Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, has rolled out a series of initiatives and made strategic donations to help protect the health and safety of employees, communities and companies.
Front-line workers are modern day heroes as they serve in hospitals, grocery stores, delivery vehicles, post offices, warehouses, and more. Zebra remains steadfast in its resolve to empower those on the front line with technology that spans Zebra’s entire portfolio of solutions for the healthcare, retail, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and public safety industries.
To address front-line healthcare protection needs, Zebra launched its COVID-19 Heroes microsite to recognize the efforts of front-line workers and share information on how Zebra’s technology can enable them at work.
“Our thoughts are with those who are affected during this period. We want to honor and salute the front-line workers as they relentlessly serve to keep our lives as normal as possible. ,” said Mr. Deep Agarwal, Regional Sales Director – Indian Sub-Continent, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific. “We thank them for their hard work, and we will continue to provide them with the right technology and resources to help them do their jobs.”
In a nod to healthcare professionals, Zebra recently rolled out a new competition for nurses and nursing students, encouraging them to submit their ideas on how technology can help solve some of today’s biggest healthcare challenges. Five winning submissions will be selected based on criteria including an innovative approach and the applicability of the solution in today’s healthcare environment. Each of the five winners will receive INR 75, 500 scholarship which can be used for certification, continuing education, college loans or nursing school. Interested participants can submit applications here. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, June 30, 2020, and the winners will be announced in August 2020.
To support the fight against COVID-19 and put technology in the hands of front-line workers, Zebra has also donated barcode printers and supplies to the Huoshenshan and Shenzhen University General Hospitals, and to the National Institutes of Health – University of the Philippines Manila.
Apart from providing the right technology to front-line workers, the thorough disinfection of mobile computers, tablets, printers and scanners is essential to support infection control in workplaces and public spaces. “Zebra’s devices are used by multiple front-line workers across shifts so it is critical that they are cleaned and disinfected properly to help curb the spread of the virus. Our guidelines help to educate front-line workers on how they can effectively clean their devices and what to clean them with. There is no one-size-fits-all approach as each device is unique in its design and function,” added Mr. Deep Agarwal, Regional Sales Director – Indian Sub-Continent, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific