Zebra Technologies 3600 ultra-rugged series delivers high-level performance in tough conditions

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Zebra Technologies Corporation has announced its 3600 Ultra-Rugged series of scanners. They are purpose-built to exceed industry standards for durability, scan performance and manageability in demanding industrial environments such as warehouses, distribution centres, manufacturing shop floors and do-it-yourself (DIY) retail stores.

We Pack Logistics , a division of 129-year-old Harrison, Walker & Harper, is a growing third party logistics, packaging and supply chain management firm that relies on the 3600 Ultra-Rugged series to help boost workforce efficiencies and maximise productivity in its warehouses.


  • 1D and 2D versions of the 3600 series are available with corded and cordless options for fast, accurate performance in picking, packing, shipping, receiving, work in progress (WIP), inventory tracking, track and trace, cross docking and point of sale (POS) applications.
  • Built to perform in extreme conditions, the ultra-rugged scanner series offers the industry's highest drop, tumble and sealing specifications in its class and is claimed to be the industry's first IP67-rated scanner capable of enduring complete water immersion for up to 30 minutes.
  • Zebra's 3600 series offers high-level scan performance on 1D and 2D bar codes - whether it is a high-density bar code, displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, under heavy shrinkwrap or printed on paper and damaged or dirty.
  • Available with Zebra's PowerPrecision+ smart battery technology which offers a first-in-its-class charge gauge for visibility into battery power, users can monitor battery age and ability to hold a charge – ensuring only healthy batteries are used.

Zebra OneCare support services maximise the availability and productivity of the 3600 series and include 24/7 technical support, comprehensive coverage, advance replacement, software updates and optional visibility services.

Bill Burns, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Visibility and Mobility, Zebra, commented: "Warehouse and manufacturing environments can provide some of the toughest conditions for scanning, and we designed our ultra-rugged 3600 series scanners with this in mind. Whether they're dropped on concrete floors, used in rainy conditions or even operating in a freezer, these scanners which are 23 percent more durable than any other scanner in its class will continue to perform and provide the unstoppable scanning performance necessary to achieve peak productivity throughout enterprise environments."

Brandon Hoog, CIO, We Pack Logistics, said: "To provide our customers with the best technology supply chain services, we run a state-of-the-art warehouse management system in all of our facilities across the country and equip our warehouse employees with quality scanners from Zebra. The new 3600 series is incredibly durable and offers precision scanning which allows our warehouse team to scan quickly and from a distance which is critical for productivity."

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