Bell and Howell Introduces Advanced Parcel Management Solutions at Parcel Forum 2012

Automates manual processes to yield radical improvements in throughput and efficiency

Durham, N.C. — Oct. 23, 2012 — Bell and Howell, a leading provider of solutions and services for paper-based and digital messaging, will feature its new family of parcel management solutions at Parcel Forum 2012. These solutions are targeted at the growing e-commerce market, which is expected to grow as consumers shift their purchasing habits to online ordering, and provide consolidators and web-based retailers with an extremely cost-effective fulfillment solution.

Parcel Forum is being held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL, October 24 – 25.

“Our parcel management solutions are designed to eliminate labor-intensive handling associated with reading, weighing and labeling of parcels or flats, all of which waste time and add incremental costs to fulfillment operations,” said Rich Wojdyla, Bell and Howell vice president of business development for postal programs. “Running at speeds of up to 6,000 parcels per hour, these solutions quickly pay for themselves by eliminating manual labor.”

“Bell and Howell’s strength in the marketplace is a result of our software development expertise, innovative product development, and a nationwide field service organization comprised of nearly 1,000 experienced technicians reporting to a live, 7 x 24 call center,” added Wojdyla. “Customers can be assured that Bell and Howell solutions will provide maximum uptime and dependable service.”

The Bell and Howell ParcelMgr solution can be implemented as a stand-alone solution that provides all material handling and controls required to process parcels for shipping requirements, or as an integrated system focusing on shipping/receiving automation for retail distribution.

The Bell and Howell FlatsMgr system leverages the company’s extensive experience with USPS® requirements, and can incorporate other Bell and Howell solutions such as Accurant and BCC Mail Manager™ address quality and verification solutions.

A Bell and Howell innovation that is central to the high processing speeds is a series of high throughput linerless print and apply labeling systems. These systems can operate at rates of up to 6,000 labels per hour and can achieve up to 5,000 labels per hour for top labeling applications requiring a 36” variance in product height. The Signature 3000 unit will be on display at the show.

Bell and Howell experts will be on hand to discuss the full line of Bell and Howell parcel and flats solutions. Videos of the ParcelMgr, FlatsMgr, and Print & Apply solution are available on YouTube.

For additional information, contact marketing@bhemail.com, or call 1-800-220-3030.

About Bell and Howell

Bell and Howell is a trusted partner to our customers in their critical touch points with their customers. Our customers include many of the world’s largest providers in banking, insurance, telecommunications, public utilities, postal, freight operators, governments and print and mail service bureaus. As the pioneer of production mail inserting and sorting systems, we have evolved our competencies in service, software and hardware technologies to enrich customer communications and commerce in print, mail and parcels operations and information infrastructure. Supporting these solutions is one of the largest technical service organizations in the industry across the United States, Canada, U.K. and Germany. Headquartered with manufacturing in Research Triangle Park, N.C., the company maintains engineering, sales and business presence in Wheeling, Ill., Dallas, Texas, Allentown, Pa., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, U.K. and Germany. For further information, please visit www.bellhowell.net.

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