Zebra Technologies Introduces Rugged Tablets to Help Frontline Work Smarter and Faster

Cost-effective ET40 and ET45 tablets provide the features front-line workers need right out of the box

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today introduced the ET4x series, including the Android™- based ET40 and ET45 tablets, designed to help workers work smarter and faster. Businesses can choose the easy-to-carry 8-inch or 10-inch model for the best viewing of information-rich applications.


The enterprise-grade ET4x series is a general-purpose set of rugged tablets ideal for a wide range of use cases for delivery drivers and fulfillment personnel in transportation and logistics to retail associates performing assisted selling and line busting tasks. The ET4x series enables retailers to further improve the in-store customer experience by providing flexibility and support for multiple point-of-sale (POS) applications leveraging purpose-built business-class accessories. The payment-ready tablets feature options including tap-to-pay functionality for mobile POS, a new presentation stand for self-service and fixed POS, and a workstation set-up providing a desktop-like experience.

The ET4x series features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera to capture photos for proof of condition and visual in-store merchandising audits, while the 5-megapixel front-facing camera supports video calls that can help save time and reduce errors. An integrated 2D scanner enables fast, accurate data capture of barcodes in virtually any condition for retail price checks and inventory lookups or parcel track and trace. And support for Wi-Fi 6, 5G and citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) ensures connectivity in any environment and increased worker productivity.

“Zebra’s new ET4x series of tablets is delivering on businesses’ need for thin, light devices supported by enterprise-class features, service and support,” said Julie Johnson, Vice President & General Manager of Mobile Computing, Zebra Technologies. “The ET4x series will help mobile workers across a variety of industries improve productivity and responsiveness while excelling in demanding environments with everywhere connectivity and accessories designed for specific applications.”

Unlike consumer tablets, Zebra guarantees the ET4x series will be available for purchase for up to three years, eliminating mixed device deployments that are more time-consuming and costly for IT departments to support. With Zebra’s optional OneCare™ Maintenance Plans, businesses can rely on service and support for their ET40 and ET45 tablets for up to six years, helping front-line workers continue to perform at peak levels while also reducing device vulnerabilities, unbudgeted repair expenses, and unexpected disruptions.

The ET4x series of tablets include select Zebra Mobility DNA software tools to optimize workflows, and improve communications and usability for mobile workers. These tools include Mobility Extensions (Mx), which adds powerful enterprise-class security and manageability features to the standard Android operating system and StageNow, which allows businesses to stage a handful or thousands of devices in seconds.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Zebra’s new cost-effective ET4x series of 8- and 10-inch Android-based rugged tablets are designed to replace consumer-grade tablets in multiple industries and environments, including retail and transportation and logistics.

  • The enterprise-grade ET4x series of tablets support Wi-Fi 6, 5G and CBRS – helping increase worker productivity and ensuring connectivity in any environment.

  • Unlike consumer tablets, the ET40 and ET45 tablets will be available for purchase for up to three years and can be supported for up to six years with Zebra’s optional OneCare™ Maintenance plans.

ABOUT ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES

Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers organizations to thrive in the on-demand economy by making every front-line worker and asset at the edge visible, connected and fully optimized. With an ecosystem of more than 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra serves customers of all sizes – including 94% of the Fortune 100 – with an award-winning portfolio of hardware, software, services and solutions that digitize and automate workflows. Supply chains are more dynamic, customers and patients are better served, and workers are more engaged when they utilize Zebra innovations that help them sense, analyze and act in real time. Zebra recently expanded its industrial automation portfolio with its Fetch Robotics acquisition and increased its machine vision and AI software capabilities with the acquisitions of Adaptive Vision, antuit.ai and Matrox Imaging. Zebra is #25 on newsweek’s inaugural list of America’s Most Loved Workplaces and #79 on Forbes’ list of America’s 500 Best Midsize Employers. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.

ZEBRA and the stylized Zebra head are trademarks of Zebra Technologies Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2022 Zebra Technologies Corp. and/or its affiliates.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Bill Abelson

Zebra Technologies

+1-631-738-4751

bill.abelson@zebra.com

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Kasia Fahmy

Zebra Technologies

+1-224-306-8654

k.fahmy@zebra.com

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