Zebra Technologies’ Next-Generation Solutions recognised with Four iF Design Awards 2017

Uniquely designed Zebra products help enterprise customers improve productivity and customer service

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – March 27, 2017 –  Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, announced that its TC8000 and TC5 series touch computers, DS3600 scanner and Total Wearable Solutions each received the prestigious iF award in the product design category.

Established in 1953, the iF World Design Awards promote industrial design with one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions. The 2017 awards were among the most competitive ever, with judges evaluating as many as 5,575 entries from 59 countries. The winners were recognised during a special ceremony on March 10 in Munich, Germany.


  • The ergonomic, lightweight TC8000 mobile computer offers an innovative design that reduces muscle effort by eliminating the need for “tilt and verify” motions warehouse workers repeatedly conduct with traditional devices. Shaving seconds off each repetitive motion saves one hour per worker per shift – increasing productivity by an average of 14 percent based on more efficient workflow.
  • The design of the TC5 Series touch mobile computers satisfies the durability, power and security needs of business users while offering a consumer-device-like interface which better meets the expectations of today’s end users. Watch this video to learn more.
  • The DS3600 ultra-rugged series of scanners, which are 23 percent more durable than any other scanner in its class, provide unstoppable scanning performance enabling peak productivity throughout enterprise environments.
  • The easy-to-use WT6000 industrial wearable computer and the RS6000 ring scanner are part of  Zebra’s Total Wearable Solutions portfolio, designed to drive greater warehouse efficiency and worker effectiveness. The rugged yet elegant industrial design of the wearable system ensures maximum uptime in the most demanding of environments, resulting in a 15 percent boost in worker productivity and 39 percent fewer errors than typical voice-only solutions.

Paul Flowers, Chief Design Officer, LIXIL Water Technology Group, UK
The iF competition is clearly attracting some of the best companies and designers around the world. The arduous task the judges face is to identify not only beautiful design, but also to recognise where that design offers consumers and retailers a real sense of value. When a product recieves an iF award, it really stands for something: it stands for a clear intention and a quality of execution, a quality of materials, a quality of thinking.”

Tom Bianculli, Chief Technology Officer, Zebra Technologies
“Our mission at Zebra Technologies is to enable greater visibility and productivity at the point of activity through our innovative products and enterprise asset intelligence solutions. Winning four 2017 iF design awards reflects our dedication to deeply understanding our customer’s business needs and translating that understanding into unique designs that enable unprecedented levels of workforce productivity and customer service."

About Zebra
With the unparalleled visibility Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) provides, enterprises become as smart and connected as the world we live in. Real-time information – gleaned from visionary solutions including hardware, software and services – gives organisations the competitive edge they need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses and customers, and empower their mobile workers to succeed in today’s data-centric world. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for our news alerts. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Media contact:
Gilles Gabillet
Zebra Technologies
Tel +33 620992 425

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