Zebra Technologies Launches Independent Software Vendor Validation Programme

Zebra Technologies Launches Independent Software Vendor Validation Programme

Lincolnshire, IL, July 26, 2012 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in offering technologies that extend real-time visibility into business operations, today announced a new Independent Software Vendor (ISV) technical validation programme to help customers easily identify Zebra ISV Partner solutions that have been tested and demonstrated to work with Zebra products.  

Based on industry best practices, the Zebra Validation programme provides registered Zebra ISV Partners with a framework to verify the interoperability of their software applications; and gives them direct access to testing specialists at Zebra. 

The collaboration of these resources allows for the sharing of expertise, testing methodologies, and product specifications; to create a unique test plan designed to validate the integration of the solution.

"Zebra is excited to be engaged with our ISV partners as they develop applications that address emerging market opportunities and solve real customer business problems," said Bob Woodward, Director Global Partnerships - Software at Zebra Technologies. "We are committed to making it easy and effective to integrate Zebra enabling technologies into enterprise solutions."

Successful completion of the validation process enables the ISV partner to market and sell their application with the tested Zebra product(s) as a "Zebra Validated" solution.  The first partner to complete the new Zebra Validation Process is StepOne Systems with the validation of their StepOne RETAIL – Mobile Checkout application.

"Validation with Zebra Technologies is critical for our enterprise customers." says Todd Berner, CEO of StepOne Systems.  "Our customers need the confidence that the applications they have in thousands of their stores are going to execute flawlessly.  Zebra Technologies' Validation Programme allows us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering enterprise class mobile software that works each and every day."

Woodward added, "The validation of StepOne RETAIL – Mobile Checkout is an excellent example of Zebra working with an ISV Partner to provide a complete validated solution to address an emerging market opportunity.  Better collaboration between software and hardware vendors at the onset leads to efficiency and productivity gains for the customer as they implement technology-based solutions."

The Zebra Validation programme is a value-add collaboration between ISVs and Zebra that creates differentiation for partner ISVs in the market place and provides an added level of confidence to the customer. 

For more information on the Zebra validation programme visit www.zebra.com/validation  or email ISV_NALA_Support@zebra.com.

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About Zebra Technologies

A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) offers technologies that give a virtual voice to an organisation's assets, people and transactions, enabling organisations to unlock greater business value. The company's extensive portfolio of marking and printing technologies, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information to help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit www.zebra.com.

About StepOne Systems

StepOne Systems, LLC is a recognised leader in Enterprise Mobility Software with tens of thousands of users working each day in retail stores, on delivery vehicles, and in small warehouses. Through StepOne's ready-to-go applications and integration services, customers experience a fully supported, turn-key, mobile software solution that puts their enterprise systems in their employee's hands at the point of activity. For more information about StepOne's solutions, visit www.steponesystems.com.