LRS and Zebra Technologies Announce Agreement Thursday, May 31, 2007 by Lou Bartlett Back to Posts Share Tweet Share on LinkedIn Share on Xing LRS and Zebra Technologies Announce Agreement SPRINGFIELD, IL - May 31, 2007 - Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS), a leader in printed output management, announced today an agreement with Zebra Technologies Corporation to promote complementary products and services. Healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain management customers can immediately benefit from this alliance, which brings enhanced output management capabilities to the printing of labels and bar codes from SAP, Oracle, and other critical enterprise applications. Recently, LRS enhanced its VPSX® output management solution with advanced monitoring capabilities to support direct communication with Zebra printers. The VPSX server can interrogate Zebra printers to check device status before delivering each document. Mark Goddard, LRS® Senior Manager and Software Architect, explains, “We’ve implemented the most sophisticated delivery/feedback mechanism possible with Zebra devices and believe it is superior to the support offered by other vendors.” If an error occurs, the originating application receives the same level of information presented on the printer’s display panel. Goddard adds, “With this solution, pop-up messages can notify an SAP user of ribbon-out, paper-out, overheated print head, and other conditions as soon as they happen.” LRS Senior Manager of Global Alliances, John Runions, says, "LRS is excited to add support for Zebra devices to the long list of traditional office printers, production printers, and multifunction devices typically managed by our software. Today’s customers demand solutions that perform seamlessly in heterogeneous, multi-vendor environments. As an independent software provider, LRS is pleased to cooperate with leading specialty hardware vendors like Zebra Technologies to help our mutual customers optimize business processes.” Jeff Tingley, Zebra’s Director of Global Alliances, says, “This solution provides our customers visibility into Zebra printer functionality and print job management. This enhanced integration elevates our printers further into the enterprise printing environment, while lowering long-term total cost of ownership and improving operational efficiencies.” About Zebra Technologies Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) delivers innovative and reliable ondemand printing solutions for business improvement and security applications in 100 countries around the world. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Zebra-brand printers. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra-brand thermal bar code, "smart" label and receipt printers, and plastic card printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved quality, lower costs, and better customer service. The company has sold more than six million printers, including RFID printer/encoders and wireless mobile solutions. Information about Zebra specialty printing solutions can be found at www.zebra.com. About LRS LRS is a privately-held company with corporate headquarters located in Springfield, Illinois. Remote offices are located throughout the United States and in key geographic regions around the world. More than half of the Fortune 500 and Fortune 500 Service companies rely on industry-leading LRS solutions, with products in use in over 30 countries. Gartner and other analyst groups recognize LRS as a global IT leader. Software Magazine consistently ranks LRS as one of the top 200 software companies in the world. For more information about LRS, visit www.VPS.com. # # # LRS, LRS in the diamond device, and VPSX are registered trademarks of Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. SAP is a registered trademark of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Zebra is a registered trademark of ZIH Corp.