Head of Response and Resilience
Our close partnership with Zebra allows us to offer the latest in barcoding and RFID printer technology, with a particular focus on the ZT411 industrial printer for blue light services. This printer has a rugged and durable design and is recommended for any service that requires high volume use in a warehouse setting. Featuring advanced technology including a large colour touch display and versatile connectivity options – these printers take performance to a new level and are adaptable for your evolving needs.
If you are looking for a portable mobile printer that can be transferred from location to location, we would recommend the ZD621 label printer. This premium desktop printer brings advanced industrial printing quality to a compact desktop printer, offering the fastest speeds and best quality in its class.
The ZT411 and ZD621 are also available as RFID solutions, enabling the printing of RFID specific labels if required. These printers are ideal for fire and rescue services that require the most robust labelling options on the market, ensuring equipment tracking is never compromised.
Labels – silver Zebra Z-Ultimate 3000T 51 x 25mm polyester labels
Ribbon – Zebra 5095 performance resin 83mm x 450m ribbon
These are the most common labelling options, however if required other label sizes can be recommended.
Our in-depth experience of scanner technologies coupled with links to Zebra has allowed us to offer an extensive variety of mobile computing options to suit requirements and budgets.
TC21/26 – the ultimate cost-effective touch computer built for small and big business. The TC21 and TC26 business features help your workers capture and access the data they need, they are built with quality and capabilities to support operations for multiple applications and industries to act faster and more efficiently.
Find out more about the mobile computing option: TC21/26
TC57 – Get the ultimate user experience, the simplicity of Android with all the business features your workers need to maximise productivity and minimise process cycle time. You get the ultimate technology advancements on a cutting-edge platform, maximising the benefits of mobility today, with the future proofing you need to serve your business tomorrow. It is capable of a wider connectivity reach with WWAN – best suited for mobile workforce environments.
Find out more about this mobile computing option: TC57
TC72/77 – Take your customer service to the next level by delivering everything your workers need to achieve peak efficiency, with trouble free reliability – the TC72 and TC77 Android Touch Computers. A smartphone experience for maximum simplicity and construction designed to withstand years of the toughest everyday use and abuse, with a new platform offering more capabilities than any other device in its class:
Find out more about this mobile computing option: TC72/77
All mobile computers are available as a Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi/SIM card version.
There is a selection of mobile computing accessories that can be purchased. The main accessories that we offer are:
Screen Protectors – protect the screen displays of mobile computers and eliminate sunlight glare.
Slot Cradles – a variety of one, two and five slot cradles are available, offering quicker charging capabilities.
Snap on Trigger handles – easily attach to bottom housing and easily removed to access the battery. The trigger handle includes a wrist tether that is attached to the trigger and the bottom housing of the device.
Hand straps – an adjustable hand strap provides comfort to support a wide range of hand sizes whilst resisting wear in rugged environments.
Transform your mobile computer into an RFID solution through the use of the RFD8500 Handheld RFID/1D/2D Sled
This RFID sled turns almost any mobile computer into a handheld RFID reader. Add high-performance next generation RFID and 1D/2D barcode scanning to the mobile devices of today and tomorrow — simply, easily and cost-effectively. Just pair the Bluetooth-enabled RFD8500 with a compatible Zebra or third-party mobile device and you’re ready to go. You can attach the mobile device to the RFD8500 sled for a complete one-piece solution — or workers can put the mobile device in a pocket and use the RFD8500 in standalone mode.
Find out more: RFID Sled
The ET56 is the thinnest and the lightest of the full line of Zebra tablet computers and are built to handle all-day, everyday business. Offering an enterprise-class durability, data capture and an accessory family that allows you to create the perfect tablet solution for your environment, workers and apps. The table is available as a compact 8.4 inch or full-size 10.1 inch model, with bright, daylight viewable displays.
Find out more about this tablet: ET56
You can choose from a variety of asset tagging options to suit your requirements and budgets. Click here to read more.
Manage your mobile devices by using our mobile device management and workspace ONE assist offering. By utilising the application, you will be able to separate work, personal apps and data, delivering standardised security and management capabilities. Click here to find out more.
Extended warranty is offered with all hardware purchases, fully supporting your devices, with replacements if your device cannot be repaired by our team of Zebra technology experts.
Head of Response and Resilience
“During the Covid-19 pandemic, St John volunteers have already given hundreds of thousands of hours of their time, supporting the NHS in caring for patients on board ambulances, in hospitals and as part of vital community projects such as this year’s seasonal flu vaccinations, and that work continues. St John Ambulance is proud to have been asked to support NHS staff in getting ready to deliver a COVID-19 vaccination programme when a vaccine becomes available and whilst this has been an ongoing and discreet activity, knowing we have a solution such as Pro-Cloud to support the operation is vital. Pro-Cloud has been a great project to lead on behalf of the charity. The support received from the whole team at CSS has been outstanding throughout the tender, and pre implementation phases.”
National Equipment Manager
“They have proven to be reactive to our requests for small changes in processes and capabilities and delivered on three specific development work streams. We have created over 415 locations and in the region of 300 vehicles. Two of our key tasks for the system, along with traditional asset management is to manage our National Medicine Supply & National Uniform Services. The Medicine Service is all stocked & recorded and will soon be rolled out across the country. Now we have started our full onboarding process, which is likely to take around 6 months of hard diligent asset checking, we do know that it will put us in a stronger place to deliver our wish to stand together with humanity as the countries National Health Auxiliary.”
National Equipment Manager
“NYFRS evaluated several asset management systems on the market prior to its decision of awarding BlueLight the contract based on its potential compatibility of use within the fire and rescue sector. CSS & NYFRS have worked closely & continue to work in developing BlueLight as an essential asset management tool with a smooth end user experience for the wider service. The transition away from a database paper based system to a ‘live’ asset managed platform has already had a massive impact through accurate catalogue data, stores management, control of external testing & operational lifespans of equipment in the field through to appliance inventories and scheduled testing on station. NYFRS supplies personnel & crews on station have all embraced the BlueLight system and are seeing the benefits of their own personal ownership of the system. The end user engagement in BlueLight was at the forefront of the NY project ensuring that the system was easy to use thereby maintaining its data accuracy.”
Staff feedback: “We are confident that the investment we have made, supported by the good relationship we have developed with CSS (Europe), will soon begin to pay for itself as well as greatly improving visibility and assurance that we are getting the best out of our operational assets and minimising our whole-life costs. So much so, that we are already making plans to utilise the BlueLight system to manage other assets across our organisation. Based on progress to date, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend another FRS to invite CSS (Europe) to tender for their AMS.“
“It was clear from the tendering process that Pro-Cloud AMS was a quality product that could meet our requirements and provide a value for money solution. Since awarding the contract, the team at CSS (Europe) have proven themselves to be both responsive and supportive in their approach to working closely with our project delivery team to develop their core Pro-Cloud system into the BlueLight solution that is tailored to meet our specific needs as a fire and rescue service.
Although we are still in the rollout phase, we are pleased with how CSS (Europe) have struck the right balance between being receptive to feed back from our staff and providing their own constructive challenge back to us about how we can streamline and improve the existing processes we use to managing our operational equipment assets that are so critical to our role protecting the communities of County Durham and Darlington.”
Area Manager, Head of Assurance & Assets
“CDDFRS has found that BlueLight tasks and tests are relatively easy to set up and use as their guides are comprehensive in a step by step approach. We have over 35000 assets with over 500 individual tests set at frequency ranging from 1 day to 5 years. We like the fact that you can complete and generate a task on any Android or IOS device. We can monitor results and get notifications of any task test results.
Before we had BlueLight if equipment had been swapped i.e. move location, we would spend time and resources to ensure items were placed back in its original location. But now the item can stay in its new location as history and test stay with it and will now show up in its new location.
This has been a step forward for us moving a paper-based system to a digital system. Allowing us to go paper light, freeing up time and resources which are needed for efficient and effective working.“
Assurance & Assets