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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

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
       Ship Building
    Automotive Industry
       Automotive OEMs (Manuf of Cars, Light Trucks, Motorbikes)
       Automotive Suppliers
       Distributors, Importers, Retailers
       Heavy Equipment
    Banking Industry
       Banking - Global Customer Management
       Banking - Other
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
       Chemicals & Life Sciences
    Computer Services Industry
       Business Recovery Services
       Computer Leasing and Rental
       Computer Maintenance & Services
       DP Education
       Prepackaged Software
       System Integration
    Consumer Products Industry
       CP - Beverages & Tobacco
       CP - Food Manufacturing
       CP - General Processing
       CP - Household / Health & Beauty
    Education Industry
       Basic/Secondary Education
       Higher Education
    Electronics Industry
       Technology Systems and Microelectronics
    Energy & Utilities Industry
       Combo Electric/Gas
       Electric and Gas Energy Services Traders
    Financial Markets Industry
       Financial Markets - Global Customer Management
       Financial Markets - Other
    Government Central/Federal industry
       Defense and National Security
       Environ., Transp. & Pub. Works
       Finance and Administration
       Public Safety and Justice
       Social Services
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, City/Mun.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, County/Shire
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, Spec. Dist.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, State/Prov.
       Fin. & Admin, City/Municipal
       Fin. & Admin, County/Shire
       Fin. & Admin, Special District
       Fin. & Admin, State/Prov./Reg.
       Other Government
       PS & Justice, City/Municipal
       PS & Justice, County/Shire
       PS & Justice, Special District
       PS & Justice, State/Prov./Reg.
       Soc. Services, City/Municipal
       Soc. Services, County/Shire
       Soc. Services, State/Prov/Reg.
    Healthcare Industry
       Alternate Healthcare
       Healthcare Other
       Health Plans / Payors
       Integrated Healthcare Systems / Hospitals
       Physicians / Clinics
    Industrial Products Industry
       Fabrication & Assembly
       Forest Products
       Other Process
    Insurance Industry
       Insurance Carriers - Life & Asset Management (L&AM)
       Insurance Carriers - Property & Casualty (P&C)
       Insurance Intermediaries
       Other Insurance, N.E.C.
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
       Printing & Publishing
    Professional Services Industry
       Business Services
       Legal Services
       Management Consulting
       Marketing & Public Opinion Research
    Retail Industry
       Retail - Apparel Manufacturing
       Retail - Department Stores
       Retail - Direct Marketing
       Retail - Retail Food
       Retail - Food Services
       Retail - Hard Goods
       Retail - Mass Merchants
       Retail - Pharmacy/Drug
       Retail - Specialty
    Travel & Transportation Industry
       Car Rental
       Freight Airlines
       Freight Forwarders & Arrangers
       Freight Services
       Global Dist. Systems / CRS
       Passenger Airlines
       Passenger Water Transportation
       Post Operations
       Tour Operations and Arrangers
       Travel Agencies
       Urban Transportation

  • + Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Business Intelligence
          Relationship Marketing
          Sales Analysis
       Business Process Management and Integration
          Business Operations
       Customer Relationship Management
          Marketing and Customer Intelligence
          Billing Systems
          Direct Customer Access
          Subscriber management
       Enterprise Resource Planning (a.k.a. Enterprise Application Systems (EAS)
          Customer Relationship Management Extensions
       Pervasive and Wireless Computing
          Consumer Services Enablement
       Professional Services
          Billing management and services
       Supply Chain Management
          Trader partner collaboration

  • + 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

    AIX 5.3
       IBM Systems: System p
       Hewlett-Packard servers (incl. Compaq)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux family
       System x
    OS/400 V5R2 and R1
       IBM Systems: System i
    Solaris (SUN)
       Sun Microsystems servers
       IBM Systems: System z
    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: System z
    z/OS 1.7
       IBM Systems: System z
    OS/390 (R10-R6)
       IBM Systems: System z
    AIX 6.1
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 1.9
       IBM Systems: System z
    IBM i 6.1
       IBM Systems: System i
    Windows Server 2008 (inclusive)
       System x
    z/OS 1.12
       IBM Systems: System z
    Windows Server 2012 (inclusive)
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System

  • + Services

    Other Services

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    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

  • + Storage devices

    Disk Storage Systems
       IBM System Storage DS300/DS400
       IBM System Storage DS6000 family
       IBM System Storage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS)
       IBM System Storage Enterprise Storage Server Model 750
       IBM System Storage Enterprise Storage Server Model 800
    IBM System Storage Area Networks (hardware)

Date last modified:    Nov 17, 2014

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

+1 613 7987647

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