One of the developers of the new German digital postal mail service de-mail has said the system could form the basis of a pan-European digital network.
Mentana-Claimsoft, a software subsidiary subsidiary of mailroom technology company Francotyp-Postalia Group is part of the consortium of companies, which also includes TNT Germany and Deutsche Telekom, developing de-mail as an alternative to Deutsche Post’s E-Postbrief digital mail service.
The de-mail service was launched in a beta-phase back in March this year, and has been ramping up this summer with a view to a full consumer launch at the end of the month. The service has been looking to undercut E-Postbrief with a 39 cent per digital letter, compared to 55 cents for E-Postbrief’s secure digital mail service.
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