Zebra TC20 and TC25 Mobile Computers Improves Productivity

Posted February 22, 2019
Zebra TC20 in use scanning a barcode
When you need a mobile computer that can help you work smarter and faster look no further than Zebra Technologies TC20/TC25. Designed to look, feel and act just like today’s most popular consumer smartphones; with business features that surpass consumer smartphones the TC20/TC25 save time and money, increase sales and boost profitability. A mobile computer specifically made for the Small to Medium sized business in mind. Built for all day use these Zebra mobile computers are designed to stay in the hands of users to keep productivity going. Low battery? Just snap on the unique PowerPack and keep on going; the integrated LED lights allows users to easily see the PowerPack’s remaining battery life. With smartphones, capturing a barcode can turn into an endless task; that’s why Zebra had the TC20/TC25 designed with a scanner inside.
Zebra TC20
Zebra TC20 Mobile Computer
  • Designed for Retail, Hospitality and Light Warehouse applications.
  • Take inventory levels painlessly, at record speed.
  • RFID capable with the RFD2000.
  • Keep the items your customers want on the shelves of your store instead of the backroom.
  • Answer any customer question on the spot.
  • Reach any worker to help with any task with the press of a button.
  • Give customers the extraordinary service that results in loyalty, with a small business mobile computer designed for the way you work.
zebra tc25 mobile computer
Zebra TC25 Mobile Computer
  • Designed for Field Service, DSD/Route Accounting and Postal/Light Courier applications.
  • Durable design – drop it on the floor and use it the cold, heat, rain and snow and it still works.
  • Get the information you need faster than ever to slash the time it takes to perform all those everyday tasks.
  • The right service programs for the right price, easily keep your devices up and running and in users’ hands.
  • The fastest cellular speeds, delivering fast application access and great voice quality.
Using the right tool for the job is important and in this on-demand world customers won’t wait. The TC20 and TC25 are powerful tools to help users work longer without recharging, faster without losing accuracy and harder without worrying about wear and tear. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how the TC20 or TC25 can help you in your daily operations.

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate

Posted September 22, 2017

eldWhat you need to know?

In 2012, the United States Congress enacted the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” bill, which included a provision requiring the FMCSA to develop a rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). The purpose of the ELD was to electronically record a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS), which replaces the paper log book that drivers use to record their compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the final electronic logging device rule, or ELD Mandate. In accordance with the mandate, fleets have until December 2017 to implement certified ELDs to record HOS. Additionally, fleets that are already equipped with ELD technology will have until December 2019 to ensure compliance with the published specifications.

What does an ELD do?

ELDs installed in motor vehicles can monitor and record a whole host of data about the vehicle and its driver that go beyond RODS – from Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) to driver behavior reporting on speeding, idling, and hard braking. Many systems are capable of integrating map and route optimization solutions as well, which can help drivers navigate through the best routes on any given day.

What are the benefits of ELD?

Besides being in compliance and avoiding heavy fees, many fleets are already seeing the benefits of ELDs, such as:

  • Saves the drive time by reducing paperwork
  • Keeps a dispatcher updated on a driver’s status, while letting them plan for loads better in light of HOS compliance needs
  • Reduces the hassle of keeping a paper
  • Tracks a driver’s HOS electronically
  • Ensures drive segments are capture through being “integrally synchronized” with a truck’s engine
  • Synchronizes driver with fleet manager by passing data to a system where one can see e-logs in a near real-time basis
  • Save money by reducing fuel costs

Can I use rugged smartphones and tablets instead?

Knowing that there is a cost burden associated with adopting new technology, the FMCSA has authorized the use of rugged handhelds, smartphones, and tablets as the system as a whole meets ELD requirements, including a hardwired connection to the truck’s engine. This helps address the start-up costs associated with some of the HOS compliance systems. Furthermore, most truck drivers are already using rugged devices as part of their other operations, such as direct store delivery, signature capture, route optimization, and inventory management. They also allow the drivers the flexibility to choose from a wide range of mobile devices that they are comfortable using.

What are some mobile device options?

While there are hundreds of devices to choose from, here are some of the newest technologies that are ideal for the on-the-go driver:

To learn more about the ELD Mandate or to get a free consultation on an ELD hardware and software solution, reach out to one of our Barcodes, Inc. representatives.