Mobile Scanning Devices for 3PLs

Delivering “The Paperless Warehouse” on virtually any device 

Modern Barcode Scanning

SmartScan allows warehouses to move away from manual, error-prone paper-based processes to increase accuracy and efficiency inside their warehouse by offering a hands-free and paperless experience for warehouse staff.

Built on a modern architecture, SmartScan runs on both enterprise class hardware running Android, such as the Zebra MC9300 or MC3300 as well as consumer devices paired with personal devices like phones and tablets. 3PLs choose the hardware that is right for their warehouse environment, customer needs, and budget.

3PL Central has partnered with Emkat so warehouses can easily purchase hardware as well as to configure and support customers with SmartScan on their mobile scanning devices. 


Only 63%: Inventory accuracy without warehouse and scanning automation


Thanks to SmartScan, manual entry per staff has been cut by 50%”

Owner, Logistic Edge


Hardware Recommendations

Warehouse-grade scanners

Warehouse-grade scanners are built specifically for long-term use in 3PL operations featuring a rugged form-factor that can withstand harsh warehouse environments, with a long battery life, strong WiFi, long-range scanning (up to 70 ft), and more.

Zebra 9300 series

Runs Android only
Premium support from Emkat

Zebra 3300 series

Runs Android only
Premium support from Emkat

Zebra TC52 series

Runs Android only
Premium support from Emkat


Retail-grade scanners

Retail-grade scanners offer a reliable mobile scanning solution ideal for ecommerce environments, including forward picking, packing, pick to bin, etc., featuring an all-in-one device with both a smartphone form factor and a built-in scanner.

Zebra TC20 (all-touch or keyboard version)

Runs Android only


Consumer-grade devices

SmartScan supports consumer-grade Bluetooth scanners paired with personal devices such as smartphones and tablets ideal for a 3PL looking to introduce barcode scanning in the warehouse. This solution offers a lower cost of acquisition and little to no configuration.

Honeywell Voyager 1602g

Hand-held Bluetooth scanner

Unitech ring scanner

Compact Bluetooth scanner to keep both hands free


Software Requirements

All devices must have Internet access.

All Zebra devices must support Enterprise Browser, v1.8 or newer

Personal devices require:
Android OS: The two latest versions of Android.
iOS: The two latest versions of iOS.

“SmartScan has greatly improved our efficiency by saving time and reducing manual and duplicate tasks”

-Owner, Logistic Edge


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