| Zebra Technologies designs, manufactures, and sells automatic identification and data capture products, including mobile computers, barcode scanners and imagers, radio frequency identification devices (RFID) readers, printers for barcode labeling and personal identification, real-time location systems, related accessories and supplies, such as labels and other consumables. Co.'s segments are: Asset Intelligence and Tracking, which includes barcode and card printing, supplies, services, and location solutions; and Enterprise Visibility and Mobility, which includes mobile computing, data capture, RFID, fixed industrial scanning and machine vision, services and workflow optimization solutions. |
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