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Meter Connection Types

UPDATED: 17 April 2016

Our mailing systems require a connection to the Pitney Bowes Data Center to refill postage, download software updates, and transfer data. Connecting your meter digitally is the primary method due to its speed, convenience, reliability and lower costs. It eliminates the need for an analog phone line. Additionally, it provides substantially faster upload and download speeds.

The following provides information to help prepare you to set up using the most suitable connection method for your business needs.


CONNECTION OPTIONS

Direct Network Connection (LAN)                       

  • Secure to use on local area network (LAN)
  • Removes the need for a costly phone line
  • Constant connection removes the need to unplug cables and phone lines
  • Learn about Broadband methods 

PC Meter Connect™ (PCMC)                            

  • Secure to use on a your network              
  • Removes the need for a costly phone line
  • Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for operating PC Meter Connect

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONNECTION

Meter

  PC Meter Connect 

  LAN Adapter  

 mailstation2

X --

 DM100i

X --

 DM125

X X

 DM300C/DM400C

X X

 DM475

X X

 DM500-DM1100

X O

X = Included with the mailing system

O = Optional. Available to order through Pitney Bowes service – Create a Case using your online account

-- = Method of connection is not available at this time.

Internet Connection Issues
Issues with a Data Center connection can have many causes. Most connection problems involve either the Internet connection, heavy traffic to the Data Centre, software configuration, or the mailing system itself. Find out more information about Network settings to help troubleshoot an issue with connectivity.

Secure to use on a network