Three strong brands combine to win
Feature-rich system for professional prepayment voted "Product of the Year"Bonn, 01/28/2005, 10:30 AM CET
MAUL, Deutsche Post and Esselte-Leitz (DYMO) have jointly developed a prepayment system that will receive one of the "Product of the Year" awards at Paperworld 2005 on 28 January. It comprises the MAULstudio i letter scale, the STAMPIT PC prepayment software from Deutsche Post, and the DYMO LabelWriter. Together, they deliver the functionality of a prepayment station, providing a high level of user-friendliness.
The selection was made from 78 products by an independent jury nominated by the Düsseldorf-based PBS Industrie, a federation representing the stationery sector. The MAUL prepayment system impressed all the jurors in the "small office / home office" category, according to Niklas Webelhaus, lecturer in Design at the Düsseldorf Fachhochschule; he singled out the "well thought-out, functional design" of the letter scale. The jury also highlighted the robust quality of the scale and the label printer. Although such high-tech products needed some explanation, they met all the requirements for round-the-clock prepayment. "MAUL, Deutsche Post's STAMPIT and Dymo have combined to offer an ideal range of services for many offices", according to PBS Industrie.
For the first time, weights can be read directly from the MAULstudio i letter scale (www.maul.de) for processing within STAMPIT. The "Internet stamp"
(www.stampit.de) is printed together with the address, on the envelope, the label or the document itself, in a single step. STAMPIT is available in two versions (STAMPIT HOME and STAMPIT BUSINESS).
The DYMO LabelWriter (www.dymo.de) uses thermo-direct printing, and so needs no ink ribbons, toner or ink cartridges. 19 different label sizes are supported. With a print area up to 56 mm wide and a resolution of 300 dpi, it can print up to 32 labels a minute. It can be connected to a USB or serial port.
The award will be presented on 28 January 2005 at the Paperworld fair in Frankfurt am Main.