Intelligent Mail Indicia & DM Infinity

Intelligent Mailing Indicia (IMI) is the next generation of metered indicia technology, designed to ensure your metered mail meets current USPS® compliance guidelines. The upcoming USPS IMI technology requirements will impact your current DM Infinity meter.

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We know how integral mailing is to your operation and we are fast at work to deliver a solution that meets both your needs and USPS regulations.

We will be in touch once a new solution officially becomes available.

What does IBI and IMI mean?

The postage block that your DM Infinity prints on the upper right-hand corner of each mail piece is referred to as indicia. IMI is the next generation of metered indicia technology, which replaces the current IBI (Information Based Indicia) performance standard.

As of June 2026, the USPS will require postage meter users to adhere to their new performance standards for indicia printed mail and you will no longer be able to use non-IMI compliant postage meters, such as your DM Infinity. Pitney Bowes has a postal compliant solution using an Enhanced Permit Device that can be swapped with your current Indicia meter.

The Enhanced Permit solution will allow for the optional printing of a date as well as a tie into Pitney Bowes Accounting systems such as Business Manager or PitneyAnalytics® or the BlueCrest DFWorks® solution.

When will USPS require non-IMI devices to be removed from the market?

Please note that your DM Infinity meter is required to adhere to the USPS requirements by June 2026. You may learn of other USPS deadlines for other types of Pitney Bowes mailing solutions.

Here is a snapshot of key dates to remember.

Pitney Bowes Postage Meter dates:

SendPro P-Series / Connect+ mailing systems DM Infinity™

December 31, 2027: SendPro® P-Series/Connect+ mailing systems will be withdrawn from service through a USPS-approved extension.

We encourage you to start considering your options as you may already have an upgrade available. Check out our new and improved, IMI-compliant SendPro MailCenter for the latest in sending technology.

June 30, 2026: Your DM Infinity™ will be withdrawn from service at this time.

We know how integral mailing is to your operation and we are fast at work to deliver a solution that meets both your needs and USPS regulations.

Stay tuned for more information

All other IBI Meters  
June 30, 2024: IBI meters will be decertified, and no new contracts, leases or rentals can be created after this date. Meters can continue to be used until June 30, 2026.  

Pitney Bowes has you covered.

We are fast at work to deliver a solution that meets both your needs and USPS regulations.

We will be in touch once a new solution officially becomes available but in the interim, we will keep in touch to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Please revisit this page as will continue to update information.