How can the latest mobile devices boost visibility, workflow and productivity? October 18th, 2018

How can the latest mobile devices boost visibility, workflow and productivity?

Giving field workers the best device to fit their needs is a key challenge for many businesses.

They need instant access to business-critical applications and information to deliver the best possible service.

For many users, having a business device that is just as familiar and easy to use as their personal smartphone is a central requirement.

However, consumer devices often fall short of the features field workers actually need – and enterprise requires.

Significant issues with using consumer devices for enterprise include a 33% higher total cost of ownership (TCO), inferior scanning solutions, batteries that are not replaceable and a shorter lifecycle.

Many businesses will be weighing up buying decisions based on enterprise functionality versus device design.

But what if they didn’t have to choose?

Zebra’s TC51/56 touch computers are as easy on the eye as they are to use. The advanced devices are part barcode scanner, part Android mobile computer, part touch smartphone. The end result is that workers with these devices are likely to carry out more tasks in less time.

Built for the new business world, these devices have an industrial build but the look and feel of the most popular pocketable consumer-style smartphones that workers expect. At the same time, they offer the durability, enterprise-class features, power, security and manageability that businesses require.

The Wi-Fi enabled TC51 supports the fastest Wi-Fi connections with the most robust roaming support. The Wi-Fi and 4G LTE cellular-enabled TC56 keeps workers connected no matter where they are - in a facility or out in the field. 

Both devices feature unmatched processing power, maximum display size with advanced technology for graphics-intensive intuitive applications, impressive scanning performance of 1D / 2D barcodes - even if they are damaged, dirty or poorly printed. They also include a 13MP camera for ultra-high resolution photos.

Find out more about the TC51/TC56 Touch Computer Series

You may be asked what it is that makes Zebra devices the best fit for Android.

Well, Zebra was the first to adopt Android’s intuitive, flexible and secure UI. Today, it is the industry’s standard operating system for mobile enterprise devices.

Almost 60% of all rugged Android devices are Zebra, 40% of Zebra’s overall shipments run on Android including 60% of Zebra’s Retail and Field Mobility shipments.

So don’t compromise the choice your customers have when it comes to device design and enterprise functionality.

With a rugged industrial design that looks and feels like the most popular pocketable consumer-style smartphones, along with the Zebra-only enterprise-class features, power, security and manageability your business requires, TC51/TC56 is a touch computer that is truly in a class of its own.


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.