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Add Enterprise Scanning to any Mobile Device with Zebra’s CS4070/CS3000

Posted October 8, 2016

Zebra’s companions series scanners, CS4070 and CS3000, are the easiest and more effective way to add enterprise-class scanning to any mobile device. If your workers are using tablets, laptops and smartphones, they all share a common challenge with the consumer-grade camera used to capture barcodes making scanning slow, uncomfortable and impossible unless the barcode is perfect.

With Zebra’s companion series you can assure every barcode is scanned with the first effort for improved workforce  efficiency.


Choosing a Scanner for UPC Barcode Reading

Posted September 22, 2016

UPC barcodes are one of the most commons codes that are being read daily around the world. If you’re not familiar with the UPC code you can find it on any commercial product from the grocery store to the everything on Amazon.

The UPC number itself is referred to as the GTIN (Global Trade Item Number). The GTIN is made up of two parts: The UPC Company Prefix and the number that you have assigned to that unique product. This information is how any business can recognize what each product is.

The UPC code is a standard 1D linear barcode so almost any device will be a suitable UPC barcode scanner. The primary concern when choosin g a scanner will be reading performance to keep up with your specific application.

Laser Scanners
By far the most common, laser scanners are more than capable of reading any UPC. These scanners often are the most cost effective solution but you will need to properly line up the red laser line with the UPC to get a good read. This usually isn’t a deal breaker but for higher volume applications you may want to look at other options. One of the most popular laser scanners today is the AirTrack S1.

Imagers
Imager-based scanners utilize a specialized camera to read a barcode as opposed to reflecting light like on a laser. This means you can capture barcodes without really aiming. Just get within the reading area of the imager and you can get a positive read. Upside down, sideways, it doesn’t matter. Imagers like the AirTrack S2 will improve scanning accuracy and speed for faster check-out lines and inventory check-ins.


Infographic: Zebra’s True 802.11ac, Wave 2 Access Points

Posted September 15, 2016

At the end of the day, your business can only work as fast as your network can keep up. Ever increasing demand to support more mobile devices and applications, as well as customer engagement, redefines the network year after year. Get ahead of the curve with the Zebra AP 8533 and AP 8432.

Experience the amazing speed and capacity of both the AP 8533 and AP 8432 with true 802.11AC Wave 2 capabilities to expand your bandwidth and capabilities.


Android Lollipop for the Zebra TC70/TC75

Posted September 5, 2016

Ever since the initial release, the Zebra TC75/TC70 Series has become one of the most popular mobile computers due to its convenient form factor and robust feature set. With over 200,000 unit deployed the TC75/TC70 are helping businesses of all types improve daily efficiencies and empower their workforce.

In order to better serve their customers Zebra has announced that Android v5.1 Lollipop will soon be available for the TC7x Series. The upgraded Android OS is expected to be available for download on Zebra’s Support site on approximately August 22, 2016 for TC70 and August 30, 2016 for TC75.

All future devices will have the newest Android OS installed but for customers preferring the older OS versions a simple ‘back-rev’ to their OS version will be available.

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Zebra’s Complete Data Collection Portfolio

Posted September 2, 2016

Zebra has been a leader in the Auto-ID industry for decades now and continues to expand their product offering for complete end-to-end solutions. Zebra has every type of data collection covered from any barcode symbology to RFID. With multiple fixed, handheld, or mobile device solutions, Zebra has a device designed specifically for your application needs


Zebra’s Quick-Load ZD420 Label Printer

Posted August 9, 2016

Always leading the way in label printer innovations, Zebra has made desktop printing even easier with their time-saving ribbon cartridge based ZD420 line of printers.

The ZD420 thermal printers are loaded with features for easy use. They are the only thermal printers to offer a ribbon cartridge for fool-proof and split-second installation. The ZD420 also lets you know when the ribbon needs replacing. And, five intuitive status icons make it easy for your workers to see, at a glance, what is needed to keep your printer up, running and available.

Features & Benefits:

  • One-of-a-kind ribbon cartridge – The only printer in its class to offer a ribbon cartridge for fast and easy loading with the smarts to let you know when the ribbon is running low.
  • Updated user interface – Makes it easier to use and troubleshoot.
  • More media flexibility – Standard movable media sensor accommodates off-center black marks, die-cut notches and more.
  • Best-in-class print quality – The 300 dpi option is ideal for small labels such as jewelry in retail, specimen collection containers in healthcare and more.
  • Easy to deploy-  With more connectivity options — just about every modern connectivity option you can imagine for easy installation, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.
  • Easy to manage – Integrate, manage and maintain your printers from any location with Link-OS, only from Zebra.

Zebra Launches New AP 8533 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

Posted July 19, 2016

Ever increasing demand to support more mobile devices and applications, as well as customer engagement, redefines the network year after year. Jump to the front of the line with the new Zebra AP 8533. This innovative access point features true 802.11ac Wave 2 capabilities and Zebra Triple Sensor technology to support your growing business and customer needs. Personalize the shopping experience with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, secure the network from existing and new threat vectors, and deepen network visibility of applications running over your wireless LAN. With AP 8533’s advanced capabilities, you can prevent “upgrade fatigue”.

HIGH-DENSITY NETWORK

Zebra’s true 802.11ac Wave 2 access point, along with the high-density optimization in WiNG 5, maximize the value of MU-MIMO for high-density networks. The AP 8533 supports hundreds of wireless clients and concurrent transmissions critical for any enterprise.

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Zebra’s New WT6000, RS6000, RS4000, HS3100, HS2100 Wearable Solutions

Posted July 5, 2016

Introducing Zebra’s Total Wearable Solutions, which consist of the WT6000 wearable computer, RS6000 Bluetooth 2D ring scanner, RS4000 corded 1D ring scanner, HS3100 Bluetooth headset and HS2100 corded headset for use in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing operations. It’s the only family of enterprise wearable devices built on Android and backed by Mobility DNA – setting a new standard for ease of use and giving workers the hands-free mobility they need to boost productivity to a new level.

Industry leading ergonomics and human factors design provide warehouse workers with a wearable system they’ll want to wear. Zebra’s Total Wearable Solutions combine the unrivaled scan performance, industrial rugged design and backroom support that the industry has come to expect from Zebra. The result? Maximum comfort. Maximum durability. Maximum workforce productivity.

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Zebra’s 3600 Series Sets a New Standard in Rugged Barcode Scanners

Posted May 23, 2016

When it comes to capturing bar codes in rugged environments like the warehouse or manufacturing plant floor, every second counts—speed and accuracy is directly related to workforce productivity, throughput, and the quality of products and customer service.  Zebra’s New 3600 Ultra-Rugged Scanner Series is the industry’s first ultra-rugged line of corded and cordless industrial handheld scanners that set new benchmarks for rugged design, scanning performance and manageability.  The result is unstoppable performance—faster-and-farther-than-ever data capture, with unprecedented scanner uptime and a low total cost of ownership.

Ultra-Rugged Design
Just how rugged is the 3600 Ultra-Rugged Series?  When it comes to industrial strength, nobody does it better.  In fact, the 3600 Series offers the most indestructible design available today, with the highest drop, tumble and sealing specifications for comparable devices.  All scanners in this family offer an 8 ft. 2.4 m drop specification that is 23 percent more durable than any other scanner in this class.  These scanners continue to operate reliably—even after 5,000 tumbles.  Also, only the 3600 family offers IP67 sealing as well as two sealing ratings—IP67 plus IP65—making it dust-tight and waterproof.

Superior Performance
When it comes to scanning, the 3600 Series simply shines.  Built to out-class its competition in scanning performance, users get advanced scanning technology that enables the first-time every time capture of bar codes faster, farther and in practically any condition—under shrink wrap or damaged, dirty or poorly printed.  With six models to choose from, there is a 3600 model designed to meet the specific scanning needs in a warehouse or manufacturing plant.

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Meeting Your Network Needs with Zebra’s WiNG Express Solutions

Posted May 11, 2016

A stable, reliable wireless network has become a core utility for every business today. More so than other business technology, your network has to be able to adapt to the ever changing needs of wireless users.

Zebra’s WiNG Express helps small to mid-size organizations better compete by providing a true enterprise class WLAN that delivers the dependable and secure high performance wireless voice and data required to achieve best-in-class operational efficiency and deliver best-in-class customer service. From the retail store to the warehouse, a production line in a small manufacturing plant or patient bedside in a small hospital, with WiNG Express, you can provide the best wireless experience to your users that’s affordable and easy to manage.

Key Benefits of WiNG Express

  • Real enterprise class wireless network performance for small to mid-size organizations with 1 to 1,024 access points.
  • A robust enterprise-class WLAN you can easily deploy in minutes.
  • The ability to start small and easily scale to support new business needs and a growing workforce.
  • Powerful analytics to best manage your WLAN network and its performance.
  • Attractive price point for small- to mid-size enterprise-class WLANs — without compromising on enterprise-class functionality

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