Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today unveiled the next generation of enterprise-class handheld mobile touch computers designed to help retail, manufacturing and transportation and logistics companies empower their front-line workers to deliver a superior level of customer service and satisfaction. These new models add to Zebra’s industry-leading portfolio of Android-based, enterprise-class mobility solutions available to customers and to Zebra’sPartnerConnect community.
Zebra’s newest Android-based TC52/TC57 andTC7 rugged mobile computers offer a unique blend of award-winning industrial design features combined with an enhancedMobility DNA (M-DNA) suite of productivity,administration, end-user applications and developer tools. The new touch computers build on Zebra’s highly-successful TC51/TC56,TC70x/TC75x and TC70/TC75 touch computer seriesith more than one million units shipped over the last five years, the innovative devices offer a proven platform of shared accessories and software on the common Android™ operating system (OS).
“As support for the Windows® Mobile/CE OS inches closer to ending, businesses must choose an alternative platform and mobile computing solution that will maximize workforce productivity and return on investment,” said David Krebs of VDC Research. “Zebra’s new TC5x and TC7x touch computers supported by M-DNA, build on their existing industry-leading mobile computing solutions, providing customers and partners with reliable, durable and modern mobile solutions to support their front-line workforce.”
The new TC5x and TC7x touch computers offer four new enhancements to the M-DNA suite designed to drive improved workforce productivity, security and connectivity. These enhancements include:
· PowerPrecision Console provides IT administrators with push notifications and an easy-to-read dashboard indicating color-coded battery health and status across a fleet of devices to easily spot and remove aging batteries.
· WorryFree Wi-Fi enhanced Wi-Fi radio technology supports workforce productivity with superior network connectivity and fast roaming. Wi-Fi issues are easily and quickly resolved through the Wi-Fi analyzer client app which offers analysis and troubleshooting in real-time.
· GMS Restricted Mode is an industry first enhancement for Zebra’s StageNowapp offering IT administrators the ability to customize device access to Google® Mobile Services (GMS) to improve work efficiency, privacy and security.
· LifeGuard for Android, Zebra’s extended security solution for customers with a Zebra OneCare®contract, delivers aggressive security/patch updates well beyond consumer support and now offers a dashboard for extra visibility and control over when and how devices are updated.