Meter Connection Types

UPDATED: 5 August 2017

Your mailing system connects to the Pitney Bowes Data Center 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.

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How to connect

Connection methods - options by meter




Learn more about the ways you can digitally connect your franking meter:


LAN Network Connection 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:

WiFi connection 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:

PC Meter ConnectPC Meter Connect™ (PCMC) Desktop Application

  • Connect your meter through your computer using the internet. Compatible with most meter types.
  • Learn about PC Meter Connect



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Connectivity Options

Connectivity options

DM50/DM55 DM60 DM100i/DM150/DM200
SmartLink Device 1 2 1
Communication Device 3 4  
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.


Connectivity options
DM100i/DM150/DM200 DM110i/DM160i/DM200i DM300c/DM300M, DM400c/DM400M™ DM475c/DM475M™
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.

Connection Troubleshooting
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: