The Visible Value Blog

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When you think Zebra, you may think of printers, but we're so much more than that. A leader in developing solutions that feature barcode, RFID and RTLS technologies, Zebra converts the physical into the digital to give assets, people and transactions a virtual voice. When you have more visibility, you can drive more value.

In this blog, we will:

  • Break down the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how our connected world is making a big impact on how we work and play
  • Cover all the latest trends in visibility technology, like barcoding, RFID and RTLS, across many industries
  • Give you a closer look at the latest news and solutions from Zebra

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Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business is Now Part of Zebra Technologies

Posted by Zebra Global

October 28, 2014 at 11:56 AM


We are excited to announce that Zebra has officially closed the transaction of the Enterprise business of Motorola Solutions. Effective immediately, our two organizations are operating as one company, under the Zebra Technologies name.


Topics: Internet of Things, Visible Value Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

The ABC's of Zatar

Posted by Adebayo Onigbanjo

October 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM


As part of an effort to help our customers make sense of all of the terminology that surrounds Zebra solutions, we launched a series of posts that defines some key terms, both industry-wide and Zebra-specific, to cut through the clutter. Next up, Zatar!


Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Zatar

Industry 4.0 Gets the Manufacturing Industry and its Assets Talking

Posted by Zebra EMEA

October 16, 2014 at 12:10 PM


The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Economic historians rate the first industrial revolution as the most important event in the history of humanity since the domestication of animals, plants and fire. Harnessing the power of the steam engine in the 18th century heralded the introduction of mechanical manufacturing and fundamental changes in society and daily life.


Topics: Manufacturing, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Super Six: Lab Labeling

Posted by Zebra Global

October 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM


In the Super Six series, we explore the ways that Zebra is providing solutions to the healthcare industry.  Each post focuses on one particular category and examines the ways in which Zebra is actively providing healthcare facilities with solutions to improve the way they operate. This post is all about labeling in the laboratory!


Topics: Healthcare, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Save the Date! Zebra Hosts #TalkIoT Twitter Chat on 10/15

Posted by Zebra Global

October 13, 2014 at 12:04 PM


You may have heard by now that Philip Gerskovich, snior vice president, new growth platforms at Zebra, will be returning to the Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) stage to deliver part two of his 2013 keynoteThe Internet of Things: How It Will Inspire Enterprises to Transform Customer Experiences. But have you heard that at the end of his presentation, the Zebra and Zatar team invite you to continue the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TalkIoT?


Topics: Internet of Things, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Zebra at the Internet of Things World Forum

Posted by Zebra Global

October 9, 2014 at 11:59 AM


Will you be attending the upcoming Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) in Chicago?

We're excited to announce that Philip Gerskovich, senior vice president, new growth platforms at Zebra, will be delivering a keynote at the upcoming event. Phil will be presenting on ways the Internet of Things (IoT) will transform the customer experience in a variety of industries. 

“At Zebra, it is our goal to create smart and connected workplaces which give businesses visibility into their operations and allow them to engage their customers at the right level with the right information,” said Gerskovich. “Leading businesses win by giving customers personalized experiences that build relationships, and we believe that IoT is the glue that builds that advanced customer loyalty.”

Additionally at the IoTWF, Zebra will be showcasing our IoT platform, Zatar, in several demonstrations, along with partners Samsung, Gimbal, Impinj and Infusion. These demos will show attendees how IoT can improve business processes and include:

Topics: Internet of Things, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Challenges and Opportunities in Inbound Logistics

Posted by Zebra Global

October 7, 2014 at 11:47 AM


As large organizations realize the importance of the pan-regional supply chain and begin looking toward automation, visibility and traceability become increasingly important to their success. More companies are also demanding granularity – the ability to track assets at a package or item level, rather than only by the pallet. Combined with a growing pool of mobile-empowered consumers, there’s great pressure on the supply chain to be speedy and effective.   


Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, T&L

IoT Technologies for a Smart Campus

Posted by Zebra Global

October 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM


More and more university campuses are becoming "smart", meaning that they are implementing IoT technologies to solve their pain points. They are asking questions like:

  • "How do I simplify the student registration process?"
  • "How do I create a safe environment?"
  • "How do I manage real-time access control?"
  • "How do I increase the efficiency of on-demand services?"

Topics: Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Access Control, Higher Education

Zebra at Oracle OpenWorld

Posted by Zebra Global

September 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM


Are you attending Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this year? Zebra will be there, and our attending team has some insider insights for you.

To find out which sessions our team is most excited about and why, we interviewed Dean Jackson, Partner Development Manager at Zebra.


Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Recap of September's Industry News

Posted by Zebra Global

September 25, 2014 at 12:08 PM


Every week we feature different industry news stories via our social media channels. We select a wide variety of articles ranging from trends in Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to exciting RFID application stories.

This month we featured everything future and fun, from an article on intelligent enterprise being the key to a manufacturing turnaround to a video about smarter education and the rise of Big Data in the classroom. As usual, IoT made an appearance in this month's industry news with a neat story about Cisco's new innovation hub in Australia! Also, make sure to check out the 10 key technology items for your 2015 budget from TechRepublic and the future of Wearables for animals. Are you confused about Big Data? Never fear, we featured a piece from datascience@berkeley on 40 definitions of Big Data, from 40 experts!   

If you missed any of these exciting news pieces, be sure to check them out! Here are some of our favorite quotes from this month’s articles:


Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA