Zebra launches Link-OS in Mideast
Dubai, October 21, 2013
Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and services that provide visibility into organisations’ assets, people and transactions, has launched innovations designed to help accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the Middle East.
These include the Zebra Link-OS, an operating system that pairs a software development kit and software apps with smart Zebra devices, which the company is presenting at Gitex 2013 running in Dubai till October 24.
The operating system allows users to easily integrate, manage and maintain Zebra’s suite of printers from multiple locations.
“Zebra is committed to providing innovative technologies from smart printers to real-time tracking technologies to help organisations gain better visibility into their operations, in the Middle East,” said Pratik Kajaria, territory manager, Middle East.
“Through Link-OS, we are introducing to the region the means to integrate our printers into a rapidly evolving cloud-based wireless world with an ever increasing number of smart devices,” said Kajaria.
Link-OS is designed to easily facilitate cloud-based applications and supports the four essential components that Zebra recommends for the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, which refers to smart interconnected devices that provide more visibility into organisations’ operational events.
The set of apps that Zebra offers are supported across a wide range of smart phones, tablets and other computer systems to help customers manage printers in a building or across the globe. Additionally, the open platform software development kit makes it simple to build powerful apps for multiple platforms and create new user experiences.
The four essentials for organisations to consider when choosing IoT-enabling technology solutions include connected devices to provide network connectivity and data; internet access everywhere; easy remote device management; and application connectivity. - TradeArabia News Service