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Real-Time Tracking Said to Be Coming to Postal Service by Year's End

The United States Postal Service expects to see real-time tracking in all 67 of its districts by the end of 2013.

The USPS introduced the intelligent mail device, also known as IMD Wireless, in January 2013, and is currently being used in 55,000 post offices nationwide. The IMD's work as a "companion device" to the USPS's current intelligent mail data acquisition system scanner, which provides wireless transmission of data, according to a USPS press release.

According to the release, "the IMD wireless solution will enable the IMDAS device to transmit product service information, as well as operational data for current programs like managed service points (MSP), collection point management system (CPMS), and global positioning system (GPS) data every 15 minutes."

The new shipping solution, according to the release, also provides for a migration from the current local intelligent mail server (LIMS) to a web based regional intelligent mail server (RIMS) that will enhance future capability while retaining all of the current LIMS functionality.

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The USPS introduced the intelligent mail device, also known as IMD Wireless, in January 2013, and is currently being used in 55,000 post offices nationwide. The IMD's work as a "companion device" to the USPS's current intelligent mail data acquisition system scanner, which provides wireless transmission of data, according to a USPS press release.

According to the release, "the IMD wireless solution will enable the IMDAS device to transmit product service information, as well as operational data for current programs like managed service points (MSP), collection point management system (CPMS), and global positioning system (GPS) data every 15 minutes."

The new shipping solution, according to the release, also provides for a migration from the current local intelligent mail server (LIMS) to a web based regional intelligent mail server (RIMS) that will enhance future capability while retaining all of the current LIMS functionality.

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