According to a recent announcement by a spokesperson for IoT pioneer Zebra Technologies, the firm forecasts an industry shift to the Enterprise Asset Intelligence (EAI) category as physical objects become digital. Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), has amassed an extensive knowledge base in this area which is not surprising given the development of Zebra’s IoT building blocks for the past 40 years. The organization is known for its global leadership in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) market that includes sensors, barcodes, RFID and wireless networks.
The arrival of the cloud and the pervasiveness of wireless network devices, buildings, vehicles, and other items — embedded with electronics, sensors, software, and network connectivity have made connecting devices and mining their data much easier and faster.
This has provided valuable insights, solutions and services that give enterprises the benefit of real-time visibility into their operations. Moving forward, The Internet of Things (IoT) is leading the way into a new industrial age in which the line between the digital and physical is blurring. As a result of providing impressive “Visibility that’s Visionary,” Zebra measurably increases businesses’ ability to track critical assets within their operations and identify exactly what they are, where they are located, and their condition. With this unique capability, businesses’ are able to make smarter, faster decisions that speak to their bottom line.
Tom Bianculli, vice president, Enterprise Technology Office, Zebra Technologies. shares his insights on these developments, “Given the potential business value afforded by operational visibility, companies are racing to link assets and inventory to the IoT. By connecting Zatar to SAP HANA Cloud Platform, we are enabling companies to connect devices and sensors to the IoT in a way that can be utilized in real time and mined for data and insights. This helps organizations quickly roll out IoT deployments in a way that offers greater visibility and control.”