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Zebra Technologies Expands Healthcare Solution Offering and Introduces First-of-its-Kind Desktop Printer for Sterile Environments

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into healthcare organizations' patients, clinicians and assets, today announced updates to its comprehensive healthcare portfolio with the launch of the GK420™ Healthcare desktop printer. An addition to a full lineup of healthcare printers that are disinfectant-ready, the GK420™ Healthcare printer joins the recently launched QLn Healthcare Solutions Series and the HC100 wristband printer as part of an ongoing commitment to improve patient safety in healthcare operations.

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"With the addition of the GK420TM Healthcare printer to our already robust portfolio of healthcare solutions, Zebra is well positioned to provide a higher level of patient safety and improved staff productivity," said Andy Tippet, healthcare vertical manager of the Americas, for Zebra Technologies. "Whether it's positively identifying patients, specimens, or medications, Zebra's solutions are specifically designed to optimize workflows and improve identification accuracy within healthcare environments."

The GK420™ Healthcare printer expands the capabilities of Zebra's existing Mobile Specimen Solution Set, which was developed with insight from healthcare leaders to alleviate operational pain points in healthcare facilities. Designed for use in sterile environments, the GK420TM Healthcare printer can withstand regular cleanings with disinfecting solutions and allows healthcare professionals to label medications and specimens before and during surgery in the operating room, making the process safer and more efficient. Other applications include:

  • Medication identification in the pharmacy
  • Sample processing in the lab
  • Tissue identification in the surgery center
  • Blood bank labeling
  • Medical records labeling
  • Compliance labeling
  • Asset identification and tracking

The ENERGY STAR® certified printer was also designed with a medical-grade power supply certified to IEC 60601-1 standards, protecting patients and staff by reducing the risk of electrical shock and improving printer performance. The printer's small footprint and compact design also allows for fixed location or cart based applications supporting healthcare providers' needs to be more flexible.

"Whether it's the lab, pharmacy, surgery center or patient beside, Zebra's healthcare solutions and expertise make Zebra a reliable and innovative partner for the industry," added Tippet.

Find out more about the GK420TM Healthcare Solution by visiting:

About Zebra Technologies
A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) offers technologies that give a virtual voice to an organization's assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company's extensive portfolio of marking and printing solutions, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information to help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit

Stephanie Kneisler
Zebra Technologies
Manager, PR

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