The Zebra TC25 also comes with a number of tools to benefit workers in the field, making deliveries or within the warehouse including barcode scanning, route management, document organisation and an option extra of snap-on power packs.
The built-in barcode scanner is indicative of Zebra’s focus on fast and accurate scanning – speeding up a number of processes within businesses. Traditional smartphone cameras are not built for barcode scanning. This is precisely why the TC25 delivers the same scanning technology that drives many of the world’s field service teams. With the TC25 you get instant and effortless point-and-shoot capture of any electronic or printed barcode in virtually and condition. There is no aiming and no waiting – your workers will get their work done faster, more accurately and more efficiently.
There are two barcode readers to choose from: the SE2100 which is an entry-level 1D/2D scanner and the SE4710 which is a higher-end 1D/2D scanner with a red LED, a scan range of 5cm to 75cm, plus a combination of on-board software/hardware scanning for faster capture and processing.
Zebra have included a real time routing and navigation system within the TC25 to appeal to workers whose jobs incorporate driving to customers, such as field technicians. The Google mobile services and GPS with A-GPS keeps drivers up to date on the best routes to customer locations and the latest traffic and road conditions. This allows drivers to arrive on time, every time meaning more stops per day and an increase in productivity.
Once at their location the TC25 also allows workers to capture signatures and process payments in real time, scan items as they are both loaded onto and taken off the truck to ensure everything is in the right place and take rapid inventory.
The device is designed to last throughout an entire shift, saving workers from wasting time waiting for their mobile computer to charge. All-day power is guaranteed however, Zebra offers an extension of their internal battery by offering optional additional external power-packs which can instantly be replaced with a freshly charged one. Other optional accessories available include a hand strap, holster, snap-on trigger handle, cases and more. These accessories allow for a wide range of tasks with reduced strain and improved efficiency.