Escher to join Universal Postal Union's .post group

3 December 2015 – Escher Group has been formally elected to join the .post group at the UPU. The Universal Postal Union is an intergovernmental organization and the primary forum for cooperation between governments, Posts and other stakeholders of the global postal sector.

.post is the UPU’s sponsored top-level domain for the postal sector. .post intends to link the physical and digital worlds, creating a secure platform that enables postal e-services to be delivered to all citizens and businesses.

In recognition of the significant position Escher holds within the postal technology community, the members of the .post group at the UPU invited Escher to participate in the development of this sponsored top level domain (sTLD) which is dedicated, secure and postal operator focused.

This sTLD is available exclusively for the postal sector. It is a secure and trusted electronic infrastructure on the internet designed to serve the needs of the global postal community in cyberspace. .post will immediately identify legitimate postal services and avoid confusion for individuals, businesses and stakeholders. Escher Group will contribute postal digital applications to this rich environment.

.post aims to integrate the physical, financial, and electronic dimensions of postal services to enable and facilitate e-post, e-finance, e-commerce and e-government services.

Liam Church, Escher’s CEO said:

“We are delighted to be selected to join the .post group and look forward to assisting the UPU in bringing new technological and digital capabilities to the global postal community.”

Paul Donohoe, UPU E-Postal Services & E-Commerce Programme Manager said:

“The UPU is pleased to welcome Escher as an Associate Member of the .post group. Escher brings a wealth of experience in the delivery of digital services projects and we are sure they will contribute significantly to the further development of the .post platform.”

For additional information contact:

Sean Pender, Marketing Manager, Escher Group,

About Escher Group          

Escher is a world leading developer and provider of outsourced, point-of-service software for use in the worldwide postal industry. Its core software, RiposteEssential™, enables post offices to expand upon their traditional offering, providing additional new services, reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Riposte® is a messaging middleware that enables applications operating on different computers to communicate with each other. The Riposte® software manages data, monitors the system status and communicates across the network. Escher Group operates across two divisions - a Retail Software Division and a Message Based Communications Division.

The Retail Software Solution (RiposteEssentialTM) serves the postal and courier markets. Transactions include mail and financial services and the system is integrated with utilities and financial services companies, banks and central and local governments. Escher's Message Based Communications Division (RiposteTrEx) is based on a digital post office box model and is designed to provide a national digital infrastructure linking governments, businesses and citizens via a secure platform.