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It’s not news to anyone at this point that visibility has become an indispensable necessity in today’s complicated supply chains. Although new demands and changing guidelines seem to affect every industry across the globe, not every visibility solution is fit to address your needs. Moreover, as demands grow, businesses are faced with multiple factors to track, from delivery times to storage status, to worker safety. Therefore, to better serve our wide variety of customers, Avalon Integration has taken the time to unfold the unique benefits and features of three of Zebra’s most popular tracking solutions, crafted for dependable visibility in today’s unprecedented changes.

Start small with durable identification

Durable Identification with Zebra Labels

Zebra Certified Consumables as a cost-effective and simple way to ensure accurate identification

When increasing operational visibility, we’ve found that even the smallest changes can yield big results. With that in mind, we turn to your labeling and identification system. Recent surveys have found that over half of “lost orders” are misplaced due to faulty labels that carry vital delivery and storage information. To prevent your stock’s information from getting lost (and eventually jeopardizing your product), we recommend evaluating the following label criteria:

  • Adhesive strength
  • Surface coating
  • Resistance to temperatures, moisture, dust exposure
  • Reel orientation and perforations

Not only can cheap labels harm your printer, but they can peel off or fade away over time, resulting in misplaced and inaccurate orders that hinder the customer experience. To amplify labeling efficiency, Avalon has continuously recommended Zebra Certified Consumables as a cost-effective and simple way to ensure accurate identification no matter the size of your operations. 

Take it up a notch with intelligent applications

RFID Solutions with Intelligent Applications

While RFID solutions serve as a modernized option to track assets and inventory simultaneously

As your business grows, so does the need for flawless technology, which is why when even one device goes missing, your whole team may suffer. As a matter of fact, 80% of costs attributed to lost devices come from data breaches, meaning that one lost tablet could very well impact your whole operation depending on what sort of data it holds.

While RFID solutions serve as a modernized option to track assets and inventory simultaneously, there are other cost-effective tools you can use to track your devices. For example, all of Zebra’s Android-powered mobile computers provide you with access to Mobility DNA applications that expand insight into your devices’ performance.

  • Device Tracker – Ensure continuous uptime with an application that helps you locate your misplaced device anywhere in the workplace.
  • PowerPrecision – Manage battery lifecycles across your entire digital fleet and pinpoint when a mobile device is underperforming to prevent surprise downtime.
  • LifeGuard – Extend security measures with recurrent 90-day patches that keep your devices updated automatically and silently. 
  • Device Diagnostics – Test major systems and deploy simple diagnostics to keep devices running and available without overburdening your IT department.

Expand visibility across the supply chain with RFID-powered MotionWorks

RFID Powered MotionWorks Warehouse

Zebra MotionWorks provide the greatest ease of use, flexibility, and versatility

Last, but certainly not least, when tracking multiple assets, products, and workers throughout the supply chain, visibility solutions like Zebra MotionWorks provide the greatest ease of use, flexibility, and versatility. Customize and grow your system to incorporate new goals by tracking:

  • Crucial assets – Manage all your deployed tools to verify location, condition, performance, and need all in real-time.
  • Material flow – Track and automate the flow of material while updating your WMS and ERP systems with actionable data that can be used to adjust to changes in demand.
  • Yard systems – Increase gate transaction speed to make sure inventory is transported to the correct dock in a timely fashion.

Bring the dependability of accurate tracking to where it matters most with the new MotionWorks Proximity for seamless worker safety, deployed directly on your Zebra mobile device. Reduce touchpoints to prevent germ spread and count on a user-friendly interface that accelerates safe and efficient contact tracing. 

In response to the health-crisis,  Zebra and Avalon have leveraged MotionWorks for efficient Worker Safety. Tune in to our newest podcast to learn more:

Of course, the above three suggestions fail to encompass the multitude of ways you can efficiently grow operational visibility without increasing costs. To learn how you can integrate a modernized visibility solution in your business, contact our automation specialists for a comprehensive assessment of your workflows.

In this digital age, technology can be either a bridge to new opportunities or an inconvenient wall of unsolved challenges. Here to break through these walls in Zebra’s new generation of handhelds, the TC57. Engineered for the future, the all-touch computer demolishes boundaries with innovative connectivity that extends well beyond the conventional warehouse. 

Powered with the latest version of Android, the TC57 proves itself to be ready for the future as it prepares for both the eventual OS migration and the increasing need for global connectivity.

TC57 can help with Deliveries in a Truck

Stay connected anywhere, any time with pre-installed WorryFree WiFi, Zebra’s solution to faltering and weak cellular connection that plagues remote workers. Expect exemplar and continuous results from your remote team as the app finds and maintains WiFi regardless of location. Plus, equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and Public Safety LTE, the TC57 offers multiple connectivity options, making it the most versatile choice for your diverse workforce. 

TC57 Scanning a Delivery

See more and do more, with the TC57’s enhanced camera and display system. Sporting the latest touchscreen technology, screens remain responsive to both gloved fingers and styluses, maintaining functionality in even the harshest environments. Moreover, each device is equipped with a 5MP front-facing camera supporting Visible Light Communication -the latest positioning technology. From video calls to remote repairs, connect your team, clients, and even support team.

Also, each device comes with a 13MP rear-facing color camera, making technical support easier than ever with crisp photos and videos.

TC57 Delivery in Sunlight scanning a box

Rugged from the inside out is the nature of Zebra products, and this handheld is no different. Backed by Zebra’s fortified Android, the TC57 is integrated future-proof technology, extending its lifespan with reliable OS updates and security patches necessary for a more global connection. 

Equipped with PowerPrecision+, monitoring remote devices has become simpler as one single TC57 can track the battery life of up to 10,000 devices, preserving complete functionality. And when replacing battering is finally necessary, count on Warm Swap to change batteries without closing out apps or powering down.

Finally, like any Zebra product, the TC57 breaks the mold with its rugged exterior, making it weather-proof, dust resistant, and scratch-proof. While it resembles consumer cellphones, the TC57 is protected by a unibody that prevents shattered parts and Corning Gorilla Glass securing the touch panel, ideal for warehouse and remote workers alike.

The world may be getting smaller, but ideas are only getting bigger. Reach out today to discover more ways the TC57 expands productivity in, out, and around your workforce. Integrate the most resourceful piece of technology into your diverse team with Avalon Integration.  

The U.S.A. alone produces over 9 million tons of electronic waste every year, disposing of over 60 million dollars worth of precious metals such as gold, silver, and copper, every time a newly upgraded device is released. With technology set to thrive more than ever, Avalon integration is committed to providing the most innovative and updated technology to your business with Zebra’s TC72, a touch-computer with limitless possibilities… now without the negative environmental impact.

4 Green Reasons to Upgrade to the TC72

Four Green Reasons to Upgrade to the TC72

From business-orientated apps to advanced touch-screen technology, the TC72 presents a variety of future-proof applications and functions, as well as five top features that benefit you, your workforce, and the planet.

  • The ultra-rugged design prevents damage from accidental falls, scratches, and spills, reducing early disposal
  • PowerPrecision app consolidates battery monitoring features onto one single device, alerting you when other devices need battery replacements
  • High-speed processor ensures automatic OS and security updates, eliminating the need for costly device updates in the future
  • 15-hour battery life lessens charge time and consumed energy without compromising WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity throughout an entire shift.

Avalon Integration Offers the TC72 with Sustainability That Fits a Budget

TC72 has Sustainability That Fits a Budget

And best of all, the TC72 is now available through the GO Zebra Trade-In program. Skip adding electronic waste and save as much as $100 when you send us your reclaim form along with eligible legacy devices with Avalon Integration.

Before disposing of any outdated tech, make sure to run through the list of qualified legacy devices in the various trade-in programs hosted by Avalon Integration. Not only could you get cash-back and rebates on your next purchase, but you can also maximize production and streamline your workforce with the help of the latest technology offered at a rebated price.

Whatever your needs are, Avalon Integration is here to help. From ground-breaking solutions and hardware to lessening your carbon footprint, find the solutions to your business needs. Contact us to get a free estimate on how to integrate the TC72 into your workforce and for more affordable, sustainable, and dependable solutions.

Without the proper channels of communication, the productivity of any business can falter, leading to poor customer experience, staff dissatisfaction, and increased chances of errors. To prevent the issue, Avalon Integration is proud to introduce the TC72 as one of  Zebra’s best all-touch computers when it comes to durability and connectivity.

The TC72 Offers Connection That Goes Beyond a Wifi Signal

The TC72 Offers Connection That Goes Beyond a Wifi Signal

Whether in the hands of front-line or warehouse employees, the TC72 brings advanced connectivity for your whole business. Following a long line of rugged high-quality all-touch computers, the TC72 offers a variety of indispensable features to enhance the functionality of your entire workforce in and out of the warehouse.

  • Familiar Android 8.1 OS lowers the learning curve
  • Long-range and omnidirectional scanners work to accommodate any work environment
  • Ultra-rugged design withstands any weather condition and 8-foot drops.
  • 5MP color camera facilitates video calls

But these are only a few of the TC72’s offline features.

With the TC72 There’s an App for That

With the TC72 There’s an App for That

Equipped with four new mobility DNA applications, the TC72 gathers the strength of a workforce at the palm of your hands.

  • WorryFree WiFi guarantees sustainable internet service anywhere at any time, allowing your access-points to communicate with more than one device at the same time.
  • PowerPrecision Console manages battery life from all your devices on one screen, preventing future downtime from battery damage
  • LifeGuard Analytics quickly updates your Android devices automatically or with just one click of a button, additionally offering Zebra OneCare Support to ease OS and security updates
  • StageNow facilitates workforce concentration with new Restricted Mode, letting you deactivate Google Mobile Services whenever needed.     

And thanks to its fully developed and high-speed processor, the TC72 comes with built-in application support for future Android OS and apps updates, making it virtually future-proof for at least the next two years.

With the TC72, you and your workforce don’t have to settle for less. Enhance your communication channels when you trade in your legacy devices through Avalon Integration, and start connecting your team on one ultra-rugged and innovative device.

The Zebra TC51 mobile computer proved valuable to many of Avalon Integration’s customers—in manufacturing, warehouses, distribution centers, and for field mobility. Looking every bit like a smartphone, the TC51 provided far more ruggedness and computing power than anything in its class. Then, Zebra upped the game and launched the TC52 which delivers a whole new gold standard in enterprise-touch computing.

Our curious techs recently took a close look at Zebra’s next-gen mobile computer to see what more it can offer. Here’s what we found.

Android is a Smart OS Choice for the Zebra TC52

Zebra TC52 Scanning Medical Barcode Basket

Let’s face it. A majority of your workers are familiar with Android. They use it on their personal technology. So, why not take advantage of this common platform and streamline the training required for enterprise use? With Android poised to gain market share—the result of both its own advances and the demise of Microsoft Windows Mobile for business use—this platform will give you ease of use, quick user adoption, a large developer community, and the higher level of security you need to protect your data.

Zebra pre-installs Mobility Extensions (Mx) on its handheld computers. This fortified Android integrates government-grade, AES-256 data encryption.

The View Is Great

Zebra TC52 Working in Warehouse by a utilities worker looking for a part

The TC52 features a 5-inch display, plenty of room for viewing apps, even the graphics-intensive ones. The screen is designed to give you maximum readability, even when you’re working outside on a sunny day.

The dual-mode capacitive touchscreen lets you input data using a stylus or your finger, including one that is gloved. The fingerprint-resistant, anti-smudge coating prevents all the annoying marks that build up there.

Zebra also integrated six programmable soft keys. Program them to allow one-touch access to the most frequently used apps and features.

To keep this productivity power tool in action, Zebra incorporates a PowerPrecision+ high-capacity battery. Get 14 hours from one charge, and the warm swap innovation allows you to change the battery without powering down the device.

Image and Data Capture Are Superior

Zebra TC52 showcasing its improved data capture in a hardware store

For enterprise use, the power to take photos and videos, scan barcodes, and do video calls is important. Zebra gets that. The TC52 has two cameras. The 5-megapixel front-facing camera enables video calling. The 13-megapixel rear camera provides high-resolution images, great for documenting proof-of-condition and viewing schematics to improve efficiency.

Whether you’re scanning 1D, 2D, or Digimarc barcodes or grabbing signatures or text, the integrated PRZM Intelligent Imaging feature allows for faster data capture. The TC52’s omnidirectional scanning means the user doesn’t need to precisely line up the device with the barcode, which accelerates the process. And the scanner easily reads barcodes that are scratched, damaged, poorly printed, and on an electronic screen, a real boost for your mobile workforce productivity.

The TC52 is Built to last

Zebra TC52 Working in Grocery Store

Zebra’s hardware is known for its ruggedness, and the TC52 is a perfect example. The unibody design presents bodyguard-level protection. IP65 and IP67 sealing keep dust, dirt, and other unwanted particles from getting to the inner workings of the mobile computer.

The touchscreen and imager window uses Corning Gorilla Glass, coated with water droplet rejection. This feature gives outstanding protection against scratching, cracking, and shattering. All of these rugged design enhancements contribute to a device that can handle drops on concrete, tumbles inside a service vehicle, exposure to water, snow, and rain, and the dusty conditions of a demanding workspace.

There’s a lot more to love about the Zebra TC52. In our next article, we’ll look at the Mobility DNA that elevates the value of this rugged industrial computer and expedites the ROI.

Click here to experience the TC52 handheld computer or contact Avalon Integration to schedule a demo. You really need to see it to appreciate its impact on your workflow.

Your mobile workforce needs to be well equipped to handle the demands of working remotely. They should have rugged devices that can handle the rigors of road work, like bouncing around inside a dusty service vehicle and handling snow, ice, rain, and extreme temperatures. But rugged isn’t the only feature for efficiency. Zebra recently launched a new generation of the TC56 and Avalon Integration took a look. The new Zebra TC52 touch computer takes maximum mobility outside the four walls and far into the field.

Familiar Smartphone Appearance for Maximum Mobility
The Zebra TC52 has a Familiar Appearance for Maximum Mobility

When we first unboxed the TC52, it was obvious that the sleek smartphone styling had been continued into the new version. The comfort, familiarity, and ease of use are important when sending workers into the field with new technology for maximum mobility. Unlike a smartphone though, your workers can enter data on the touchscreen with a gloved finger, in addition to a stylus or finger.

More Secure Android for the Enterprise and Maximum Mobility

The TC52 comes pre-loaded with Zebra’s fortified Android—basically, a powered-up version of the operating system with enterprise-class features. You don’t have the worries of the open platform because Zebra’s Mobility Extensions (Mx) use AES-256 encryption, the high level demanded government use.

Ready for Tough Stuff
The TC52 is Ready For The Tuff Stuff

Zebra designed and built this rugged handheld like its many others, with the ability to hit a hard floor or surface without breaking. All those tumbles off the dashboard or into the snow won’t stop the TC52 from doing its job. The Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display and image window from shattering and scratches.

Robust Connectivity

When your work takes you to remote places, you need technology that can grab a cellular network connection without hesitation. This handheld computer allows for increased data capacity and speeds up to 2 Mbps, as well as supporting the Public Safety LTE network for first responders. The TC52’s technology also supports Visible Light Communication (VLC), Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, and Wi-Fi for maximum mobility. The WorryFree WiFi feature finds the strongest Wi-Fi connection and delivers outstanding roaming performance.

Better Cameras
The TC52 has Better Camera for any environment

For recording data—whether it’s a signature or a video—the TC52’s two cameras are designed to handle every task. The front-facing camera is 5 MP, a great tool for video conferencing. The rear-facing 13 MP camera provides the high-resolution imaging you need for documenting damaged materials and proof of delivery. A field service person can get support from the field by zooming in on a repair challenge and sharing it with the office tech staff.

14-Hour Battery Life
The Zebra TC52 has a 14-Hour Battery Life for Maximum Mobility

Zebra installs the PowerPrecision+ battery in the TC52 mobile computer. Even on a long shift, the device keeps working. If it does run out, you don’t have to power down the handheld, because the Warm Swap feature lets you make the exchange while it’s still running—eliminating the interruption in workflow.

When you’re sending out your mobile workforce with expectations to do their best work with the utmost accuracy and efficiency, give them the tools to do it. Rugged handhelds that are purpose-built, like the Zebra TC52, represent a smart investment with a solid return.

If you’d like to look more closely at this mobile computer, watch this video. Better yet, contact Avalon Integration to arrange a free demo.