Ahold decided on a mobile printing solution due its flexibility. Barco, Ahold's local long-term channel partner for bar coding and mobile printing solutions recommended Zebra's QL 320 mobile printer. It had extensive experience of using this printer model in previous customer projects. Being light and easy to use, Zebra's QL™ series mobile printers ensured that employees were free to walk to areas where printing was quickest and easiest. Consequently this saved time by eliminating the need to move between stationary printers and pre-packaged meat products.
During implementation the Falcon 320 was successfully modified to run "mobile printing" as an extra option. Following a pilot programme in selected stores, the project's new mobile printing systems ensured that packages of meat were now being quickly and accurately labelled. Ahold subsequently decided to roll out the technology into all AHOLD Czech Republic super- and hypermarket stores nationwide.