With the launch of the new Zebra TC72 and TC77, Symec decided to take a look at the best features of the device.

Building on the highly successful TC7 Series family, Zebra have created the ultimate ultra-rugged all-touch computer for workers.

A smartphone experience for maximum simplicity, construction designed to withstand years of the toughest everyday use, and a platform offering more capabilities than any other device in this class.

1. Android for instant familiarity

Your workers already know how to use an Android device, virtually eliminating training time and adoption curves. Android enables you to deliver the highly graphic, interactive apps, like Device Angel, today’s workers expect.

2. Super simple data capture – from barcodes to labels and documents

Advanced scanning technology and PRZM Intelligent Imaging deliver lightening fast capture of printed and electronic 1D and 2D barcode, including Digimarc, regardless of condition. The expanded working range and wide field of view allow workers to scan barcodes nearer and farther away, while omnidirectional scanning delivers true point and shoot performance – no need to align the device with the barcode.

3. Full-shift power your workers can count on

The PowerPrecision+ high capacity battery delivers up to an impressive 15 hours of power – plenty for the longest shift. With Warm Swap mode, swapping batteries is fast and easy – there’s no need to turn off the device or close active apps. With fasting charging batteries, they’re ready to go in record time.

4. Support for the latest WiFi enhancement. Improved WiFi range and speed – with less power

Provide your users with faster and more reliable wifi connections with 2×2 mulitple-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) technology. Your access points can now communicate with multiple devices simultaneously via pinpoint beamforming, boosting wifi network capacity, speed and range. Processing is shifted from the mobile device to the access point, extending battery life.

5. Bluetooth 5.0 for twice the speed and four times the range – with less power

An extended range of 800ft/240m and data speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps increase application flexibility and performance for Bluetooth peripherals such as printers and headsets, while Bluetooth Low Energy reduces power requirements to extend battery cycle times.

6. New 5MP front-facing camera supports more advanced apps

With the new front-facing camera, you get built in support for the latest locationing technology, Visibile Light Communication (VLC), which allows you to track the location of shoppers and workers using existing LED lighting infrastructure.

Video calling improves service and productivity. Customers enjoy a more personal touch – and remote experts can see a repair in process to help onsite technicians resolve issues faster and increase first-time-fix rates

7. Ultra high-resolution photos and videos

The 13MP colour rear camera captures highly detailed photos and videos – ideal for proof of condition/delivery/service and onsite technical support.

8. The ultimate in rugged proven design

When it comes to use in demanding environmental conditions, the TC72/TC77 is at the top of its class. Built to handle 8ft/2.4m drops to concrete and 2000 tumbles, with IP65 and IP67 sealing, this device is virtually waterproof , drop-proof and tumble-proof. Workers can use it outdoors in the rain, snow, freezing cold and sweltering heat and still expect reliable operation.

The Corning Gorilla Glass touch panel and imager window bring maximum scratch resistance and shatter-proofing to two of the most vulnerable device features – the display and lens eye.

9. WorryFree WiFi – dependably superior WiFI, delivered

Provide every worker with the best possible WiFi connection, every minute of every shift. This free tool delivers near instant application response times, unmatched roaming performance, plus exceptional voice quality and network diagnostics – everything you need to leverage your WiFi network to increase workforce productivity and better serve customers.

10. End-to-end revolutionary control of the update process with Lifeguard for Android

Updating your enterprise-class Android mobile devices is often time-consuming, costly, complex and difficult to track. Now you can do it all with Lifeguard Analytics. Automatically update your devices over the air with the press of a button and manage the status of updates in real time.