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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.

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5 Advantages of RFID in Government – Part Three

Posted by Chris Brown February 11, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Continuing on with our five-part series in which we review the advantages of RFID within several industries, we examine the advantages RFID is providing the government space locally, state level, and nationally:

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Topics: RFID, Government, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

3 Reasons Why States Should Transform Paper Vehicle Registration Into a Plastic Card

Posted by Sabine Nickel November 9, 2010 at 11:03 AM

The purpose of vehicle registration is to ease government regulation, punishment, or taxation of motorists or vehicle owners. So it might be surprising that - in addition to the license plate - people receive just a printed piece of paper confirming their car’s registration. It easy gets smudged, crumbled or even lost, and can easily be counterfeited. A card, though, offers some great advantages compared to paper.

Here are three main reasons why states should consider transforming this paper into a plastic card:

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Topics: Security, Government, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Kiosks Add Safety Value to Prisons

Posted by Chris Brown October 22, 2010 at 2:29 PM

SelfServiceworld.com is reporting that kiosks are being implemented in to selected prisons through the United Kingdom.  3M has announced that their touch technology has been incorporated in to kiosks scheduled to be installed in targeted prison systems in the near future. Prison Kiosks

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

Secure Driver's Licenses a Step Ahead of Counterfeiters

Posted by Chris Brown October 11, 2010 at 4:12 PM

The Sacramento Bee has reported that California state officials recently revealed “… a dramatic new design for California driver's license cards, using technological advances they say put the state years ahead of counterfeiters.”

These said design changes are coined to make the California driver’s license card one of the most secure forms of Secure ID in the world.  Some of the new features include:

  • Vertical printing of ID’s for patrons under 21 Cardholder's signature and date of birth are on raised lettering Secure Driver's License
  • A hidden photograph of the cardholder that can only be seen by ultra-violet light
  • Perforations in the shape of a California Brown Bear that can be seen when the card is held up to light
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Topics: Government, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

E-Citation Saves Millions of Dollars in Taxpayer Money

Posted by Chris Brown September 30, 2010 at 8:03 AM

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

RFID Keeps Our Soldiers Safe

Posted by Chris Brown September 21, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Whether it is a family member or family friend, the majority of us all know someone who serves or has served in one of the branches of the armed forces. And of those that we know who serve, we have one primary concern for them all… Their safety.  As technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate, more and more research is being conducted and implemented to keep soldiers safe in the field.  An Article by Fox News recently took a look at Ten Technological Advances that have been designed to keep our “…loved ones… as safe as humanly possible. Or, in the 21st century, beyond-humanly possible.” 

Some of the new technologies that the military is looking in to RFID, Militaryusing consist of 3D surveillance drones, real-time state-of-the-art video surveillance system that detect when enemies are on the move -- and analyze video feeds to see precisely when they are preparing to attack, oxygen boosters, extended flight drones that can stay in air for 4 days at a time, and exoskeleton technology.  One of the technologies that caught our eye however was the RFID tagging technology.

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Topics: RFID, Government, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Mobile Solutions - Working for a Government Near You!

Posted by Tim Dreyer August 19, 2010 at 11:25 AM

The words “Government” and “simple process” are terms not normally synonymous with one another. However, this is all beginning to change as evidence in recent processes implemented in Shelby County, Tennessee.  After having adopted electronic data process a few years ago to serve citations and collect payments from delinquent tax payers, this past February “Shelby County Trustee's Office expanded that operation, deploying the so-called "mobile cashiers" to various pockets of the county during its busiest tax collection time of the year.”

You can check out the article in its entirety here.

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

eCitations: 5 Evaluation Considerations

Posted by Tim Dreyer May 25, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Procedural and reporting requirements are growing for law enforcement agencies, even if budgets are not. Electronic citation systems are the safe choice for efficiently meeting new administrative requirements while improving safety and accuracy in the field. Agencies of all sizes are proving that automated systems can meet many types of enforcement, officer safety and reporting challenges.

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