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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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Seven Convincing Reasons to Implement RFID In Your Retail Stores

Posted by Susan Flake May 18, 2016 at 4:36 PM

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Attention all retailers: It’s time to take a second look at radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. RFID has experienced significant advances in the past decade – and particularly in recent years. Lower cost of ownership, improved reader form factors, greater global standardization, innovations in passive ultra-high frequency (UHF) tags are all furthering RFID interest and adoption.

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Topics: RFID, Retail, North America

Can the Internet of Things help reduce food wastage?

Posted by Thierry Vasseur March 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM

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The ‘Internet of things’ (IoT) will soon change our everyday lives, whether personally or professionally. From now until 2020, 50 billion connected devices will improve production processes and efficiently combat general wastage, including food wastage.

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Topics: Supply Chain, RFID, Barcodes, Manufacturing, Internet of Things, EMEA

Identifying fake and stolen medicines

Posted by Zebra EMEA February 11, 2016 at 3:38 AM

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We’re all aware that counterfeit drugs – medicines that are falsely labelled ­­– are a growing global problem. They threaten patient health and cost European countries an estimated €1.4bn a year.

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Topics: RFID, Healthcare, Barcodes, EMEA

Zebra Will Track NFL Players in More than 330+ Games During the 2015 Season

Posted by Zebra Global September 11, 2015 at 12:05 PM

The NFL kicks off its 2015 season this week and when the players take the field they will all be sporting a new accessory. You won’t be able to see the nickel-sized RFID sensors embedded in the shoulder pads of every NFL uniform this season, but you’re definitely going to hear about them. These location-tracking devices from Zebra Technologies will provide real-time statistics for every movement of every player on every inch of the field in every NFL game this season. 

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Topics: RFID, Sports, North America, Sports Solutions

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

What Do You Need To Put Into Your Warehouse To Achieve Flawless Fulfilment?

Posted by Steve Northcott May 22, 2015 at 9:55 AM

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What you put into your warehouse is what you get out of it. So put in old-fashioned, ineffective and isolated technology, and you’ll get out inefficiency, inaccuracy, delays and dissatisfied customers. As the scale of the warehouse grows, the scale of the problems grows too. Bigger, busier warehouses need bigger, more productive technology, if they are ever to achieve financial payback.

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

Download our Free Webinar: IOT - No Longer a Buzzword but the New Reality

Posted by Zebra Global May 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM

 

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way companies do business. But just how much and for whom? What does the timeline look like? And what types of technology solutions are being put into place?

Download our webcast and learn why businesses globally are ranking the IoT as the transformative technological initiative of the decade.

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

The Impact of the Internet of Things on Latin America

Posted by Zebra Global April 23, 2015 at 9:09 AM

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The tenth and final post in a series of blogs taking a closer look at Zebra's 2014 global study, commissioned by Forrester Consulting, on IoT implementation in the enterprise. The series will culminate in a Twitter chat discussing the Internet of Things.

Latin America is one of the regions leading the way in implementing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the enterprise. IoT solutions in Latin America, specifically Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, have grown from servicing the supply chain process to adding visibility to the healthcare, government offices and hospitality industries.

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

Businesses in Europe are Excited about the Future of The Internet of Things

Posted by Zebra Global April 16, 2015 at 7:58 AM

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The ninth in a series of blogs taking a closer look at Zebra's 2014 global study, commissioned by Forrester Consulting, on IoT implementation in the enterprise. The series will culminate in a Twitter chat discussing the Internet of Things.

A vast majority of business leaders in the European region agree that the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing business. In fact, more than 95 percent of those European professionals who participated in a 2014 global study conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Zebra agree that IoT is the technology initiative of the decade.

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

Event Preview: RFID Journal LIVE!

Posted by Zebra N. America April 14, 2015 at 10:45 AM

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Zebra Technologies Corporation is proud to be the Cornerstone Sponsor at this week’s RFID Journal LIVE!, the 13th annual conference and exhibition hosted by trade publication RFID Journal. This year’s event takes place Wednesday through Friday at the San Diego Convention Center.

This year’s conference will cover off on everything from innovative marketing of RFID to specific vertical tracks for retail, warehouse management and smart devices.

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Topics: RFID, Retail, RTLS, Healthcare, Sports, North America, Events, RFID Journal Live