SINGAPORE - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people and transactions, today reaffirmed its commitment to ramp up momentum for its Wireless LAN solutions for its partners and customers in Asia Pacific (APAC). At the company's recent Global Partner Summit - where the company also announced a new channel partner program - Zebra shared how its WLAN portfolio will continue to serve as one of the company's key solution offerings for a region that is brimming with opportunities from the rapid adoption and deployment of Internet-of-Things (IoT).
Ryan Goh, Vice President and General Manager, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific
"Businesses in Asia Pacific will continue to look to IoT solutions to address a variety of strategic, operational, and business challenges. Zebra aims to provide them exceptional wireless network solutions that will serve as the glue that brings together the power of IoT-enabled devices for seamless and simplified operations for the enterprise. Our experience in creating visibility solutions especially for the retail, transportation and logistics and manufacturing industries will solidify Zebra as the go-to partner for creating a smarter and more connected business world."
By the end of this year, research firm IDC estimates that the world's mobile workforce will reach 1.3 billion. The same study shows that the biggest increase in mobile workers will be in Asia Pacific. Affirming these findings, analyst firm Forrester showed that firms in Asia Pacific recognize the transformational role of IoT solutions - over 85% of those surveyed in a 2014 Forrester study believe that IoT solutions will be the most strategic technology initiative for their organization in a decade. Almost half of Asia Pacific companies surveyed already have WLAN technologies in place and see this technology as an important building block for IoT implementations.
Zebra recognizes how enterprises across vertical sectors in, retail and hospitality, transport & logistics, and manufacturing, will need to deliver optimum wireless network performance in response to the increasing need for seamless connectivity in the workplace. Zebra is committed to helping its valued partners maximize opportunities in an IoT- and mobility-ready APAC. Its comprehensively configured WLAN solutions for exceptional network performance, with its broad portfolio of voice, data and video-enabled devices, will serve to optimize connectivity between devices and applications.
In its recent quarterly earnings call, Zebra committed to give emphasis to its best-in-class WLAN solutions, with plans to meet the growing demands for WLAN applications in its focus verticals.
Zebra's suite of end-to-end solutions includes:
- Access points: Enterprise-level security and high performance network deployment for any LAN environment
- Ethernet wallplate switches: Cost-effective solutions to accommodate a large increase of Ethernet-enabled devices like IP-TVs and VoIP telephones for improved user experience
- Unified access platforms: Singular platform of wireless controllers and switch solutions for seamless roaming across wireless voice, video, data and multiple RF technologies.
- WiNG proprietary enterprise-class WLAN operating system: Easy-to-use and easy-to-understand graphical user operating interface for easy management of end-to-end WLAN infrastructure.
Grand Hyatt, an internationally recognized hotel chain, is a key customer that experienced immediate improvements in accommodation satisfaction ratings with Zebra's WLAN systems. By providing instant and convenient internet connectivity to guests and staff, the resort where the system was installed saw significant improvements in guest communications satisfaction scores and overall satisfaction ratings. The system provided exceptional reliability and speed, delivering up to 200 Mbps across the entire property. In just a few months, the property rose from near the bottom to the Top 10 in Hyatt's internal property satisfaction rankings. In addition to guestroom service, improved network performance in meeting rooms and public spaces is helping the brand attract important new corporate business.
Zebra aims to be an enabler of enterprise mobility by creating the data streams enterprises need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses through enterprise asset intelligence, and empower their mobile workforces. In order to continually meet customers' demands and keep their products services relevant, Zebra also recently renewed its channel partner program to educate and empower their partners. The programme offers them training opportunities, co-branding assets, sales & technical webinars and open channels for feedback, enabling them to better advise and engage with their customers. With valuable information on enterprise assets, people and transactions, Zebra's partners can make better business decisions, and increase productivity with real-time insights.
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About Zebra Technologies
Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) makes businesses as smart and connected as the world we live in. Zebra tracking and visibility solutions transform the physical to digital, creating the data streams enterprises need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses, and empower their mobile workforces. For more information, visit www.zebra.com/possibilities.
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