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Finland Post to utilize mCorrection® address look-up solution in real-time letter sorting process


Helsinki, Finland, 8 December 2005. Syslore Ltd. and Finland Post Group today announced that they have signed a licensing agreement for the mCorrection® Secondary Address Recognition software solution. The solution will be utilised in the real-time letter sorting process in selected mail sorting and distribution centres in Finland. The goal is to achieve significant cost savings and efficiency improvements by reducing manual mail sorting and minimising misdirected mail pieces.

mCorrection is a real-time address look-up solution that improves OCR (Optical Character Recognition) read rates in postal automation and letter sorting. The matching performance of mCorrection has been taken to a new level through its outstanding scalability and innovative combinatory modeling that makes intelligent use of all the available matching information and relations, allowing sorting to the person level. Because the software uses a Java implementation and open interfaces, the solution can be easily layered on top of the existing OCR and letter sorting infrastructure.

The parties are in the process of deploying the system and integrating it with OCR systems already in use at Finland Post distribution centres. The mCorrection address lookup solution will be a core component throughout the system, enabling a more automatic and cost-efficient sorting process. mCorrection is able to recognise addresses that an OCR reader has failed to read and identify correctly. It solves recognition problems at three levels: matches partially or incorrectly recognised address strings to the delivery point level, corrects wrong addresses on mail pieces and identifies wrong interpretations (missing and wrong characters) made by the OCR system.

“Our goal is to constantly improve the automation and quality of our letter sorting process,” says Mr. Juha Nurmi of Finland Post. “Despite use of efficient OCR readers there is still much human involvement and many bottlenecks in the delivery process. Another major problem is mail items that are sorted and delivered to the wrong delivery points, which causes a lot of extra expense. With an annual sorting and delivery volume of over billion letters, it is crucial to us that the automation level of the process is as high as possible. The novel and innovative software-based approach of mCorrection delivers significant cost savings and process improvement.”

Benefits of mCorrection secondary address recognition in the letter sorting process:
** Reduces manual mail sorting by improving OCR read rates.
** Minimises misdirected mail by correcting both wrong addresses on mail pieces and OCR misinterpretations.
** Replaces and decreases manual video coding.
** Increases the effective throughput and quality of the delivery process as a whole.

“The most important thing to us is that our customers save significant amounts of money with our solution, explains Mr. Henri Tykkä, CEO of Syslore. We started marketing our letter sorting solution in the PostExpo 2005 exhibition held in Paris in the beginning of October. We are very happy and excited about the strong interest in our solution and company. Our team has developed the technology over the last five years with strong commitment and spirit. In addition our technology has been shown to be a market leader in an independent benchmark study. This gives us a competitive advantage, especially with the strict requirements for accuracy, scalability and robustness in the demanding postal automation environment.”

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For more information, please contact:
- Mr. Henri Tykkä, Syslore Ltd., Tel. +358 50 357 5035; email: henri.tykka@syslore.com
- Mr. Juha Nurmi, Finland Post Group, Tel: + 358 400 835 026; email: juha.nurmi@posti.fi

About Finland Post Group:
Finland Post is the leading provider of delivery and logistics services in Finland and selected markets in northern Europe. Finland Post Group net turnover in 2004 was about 1,235 billion EUR and the group has<


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