New Mobile Computer Revolutionizes Warehousing, Saving an Hour per Worker per Shift

The enterprise-class TC8000 mobile computer helps boost productivity and reduces worker fatigue

Zebra Technologies TC8000 enterprise mobile computer.
Zebra Technologies TC8000 enterprise mobile computer.

Lincolnshire, ILJan. 11, 2016Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global provider of solutions and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, introduced the TC8000 enterprise mobile computer to help drive gains in warehousing productivity and decrease worker fatigue. The ergonomic, lightweight TC8000 mobile computer reduces muscle effort by eliminating the need for the tilt and verify motions that warehouse workers repeatedly conduct with traditional devices. Shaving seconds off each repetitive motion saves one hour per worker per shift—increasing productivity by an average of 14 percent based on workflow.

Zebra worked with users around the globe to completely rethink, redesign and re-engineer industrial mobile computers based on research and human factors analysis. The result is the new rugged Android-based TC8000 mobile computer—33 percent lighter than traditional mobile computers, and requiring less muscle effort and reduced wrist motion to help increase the productivity of warehouse workers. It also reduces training time and makes data entry faster and more accurate in challenging industrial settings.  

Key Benefits

  • Designed for warehouses, third-party logistics, manufacturing and back-of-store retail environments, the TC8000 offers triple-shift battery power, and can be used for warehouse management, price audits, store receiving, inventory management, voice-directed picking (VDP) and supply line replenishment applications.
  • The TC8000 automatically updates legacy terminal emulation (TE) green screens into modern, graphics-based, all-touch terminal emulation screens without requiring information technology (IT) to modify back-end systems. The intuitive user experience on the TC8000’s large touchscreen not only reduces the number of interactions required to complete a task, but also increases accuracy.
  • The TC8000 is available with Zebra’s most advanced scanning engine and a hands-free proximity scanner in a handheld device, which can be enabled from a hip holster, presentation holster or a cart mount. Coupled with Zebra’s SimulScan Document Capture, it is now easy to capture multiple barcodes and entire forms with a single scan.
  • Zebra OneCare Support Service contracts can reduce unforeseen support expenses for the TC8000 by providing comprehensive coverage, technical support, software updates and unique device diagnostics that detect wireless local area network (WLAN) connectivity, and memory and battery issues, helping improve mobile worker productivity and reducing downtime.

Bill Burns, senior vice president of enterprise visibility and mobility, Zebra Technologies, “Warehouses are evolving from simplified operations to tightly integrated profit centers as companies increasingly rely on analytics to drive business decisions. The TC8000 will help warehouse workers be more efficient and deliver more accurate information, ultimately helping businesses operate more profitably.” 

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