Tommy Chapman


Meet the Manufacturer: Zebra Technologies

Published On: 10 May 2019By 4 min readCategories: Mobile EPoS, Retail, Retail EPoSTags: , ,

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At RMS, we believe in providing the best retail hardware for companies both big and small. Whether your business needs barcode scanners, label printers or ID card printers Zebra Technologies offer standout options that we are proud to provide.

Initially founded in 1969 as Data Specialities Incorporated (a manufacturer of high-speed electromechanical products), a change of focus towards labelling and ticketing occurred in 1982. The Zebra Technologies brand was born in 1986, and the company went on to be publicly traded in 1991. Strategic mergers and acquisitions, including the 2014 acquisition of the Motorola Solutions Enterprise Business, have been followed by a legacy of constant innovation – Zebra hold over 4,200 patents.

Zebra is the #1 manufacturer of Rugged Mobile Computers, Data Capture, Barcode Printing and Mobile RFID devices. The company has won five consecutive prestigious Red Dot design awards, operates in over 100 countries and employs over 7,000 people.

Zebra is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, have more than 80 offices worldwide and an annual revenue exceeding $3.7 billion.

Award Winning Design

In 2018, the TC20 mobile computer and TC25 rugged smartphone were awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award for product design. This marked the fourth consecutive year Zebra has received this prestigious honour. Other winning devices include the super robust Zebra DS3678-ER cordless scanner and the novel thumb-triggered RS507 ring scanner.

Product Spotlight: Zebra TC21/26 Handheld Touch Computer

Zebra TC21 Handheld

The industry-leading TC21 and TC26 offer WiFi, cellular, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC connectivity.  Select the WiFi-only TC21 for workers inside the four walls or the TC26 with WiFi/cellular connectivity for workers out in the field. These rugged devices have an IP rating of 67 and can withstand multiple drops to concrete, offering the ultimate in durability.

Zebra’s Mobility DNA tools are pre-loaded on the TC21/TC26 so it’s ready to go right out of the box, making it easier to stage, secure and troubleshoot your devices, restrict access to specific features and applications and more.

Product Spotlight: Zebra TC53 Handheld Mobile Computer

Zebra TC53 Mobile Computing

The TC53 Handheld Mobile Computer from Zebra is one of the first members of a new generation of Zebra mobile computers with enhanced design and features, including 5G and WiFi 6E.  This class-leading device has superior processing power, memory and storage thanks to the next-generation Qualcomm 6490 octa-core processor, up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Flash, plus a 2 TB MicroSD card slot.

Users with standard scanning range requirements can choose the SE4720 1D/2D scan engine, or for extended range requirements, the SE55 1D/2D Advanced Range scan engine with Intellifocus technology can scan items both in-hand or across the room. Both device specifications deliver first-time capture of barcodes, whatever the condition.

Product Spotlight: Zebra ZD421 Direct Thermal Label Printer

Zebra ZD421C Direct Thermal Printer

Zebra’s ZD421 is an advanced desktop label printer with the flexibility, features, security and reliability users need. Featuring Zebra’s proprietary Print DNA software, the ZD421 is easy to setup, operate, maintain and manage either onsite or remotely. Thermal transfer, direct thermal, healthcare and ribbon cartridge models are available to support a wide range of verticals and applications.

Product Spotlight: Zebra ZQ630

Zebra ZQ630 Mobile Label Printer

The ZQ630 mobile printer delivers all the features you need on the go.  Retail staff can print everything from item tags, shelf labels, markdown and discount labels and sales receipts, right at the point of need. This class-topping mobile printer includes a large colour display, fast 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless connections, advanced battery technology to last a full shift and powerful remote management tools.

Future of Zebra

One of Zebra’s main focuses in recent years has been on the future of fulfilment. As experts in labelling and scanning, Zebra are in a great position to innovate during the digitalisation of the supply chain. Some of the findings from their major Future of Fulfilment study are shown below. For example, just 39% of the operators questioned deem themselves to be “omni-channel”.

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At RMS, we’re delighted to be suppliers of Zebra hardware. They are a perfect match for our vision for omnichannel retailers. See the full range of Zebra hardware on our website.

Financing Your New EPoS Equipment

RMS have partnered with Bluestar Leasing to offer our customers an affordable means to lease their new EPoS equipment. To obtain an instant lease quotation through our quotation tool, select your business type, input the net cost of your new equipment and choose your lease term.

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