Zebra Technologies and Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions Collaborate on Food Safety Reference Solution

Mobile sensors and Internet of Things platform supports automated electronic records

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – April 5, 2016 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in solutions and services that provide real-time visibility into organisations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced at MODEX 2016, that it is collaborating with Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions to offer a complete reference design for the development of food safety solutions. 

With the advent of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food and beverage manufacturers, produce growers and retailers are deploying digital solutions to manage their food safety and compliance needs. The reference design extends the capabilities of Zebra’s recently announced smart refrigeration solution to mobile supply chain scenarios - providing real-time intelligence and electronic records of integrity to meet food safety guidelines.


  • The easy-to-deploy, cloud-based temperature monitoring solution uses wireless sensors, mesh networking, mobile computers and the Zatar Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service.
  • The solution also utilizes the Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions’ Cross Domain Development Kit (XDK) that includes multiple sensors for monitoring various product conditions.
  • A user-friendly dashboard, real-time alerts and notifications for proactive actions provide companies with a simple, accurate way to monitor their products.
  • The solution works together with Zebra mobile computers and printers allowing users to remain mobile and connected to information that will help improve productivity and workflows.



Steffen Zacharias, general manager, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions North America

“We are excited about the collaboration of these two innovative companies to address a critical aspect of our lives – food safety. Combining the ease-of-use and flexibility of Bosch’s XDK and Zebra’s logistics and cloud technologies enables continuous and real-time monitoring as well as the flexibility to support future solutions. We build on the true concept of the IoT - a solution ‘Invented for life.’ ”

Tom Bianculli, vice president, Emerging Technology Office, Zebra Technologies                     

“Visibility across the food supply chain is vital today for protecting consumers and meeting regulatory demands.  Zebra is focused on building an ecosystem around its Zatar platform that will enable partners to create enterprise applications for our customers. By developing this reference design with Bosch, we are helping partners build and enable compelling food safety solutions.”


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