Zebra Technologies’ Zatar Joins ARM mbed IoT Ecosystem to Accelerate Development

Mbed-enabled cloud working with multiple silicon partners

Lincolnshire, Ill. – Nov. 12, 2015 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in solutions and services that provide real-time visibility into organisations’ assets, people and transactions and ARM, the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier, today announced the integration of Zebra’s Zatar IoT Cloud Service as an mbed-enabled cloud service for seamless, out-of-the-box connectivity with ARM mbed-enabled devices for commercial services. By integrating the mbed-enabled Zatar, Zebra and ARM will help electronic manufacturers with mbed-enabled devices to rapidly and securely collect data from individual sensors to build end-to-end IoT solutions.

Zebra’s Zatar is also cloud partners with Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions; Freescale Semiconductor, enablers of secure, embedded processing solutions for the Internet of Tomorrow; and Renesas, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions. These relationships demonstrate Zatar’s growing IoT ecosystem, and the integration will help developers accelerate innovation and enhance business operations through connected devices and analysis of the data.


  • Zebra’s Zatar IoT Cloud Service is an ARM mbed-enabled cloud service integrated with the ARM mbed IoT device platform for information gathering from deployed sensors in any connected mbed-enabled device.
  • The integration between Zatar and ARM will allow products powered by ARM mbed-enabled chips to easily register and work with the Zatar IoT Cloud Service.
  • Zatar is collaborating with multiple mbed ecosystem silicon partners, including Atmel, Freescale and Renesas.
  • This partnership delivers solutions from the edge node to the cloud along with full software support, security and plug-and-play connection that works out of the box.


Zach Shelby, vice president, Marketing, IoT business, ARM
“Cloud service interoperability and integration for IoT devices is one of the biggest challenges facing developers. The mbed-enabled Zatar IoT Cloud Service allows developers to securely transfer data between connected devices and the cloud with minimal effort and write applications that can work with heterogeneous hardware platforms, which will accelerate the creation and deployment of IoT solutions at scale.”    

Steve Pancoast, vice president, Software Development, Applications and Tools, Microcontroller Business Unit, Atmel Corporation
“Reducing complexity and ensuring secure connectivity are essential to making IoT a success.  As part of the IoT ecosystem, we’ve developed an off-the-shelf Wi-Fi platform leveraging our Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Xplained PRO to work directly with Zebra’s Zatar IoT Cloud Service and ARM mbed for seamless secure connectivity.  We are excited to team with Zebra and ARM to strengthen the growing IoT ecosystem and provide tools for next-generation IoT developers.”

Emmanuel Sambuis, director, Connectivity and IoT, Freescale Semiconductor
“We are pleased to support Zebra’s Zatar IoT Cloud Service with our pervasive Freedom FRDM-K64F development platform. The Freescale Kinetis K64F board combined with ARM mbed and Zatar provides IoT system developers with an easy-to-use platform, leveraging mbed TLS and a multitude of connectivity protocols offering key features needed for rapid creation of cloud connected IoT devices.”

Vin D’Agostino, vice president, General Purpose Products Business Unit, Renesas Electronics America
“Our long history of collaboration with Zebra allowed us to unite the Renesas Synergy Platform with the Zatar IoT Cloud Service seamlessly. With our combined solution, the possibilities are endless. Customers can gain greater visibility into their operations to reach new levels of growth, efficiency and service while accelerating time-to-market and reducing product development risks. Together, Renesas Synergy and Zatar provide a ready-made, mbed-enabled IoT reference design for architecting end-to-end solutions from embedded devices all the way to cloud-enabled asset and people tracking enterprise systems."

Phil Gerskovich, senior vice president, New Growth Platforms, Zebra Technologies
“The IoT ecosystem is going to be critical for its commercialization so we are focused on our growing ecosystem and alliances with mbed-enabled, embedded microcontroller and semiconductors manufacturers. As an mbed-enabled cloud service, Zatar can help mbed-enabled devices be quickly commercialized with low risk and standardization.”

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About ARM
About ARM 
ARM is at the heart of the world’s most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation in of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 50 billion Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the conversation at http://community.arm.com.

About Zebra Technologies
Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) makes businesses as smart and connected as the world we live in. Zebra tracking and visibility solutions transform the physical to digital, creating the data streams enterprises need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses, and empower their mobile workforces. For more information, visit www.zebra.com.

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