Join the Programme

Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) Programme

Join the Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) Programme

At Zebra Technologies we recognize the value of fostering, maintaining and supporting a global network of technology providers in bringing comprehensive mobility solutions to customers. With the Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) Programme, Zebra Technologies teams with best-in-class product manufacturers that offer high-quality accessories that complement Zebra Technologies mobile computing products.

Designed to help you be more successful and drive business growth, the IHV Programme not only provides resources that help to facilitate product development, but also helps to raise your credibility and visibility in the marketplace.

Programme Highlights

Product Development 
Product roadmaps, interface documentation, debugging tools, and other resources help you develop accessories that align with the specifications of Zebra Technologies mobile computing solutions.

Product Testing
To be referenced in the programme, accessories must have met the criteria of one of the following tests: 

  • Zebra Technologies Validated accessories pass a further level of testing beyond compatibility. The validation process is designed to ensure the accessory meets its own specifications and has obtained the necessary regulatory approvals. Additionally, Zebra Technologies provides customers with Tier 1 and Tier 2 support for these products.
  • Zebra Technologies Solutions Compatible accessories are thoroughly tested by their vendor for interface requirement compliance and functionality, to help ensure they do not hinder the performance of the Zebra Technologies mobile computer.

Marketing Support
Accessory testing is also a key sales and marketing tool. The "Zebra Technologies Validated" or "Zebra Technologies Compatible" logo may* be used in the marketing of accessories that have successfully met the criteria for one of the testing programmes. From product documentation to web sites and other marketing tools, use of these logos provides customers, the Zebra Technologies sales teams and channel partners with more confidence in your product's performance and/or interoperability with Zebra Technologies products. At the same time, use of the powerful Zebra Technologies brand on your marketing and sales tools helps you enhance and expand your presence in the marketplace.

One of the key benefits of programme participation is greater visibility to customers as well as to the Zebra Technologies sales teams and mobile computing channel partners. Both vendors and their products are posted on Zebra Technologies' corporate web site at, as well as in an internal Zebra Technologies accessory catalog. 

*Such logo use may be withheld by Zebra Technologies at any time upon notice. 

Customer Support 
If your product achieves the Zebra Technologies Validated designation, Zebra Technologies will provide Tier 1 support to our joint customers on your behalf.