Must-See Technology: Zebra’s New Barcode Scanning Innovations

Few companies can afford to overlook opportunities to improve operational efficiency and profitability, so it’s always important to evaluate your barcode scanning technologies and be aware of new developments in scanning performance.

In this article, we take a look at several recent innovations from Zebra Technologies that offer major improvements in scanning efficiency and durability.

3600 Series Ultra-Rugged Scanners

If you’re using barcode scanners in a tough environment and want to get better scanning performance and avoid expensive replacement and repair costs, Zebra’s 3600 Series Ultra-Rugged Scanners should definitely be on your radar.

Zebra’s newest scanners are virtually indestructible and can withstand everything from 8-foot concrete drops to thousands of tumbles and even a full-force hose-down.

Here’s a quick rundown of their amazing durability:

  • 23% more durable than any competing barcode scanner
  • Withstands extreme operating temperatures ranging from -4° F to 122° F
  • Can be stored at temperatures as cold as -40° F or as hot as 158° F.
  • Dustproof, spray proof, and waterproof with IP65 and IP67-rated sealing
  • Withstands drops to concrete from up to 8 feet
  • Easily survived Zebra’s grueling test of 5,000 consecutive tumbles
  • Scratch-resistant and recessed scanning exit window for extreme durability

With Zebra’s advanced scanning engine, these devices also scan 1D and 2D barcodes the first time, every time—even if a barcode is dirty, smudged, damaged, or poorly printed.

With a multi-code feature, you can also scan up to 20 barcodes with a single press of a trigger, and you can choose a long-range model that scans barcodes from up to 70 feet.

Zebra’s PowerPrecision+ smart battery technology provides power for up to 70,000 scans, including a gauge for visibility into your battery power. It’s also the first device in its class that monitors the battery’s age and ability to hold a charge.

TC8000 Touch Mobile Computer

If you’re looking for a major boost in scanning productivity, Zebra’s TC8000 touch mobile computer is a revolutionary new solution that increases worker productivity by 14% per worker per shift.

Instead of having to tilt a device to see scanning results, Zebra has placed a 4” hi-res screen atop the device’s handle, with a proximity sensor on the rear of the screen. Your workers can simply pull the trigger and simultaneously see the scanning results on the screen.

The device decreases repetitive motion by 55% and is also 33% lighter to carry than other mobile computers. The TC8000’s Android touch screen interface also enables 40% faster data entry with 60% fewer errors, and it provides up to three shifts of power on a single charge.

TC25 Smartphone Scanner

If you’re using consumer-grade smartphones for barcode scanning and struggling with having to line up and scan barcodes properly, Zebra’s TC25 smartphone device is an ideal solution.

The TC25 is a rugged smartphone that includes a built-in barcode scanner for vastly better and more accurate scanning performance. There’s no aiming or waiting required. Your workers can simply point, shoot, and capture barcodes as reliably as they would with a dedicated barcode scanning device. Plus you still get the full functionality and connectivity of a smartphone device.

Companion Scanners

Another alternative to inefficient barcode scanning with consumer tablets, laptops, and smartphones is Zebra’s companion scanners. These small, pocket-sized wireless devices pair with your other devices to provide fast, ultra-reliable 1D and 2D barcode scanning. With point-and-shoot simplicity, they instantly capture barcodes in virtually any condition.

Want to Get a Closer Look?

Contact Tri-State Business Systems to learn more about Zebra’s latest scanning technologies. Call us at 908-359-8001 or email us now.