MC55X Handheld Terminal

With the MC55X Series, managers and task workers who spend their days inside your company walls have everything they need to take instant action, anywhere in your facility — indoors and outside. When it comes to meeting the needs of your workforce, the MC55X excels, offering the right level of features, the right level of rugged design and support for the most demanding business applications. The result? Workers in retail, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare and government agencies can complete more tasks more accurately in less time, improving productivity and customer care. And with healthcare friendly colors, MC55x-HC brings mobility to point-of-care applications, helping nurses and other caregivers eliminate errors at the patient bedside to improve the quality of care — and the patient experience.

Pure Business on the Inside — Smart Styling on the Outside
The MC55X Series is the perfect blend of form and function. The comprehensive capabilities allow workers to scan bar codes; snap pictures; view videos; access business applications, the Internet and email as well as make and receive private and push-to-talk voice calls. The compact and lightweight mobile computer is easy to carry and easy to use, with a sleek design that is equally at home in front of customers and patients.

The Most Rugged Design in this Class — Period
The MC55X Series is built to last, giving workers a device they can count on and businesses a maximum return on investment (ROI). This rugged device family is built for use inside your buildings as well as outdoor areas of your facilities — and our toughness tests prove it. The MC55X delivers outstanding performance, even after exposure to heat, cold, dust, water — and 1,000 consecutive tumbles in our rotating tumble drum. And all models can be sanitized with many common cleaners without harming the housing or the sensitive electronics, helping prevent the spread of bacteria to patients and caregivers in a hospital as well as shift workers in other industries where devices are shared.

Capture the Data you Need — When and Where You Need It
With our advanced scanning technology and PRZM Intelligent Imaging, your workers get lightning fast capture of 1D and 2D barcodes, even if they are damaged, dirty and poorly printed — or displayed on a screen. An extraordinary working range plus a wide field of view increases application flexibility — workers can scan barcodes nearer and farther away. And omnidirectional scanning delivers true point and shoot — there is no need to ever align barcode and scanner. And if you need to capture photos, videos, or documents in addition to bar codes, no problem — just add our high-resolution 8 MP autofocus color camera.

Protect your Data with Government-Grade Security
Wireless solutions create an instant concern for businesses and government agencies — data security. In addition to standard support for all the latest wireless authentication and encryption protocols and Zebra’s tested and certified Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), the MC55X adds native FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certification, bringing government grade security to businesses and government agencies alike. Unlike many other mobile computers, our security features protect your data and productivity, without impacting performance.

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With rechargeable 3600 mAh
Lithium Ion battery:
5.86 in.(H) X 3.07 in. (W) X 1.45 in. (D) / 149 mm (H) X 78 mm (W) X 37 mm (D)
Weight: 11.9 oz./365 g (with rechargeable 3600 mAh Lithium Ion battery)
Display: 3.5 in Color VGA, super bright 900 NITS
Touch Panel: Glass analog resistive touch
Display Backlight: LED backlight
Standard Battery: PowerPrecision 3.7V, 3600 mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery
Backup Battery: Ni-MH battery (rechargeable) 15 mAh 3.6V nominal (not user-accessible or replaceable)
Expansion Slot: microSD slot (maximum 32GB)
Comm. Interface: USB 2.0 high speed (host and client)
Notification: Audible tone plus multi-color LEDs, Vibrate
Keypad Options: Qwerty
Voice and Audio: Speaker, microphone, receiver (for handset mode use) and Bluetooth audio headsets

CPU: Dual core 800 MHz OMAP 4 processor
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 Classic
Memory: 512 MB RAM/2 GB Flash

Operating Temp: 14° F to 122° F/-10° C to 50° C
Storage Temp: -40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C
Humidity: 95% non-condensing
Drop Specification: Multiple 6 ft./1.8 m drops per MIL-STD 810G specifications
Tumble Specification: 1,000 1.6ft/0.5m tumbles, meets or exceeds IEC tumble specification
Sealing: IP64 per IEC sealing specifications
Clock: Integrated real time clock
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD): ± 15kv Air discharge, ± 8kv direct discharge, ± 8kv indirect discharge

User Profiles: Minimally 8 hours based on 600 scans and WLAN transmits per hour with display on and standard capacity battery
Motion Sensor: 3-axis accelerometer for dynamic screen orientation

Scanning: SE4710 imager (1D and 2D) with extraordinary range: Scan range – Code 39 barcode: 20 Mil: 1.8 in. to 32.0 in./4.5 cm to 81.3 cm 3 Mil: 3.1 in. to 5.6 in./7.9 cm to 14.2 cm

Resolution: 8 megapixel
Illumination: User controllable flash
Lens: Auto focus

Radio: Quad-mode IEEE® 802.11a/b/g/n
Security: WPA2, WEP (40 or 128 bit), TKIP, TLS, TTLS (MS- CHAP), TTLS (MS-CHAP v2), TTLS (CHAP), TTLS-MD5, TTLS-PAP, PEAP-TLS, PEAP (MS-CHAP v2), AES, LEAP, CCXv4 certified; FIPS 140-2 certified
Antenna: Internal (Primary and Diversity)
Data Rates Supported: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps
Operating Channels: Chan 8-165 (5040 – 5825 MHz), Chan 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz), Actual operating channels/frequencies depend on regulatory rules and certification agency
Voice Communication: Wi-Fi certified, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n direct sequence wireless LAN, Wi-Fi MultimediaTM (WMM), Zebra Voice Quality Manager (VQM)

Bluetooth: Class II, v 2.1 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR); integrated antenna

Electrical Safety: Certified to UL/cUL 60950-1, IEC/EN60950-1
WLAN and Bluetooth (PAN) USA: FCC Part 15.247, 15.407 Canada: RSS-247 EU: EN 300328, EN 301 893 Australia: AS/NZS 4268
RF Exposure: USA: FCC 47CFR Part 2.1093 Canada: RSS-102 EU: EN 50360, EN 50566, EN 62311 Australia: Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic
Radiation-Human Exposure) Standards: 2014
EMI/RFI: North America: FCC Part 15, Class B Canada: ICES 003 Class B EU: EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-17, EN 60601-1-2, EN 55024, EN 55032 Class B, EN 50121-3-2, EN 50121-4
Laser Safety: IEC 62471

The MC55X Series is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 12 months from date of shipment, provided that the product from date of shipment, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions