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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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Steve Northcott

Stephen Northcott is the Senior Solutions Marketing Manager for Retail for Zebra Technologies in EMEA. Stephen works closely with other teams to introduce new solutions and ideas into EMEA.
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It is essential that industrial environments don’t just implement a WLAN, but that they implement the right WLAN. A high-performance, purpose-built industrial WLAN is a critical success factor in maximising the benefits of mobility in manufacturing, distribution and storage facilities. In part one of this two part blog series we explored the first two questions to ask as you prepare your industrial environment to take full advantage of today’s wireless communications opportunities. In our conclusive blog we identify the three remaining questions.

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The customer has always been king. But thanks to the rise in online shopping, he or she is now an absolute dictator. If their order is not fulfilled perfectly and delivered, ideally, next day, they will soon take their business elsewhere.

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