If you use enterprise mobile and printing technologies, and especially Zebra products, you may already be familiar with the GO Zebra Trade-in Program. But there are changes to the program this year, and it’s worth a careful look, particularly if you’re planning to upgrade your legacy devices or migrate from Windows to Android in the coming months.

The GO Zebra program offers significant rebate savings when you trade in your existing mobile devices or printers and upgrade to the latest next-generation technologies.

Rebates start at $15 to $25 for relatively inexpensive devices but reach as much as $650 per device, depending on the hardware you trade in. You can even get these savings by trading in qualifying non-Zebra devices.

This year, in addition to adding some of the newest Zebra technologies to the program, Zebra has expanded trade-ins to include barcode scanners. Savings are now available on the following products:

  • Handheld mobile computers
  • Vehicle-mounted mobile computers
  • Rugged enterprise tablets
  • Smartphone-style touch computers
  • Barcode scanners
  • Industrial printers
  • Mobile printers
  • Card printers
  • Select charging stations
  • Mobile printer batteries

The expansion of GO Zebra is great news for companies that need to upgrade their aging, underperforming devices and take advantage of the latest technological breakthroughs—without paying full price.

It’s also timely for businesses that are facing the end of support for all remaining Windows Embedded Handheld operating systems. This end of support is wreaking havoc on many organizations, leaving them with the prospect of running an unsupported operating system with no security patches and potentially major security risks.

Fortunately, the mobile device industry has responded by making Android the new enterprise mobile OS of choice. It’s now available on over 90% of all enterprise-grade devices, and it offers a more intuitive and user-friendly interface, plus touch mobile computing that makes apps and workflows as simple as tapping on a screen or swiping to enter data.

With new Android devices such as Zebra’s MC9300 mobile computer, you can even combine Android’s touch simplicity with a traditional keypad and an ultra-rugged handheld device that provides advanced barcode scanning as well.

Alternatively, you can choose an Android smartphone-style touch computer, a rugged enterprise tablet, or even a revolutionary device such as Zebra’s TC8300 touch mobile computer. The TC8300 combines touch computing and tilt-free barcode scanning in a warehouse data capture and productivity device that boosts worker productivity by 14% and enables 40% faster data entry with 60% fewer errors.

Security has also been simplified thanks to Zebra’s Mobility Extensions (Mx), which is available on all its 20+ Android devices. These extensions turn Android into a powerfully secure enterprise OS that gives companies complete control over every device, app, connection, and user access. Android’s over-the-air updates also make it easy to install the latest security patches to keep devices protected, and Zebra offers 10 years of guaranteed OS support and security updates with its LifeGuard™ for Android™ program.

In addition to usability and security benefits, Android also makes migrating to a new OS much easier. Its open architecture, global developer community, and sample code allow enterprise Android mobile apps to be developed much faster and more efficiently, which lowers the total time and cost of a migration.

Thanks to the GO Zebra Trade-in Program, all of these benefits are available at significant savings. Contact SK&T now to help you determine if this program is right for you, whether your current devices qualify, and how much you can potentially save.