Zebra Technologies Receives CRN® 2016 Tech Innovator Award

3600 Ultra-Rugged Scanner Series Takes Top Honors in the 2016 Internet of Things Category


LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Nov. 16, 2016 – 
Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, announced today that CRN,® a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Zebra’s 3600 Ultra-Rugged series of barcode scanners with a 2016 CRN Tech Innovator Award. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software or services that have helped move the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2016 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 230 products across 27 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users' IT challenges. The 3600 Ultra-Rugged series took top honors in the Internet of Things (IoT) category.  

In manufacturing plants, warehouses, outdoor yards and seaports, business success relies on scanners in workers’ hands. Delivering the right products to the right customer on time depends on the fast, accurate capture of barcodes. The purpose-built 3600 series offers the industry’s highest drop, tumble and sealing specifications in its class along with the industry’s first IP67-rated scanner capable of enduring complete water immersion for up to 30 minutes. With corded or cordless models that provide superior scanning performance on any barcode in practically any condition, its powerful multi-code feature captures up to 20 barcodes with a single press of the trigger.

“Zebra is honored to be recognized as a 2016 Tech Innovator for the 3600 series,” said Bob Sanders, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Data Capture Solutions, Zebra. “The 3600 series was built to exceed industry standards for durability, scan performance and manageability, enabling customers to benefit from innovative hardware and software features that improve worker productivity and reduce the total cost of ownership of mobility solutions.”

“CRN recognizes vendor offerings that excel in increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments and end users through innovation and technical advancement,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “From cloud to data storage to the Internet of Things, the products on this year’s list solve a wide range of difficult IT problems, truly enabling solution providers to better serve their customers.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN.


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 – give organizations 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. Follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.


About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com


Media Contacts:
Bill Abelson
Zebra
+1-631-738-4751
bill.abelson@zebra.com

Melanie Turpin
The Channel Company
(508) 416-1195
mturpin@thechannelco.com

Industry Analyst Contact:
Caitlin DeRango
Zebra
+1-847-793-5896
cderango@zebra.com


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