As the economy reopens and businesses resume or scale up their operations, one of the biggest challenges is how to maximize productivity and efficiency with social distancing restrictions and fewer on-site personnel.
Fortunately, there’s a tried and true resource we can rely on to get us through the difficulties ahead, and its mobile technology. In past economic downturns, technology has helped businesses get more done with less labor and figure out new ways to automate and simplify processes. The same is true now during COVID-19.
One great example is how some of our clients are deploying Zebra’s MC9300 handheld computer to help them boost mobile productivity and efficiency while they work with a smaller workforce and within social distancing restrictions. The MC9300 is a next-generation touch handheld mobile computer that combines the industrial brawn of a traditional handheld computer with an Android touch screen interface that makes workflows as simple as tapping a button on a screen—even with a gloved finger.
The MC9300 gives your workforce a great way to get more done with fewer people on site by streamlining mobile tasks with touchscreen interactions, faster processing power, and more memory. The MC9300’s display also has a larger, 4.3-inch WVGA color touchscreen with an Android operating system, so it makes apps incredibly easy to read, use and navigate. The screen can be operated with a finger, gloved finger, or stylus—even if the screen is wet. See MC9300 in Action.
If your current apps or green screens aren’t already configured and optimized for Android touch, Zebra’s All-Touch Terminal Emulation makes it incredibly easy to convert your apps with no coding required. A simple wizard guides you through the process and allows you to convert and configure your screens and get your whole app up and running in as little as minutes or hours. TPI’s Tech Team can also help with that process if needed.
Additionally, Zebra’s advanced barcode scanning algorithms allow workers to scan barcodes accurately and reliably on the first try, every time, even if barcodes are dirty, smudged, damaged, or poorly printed. And the MC9300 can scan barcodes through shrink-wrap and can decode from up to 70 feet (21.3 m), without workers having to leave a warehouse forklift or leave the ground.
Another breakthrough with the MC9300 is Zebra’s Power Precision+ battery technology, which provides extended battery power and a rechargeable Li-Ion 7000mAh battery for much longer cycle times. And there are real-time battery metrics to monitor your batteries and usage.
On top of all of this computing power, battery capacity, and data capture performance – the MC9300 is built with the same hardcore focus on durability that Zebra in known for. The device is waterproof, dust-proof, and built to withstand repeated concrete drops and tumbles. It’s engineered to withstand extreme temperatures, including cold storage and freezers, and it features a Corning® Gorilla® glass display and exit window for maximum scratch and impact resistance.
At a time when many of our clients need to operate with a reduced workforce, minimize on-site labor, and achieve as much productivity and efficiency as possible, the MC9300 is coming through at a perfect time. It’s helping their workers get more done with less effort while maintaining safe distancing and minimizing manual effort and direct interactions.
If some of these are priorities for your business, contact TPI now to learn more about the MC9300 and explore this efficiency-boosting device for your operations.