Zebra has worked diligently over the past few years to produce and offer smart printers, combining the best quality, features, and prices.
Link-OS 4.0 is one of the most important milestones achieved by Zebra, meeting customer expectations and the requirements of an interconnected and demanding world. With the new Enterprise Asset Intelligence category in place, and a Big Data analysis perspective, Zebra has developed a new tool to help companies make smarter decisions.
Let’s look at the most important new features that Link-OS 4.0 has brought to the table. All changes and new features fall into four main categories; Visibility, Security, Flexibility and Connectivity. Let’s talk about Visibility first.
Zebra completed an important update: The “Visibility Agent.” This refers to the capability of the new Link-OS printer to gather and transmit printer data via the Zebra controlled Cloud Server. Printer device usage and status information is shared and it does not send personal, barcode or text field data.
Our Zebra engineers met this milestone by developing several pieces of new technology, including the “Zebra Printer Connector” or (ZPC) App. The ZPC APP easily integrates with our Enterprise Asset Intelligence Platform. It transforms all big data received from Link-OS printers into intelligent information, easily consumed and analyzed by company decision makers. It utilizes the new Zebra Asset Visibility Services (AVS), translating into more cost effective, optimized processes.
By default, Visibility Agent is active. You are able to turn this new feature off through the front panel or directly through Zebra Setup utilities by sending the new SGD command:
! U1 setvar "weblink.zebra_connector.enable" "off"
For more detailed information about AVS, please visit the following link. https://www.zebra.com/us/en/services/run/visibility-services.html
For more detailed information about “Visibility Agent” and “Zebra Printer Connector,” please, read the new release notes that are posted next to the latest firmware download link of each Link-OS Zebra printer. You can easily find this new release document by the number 20 firmware release identifier (ex. V74.20.01Z).
Zebra is excited to share with these new differentiated features on Link-OS 4.0. The upcoming Multiplatform Link-OS SDK will reflect some new, exciting features as well. However, you can engage with them now, since most can be activated and managed through SGD commands.
If you need assistance or support with some of them, please, do not hesitate to ask for more information. For more information on changes made in security, flexibility and connectivity go here.