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Jennifer Clark

Zebra leads the way in smart printing with new line of Link-OS-enabled industrial devices

Managing and maintaining a fleet of printers across a wide area can be a daunting task for any IT team. And in the past, it was a manual, in-person process that was costly and time consuming. But now, the opportunity to find printers in a network remotely, create printer files without having to learn the command language, and monitor printers for events is all possible with Zebra Technologies’ printer management solutions.

Even more, Zebra’s operating system, Link-OS, is the one-of-a-kind enterprise printer operating system found in Zebra’s latest line of printers. The cloud-accessible Link-OS is the first of its kind to combine intelligence and brawn with enterprise reliability and IoT technology. This software platform and managed services offering gives you total visibility over your printing system, no matter where you are physically located.

For the most discerning printer customers, Zebra printers using Link-OS are built for business, specifically those in warehousing, back-office applications, transportation, and logistics verticals. Printers running Link-OS are supported by a suite of powerful applications, utilities, and developer tools, making it simple to create robust, adaptable and intelligent print solutions. And, by upgrading your technology to include Link-OS-enabled devices, you’re future-proofing your operations with “smart printing” applications.

Making the switch to smart printers that feature Link-OS is even easier with Zebra’s newest industrial devices: the ZT510 and ZT600 series printers. The ZT series industrial printers replace the previous Xi series printers and feature cloud connectivity, advanced multi-language support and built-in upgradability. Ultimately, these printers deliver unique value today and in the years to come.

Designed for those needing a cost-efficient price point, but advanced management and monitoring capabilities, the ZT510 industrial printer is also durable and withstands harsh conditions. This next-gen printer is easy on the wallet and designed to strike the ideal balance between exceptional print performance and value.

The ZT600 series printers include the ZT610 and ZT620 models. Engineered to accurately and efficiently print and encode labels for advanced item-level tracking applications, the ZT600 series printers feature Link-OS applications for greater visibility of your printing systems.

Additionally, the ZT600 series virtually eliminates downtime due to printer failure because of their ability to operate in even the most challenging conditions. All-metal designs hold up against extreme dust, debris, moisture in tough, industrial environments.

One of the biggest selling points of the ZT600 series RFID printers is the reduction of RFID media costs due to the narrow tag space (pitch) of 0.6″/16 mm, which is much smaller than what other printers and encoders accommodate. Meanwhile, the ZT620 printer answers high-volume demands with its 6-inches (168 mm) wide and 12-inches (305 mm)-per-second capabilities.

When upgrading your industrial printers to the Link-OS, you are not only future-proofing your technology, but augmenting your business to next-level success. Contact Jamal Strother, ScanSource Sales Development Representative, today at, to get started with Zebra and Link-OS today.