Zebra Mobile Computer to Support Digitalisation of Operations in Africa

Zebra Technologies Corporation has introduced the TC15 mobile computer in Africa to help businesses in logistics, retail and field industries with a durable connectivity solution. The launch of the TC15 addresses the increasing need for a rugged, durable mobile computer for delivery drivers, transport and logistics staff, retail workers and small and medium-size enterprise (SME) owners in the region. This solution will help make it easier for workers to do their jobs and help them take more real-time control of their work.

The TC15 is particularly suited to SME companies who might be tempted to purchase consumer-grade devices which require more frequent maintenance and device replacements due to lack of durability— and it shows in the total cost of ownership. While consumer cell phones can cost as little as half of their rugged counterparts, VDC Research indicates over five years, the average consumer cell phone will cost nearly 2.5x more in operating costs, 2.5x more in lost productivity and nearly 2x the IT support costs.

The TC15 is the perfect mobile computer for businesses who need a device that can withstand extreme weather conditions, prolonged sun or heat exposure, and vast ranges of infrastructure. This mobile computer is waterproof, dustproof and drop-proof, making it ideal for rough terrains and unpredictable environmental conditions. With the TC15, businesses can empower their front-line workers – even those wearing gloves – with a device that is equipped to handle the most challenging environments.

The scanner can capture barcodes quickly and easily, even if they are damaged or dirty. It can also capture images, which can be used by third-party applications to automatically extract text information. This can be useful for tracking shipments in a warehouse, for example. The scanner also supports Unique Device Identification barcodes, which can help with asset and equipment management.

The device’s high capacity 5,000 mAh battery that supports fast charging of up to 80% in less than two hours helps keep logistics drivers connected even on long journeys. Additionally, the 5G functionality and advanced 2.2 GHz processor allows workers to use the TC15 to communicate with remote managers or product experts to get answers from wherever they are in real time while maintaining quality and speed of service. This makes it easier for logistics, field and even retail workers to trust that the device they are using will support them for long durations of time, even in areas where service may seem patchy.

“Recent technological improvements made in the retail and warehouse industries have outlined the importance of utilising devices to streamline operations so that workers can keep their focus on customer-facing responsibilities,” said Neil Gouveia, Director, Africa, Zebra Technologies. “The TC15 is ideal for any IT operations leader who is looking for a mobile computer that is enterprise ready to fulfill this purpose.”

Users also benefit from powerful features with Zebra Mobility DNA Professional (https://bit.ly/3sOWIU2) which streamlines the implementation, management, security and operations of their devices. For example, users can control Google Mobile Services (GMS) apps and services available on devices with GMS Restricted Mode. They can also automatically enable enterprise mobility management support for every feature on the TC15 with OEMConfig and control the applications and device features workers can access with the Enterprise Home Screen.

Key Takeaways

  • Zebra Technologies has launched the TC15 mobile computer in Africa.
  • This solution offers businesses in the region a rugged device that better ensures long-lasting battery life and connectivity, durability to unpredictable environmental conditions, exceptional point-and-shoot capture, and Zebra Mobility DNA Professional features.
  • The implementation of the TC15 in Africa will help regional businesses keep pace with digital improvements in retail and warehousing.