profit: On May 31, 2019, the Company acquired Profitect, Inc. (“Profitect”). Profitect is a provider of prescriptive analytics software primarily aimed at the retail industry. Through this acquisition, the company enhanced its existing retail software solutions by combining Profitect’s platform with its existing software solutions and EVM products.
time: On February 21, 2019, the Company acquired Temptime Corporation (“Temptime”). Temptime is a developer and manufacturer of temperature monitoring tags and devices. With this acquisition, the Company has expanded its product offering in the healthcare sector, with possible future applications in other industries involving temperature-sensitive products.
Xplorer: On August 14, 2018, the Company acquired all of the outstanding interests of Xplore Technologies Corporation (“Xplore”). Xplore designs, integrates, markets and sells rugged tablets that are primarily used by industrial, government and field service organizations. The acquisition of Xplore aims to expand the company’s portfolio of mobile computing devices to serve a wider range of customers.
Corporate Affairs: In October 2014, Zebra acquired Motorola Solutions, Inc.’s (“MSI”) Enterprise (“Enterprise”) business, excluding its iDEN, or Integrated Digital Enhanced Network Business. Enterprise products include rugged, enterprise-grade laptops, barcode scanners and RFID readers, WLAN solutions, as well as accessories, software and services associated with these products.
Our business consists of two reportable segments that provide complementary offerings to our customers: Asset Intelligence & Tracking (“AIT”), which includes barcode and card printing, supplies, services and tracking solutions; and Enterprise Visibility & Mobility (“EVM”), which includes mobile computing, data capture, RFID, stationary industrial scanning and machine vision, workflow optimization services and solutions.
Intelligence and Asset Tracking
Printing barcodes and cards: We design, manufacture and sell printers that produce high quality labels, wristbands, tickets, receipts and plastic cards on demand. Our customers use our printers in a wide range of applications including routing and tracking, patient security, transaction processing, personal identification and product authentication. These applications require high levels of data accuracy, speed, and reliability. They also include specialty printing for receipts and tickets for better customer service and productivity gains.
Our printers use thermal printing technology, which creates images by heating certain pixels of an electric printhead to selectively image a heat-sensitive ribbon or substrate. Our printers incorporate company-designed mechanisms, electrical systems, and firmware that support serial, parallel, Ethernet, USB, Bluetooth, or 802.11 wireless communications with appropriate security protocols. Metal or impact-resistant plastic housings ensure the durability of our printers.
We also provide
thermal sublimation thermal card printers that produce high quality images and are used for secure and reliable personal identification (e.g. state ID cards, driver’s licenses and healthcare identification cards) , access control (e.g. access to employee or student buildings) and financial transactions (e.g. credit, debit and ATM cards). Additionally, we provide RFID printers that encode data into passive RFID transponders embedded in a tag or card. We offer a wide range of accessories and options for our printers, including vehicle mounts and battery chargers.