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Printronix Supporting USPS Barcode Initiative

IRVINE, Calif.—Printronix Inc. announced its support of the U.S. Postal Service’s Intelligent Mail barcode initiative mandated for adoption by May 2009.

As a result, users of Printronix's P7000 series line-matrix printers, L7032 laser and T5000r and T4M thermal barcode printers will receive discounts on bulk-mail services from the USPS.

"Printronix is integrating the Intelligent Mail barcodes into firmware for our laser, line-matrix and thermal barcode series printers as a standard feature,” says David Sakai, senior vice president of marketing. “This will allow bulk mailers to print barcodes directly from their Printronix printers.”

The Intelligent Mail barcode (formerly known as the 4-State Customer Barcode) is a type of height-modulated barcode that helps sort and track letters and flats. It combines the data of existing PostNet and Planet Code barcodes, as well as other data, into one unique barcode.

Full manufacturing release of the supported product lines will occur in fall 2008. P7000 series customers who would like to adopt the barcode now can order a point release of the firmware to enable their printers using part number 369224, version 2.13D.

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