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Zebra Technologies Brings Mobile Printing Application to Apple devices
06-01-2011 IT/Zebra Technologies source: PeppeR

Direct printing of labels, receipts and encoded RFID tags from Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch® made available by the Zebra Utilities App and ZebraLink™ Multiplatform SDK

Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, announces that users can now print directly to a Zebra mobile or stationary printer from Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch mobile digital devices, using the Zebra Utilities app and ZebraLink™ Multiplatform SDK. This innovative auto-id software also enables developers to create customised applications that seamlessly integrate printing to meet their respective needs, saving companies time and resources.


With an increased demand for field workers to be connected and responsive, mobile devices have become critical to corporate competitiveness. "Zebra is continually investing in new technology to give our partners and customers innovative ways to use our printers. Since creating the industry’s first Multiplatform SDK and app earlier in 2010, we have now extended its accessibility onto the Apple platform. As mobility in the workforce continues to be a top priority in 2011, this announcement reflects our ongoing dedication to helping to keep customers ahead of the curve" said Rod Rodericks, Vice President and Managing Director at Zebra Technologies, EMEA.

The new ZebraLink™ Utilities app enables users to:
· Print a label template directly to a Zebra printer
· Retrieve and print files from the Web
· Take and print photos
· Connect to a printer’s Web page
· Check printer status

Both the ZebraLink™ Multiplatform SDK and Zebra Utilities app are available for download at On this site, software developers canaccess Zebra’s software libraries and source code examples for use in their development environments and those wanting to download the printing application demonstrations can go to the same site. The standalone app can also be downloaded directly from the Apple iTunes AppStore. For more information, please call +44 (0)1628 556000.

About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA) provides the broadest range of innovative technology solutions to identify, track, and manage the deployment of critical assets for improved business efficiency. Zebra's core technologies include reliable on-demand printer and state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions. By enabling improvements in sourcing, visibility, security and accuracy, Zebra helps its customers to put the right asset in the right place at the right time. Zebra serves more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit

Notes to Editors
The ZebraLink™ SDK includes source code samples, documentation and on-device demonstration modules for creating custom applications with embedded support for Zebra printers, making integration clear-cut and straightforward. Users are provided with endless application options allowing them to print a wide variety of content, including field service records, tracking tags, point-of-sale receipts, healthcare specimen labels and more.

The ZebraLink™ SDK offers the market the ability to:
· Encode RFID tags, using a RFID–Enabled Zebra printer
· Easily print multiple barcode types - UPC, EAN-13, Code128, SSCC-18, Code 39, PDF-417, DataMatrix and Maxicode
· Auto-generate variable data entry forms on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using templates created in the free ZebraDesigner label design software.

The ZebraLink™ SDK allows developers to create a print application on a variety of Apple devices for the following Zebra printers (multiple printer models supported) – XiIIIPlus, Xi4, 105SL, ZM400/ZM600, S4M, PAX3, PAX4, G-Series, HC100, MZ-Series, QLPlus –Series, RW-Series, P4T and RP4T.


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