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At this juncture, OTA concluded that there is no realistic alternative. If the ZIP+4

becomes widely used, USPS could consider adding a tenth digit (for error checking purposes) at some future time. If ZIP+4 does not become widely used, alternative codes could be considered.

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Performance of Single-line Optical Character Readers (OCRs)

OTA reviewed available data on performance of the single-line

installed by USPS. containing the city,

Single-line OCRs read only the State, and 5-or 9-digit ZIP code.

last

line

of

an

OCRs now being address -- usually

[n the 1976-80 period, when the basic

single-line equipment.

optical character reader was, Even so, in 1980 when USPS

USPS automation program was developed, the in the opinion of USPS, the only proven issued specifications for single-line OCRs, no

U.S. manufacturer had OCRs meeting USPS specifications. As a USPS domestic content requirements, four foreign companies manufacturers who were licensed to produce single-line OCRs.

result, and to teamed with

meet U.S.

Two U.S. OCR manufacturers (under foreign license) were selected -- Burroughs (under license to NEC) and Pitney Bowes (under license to ELSAG) -- along with one bar code sorter (BCS) manufacturer, Bell and Howell.

Both OCR manufacturers experienced start-up

problems in meeting USPS

performance specifications. However, based on review of current on-site inspection, OTA concluded that the already installed OCRs USPS performance specifications. [illustrative OCR performance figure 1.

performance data and now essentially meet data are presented in

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