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Broadband and other mailing machine connection methods
UPDATED: 17 July 2016
Adding postage to your mailing machine and updating postal rates and software requires a connection between your postage meter and the Pitney Bowes Data Center. Using your high-speed, broadband Internet connection is the Pitney Bowes recommended connection method.
- Significantly faster
- More reliable; greatly reduces connection issues
- Save money; no need for a dedicated analog line
- Save time; no need to switch back and forth between a shared fax line
- Newer technology; telecom providers are moving away towards digital systems
1. LAN Connection (Constant Connection) - Best Choice
This option uses a LAN (local area network) adapter and USB cable to connect your meter to your existing high-speed Broadband network. Direct connection via LAN is available for the following meter models:
- mailstation™ series - using SmartLink™
NOTE: If your model did not come with the Constant Connection LAN kit option, contact Pitney Bowes for service, or sign in online using your account.
2. PC Meter Connect™ - Good Choice
This option uses your PC’s Internet connection. Simply connect your meter to your PC with a standard USB cable and download and install the free desktop application: PC Meter Connect™ (PCMC). PCMC is available with these models:
- DM100i™, DM125