MC55A0/MC55A0-HC Series Spec Sheet

PRODUCT SPEC SHEET
THE ZEBRA MC55A0 SERIES
FEATURES
PRESERVE EXISTING
ACCESSORY
INVESTMENTS
THE ZEBRA MC55A0 SERIES
RUGGED WI-FI ENTERPRISE MOBILE COMPUTER FOR
MANAGERS AND TASK WORKERS
Backwards compatibility
with all MC55 accessories
Upgrade to the latest mobile
technology advancements
while preserving your
existing accessory
investments
DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY INSIDE THE ENTERPRISE TO A NEW LEVEL
With the MC55A0 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 MC55A0 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, MC55A0-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 MC55A0 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 YET IN THIS CLASS — PERIOD
The MC55A0 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 MC55A0 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.
THE POWER TO HANDLE VIRTUALLY ANY APPLICATION
Give your workers the best in class mobile application performance, even for the most demanding multimedia
applications. Packed with the latest in technology, our powerful platform offers the most current mobile operating
system for the enterprise, as well as the fastest processor and largest memory footprint in this device class.
CAPTURE THE DATA YOU NEED — WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED IT
Four scanner options let you pick the model that will deliver the best performance for your organization. Our SE960 1D laser scan engine provides best-in-class performance for 1-D bar codes, including near contact to medium range
decoding of even the widest bar code. And the three variants of our revolutionary SE45002D imager deliver true
laser-like performance and omnidirectional scanning of both 1-D and 2-D bar codes. The SE4500-SR offers the best
range on medium and low density 1-D and 2-D bar codes. The SE4500-DL is optimized for medium to high density
bar codes in addition to the bar codes found on driver’s licenses and other identification documents — ideal for border
crossings as well as the healthcare and electronics industry. Our DPM option, the SE4500-HD, is tailored for very high
density bar codes as well as virtually any direct part mark (DPM) — including dot peen, laser etch, ink mark, chemical
EASY CENTRALIZED
MANAGEMENT
Easy global remote
management of your
devices — and their
accessories Compatibility
with Zebra's Mobility
Services Platform (MSP)
enables comprehensive and
flexible centralized
management of a broad
range of mobile products
and their attached
peripherals, anywhere in the
world, all from a single
console
END-TO-END
SUPPORT SERVICES
Increase uptime and
reduce support costs with
all-inclusive support plan
Optional Service from the
Start with Comprehensive
Coverage covers normal
wear and tear as well as
internal and external
components damaged
through accidental breakage
for both device and select
accessories
etch, inkjet mold, cast and thermal spray — enabling automotive and aeronautics manufacturers to easily track and
trace every part to improve safety and comply with government regulations. And if you need to capture photos, videos,
or documents in addition to bar codes, no problem — just add our high-resolution 3.2 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 MC55A0 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.
THE INTELLIGENCE TO SENSE AND ACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Get real value with our business-class implementation of the accelerometer. We start with the typical ability to
automatically switch the display between portrait and landscape modes based on device orientation, and build from
there. Right out of the box, you can get the power saving functionality that helps ensure full shift operation on a single
battery charge. With just a few clicks, you can configure the device to enter sleep mode if movement is not detected in
a specified period of time, or if the display is face down. In addition, the MC55A0 automatically detects and logs drops,
helping to increase worker accountability for device condition. And the open architecture allows enterprises to
integrate the accelerometer data into customized applications to improve the safety of technicians working in remote
areas of your facility — and prevent device theft.
UNPARALLELED VOICE FUNCTIONALITY AND QUALITY
Unlike many mobile computers, the MC55A0 is designed from the ground up to enable voice as well as data over your
WLAN. The result is a superior user experience, highly cost-effective voice communications and a broad voice feature
set. Start with the ability to turn the MC55A0 into a mobile version of your deskphones. Then add a push-to-talk
connection to practically any other Zebra mobile device, including other mobile computers, EAM smartphones and
even two-way radios on completely different networks.* This powerful combination allows workers to place one-to-one
calls in sensitive environments, such as healthcare, while retail and other managers can easily reach an entire
workgroup at the press of a button — eliminating intrusive overhead paging systems that affect the customer
experience. Handset and speakerphone modes allow workers to choose privacy or hands-free convenience, meeting
the needs of the job…and the moment. And since voice and data services are delivered over the WLAN, in-building
cellular coverage issues that can affect voice quality are eliminated.
THE ZEBRA ADVANTAGE: WORLD CLASS PARTNERS SUPPORT
When you choose Zebra, our award-winning partner channel provides access to a best-in-class, broad set of
ready-to-go and custom applications in your industry, minimizing deployment time and cost. No matter what help your
business might need, we have a service that delivers. If you are implementing your first mobilitysolution, we can
provide assistance at every stage — from planning and assessment through design, deployment and ongoing
management and support. If you are adding new applications, we can help you identify whether your present wireless
LAN can handle the increased load — as well as any other gaps that need to be addressed to ensure smooth
deployment. Since even the most rugged devices require a support plan, Service from the Start with Comprehensive
Coverage will keep your devices up and running at peak performance. This unique all-inclusive service covers normal
wear and tear as well as internal and external components damaged through accidental breakage, significantly
reducing unforeseen repair expenses.
Empower your indoor workforce to get more done in a day with the
MC55A0 Series.
To find out how, visit www.zebra.com/mc55a0 or access our global
contacts directory at www.zebra.com/contact
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
HIGH-POWERED PLATFORM
Zebra MAX MPA 2.0
Our latest best-in-class standards-based technology architecture that provides numerous benefits
Powerful microprocessor designed for mobility
The Marvell® PXA320 @ 806 MHz provides best-in-class application performance coupled with ubiquitous
mobility inside the enterprise — even on the most demanding multi-media applications
The memory to support any application
256MB RAM/1GB Flash and a user accessible microSD card slot with support up to 32GB provide the memory space
required to enable robust performance for database and other processing intensive applications
The most advanced mobile operating system for the Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 Classic increases interoperability with existing enterprise infrastructure;
enhances security features; provides a more flexible development platform; improves mobile messaging collaboration
Protects your application investments
Support for Zebra's Enterprise Mobility Developer Kit (EMDK) APIs preserves existing application investments by
enabling easy and cost-effective porting of applications from other Zebra mobile computers
ADVANCED WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
Works on virtually any wireless LAN
The 802.11a/b/g tri-mode radio connects to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WLANs for cost-effective voice and data
connectivity in the office and hot spots; 802.11a (5GHz band) support enables segmentation of voice traffic to ensure
voice quality
The most advanced Bluetooth functionality
Bluetooth® v2.1 with EDR provides a wireless connection to more device types, including modems, printers, headsets
; simplifies pairing; improves security; reduces power consumption; supports either Microsoft or Stonestreet stacks
GOVERNMENT GRADE SECURITY OVER VIRTUALLY ANY WLAN
Make sure only authorized users access your devices, your data and your network with Zebra MAX
Secure
Bring wired-line security to your wireless communications without impacting wireless performance through a
multitude of security features, including: native FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certification; support for all the latest
encryption and authentication protocols; compatibility with Zebra's Mobile Security Suite for device-level protection (
device level firewall, intrusion prevention, enforced authentication, data encryption and integrity monitoring protect the
data that is resident on and in transit to and from your MC55A0 devices); and compatibility with Zebra's Mobile Virtual
Private Networks (MVPNs)
THE MOST RUGGED DESIGN
Zebra MAX Rugged for industry leading rugged design — and reliability
Drop (impact) test
Multiple 6 ft./1.8 m drops per MIL-STD 810G
Tumble (endurance) test
Reliable operation after 1,000 1.6 ft./0.5 m consecutive tumbles (2,000 hits) in Zebra's tumble drum
IP64 sealing
Complete protection against dust and splashing liquids
Patented Monocoque ‘unibody’ housing
Greatly improves structural stability and ability to handle the twisting common in a fall or bump
Patented industrial-grade connector
Improves the reliability and durability of the accessory point of interface
Improved shock absorption for internal components
A rigid yet lightweight magnesium frame encases the main circuit board and all electronics
Rugged display construction
Space between display and touchscreen helps prevent damage to the display
AUTOMATE THE CAPTURE OF VIRTUALLY ANY TYPE OF DATA
Zebra MAX Data Capture for advanced high-performance multi-mode data capture
Choose one of four bar code scanning options that can read even damaged and poor quality codes:
1-D Scanners
SE960: High performance 1-D scanning — adaptive scanning maximizes the range and enables scanning
of codes that are damaged or underneath shrinkwrap.
2-D Imagers
Zebra's SE4500 latest generation 2-D imager offers unparalleled laser-like performance on both 1-D and 2-D bar
codes and omnidirectional rapid-fire easy scanning — no need to align bar code and aiming pattern. Choose one of
three options:
SE4500-SR: Optimized for low/medium density standard range scanning of 1-D/2-D bar codes
SE4500-DL: Optimized for medium to high density 1-D/2-D bar codes as well as the PDF bar codes found on driver’s
licenses and other identification cards — ideal for gate access and border crossings for identity management; patient
wristbands and unit doses in healthcare point of care applications; and the high density codes common in the
electronics industry
SE4500-HD: Optimized for very high-density 1-D/2-D codes and the direct part marks common in manufacturing
High resolution camera
Add a 3.2 MP auto-focus flash-enabled digital color camera with user-controllable flash to capture photos, videos,
documents with legible fine print and bar codes (for intermittent scanning applications)
BUSINESS-CLASS MOTION SENSING
Zebra MAX Sensor for the intelligence to sense — and act — on motion
Automatically rotates screen to match device orientation; automatically reverts to sleep mode when not in
use to preserve battery power; landscape mode improves the display of data-intensive applications; enables
utilization of sensor data in custom applications
ADVANCED ERGONOMICS
Advanced sleek design for ease of use and user comfort
Specifically designed for one-handed operation — data entry is easy regardless of hand size with minimal movement
Crystal clear text and graphics with Zebra MAX Display
3.5 inch extra-crisp high-resolution color VGA touchscreen display is easy to view in virtually any lighting condition —
indoors and outside; additional white pixel improves contrast; energy-efficient engineering delivers twice the
brightness at half the power of typical displays
A family of keypads for global data entry flexibility
Numeric, QWERTY, AZERTY, QWERTZ and NAV PIM support a wide range of applications all around the world
* Two-way radios require the Radio Link Server (RLS)
SPECIFICATIONS CHART
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
1-D LASER SCANNER (SE960)
Dimensions
With rechargeable 2400 mAh
Lithium Ion battery:
5.78 in. L x 3.03 in. W x 1.06 in. D
147 mm L x 77 mm W x 27 mm D
Optical Resolution
0.005 in. minimum element width
Roll
± 35° from vertical
Pitch Angle
± 65° from normal
Weight
11.1 oz./315 g (with rechargeable
2400 mAh Lithium Ion battery)
Skew Tolerance
± 40° from normal
Display
3.5 in Color VGA,
super bright 900 NITS
Ambient Light
Immunity
Tolerant to typical artificial indoor
and natural outdoor (direct sunlight
Touch Panel
Glass analog resistive touch
Display Backlight
LED backlight
Standard Battery
Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V,
2400 mAh Smart Battery
Extended Battery
Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V,
) lighting
conditions. Fluorescent,
Incandescent, Mercury Vapor,
Sodium Vapor,
LED: 450 Ft Candles (4,844 Lux)
Sunlight: 10000 Ft Candles (
107,640 Lux)
Note: LED lighting with high AC
ripple content can impact scanning
performance.
3600 mAh Smart Battery
Backup Battery
Ni-MH battery (rechargeable)
18mAh 2.4V (not user accessible)
Expansion Slot
microSD slot (maximum 32GB)
Comm. Interface
USB 1.1 Host and Client
Notification
Audible tone plus multi-color LEDs,
Vibrate
Keypad Options
Audio
Numeric, QWERTY, AZERTY,
QWERTZ and NAV PIM
Speaker, microphone, receiver (for
handset mode use) and Bluetooth
audio headsets
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS
CPU
Marvell™ PXA 320 @ 806 MHz
processor
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows Embedded
Handheld 6.5 Classic
Memory
256 MB RAM/1 GB Flash
Scan Rate
104 (± 12) scans/sec (bidirectional)
Scan Angle (typical)
*
Wide: (Default) 47°; Medium: 35°;
Narrow: 10°
2-D IMAGER ENGINE (SE4500,
SE4500-DL, SE4500-HD)
Sensor Resolution
752 H x 480 V pixels (gray
scale)
Roll
360°
Pitch Angle
± 60° from normal
Skew Tolerance
± 60° from normal
Ambient Light
Total darkness to 9,000 ft.
candles/96,900 lux
Aiming Element (
VLD)
655 nm ± 10 nm
Illumination Element
625 nm ± 5 nm
Field of View
Horizontal: 40°; Vertical: 25°
USER ENVIRONMENT
Ranges
Operating Temp
14° F to 122° F/-10° C to 50° C
SR Focus Range
Storage Temp.
-40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C
5 mil Code 39:
Near: 2.1 in./53 mm)
Far: 7.5 in./191 mm
Humidity
95% non-condensing
100% UPC/EAN:
Drop Spec
Multiple 6 ft./1.8 m drops per
MIL-STD 810G
specifications
Near: 1.6 in./41 mm)
Far: 15.5 in./394 mm
6.7 mil PDF417:
Near: 3.4 in./86 mm
Far: 7.1 in./180 mm
Tumble Spec
1000 1.6 ft./0.5 m tumbles (
equivalent to 2,000 hits) per IEC
tumble specifications
5 mil Code 39:
Near: 1.4 in./36 mm
Far: 7.3 in./185 mm
Integrated real time clock
100% UPC/EAN:
Near: 1.6 in./41 mm
Far: 12 in./305 mm
15KV Air
8KV Touch
5 mil PDF417:
Near: 2.8 in./71 mm
Far: 4.5 in./114 mm
Sealing
IP64 per IEC sealing specifications
Clock
Electrostatic
Discharge (ESD)
BATTERY PERFORMANCE
User Profiles
DL Focus Range
Minimally 8 hours based on 600
scans and WLAN transmits per
hour with display on
and standard capacity battery
HD Focus Range
3 mil Code 39:
Near: 1.6 in./41 mm
Far: 3.8 in./97 mm
4 mil PDF417:
Near: 1.8 in./46 mm
Far: 3.5 in./89 mm
DATA CAPTURE OPTIONS
WIRELESS LAN VOICE AND DATA
DATA CAPTURE OPTIONS
Options
Multiple configurations available: 1D SE960 laser scanner; 2-D
SE4500-SR imager; 2-D
SE4500-HD imager; 2-D SE4500DL imager; 3.2 megapixel color
WIRELESS LAN VOICE AND DATA
COMMUNICATIONS
Radio
Tri-mode IEEE® 802.11a/b/g
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 1402 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),
Chan 14 (2484 MHz)
Japan only, Actual operating
channels/frequencies depend on
regulatory rules and certification
agency
Voice
Communication
Voice-over-IP ready, Wi-Fi™certified, IEEE 802.11a/b/g direct
sequence wireless LAN, Wi-Fi
Multimedia™ (WMM), Zebra Voice
Quality Manager (VQM)
camera option available
WIRELESS PAN DATA
Bluetooth
Class II, v 2.1 Enhanced Data Rate
(EDR); integrated antenna
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
Approved Cleanser Active Ingredients:
100% of the active ingredients in any cleaner must
consist of one or some combination of the following:
isopropyl alcohol; bleach/sodium hypochlorite;
hydrogen peroxide; mild dish soap
Harmful Ingredients:
The following chemicals are known to damage the
plastics on the MC55A0 Series and should not come in
contact with the device: ammonia solutions, compounds
of amines or ammonia; acetone; ketones; ethers;
aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons; acqueous or
alcoholic alkaline solutions; ethanolamine; toluene;
trichloroethylene; benzene; carbolic acid; TB-lysoform
Cleaning Instructions:
Do not apply liquid directly to the MC55A0 Series.
Dampen a soft cloth or use pre-moistened wipes. Do not
wrap the device in the cloth or wipe, but gently wipe the
unit. Be careful not to let liquid pool around the display
window or other places. Allow the unit to air dry before
use.
Special Cleaning Notes:
Many vinyl gloves contain phthalate additives, which are
often not recommended for medical use and are known
to be harmful to the housing of the MC55A0 Series. The
mobile computers should not be handled while wearing
vinyl gloves containing phthalates, or before hands are
washed to remove contaminant residue after gloves are
removed. If products containing any of the harmful
ingredients listed above are used prior to handling the
MC55A0 Series, such as hand sanitizers that contain
ethanolamine, hands must be completely dry before
handling the MC55A0 Series to prevent damage to the
plastics.
REGULATORY
Electrical Safety
Certified to UL/cUL 60950-1, IEC/
EN60950-1
WLAN and
Bluetooth (PAN)
USA: FCC Part 15.247, 15.407
Canada: RSS-210, RSS 310
EU: EN 300 328, EN 300 440-2,
EN 301 893
Japan: ARIB STD-T33, ARIB
STD-T66, ARIB STD-T70 & T71
Australia: AS/NZS 4268
RF Exposure
USA: FCC Part 2, FCC OET
Bulletin 65 Supplement C
Canada: RSS-102
EU: EN 50392
Australia: Radio communications
Standard 2003
EMI/RFI
North America: FCC Part 15, Class
B
Canada: ICES 003 Class B
EU: EN55022 Class B, EN 301
489-1, EN 301 489-17, EN 301
489-19, EN 60601-1-2
Laser Safety
IEC/Class 2/FDA ll in accordance
with IEC60825-1/EN 60825-1
COLOR CAMERA
Resolution
3.2 megapixel
Illumination
User controllable flash
Lens
Auto focus
WARRANTY
The MC55A0 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
RECOMMENDED SERVICES
Customer Services: Managed Device Service Support;
Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage
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