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DANBURY, CT May 10, 2011-Document Data Solutions (DDS), a leading provider of tracking and integrity systems
for high volume document operations, announced today the release of a fascinating case study that describes the
challenges and the innovative solutions employed to execute the most successful census in US history.

The highest profile mailing job in a decade required extremely tight controls; not only to assure privacy and accuracy,
but also to maintain the operational productivity that allowed DDS customer Superior Mailing Services (SMS) of Bedford
Park, Illinois to accurately mail census forms to every US household over an intense eight-month period, meeting all
government requirements.

The study, which may be downloaded free from the News and Events page at, describes the unique
challenges of maintaining integrity on such a large job distributed over a shop floor filled with high-speed equipment - all
in real time. The innovative tracking system accurately recorded the movements of all 180 million mail pieces. In the rare
instances where intervention was necessary, the DDS Service in SecondsTM feature allowed technicians to quickly
diagnose problems, fix them remotely, and get the system back up and running. Minimizing down time was a key
success factor in this project.

As a result of the custom tracking and productivity solution that was designed and implemented by DDS, Superior
Mailing Services won praise from the Government and helped bring the project to completion substantially under
budget. The data derived from the census affects everything from congressional representation to the locations of
schools and hospitals. The secure and effective collection of household census information is the first step in a process
that touches the lives of most Americans in some way for the next ten years.

Along with insight into how the tracking and control systems were implemented, the case study includes details about
the use of intelligent mail barcodes, reprint procedures, and how the advanced technology installed for the census work
has enabled Superior Mailing to pursue new lines of business and provide the highest levels of mailing security to their

Document Data Solutions is proud to have partnered with SMS, the US Census Bureau, and other organizations in this
amazing project.

Document Data Solutions serves customers internationally from its headquarters in Danbury, Connecticut. The company helps print/mail service providers and in-house document operations departments ensure that the disposition of every page of every document is tracked and recorded. As mailing jobs become more complex, products such as iDataScanTM, iDataRepairTM, and iDataTaskTM enable organizations to meet stringent requirements for privacy, security and accuracy. For more information about DDS products, Service in SecondsTM, and custom solutions, visit

Established as a letter shop in 1996, Superior Mailing Services quickly grew into one of the premier full-service mail houses in the Midwest. The company maintains a staff of 300 full-time employees and a 240,000 square foot production facility. SMS clients include many of the largest and most successful direct mailers in the country. For more information, visit