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Meter Connection Types
UPDATED: 2 October 2018
Your mailing system connects to the Pitney Bowes Data Centre to refill postage, download software, update postal rates, and transfer data.
There are multiple ways that a meter can connect to Pitney Bowes. Connecting digitally via the internet (Ethernet/LAN or Wi-Fi) is the preferred method due to its convenience, reliability, security, and lower costs. Additionally, it provides substantially faster upload and download speeds compared to connecting via an analogue telephone line.
How to Connect
Learn more about the ways you can digitally connect your franking meter:
Wired LAN / Direct Network Connection
Local Area Network (LAN) connection, also referred to as an Ethernet connection, uses a cable to directly connect to your internet source. A wired LAN connection is fast and reliable. Learn more:
Wireless (Wi-Fi) Connection
Wi-Fi connection gives flexibility for where you put your meter, and eliminates trailing cables. Connect to a Wi-Fi network via the internet. Learn more:
- Wi-Fi Connection Device for USB Ethernet Connectivity Kit
- LAN Kit with Wi-Fi Connection Device
PC Meter Connect™ (PCMC) Desktop Application
- Connect your meter through your computer using the internet. Compatible with most meter types.
- Learn about PC Meter Connect
Connection Methods - Options by Meter
|PC Meter Connect||✔||✔||✔|
1 Compatibility depends on software version.
2 Supplied with new meters from March 2017.
3 Supplied with meters shipped from February 2017.
4 Supplied with meters shipped up to March 2017.
|USB LAN Kit||✔||✔||✔||USB Ethernet enabled|
|WiFi Connection Device
|WiFi Connectivity Bundle||O||O||O||O|
|PC Meter Connect||O||O||O||O|
✔= Included with the meter.
O = Optional - visit our Machine Connectivity Shop.
Issues with connectivity can have various causes including: internet connection; software application configuration; server time out; the mailing system itself. For help with connectivity, see the 'Connecting Your Product' or 'Getting Started' sections for your meter: