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NEW PRODUCT: Zebra Network Connect

Aug 16, 2018, 08:55 AM by User Not Found
Timing is everything. With Zebra Network Connect, you can seamlessly connect your printers and scanners directly to your Industrial Ethernet network with no additional conversion equipment. Your organization will save man-hours in setup, management, and troubleshooting; increase reliability and device response time, and eliminate security issues, all specially designed for your device and protocol.
New Product- Zebra Network Connect

On the plant floor, being on time every time is of utmost importance. Integrating printing can be cumbersome, inefficient and expensive, especially if the printers connect through the enterprise network. Zebra’s Network Connect printer software for Link-OS printers cuts the cost, complexity and time needed to integrate a printing solution with your Rockwell PLC.

Zebra’s ODVA-certified printer option provides the full Ethernet/IP protocol support needed to connect a printer directly to a Rockwell PLC without the need for a converter box. The Add-On-Profile makes it simple to create solutions using Rockwell's Studio 5000 development environment, including both print template filling and printer status checking. This unique solution reduces the time it takes for developers to integrate a Zebra printer.


  • Eliminate 3rd-party hardware
  • Reduced failure points
  • Customized to your needs
  • Seamless and secure connections
  • Purpose built for the plant floor
  • Makes your entire production line more reliable, more efficient and less costly to operate
Eliminating even one point of failure on the production line can make the entire process more efficient. Secure and reliable. Zebra’s Network Connect solutions do just that and begin with industrial scanners and printers.

Scanners and printers play an integral role in manufacturing so ensuring there are no hurdles between those devices and the programmable logic controller (PLC) is critical. With the introduction of Network Connect, Zebra has streamlined the connection between devices and the PLC by completely eliminating the need for converter boxes. This solution eliminates vulnerability points, improves security and reduces complexity.

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Seamlessly connect to your printers and scanners directly without additional conversion equipment. Contact an SMC expert today!