Bell and Howell Partners with Window Book to Enhance Solutions Offerings

Mail.dat Management Tool Endorsed as Add-On Solution for NetSort

Apr 03, 2012, 11:06 ET from Bell and Howell

DURHAM, N.C., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell and Howell, a leading provider of solutions and services for paper-based and digital messaging, today announced a relationship with Window Book and endorsement of its Mail.dat management software for sorting customers using the NetSort® solution. Window Book, based in Cambridge, Mass., is a leading provider of mailing and shipping software.

"The Window Book solution is a perfect complement to NetSort, enabling users to make quick changes to Mail.dat files to meet critical entry times, saving them time and money," said Hank Martin, Bell and Howell's vice president of postal software marketing. "We are pleased to endorse their DAT-MAIL Prep Ultra technology, which has earned very good reviews by our mutual customers."

"Our solution is ideal for anyone using MLOCR machines, particularly co-minglers. We are extremely pleased with the new relationship with Bell and Howell, and expect to be able to provide NetSort users a great new solution to help them quickly and efficiently meet production and delivery deadlines," said Jeffery Peoples, Window Book's CEO.

Bell and Howell's NetSort sorting software delivers USPS® eDoc compliant Mail.dat solutions for its First-Class and Standard Mail® co-mingle customers. NetSort supports these additional features:

  • Support for Basic and Full-Service Intelligent Mail® barcode
  • Validation of 45-day uniqueness on full-service barcodes
  • Supports non-Bell and Howell sorters
  • Smart scheming
  • Co-palletize lettershop mail for First-Class Customer/Supplier Agreements

Window Book's DAT-MAIL Prep Ultra is a state-of-the-art solution that offers users the following features:

  • Mail.dat file viewing
  • Customer/Supplier Agreement viewing
  • Validating Mail.dat files
  • Converting Mail.dat files (i.e., 11-1 to 12-1)
  • Splitting, merging and editing Mail.dat files

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About Bell and Howell
Bell and Howell, LLC is a leading provider of solutions and services for paper-based and digital messaging. The company's portfolio includes products that reduce production and postage costs, increase operational efficiency, message impact and relevancy, and ensure integrity and quality. Supporting these solutions is one of the largest dedicated service organizations in the industry. The company is headquartered in Durham, N.C., and maintains facilities in Wheeling, Ill., Bethlehem, Pa., and Rochester, N.Y. For further information, please visit, or email

About Window Book

Window Book has been helping clients manage their operations more profitably since 1989, and is the leader in mailing and shipping software for letter shops, corporate mailers, service bureaus, and mail owners. Window Book's best-in-class postal solutions include: Intelligent Mail Full-Service, PostalOne!, eDocs, Mail.dat, Mail.XML, FAST, Bound Printed Matter, post-presort data management, entry planning, drop shipping, postage accounting, postal documentation and statements, meter and stamp management, Express Mail® and Priority Mail Open and Distribute, New Commercial Plus rates, eVS, Delivery Confirmation™, and manifesting shipping systems.

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