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The Intelligent Mail Barcode Encoder and fonts provides software support for the new USPS initiative called Intelligent Mail. This initiative refers to an environment in which information about mail is captured and made available to organizations to favourably influence their business operations.

The Intelligent Mail Barcode Encoder allows mailing applications to generate a barcode to be printed on each mail piece to provide an information-rich source of information to enable end-to-end visibility into the mail stream. In conjunction with USPS services such as Confirm, the Intelligent Mail Barcode software allows for services such as confirmed delivery, mail tracking, and service quality statistics.

The Intelligent Mail Barcode Encoder is designed to be integrated with mailing applications to generate an appropriate barcode based on information provided by the underlying applications.

The Intelligent Mail Barcode Encoder is supported on a variety of platforms, including z/OS, VSE, OS/400, AIX, zLinux, Linux on pSeries,Linux on Intel, HP/UX, Solaris and Windows. Fonts are provided for a variety of printer architectures, including AFP, PCL, PostScript, Metacode and TrueType.

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  • + Functional details

    The Intelligent Mail Barcode Encoder is designed to be integrated into mailing applications. The software is a callable service which takes input provided by the customer including addressing and tracking information and provides an encoded bar code.

    The barcode is then printed with one of the supplied fonts in conjunction with other mailing information on the mail piece to allow a variety of value added solutions to be implemented. Implementation of the Intelligent Mail barcodes can reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of mail-related applications.

  • + Business opportunity

    A number of value-added services provided by USPS will in future require implementation of the Intelligent Mail barcode for large volume mailing applications. Use of the Intelligent Mail barcodes can improve the efficiency of mailing applications. The benefits could include faster mail delivery, improved mail tracking information, and lower costs.

  • + Industries

    Cross Industry
    Government Central/Federal industry

  • + Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Business Intelligence
       Business Process Management and Integration
          Business Operations
          Production/Ops and Logistics

  • + Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported


  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

    United States

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

       Hewlett-Packard servers (incl. Compaq)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux family
       System x
    Solaris (SUN)
       Sun Microsystems servers
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    Windows 2000
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)
    Windows Server 2003
       Dell servers
       System x
    z/OS 1.5 and earlier
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    OS/390 (R10-R6)
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    AIX 6.1
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    z/OS 1.9
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    Windows Server 2008 (inclusive)
       System x
    z/OS 1.12
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    z/OS 1.13
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    Windows Server 2012 (inclusive)
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System

  • + Software

    IBM Other
       Other Software
          Debug Tool for z/OS
    IBM Rational
          COBOL for OS/390 & VM
          COBOL for VSE/ESA
          Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
          Enterprise PL/I for z/OS
          PL/I for MVS & VM
          PL/I for VSE
          z/OS XL C/C++
       SCLM Family
          SCLM for z/OS
    IBM WebSphere
       CICS Family
          CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.2
          CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1
          WebSphere Application Server
          WebSphere Application Server - Express
          WebSphere Application Server for z/OS

Date last modified:    Jan 1, 2016

Contact information

Richard Powell


TPG Technology Consulting Ltd
887 Richmond Road
Suite 100
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 0G8

+1 613 7987647

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