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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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  • 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
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How wearable tech can increase productivity in your warehouse by 15%

Posted by Zebra EMEA June 29, 2016 at 4:40 AM

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Since the advent of the internet, new technologies have transformed the way we live and work. From the smartphone to Netflix, each new technology has altered the way we carry out day to day tasks, and many would argue for the better. One area that is increasingly drawing attention is wearable technology. These devices can sync up with your smartphone and allow you to make payments, take calls, and even measure your heartbeat, all from your wrist. Much like the smartphone, wearable tech took things to the next level.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, Manufacturing, EMEA, Wearables, mobile computing, Warehousing, mobile devices

How to Maximise the Benefits of Mobile Devices

Posted by Zebra EMEA May 20, 2016 at 8:45 AM

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Mobile devices can make a huge impact on the efficiency and accuracy of healthcare facilities, whether at the hospital, pharmacy, lab or even the outpatient’s home. However, it is not just clinical functions that benefit – non-clinical staff can use mobile devices for anything from inventory management, meal ordering, maintenance and logistics.

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Topics: Healthcare, mobile devices

5 things that suggest you need an industrial printer

Posted by Gareth Aitken April 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM

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Not all printers are built the same – some are more robust and rugged than others ­and are better suited to working in industrial environments or places where printing is essential. I’m often asked: “When do we need an industrial class printer?” In return, I ask 5 questions to get to the bottom of this:

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, Manufacturing, Printers, EMEA, Mobile Printing, Warehousing, mobile devices

How can retailers harness mobile technology effectively?

Posted by Karen Wallis April 21, 2016 at 3:30 AM

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The in-store interaction is an integral part of the entire shopper experience. Almost two thirds (60.1%) of shoppers are willing to buy more merchandise from a retailer that they believe provides better customer service. So it’s vital that retailers get it right, especially when you consider that consumers are using smart phones to gain information on products and pricing before, during and after the in-store visit.

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Topics: Retail, EMEA, mobile devices

The TC8000: The ergonomic way to find new efficiencies – part two

Posted by John Wyer April 14, 2016 at 11:53 AM

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In this, my second blog on the design innovations in our all-new industrial computer, the TC8000, I’m looking at five key objectives that our design team set to help ensure the device is easier and more comfortable to use for long periods.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, Manufacturing, EMEA, Warehousing, mobile devices, TC8000

Squeezing the Most from your Mobile Devices

Posted by John Wyer March 24, 2016 at 11:54 AM

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As computer games titles are to consoles, movies are to 4K TVs and music to the hi-fi – so are apps to your mobile devices.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, Manufacturing, EMEA, Warehousing, mobile devices, Warehouse Management, TC8000

The TC8000: The ergonomic way to find new Warehousing efficiencies

Posted by John Wyer March 17, 2016 at 7:14 AM

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When developing the TC8000, our new all-touch industrial mobile computer, our design guys spent a lot of time observing teams in warehousing and logistics operations. Based on those observations, they set themselves a number of objectives.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, Manufacturing, EMEA, Warehousing, mobile devices, Warehouse Management, TC8000

How to make your wireless networks industrial strength – part 2

Posted by Steve Northcott December 23, 2015 at 7:23 AM

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As we discussed in the first part of this latest blog series, numerous industrial environments have still not upgraded to an industrial wireless network, instead relying on the same standard network currently supporting their carpeted space. This is causing serious issues for businesses, as complex working environments demand a dependable, powerful connection in order to cope with their ever changing and chaotic nature, extreme conditions and diverse range of devices.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, Manufacturing, EMEA, Wireless LAN, WLAN, Warehousing, mobile devices

How to make your wireless networks industrial strength – part 1

Posted by Steve Northcott December 22, 2015 at 5:04 AM

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Are you and your WiFi technology a match made in heaven, or is it a tortuous, high maintenance relationship?

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, Manufacturing, EMEA, Wireless LAN, WLAN, Warehousing, mobile devices

Zebra Win WMS & Inventory Management Software Award

Posted by Steve Northcott November 25, 2015 at 5:49 AM

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Zebra has won the prestigious WMS & Inventory Management Software Award at the Logistics Business IT 2015 Awards.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, RTLS, Manufacturing, EMEA, Warehousing, Inventory Management, mobile devices