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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
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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

Five steps to ensure your WiFi network is industrial strength – Part 2

Posted by Steve Northcott October 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM

It is essential that industrial environments don’t just implement a WLAN, but that they implement the right WLAN. A high-performance, purpose-built industrial WLAN is a critical success factor in maximising the benefits of mobility in manufacturing, distribution and storage facilities. In part one of this two part blog series we explored the first two questions to ask as you prepare your industrial environment to take full advantage of today’s wireless communications opportunities. In our conclusive blog we identify the three remaining questions.

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Topics: EMEA, WLAN, Warehousing, Wifi

How the Internet of Things is improving Transportation and Logistics

Posted by Daniel Dombach October 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM

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The Transport and Logistics industry relies on solutions that can move its people and cargo safely and efficiency, something which is becoming increasingly complex as fuel costs remain unstable, labour rates rise, traffic increases and the regulatory environment changes frequently. Operations are becoming more challenging but transport and logistics remain essential to an enterprise’s productivity and access to real-time data is a critical component.

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Topics: Internet of Things, EMEA, T&L, Warehousing

Five steps to ensure your WiFi network is industrial strength – Part 1

Posted by Steve Northcott October 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM

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This two part blog series covers five questions to ask and answer in order to ensure your WiFi network is industrial strength. In this first part we identify the first two of these five questions you should be asking.

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Topics: EMEA, Wireless LAN, Warehousing, Wifi