Press release from Business Wire
Zebra Enterprise Solutions Introduces New Navis STAR Technology Alliance and Partnership with arl-shipping.com
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Zebra Enterprise Solutions Introduces New Navis STAR Technology Alliance and Partnership with arl-shipping.com08:01 EDT Tuesday, September 28, 2010 OAKLAND, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Zebra Enterprise Solutions, a division of Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA), today announced the launch of the Navis STAR Technology Alliance. The new program allows for the creation of process automation solutions by partnering leading technology vendors with ZES to pre-integrate their technology into the ZES terminal operating system (TOS). Current partners in the Navis STAR Technology Alliance include arl-shipping.com, APS Technology Group and Symeo GmbH. arl-shipping.com, one of the alliance's first partners, is working with ZES to integrate its Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) optimization tools into the ZES SPARCS product, the leading container management software solution for real-time graphical planning and control of container terminals. This combined solution optimizes the deployment of RTGs and can calculate the volume of RTGs required for next shifts based on yard impact time of planned quay crane operations in container terminals. Currently this system is deployed at one of the world's largest terminals, which has seen a 20 percent reduction in RTG deployment, an increase in RTG productivity jump 16 percent and reduced RTG driving distance by 17 percent. “We are confident that ZES' technology, integrated with our solutions offerings, will continue to produce the best results possible for our customers,” said René Bendt, Chief Executive Officer at arl-shipping.com. “arl-shipping.com is excited to be able to provide our current and future customers with more innovative and customized solutions, fueled by ZES technology, which was not available to us before.” Through this alliance, ZES and its partners collaborate to integrate their products and define product roadmaps that will deliver additional benefits in the future. ZES will be offering these solutions directly to our customers with the additional value of a single vendor responsible for the solution implementation and long term support and maintenance. The alliance affords ZES the opportunity to provide customers with access to the latest marine terminal solutions, not available through other third party vendors that provide measurable benefits to their business. “We are excited to bring together our leading TOS with top technology partners to offer complete solutions and bring more value to our terminal operator customers,” said Bill Walsh, General Manager at ZES. “Partners and customers alike will benefit from the technology and support provided by ZES pre- and post-deployment.” ZES is offering complete solutions for gate, rail and vessel Optical Character Recognition (OCR) through our partnership with APS Technology, a leading provider of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and process automation solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, and marine telematics solutions through our partnership with Symeo GmbH, a leading provider of wireless position detection systems, distance measurement products and anti-collision solutions for terminals and industrial applications. “We are looking forward to further expanding our Alliance and providing our partners with more innovative technology to support their offerings and ultimately grow their business,” said Chuck Schneider, Vice President of Business Development, ZES. About Zebra Enterprise Solutions Zebra Enterprise Solutions, a division of Zebra Technologies Corporation, extends Zebra's reach beyond passive RFID by employing state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions to locate, track, manage, and optimize high-value assets, equipment and people across the world's largest supply chains. Whether tracking containers through a port, optimizing parts for manufacturing, or managing ground support equipment at an airport, the real-time asset management solutions from the combination of Navis, WhereNet, proveo, and Multispectral Solutions provide improved visibility and velocity to gain measurable business improvements. Utilizing products that are based on ISO/IEC 24730-2, Cisco CCX Wi-Fi, precision GPS, and UWB technologies, Zebra Enterprise Solutions offers a wide range of location solutions that are "application matched," enabling its customers to put the right asset in the right place at the right time. For more information about Zebra Enterprise Solutions visit http://www.zebra.com/zes. 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 http://www.zebra.com.