Rugged devices and enterprise tablets are becoming our customers top choice for their workforce. Our hardware partner, Zebra is legendary for the unrelenting durability of its rugged devices—handheld computers, industrial barcode printers, and even barcode scanners that achieve the level of “ultra-rugged”. With the acquisition of XPLORE, Zebra has added to their lineup of rugged enterprise tablets.


The tablet serves as a midpoint between smartphone and laptop. You get the convenience of a truly lightweight, portable device with more landscape than a smartphone or handheld computer can deliver. With Zebra’s addition of Xplore, we thought it might be helpful to guide you through the differences between the tablets in this expanded portfolio from Bar Code Direct.

The Zebra ET50/55 enterprise tablet looks as sleek as its consumer counterpart, but looks are deceiving. This rugged tablet is designed to withstand harsh conditions that would cripple a lesser device—with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance, for one, and IP65 sealing that protects the inner workings. The ET50/55 also provides enterprise-class data capture of 1D and 2D barcodes in just about any condition, on a screen or printed. The highest-performing Intel quad-core tablet-optimized processor gives you the power to simultaneously operate even the most demanding apps. The ET50/55 also provides better battery power, security, and visibility than those that were designed for “average” consumer use. Choose the Wi-Fi-enabled ET50 for use within your retail, healthcare, office, or industrial environment, or the ET55 to gain 4G LTE’s robust connection.

Zebra’s addition of the Xplore L10 Series rugged tablet platformXSLATE L10, XBOOK L10, and XPAD L10—provides even greater depth for mobility in the field. Equip your field technicians with a portable device that gives them power, durability, security, and speed, whenever and wherever they need it. Cut downtime with best-in-class computing performance that is enhanced with the extended-life, hot swappable battery that delivers 24 hours on a single charge. Download your files up to 600% faster and upload 300% faster for vastly improved efficiency and productivity. Rubber corner bumpers and a magnesium frame protect these devices (and your investment) against 6-foot drops.

Use the XSLATE L10 for going back and forth between the office and the field. For those workers who prefer a keyboard, the XBOOK L10 provides the smart solution. With the hard handle, take the XPAD L10 wherever you need rugged, reliable computing and connectivity.

If you want a rugged mobile computer that gives the versatility to go from tablet to notebook with more features, functions, and finesse than anything else in its class, the award-winning XSLATE R12 ticks off everything on your list. The 12.5-inch display produces clarity in daylight or darkness, with the input choices of touchscreen, voice, and magnetically-connected Bluetooth keyboard.

Bar Code Direct can guide you through these choices so you get the perfect fit for your use cases. Then, we’ll configure, deploy, and support every device. Contact a Bar Code Direct specialist at 1.800.343.1750 about your rugged mobility challenges so you can make the move toward increase productivity, accuracy, and profitability.

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Bar Code Direct Changes Name to Peak Technologies, LLC

Bar Code Direct is excited to announce that we are in the process of changing our name to Peak Technologies, LLC. 

Bar Code Direct joined the Peak Technologies portfolio one year ago, and over this time we have focused on leveraging the strengths and resources of Peak Technologies’ growing portfolio of companies to increase our solutions offering, geographic presence, and partner ecosystem to better serve our customers.  As we transition to the new Peak Technologies name, we will be updating our website to better reflect our collective end-to-end capabilities including an extensive portfolio of digital supply chain, mobility and retail solutions.