Pitney Bowes reveals Vantage sorter and digital location update

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Pitney Bowes revealed its latest physical and digital technologies at POST-EXPO 2017 with updates to both its flagship mail sorter and Spectrum software.

The company showed its latest Vantage high output mail sorter for the first time in Europe, available with an in-line metering function. The Vantage is the only high-speed sorter with the capability to meter mail in-line at speeds of more than 24km/h.

In-line metering eliminates the need for manual metering or separating mail, enabling operators to process mail automatically. It also simplifies workflow to enable more efficient mail processing.

The company also announced an extension to its data and software portfolio which aims to better integrate customers’ locations into the activities of global businesses.

Updates to Pitney Bowes’s Spectrum software means it can incorporate address, location and customer data information to create a single view of a customer. It can also create customized datasets that organizations can deploy to supplement existing investments in business intelligence (BI) infrastructure.

Grant Miller, chief operating officer, Pitney Bowes, said, “As e-commerce is driving unprecedented change, the eyes of the world are on our industry. Digital and physical technologies are helping businesses meet consumers’ high service expectations.

“Since the last POST-EXPO, the pace of change has been lightning-fast with accelerated delivery times, advanced tracking software and autonomous vehicles now becoming reality. POST-EXPO has become one of the world’s greatest showgrounds for the very latest in industry design and innovation. The best of what the industry has to offer is here today”.

The Spectrum update is part of Pitney Bowes’ ‘Addressing and GeoEnrichment Data Portfolio’ that will include industry-specific data sets organizations can quickly and affordably deploy to better understand their customers through Pitney Bowes-delivered flat files, or within big data environments such as Apache Hadoop and Spark.

The portfolio will initially include 24 pre-built data sets for the insurance and real estate markets. More data sets are expected to be released over time.

These GeoEnrichment data sets are associated with a US address through a simple and fast look-up process using a proprietary and persistent ID, called the pbKey. Detailed location attributes, such as property information, area demographics, proximity to hazards, availability of services and more, now enable clients to quickly build a more complete “golden record” of their customers in context of their location.

Andy Berry, vice president Europe, Middle East and Africa, Pitney Bowes Software, said, “We are building on our world-class Spectrum technology and our leadership position within location intelligence to deliver a powerful set of capabilities for turning consumer, business and infrastructure data into rich insights that public and private organizations can use to provide better experiences for people they serve.”

September 28, 2017

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