Lockheed Will Bolster USPS Reader

Share this article:

Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, MD, won contracts worth nearly $9 million from the U.S. Postal Service to improve the Remote Computer Reader processing system.

The upgrade will increase processing capacity during peak times, such as holidays. This gives the postal service more flexibility in mail processing options, also beneficial during holidays.

"We are pleased that the USPS wants to continue our relationship, and our RCR is a good example of how systems could be continuously upgraded with the latest technology," said Kimberley Davidson, Lockheed Martin spokeswoman.

The new system reads both printed and handwritten addresses. It now accurately reads 86 percent of handwritten addresses, up from 2 percent in 1995. The new system now reads 93 percent of printed addresses, up from 35 percent in 1995.

The system is installed in about 350 USPS processing and distribution centers in all major U.S. cities.
Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in Direct Mail

Melissa Goes to Canada

Melissa Goes to Canada

Melissa Data adds Canadian change of address processing to its cloud-based NCOA service.

Delivered: University of Chicago Mailers

Delivered: University of Chicago Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: University of Chicago mailers. See which ones make the grade—and which ones, not so much.

Ricoh Strikes a Blow for Multichannel on a Small Scale

Ricoh Strikes a Blow for Multichannel on a ...

The company introduces a creative service to help print shops augment direct mail with email and pURL landing pages.