an era when many others have seen volumes decline. Between their sophisticated IT solutions and keen understanding of delivering the best distribution options to their customers, ID Mail’s products will assist them with realizing their growth plans.”

July 3, 2017

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