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advertiser index Atlantic Freight Page 39 products & services Parcel Plus Offering DHL Global Mail recently announced the expansion of its Smartmail Parcel Plus service to include packages weighing up to 10 lbs. With this new weight limit, Parcel Plus now offers e-tailers and other high-volume mailers a more cost-effective alternative to traditional courier options for residential delivery. The Parcel Plus delivery area covers the continental US as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and APO/FPO addresses. In addition to free Delivery Confirmation, Parcel Plus provides Web Portal access for viewing tracking information, transit times, piece-level billing and custom reporting. Even with these advantages, Parcel Plus still reduces the cost of shipping, enabling companies to stop paying delivery-area and residential surcharges. There are no address correction fees, and unlike competing services, Parcel Plus offers Saturday delivery at no additional charge. The expanded Parcel Plus service is available effective September 1, 2008. To qualify, package dimensions must be 3”x 6”x .25” to 18”x 14”x 6”. Automated Packaging Systems Page 7 Blue Water Consolidators Page 39 Cass Information Systems Page 13 Datatrac Page 37 DHL Global Mail Page 44 Distribution Management Group Page 29 RFID-CP Schober USA unveiled their RFID-CP, which is an ideal solution for medium and small label runs using pre-printed heavy label stock. This new technology inserts UHF and HF inlays under die-cut blank or pre-printed labels and validates the finished product. Control and monitoring is accomplished through the new pendant station, which houses an industrial PC. Additional features, which make this a cost-effective RFID solution, include a new tag dispenser with web tension relief, strategically placed start/stop buttons, greater information gathering capabilities and optional static discharge protection. This proven technology works with transponders in accordance with ISO specifications, in widths from 20 mm to 80 mm (with lengths of 20mm to 180 mm). Pre-printed labels with widths from 101.6 mm to 203.6 mm can be applied at rates from 5,000 to 20,000 labels per hour. An on-board RFID reader ensures the readability of each RFID tag after integration. An automatic control system keeps transponders and printed labels in register. The RFID-CP provides efficient and economical production of contact-less readable tickets for public transportation cards, admission tickets, garments, swing tags and more. Dodge Page 2 Endicia Page 23 Genco Page 31 Green Mountain Consulting Page 11 Hasler, Inc. Page 5 Intravex Page 15 Logicor Page 19 NPI Page 9 PARCEL Page 34, 38 Precision Software Page 33 Prime Vision Page 35 High Data Capacity Bar Code Specification AIM Global announced the public availability of International Symbology Specification-Datastrip 2D. Datastrip 2D is a variable-size, variabledensity two-dimensional symbology offering very high user data capacity at a required minimum level of error-correction and designed for printing on flat surfaces such as cards and to be read under controlled circumstances such as insertion readers. It can encode text, binary and biometric data. It also includes Reed-Solomon error detection and erasure correction algorithms, and it is designed to be easily produced by low-cost printing technologies such as ink jet, laser and plastic card printers. Scancode Page 22 Sealed Air Page 3 SpeeDee Delivery Page 25 October 2008 41

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Parcel - October 2008

Parcel - October 2008
Editor's Note
What Would Augello Say?
Best Practices Survey Results
Going with the Flow
Is Your Parcel Network Optimized?
Last (Mile), but Not Least
Moving From Manual to Automated Fulfillment
A Race for Excellence
Making Ends Meet
Is Your Job Killing You?
Software Selection Demystified
Controlling Costs
On the Mark
Product Profile
New Products & Services
Advertiser Index
Wrap Up

Parcel - October 2008