Zebra Technologies Wins IoT Innovation Award for Enterprise Solution of the Year

Zebra’s MotionWorks® Proximity Solution Recognized with 2021 Breakthrough Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 11, 2021 – IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market today, announced that Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), has been selected as the winner of the “IoT Innovation Award for Enterprise Solution of the Year.” Zebra Technologies, an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, was recognized in the 5th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program for its Zebra MotionWorks Proximity solution.

MotionWorks Proximity creates safer, healthier work environments, empowering businesses to more easily manage contact tracing and identify possibly exposed employees to help limit the spread of contagions. The solution alerts and proactively reminds employees to maintain social distancing, while also creating a record of proximity events for reporting purposes. Additionally, the solution’s dashboard helps organizations identify patterns where social distancing is not being maintained to ensure a safe working environment for all. 

Leveraging customers’ existing Bluetooth® Low-Energy (BLE)-enabled Zebra mobile devices and WiFi® infrastructure, MotionWorks Proximity is hosted in the cloud, making it easy for businesses to deploy the solution quickly. In most cases, this deployment only takes a few days.

“Zebra MotionWorks Proximity stood out among this year’s nominees by putting innovation at the forefront in addressing one of the most pressing concerns organizations have right now - how to send their employees back to work safely,“ said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “Zebra Technologies is empowering businesses to implement a comprehensive safety solution based on best practices that match their environments and workflows. We extend our sincere congratulations to the entire Zebra team for this well-deserved honor.”

Zebra MotionWorks Proximity goes beyond providing associates with just an alert; it also helps businesses determine when a particular job or work area needs to be redesigned to ensure proper social distancing. Proximity events gathered from employee devices and uploaded to the cloud provide operational visibility that can be used to fix workflow, workplace design or employee behavior issues.

“As the world adjusts to the increased safety requirements, businesses need a proven and trusted solutions leader to help keep employees healthy and support compliance with changing regulations,” said Bill Burns, Chief Product and Solutions Officer, Zebra Technologies. “We are proud of the momentum and response we’ve seen to our MotionWorks Proximity solution and humbled to be recognized by IoT Breakthrough as Enterprise Solution of the Year.”

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,850 nominations from companies all over the world.


About IoT Breakthrough
Part of the Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Internet-of-Things technologies, services, companies and products. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of IoT companies and products in categories including Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Smart City, Consumer IoT and more. For more information visit IoTBreakthrough.com.

About Zebra Technologies

Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, Zebra delivers industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions to enable every asset and worker to be visible, connected and fully optimized. The company’s market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. In 2020, Zebra made the Forbes Global 2000 list for the second consecutive year and was listed among Fast Company’s Best Companies for Innovators. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Participate in Zebra’s Your Edge blog, follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.