Zebra's New Environmental Sensors Increase Supply Chain Visibility in Food, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries
Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today announced it will showcase its new line of environmental sensors in Booth S647 at ProMat 2023, March 20 - 23 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The full solution, including the new ZS300 sensor, ZB200 Bridge and Android Sensor Discovery app, further expands Zebra's opportunity to transform environmental exposures into customer insights.
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Zebra's innovative electronic sensor solution enables food, pharmaceutical and life science supply chain operators to wirelessly monitor environmentally sensitive products throughout the entire shipping and storing process across their supply chains. (Photo: Business Wire)
Using these sensors, manufacturers, wholesalers, transportation and logistics operators in the food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries now have cloud-based visibility into a range of environmental factors, including temperature monitoring and moisture detection. This will enable them to know if products have been maintained within appropriate conditions across the supply chain. The sensors help improve profitability by allowing users to take corrective action in real time and maximize their productivity with a more efficient data logger.
"We're excited to expand our sensor technology to address the need for cost-effective supply chain visibility and data insights," said Tony Cecchin, Vice President and General Manager, Supplies and Sensors, Zebra Technologies. "The ZS300 electronic sensor extends our robust portfolio, including visual and printable indicators, providing customers the ability to drive smarter business decisions, reduce waste and increase efficiency."
Zebra understands its customers' needs for continuous visibility into the handling of environmentally sensitive items, particularly for the food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries that must move products safely across the supply chain. The new ZS300 electronic sensor addresses the current challenges faced with heightened consumer concerns about medications or food being compromised in transit with a secure cloud platform that makes it easy to integrate temperature logging into a wide variety of applications and systems of record. They are available in multipacks and include minimal biodegradable packaging and a no-cost recycling program to help reduce the impact on the environment.
Only four-in-10 pharmaceutical decision-makers surveyed in Zebra's Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Vision Study said they completely trust the entities within the pharmaceutical supply chain to keep medications safe and uncompromised throughout the supply chain. And according to the Zebra Food Safety Supply Chain Vision Study, only an average of 37% of industry decision-makers and 20% of consumers place complete trust in the industry to ensure food and beverage safety. Zebra is a market leader in asset tracking, and this new solution extends the power of Zebra's mobile computers and tablets as data can be collected from these devices to provide immediate visibility to the temperature exposure of shipments.
Ivanti Wavelink, an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner, is one of the first to develop a software solution for the ZS300/ZB200 electronic sensors solution using APIs, SDKs and documentation from Zebra to provide temperature insights with location. The Ivanti Velocity Client and Ivanti's Neurons for IIOT platform support the ZS300 solution to seamlessly enable the integration of environmental sensing into enterprise systems.
"Environmental sensors address critical needs of businesses in the market, and we are excited to collaborate with Zebra to deliver for our mutual customers," said Brandon Black, Senior Vice President, and General Manager, Ivanti Wavelink. "Today, we are seeing customers place a lot more emphasis on monitoring the conditions of goods where spoilage can result in costly recalls and adversely affect their bottom lines. With Zebra, our combined solution helps customers gain a competitive edge while reducing risk."
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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 86% of the Fortune 500 - 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 #42 on Newsweek's list of America's Most Loved Workplaces, #42 on Fast Company's list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators 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.
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