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Remote Bar Coding

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Remote Bar Coding - definition(s)

Remote Bar Coding - About 7% of the mail flow in America, called "Aunt Minnie Mail" is addressed by hand. The image of such mail which cannot be coded locally is moved electronically to one of a number of remote sites where a USPS clerk takes the time to read and study the address and decide on the correct 9-digit zip code. At that point, the 11-digit bar code is applied to the image, and that image, now bar coded is re-transmitted electronically and the piece is then entered into the mail sheaves. By mid-1995, the remote stations were bar coding an estimated 4 billion pieces per year, about 1/3 of the total addressed by hand.

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Source: Postcom, 31 March 2010 10:49:08, External





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