What is the ASC?
Some people already had to receive registered letters with an incomprehensible return address, for example: 140339, Moscow ASTs-DTI. What is ASC-DTI?
Automated Sorting Center
Let's first find out what the ASC is. The abbreviation ASC (read the article What is an abbreviation) stands for Automated Sorting Center. It automatically sorts letters by indexes of post offices of recipients. Surprisingly, before the last 20 years, almost all correspondence on the Russian Post was manually sorted.
What is DTI? This abbreviation means Additional Technology Index. That is, in fact, there is no post office with such an index, and this code is virtually assigned to various state services (tax inspectorates, traffic police bodies, Pension Fund offices, and a public services portal).
What does Moscow ASTs-DTI mean? Moscow ASC - the first modern automatic center in Russia. There is such a center in Petersburg, planned in Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk, Minvod.If the Moscow ASC-DTI is on the receipt, this means that the letter visited the Moscow sorting center, and some kind of civil service sent it to you. For example, fines for speeding, which revealed with the help of cameras, come with this mark.
Authorized Service Center
Also, the abbreviation ASC can be decrypted as an authorized service center. In this case, the ASC is a center for the repair of equipment, which, under an agreement with the manufacturer, provides free repair of products under a certain brand during the warranty period.