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The Visible Value Blog

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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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Posted by Hannah Moule November 27, 2018 at 7:57 AM

This is BARTEC’s aim.

BARTEC has been working successfully with Zebra Technologies for 20 years.



Topics: EMEA, Manufacturing, Mobility, Security, Field Mobility, Warehousing

How Zebra makes the world’s most popular OS enterprise-ready

Posted by John Wyer July 6, 2017 at 7:01 AM

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AndroidTM is the world’s most popular mobile operating system, with a market share that tops 75% in Europe’s largest markets1. So naturally it’s everywhere, from wearables to TVs and of course smartphones, where it’s found in four in every five consumer handhelds2


Topics: Security, Android, Mx, Devices, USB, Bluetooth, Encryption

Who's next? Your cyber risk and what you can do

Posted by John Wyer May 17, 2017 at 9:04 AM



Are you exposed to security risks? 

Security has never been a bigger priority.

As we’ve seen all too vividly of late, a cyberattack can cause major damage to reputation, customer trust, and, your bottom line. Outdated IT systems leave the door open for hackers and cyber criminals. And the mobile space could be the next target.

Enterprises need to be proactive to understand the security risk and take the appropriate proactive and defensive measures that protect your data, your devices and gives you peace of mind.

LifeGuard™ for Android™ is Zebra’s software security solution that extends the lifecycle of Zebra Android enterprise mobile computers. It adds years of OS security support to bring your devices into line with the enterprise hardware lifecycle, helping your business significantly lower total cost of ownership.


Topics: Mobility, Security, Software, Healthcare, Manufacturing, T&L, Retail, Field Mobility, Warehousing

TC55: Protecting the Protectors

Posted by John Wyer August 30, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Companies that provide security guards face common issues: how do they protect their lone workers and how do they prove that walk-arounds have been completed and staff have conducted safety checks?


Topics: EMEA, mobile devices, TC55, Security, Field Mobility, Mobile, Mobile Applications

Zebra is Expanding the Boundaries of Card Printing at ISC West

Posted by Zebra Global April 14, 2015 at 7:04 AM


Zebra will participate in ISC West, the largest security industry trade show in the U.S. this week, from April 15-17 at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. What can you expect from Zebra?

Zebra will demonstrate how our technology can help meet today's increasing need for service bureaus and governments to quickly set up and issue secure, reliable forms of identification, while improving the efficiency and speed of large print jobs.


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

IoT Technologies for a Smart Campus

Posted by Zebra Global October 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM


More and more university campuses are becoming "smart", meaning that they are implementing IoT technologies to solve their pain points. They are asking questions like:

  • "How do I simplify the student registration process?"
  • "How do I create a safe environment?"
  • "How do I manage real-time access control?"
  • "How do I increase the efficiency of on-demand services?"

Topics: Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Access Control, Higher Education

Secure Partnerships: More about Zebra’s Access Control Partners

Posted by John Wadden September 23, 2014 at 10:32 AM


Are your operations secure?

Zebra's innovative line of advanced access card system solutions boosts security and strengthens your organization's access control system, protecting you from adverse events that can often take you off guard.  


Topics: Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Access Control

NACCU and the SMART Campus

Posted by Zebra Global July 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM


From identity to physical access, campus cards are the key to higher education safety and efficiencies. Depending on the application, internal administrative processes can be implemented more quickly, and the infrastructure of a university or college can improve because of it.  In a world where higher education is becoming more attainable, the need for this technology is growing.


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

See More. Do More (for the Community).

Posted by Zebra Global June 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM


“A World of Good, One Community at a Time.”  At Zebra, this mantra defines the outreach goal of our community relations team. While it’s important to be focused on best practices that help drive businesses to be more effective and efficient, it’s also important for us to take a moment to celebrate the importance of giving back.


Topics: Security, Printers, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Zebra Corporate

Enhancing your event experience with tracking technology

Posted by Zebra EMEA March 25, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Today, delegate and sponsor expectations are higher than ever – and there is ever-increasing pressure placed on the event industry to keep up with these constantly growing demands. From festivals and flower shows to symposiums and seminars, those attending, funding and working at events want nothing short of the best.

This can prove a challenge, especially with the significant projected growth of the industry, which means that event organisers are handling bigger budgets – and therefore bigger visitor numbers.

In these times of austerity, ROI is a watchword for businesses – but with this in mind, do we really get value for money when we attend an event, as either a delegate or a sponsor?

Thanks to modern tracking technologies that can improve efficiency, profitability and event experience, the answer can be “yes”.



Topics: RFID, Security, Barcodes, Wristbands, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA