Aiming to empower workers in the field, in the warehouse and on the retail floor with on-demand printing capabilities, Zebra Technologies, a global leader in providing solutions and services to enterprises, on Thursday launched a new mobile printer and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solution in India.
Priced between Rs 35,000-Rs 50,000 (depending on the configuration and deployment), the new "ZQ300" series mobile printers offers both receipt and label capabilities along with wireless connectivity, battery and power management options.
"Driven by the always-connected, tech-savvy shopper, retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies are collaborating and swapping roles in uncharted ways to meet shoppers' omnichannel product fulfillment and delivery expectations," Deep Agarwal, Regional Sales Director-India, Zebra Technologies, said in a statement.
The "FX9600" costs around Rs 1 lakh (depending on the configuration and deployment) and features high Radio Frequency (RF) sensitivity.
"FX9600" fixed UHF RFID reader readers can deliver high accuracy and long read ranges, even in high traffic environments, the company claimed.
Meanwhile, according to the company's "Future of Fulfilment Vision Study" (Asia-Pacific edition), RFID technology and inventory management platforms are expected to grow from 32 per cent to 95 per cent in 2028.
"Companies in India are turning to digital technology and analytics to bring heightened automation, merchandise visibility and business intelligence to the supply chain to compete in the on-demand consumer economy," Agarwal added.
The company's findings added 67 per cent of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023 and 55 per cent anticipate delivery within a two-hour window by 2028.