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The Visible Value Blog

Welcome to a place where you can connect and learn.

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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Kiosks: Time-Tested Customer Engagement

Posted by Garry Reichert March 7, 2016 at 1:33 PM

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Kiosks have been helping users access vital information since April 1977. To put that in perspective, that’s pre-Windows, pre-Apple and one month prior to the world getting to know a dysfunctional family of Jedi. 

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Topics: Retail, Healthcare, APAC, North America, EMEA, T&L, OEM, Kiosks

If Hospitality Is Your Game, What’s Your Playbook?

Posted by Garry Reichert February 5, 2016 at 2:50 PM

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In just a few short days, fans and media alike will descend upon Levi’s Stadium and the city of Santa Clara for Super Bowl 50.

Being that the game will take place in Silicon Valley, this year’s event combines two of my favorite things – football and technology.

The NFL has always been at the forefront of technology. Zebra knows that well since we are “The Official On-Field Player Tracking Provider” of the NFL. Zebra is committed to supporting the league’s ongoing initiative of improving the way fans, teams and broadcasters watch, coach, play and analyze the game using Zebra Sport Solutions real-time, player-tracking system. 

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Topics: APAC, North America, EMEA, OEM, Hospitality, Mobile, Wi-Fi

Taking the Pulse of Healthcare Technology Investments

Posted by Ahmed Fahmy January 14, 2016 at 9:49 AM

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Imagine a hospital where patient data, hospital staff and equipment are all connected in real-time. Imagine if this made the patient experience visible from the time they were admitted to the hospital to the time they are discharged.  Waiting time would be limited, patients would be aware of exactly when a doctor or nurse will arrive, when a procedure will start and when their test results will be ready. 

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

Zebra Application Services: Modernizing Mobile Environments 

Posted by Zebra Global September 18, 2015 at 9:31 AM

It should come as no surprise that 15 million mobile computers have been sold and deployed since 2010. But would you believe that 99 percent of those are on an Operating System that will no longer be supported by 2020? That means twelve billion dollars worth of mobile computers will need to be refreshed over the next four years! 

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

Manufacturing to capability, not capacity, is the way forward

Posted by David Stain July 29, 2015 at 10:35 AM

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Running a supply chain with numerous variables is a complex undertaking. Lean manufacturing principles support performance improvement, but the ultimate goal of a low-cost, waste-free supply chain that delivers the perfect order on time, every time remains elusive.

 

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Topics: Supply Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

What’s coming in, what’s going out? The future of warehousing in 2018

Posted by Daniel Dombach July 21, 2015 at 11:11 AM

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What’s going on in warehouses around the world? And what will be going on 3 years from now?

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

The new mobile warehouse: rising to meet the challenge of today’s changing logistics

Posted by Steve Northcott June 23, 2015 at 10:05 AM

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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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Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Complimentary Webcast: IoT Platform – A New Category of Enterprise Software

Posted by Zebra Global June 12, 2015 at 8:05 AM

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IoT Platform – A new category of Enterprise software
—What to look out for and how to choose?


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Topics: Supply Chain, RFID, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Government, Location Solutions, Sports, Internet of Things, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, T&L, Field Mobility

Introducing OneCare and OVS

Posted by Zebra Global June 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM

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Earlier this week, Zebra introduced Zebra OneCare, a portfolio of support services and Operational Visibility Service (OVS), a new managed service that provides a platform and dashboard for at-a-glance visibility into Zebra mobile device asset performance and operational business performance. 

Every day, your Zebra products help you improve overall operational efficiency and accuracy, drive down the cost of doing business and increase workforce productivity. As a result, availability of these products is key to the success of your business and the return on your Zebra investment. 

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Topics: Services, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, OVS, onecase, operational visibility service

Zebra Employees Donate and Raise $58K for Nepal Earthquake Relief!

Posted by Zebra Global June 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM

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When a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, many Zebra employees around the world expressed a desire to help. Although Zebra does not have offices in the affected area, in today's connected world, a disaster of this magnitude affects us all.

Zebra Community Relations sprang into action and launched a global matching gift program to support rescue and recovery efforts in the Himalayan nation. The campaign was extended following the powerful aftershock on May 12. 

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Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, giving, community relations, donation