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IoT Pioneer Zebra Shares Vision for the Next Wave of Industrial Age

Posted May 23, 2016

Eighteen months after its acquisition of Motorola Solutions Enterprise business, Zebra today shares its vision for the company moving forward within a growing industry category, Enterprise Asset Intelligence (EAI). By providing “Visibility that’s Visionary,” Zebra increases businesses’ ability to track critical assets within their operations and know exactly what they are, where they are and their condition so they can make smarter, faster decisions that improve their bottom line.

For more than 40 years, Zebra has developed the building blocks of today’s Internet of Things (IoT) technology with its global leadership in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) market including sensors, barcodes, RFID and wireless networks. The arrival of the cloud and the ubiquity of wireless networks have made connecting devices and mining their data much easier, and the IoT is bringing us into a new industrial age in which the line between the physical and digital is blurring.

The evolution of the AIDC market to a more strategically oriented EAI focus is being driven by technology trends: IoT, cloud-based data analytics and mobility. Zebra is leading this evolution through its operational framework of “sense, analyze, and act.” Its solutions automatically “sense” information from enterprise assets, such as packages moving through a supply chain, equipment in a factory, workers in a warehouse, and shoppers in a store. Operational data from these assets, including status, location, utilization, or preferences, is then “analyzed” to provide actionable insights. These insights can then be mobilized to the right person at the right time so they can be “acted” upon to drive better, more timely decisions by users anywhere at any time. Today, 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies benefit from this framework using Zebra’s solutions in retail, manufacturing, transportation and logistics (T&L), and healthcare.

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Sato’s CLNX Series Next Generation Industrial Label Printers

Posted October 28, 2015

Unequaled by any current competition, the Sato CLNX Series provides the most capable standard feature set that is easy an intuitive to operate. Available in two versions, Cl4NX (4.1″ width) and CL6NX (6.5″ width), the CLBX series is the perfect fit for any barcode or RFID printing environment.


CipherLabs’s 1862 Bluetooth UHF RFID Handheld Reader

Posted September 1, 2015

CipherLab 1860 series can be adopted as an independent UHF RFID reader or a companion to extend capabilities of existing handheld terminals to UHF RFID reading and writing. The 1860 series is equipped with Bluetooth V4.0 dual mode to pair with handheld terminals, so that users can read UHF RFID tags and 1D/2D barcodes with one hand by simply snapping terminals on its 1860 custom mounts. To fulfill the demands of Retail, Warehousing and Asset Management, the 1860 series can read multiple tags of EPC global UHF Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6C simultaneously from maximum 5 m away, which extremely improve users’ working efficiency. Moreover, the 1860 series is protected by IP64 and 1.5 m drop resistance.


Zebra’s New RFD8500 Enterprise-Class RFID Sled for iOS and Android Devices

Posted May 12, 2015

Zebra RFD8500 RFID ReadersZebra has announced its first multi-operating system RFID sled designed to easily add high-performance RFID and 1D/2D bar code scanning to Android and iOS mobile devices. The RFD8500 can also cost-effectively transform Zebra mobile devices – such as the TC55 and MC40 – into handheld RFID readers.

The RFD8500 UHF RFID reader enables businesses to leverage previous mobile device investments by adding world-class data collection capabilities. The RFD8500’s lightweight, ergonomic design offers full-shift battery life, making it ideal for inventory and asset management, product search and replenishment applications in retail stores,warehouses and healthcare environments.

“Zebra’s new RFD8500 sled provides investment protection to businesses that want to leverage their existing mobile device strategy and augment it with our RFID and barcode data collection capabilities. The RFD8500 offers numerous innovative design and technology features that will help organizations improve worker productivity and simplify inventory processes with the mobile device and operating system that best meet their needs.” – Bob Sanders, senior vice president, Data Capture Solutions and Engineering Shared Services, Zebra Technologies.

The new RFD8500 reader provides businesses with the flexibility to communicate with a variety of host devices to read and write to EPC Class 1 Gen2 UHF tags and capture 1D and 2D barcodes via Bluetooth. The RFD8500 also supports select features of the EPC Gen 2v2 standard providing retailers with additional protection of consumer privacy and against counterfeit products. With a patent-pending antenna technology, the RFD8500 represents a breakthrough design that provides maximum omni-directional range, read/write performance and coverage.

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