On-the-go productivity requires dependable solutions in every situation.
The high-performing ZQ500 Series stands up to the test every time
regardless of the environment.
Rugged Design
Mobile work environments can be abusive for
hardware. The ZQ500 printers are lightweight, yet
engineered to handle the bumps, drops and collisions
that are part of the job. The ZQ510 and ZQ520 printers
feature a patented military design that
meets third-party-verified MIL-STD
810g military standards for shock,
vibration and temperature exposure.
The printers can withstand repeated
drops to concrete from 6.6’ on multiple
sides—and when paired with the optional exoskeleton
case can withstand drops from 10’. And for additional
protection, the ZQ510 and ZQ520 printers are
designed to guard media from being ejected when the
printer is dropped, keeping your workforce productive
and focused while on the move.
Environmental Endurance
Optimized Printing Power
Zebra not only protects your hardware, but also
your operational uptime. The ZQ500 printers meet
IP54-rating for resistance to dust and liquids that
are common in mobile environments—from dirt in
the field to crumbs in a service vehicle. And with
cold temperature compensation, the ZQ500 Series
automatically optimizes and balances print speed and
print quality in cold temperatures.
To keep your employees on task and on schedule,
the ZQ500 Series are the first Zebra products to
support a secondary Bluetooth communication
channel, an innovative feature that allows one
channel to send print jobs to the printer while a
second channel performs additional functions such
as device management. ZQ500 printers also feature
“draft mode,” which optimizes the printing speed (5+
inches-per-minute) for text-only printing. And with
Power Smart Print Technology™, the printers can
anticipate what users will print, saving batter power
yet delivering fast, high-quality receipts and labels.
Simple to Use
ZQ500 printers are designed for intuitive, simple
use—from the first shift to the last. The simplified user
interface reduces the amount of accidentally changed
printer settings, and the large buttons increase
accuracy for gloved hands and fingers. Intuitive media
loading reduces time employees spend changing rolls,
and with sleep mode the printer wakes up when a job
is sent and conserves battery power when not in use.
Zebra ZQ500 Series Mobile Printers
The ZQ500 Series is not limited by typical office boundaries. With
reliable connectivity options and space-saving, multi-functional
accessories, the ZQ500 Series transforms every space into a
productive work environment.
Reliable Connectivity
Mobile-Workspace Accessories
The ZQ500 Series comes standard with the latest in
Bluetooth connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0. The printers
also offer 802.11a/b/g/n
WLAN connectivity that
supports both 2.4GHz
and 5GHz bands and
roaming within and across bands. And, with the
multiport radio, your employees can simultaneously
operate 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0—meaning
they can be constantly updated and connected.
If users lose their Bluetooth connectivity while on
the road, Print Touch™ via NFC technology serves
as an alternate option, ensuring users are always
connected. The ZQ500 Series is “Made for iPod/
iPhone/iPad” (MFi certified) and Wi-Fi Alliance-certified,
offering connectivity to a range of Apple, Android and
Windows Mobile devices.
ZQ500 accessories are designed to optimize the
tight spaces of mobile work environments—such as
vehicles—through small footprints and multipurpose
use. With easy and reliable vehicle charging options,
employees can grab their device and go. The battery
eliminator enables users to rely solely on vehicle
power for fixed in-vehicle applications—erasing the
need to replace the battery over the life of the printer.
ZQ500 Series printers also offer adapters to attach
vehicle cradles to existing e-charge and settlement
room brackets.
Remote Management
The ZQ500 Series offers several device management
options, including Profile Manager, which allows you
to manage printers anywhere, anytime via a browser.
Support for industry-standard MDM utilities makes it
easy to communicate with all devices. ZQ500 printers
are equipped with Syslog, an IT diagnostics tool that
enables the printer to save and record error events
that are written and can be retrieved from a file or, for
remote troubleshooting, written to an IP port.
The ZQ500 offers several
Link-OS environment software
solutions and tools, including:
• PrintTouch NFC technology for fast pairing and easy
access to essential data
• Profile Manager to monitor and control Link-OS
printers anywhere in the world—all from one PC,
tablet or smartphone screen
• Cloud Connect for direct and secure connection to
the cloud
• Virtual Device Support – enabling printing using
non-Zebra command languages
Zebra ZQ500 Series Mobile Printers
Requirements and Compatibility
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4-Bay Power
Docks and charges up to four ZQ500 Series printers simultaneously. Supports
printers in exoskeleton and with/without extended battery.
AC Adapter
Charges printer via wall outlet.
Connects printer directly to vehicle power without using battery as consumable
product. Available as open-ended or cigarette adapter power supply. Dummy
battery pack fits into printer. Can be used with vehicle mounting plate.
Vehicle Cradle**
Enables printer to be powered with vehicle power only. Eliminates need to replace
the battery over the life of the printer. Printer is still detachable from vehicle.
Extends life of printer for high-duty cycle applications. Four-cell bump-out pack.
Has LED on outside for visible indication when battery is due for replacement.
Quad Battery
Docks and charges up to four ZQ500 Series batteries at a time. Supports both
standard and extended batteries.
Smart Battery*
Powers printer. Can be polled and managed to monitor battery health and
replacement. Compatible with ZQ510 and ZQ520 printers, smart battery single
charger, vehicle charger, quad battery charger and 4-bay power station.
Smart Battery
Single Charger
Docks and charges a single battery. Monitors and alerts on battery health. Supports
both standard and extended battery.
Vehicle Charger
Charges printer via vehicle open-ended or cigarette adapter power supply. May be
used without vehicle cradle. Available as 12-24V or 15-60V.
Vehicle Cradle
Docks and charges ZQ500 Series printers. Available with open-ended or cigarette
adapter power supply. Compatible with ZQ510/ZQ520 with or without extended
battery and with or without exoskeleton. Can be mounted with RAM mounting arm.
Meets IP43-rating for additional protection from liquids and spills. Requires specific
driver for connecting via USB.
Mounting Plate
Allows the printer to be fix-mounted in a vehicle with or without battery eliminator.
Attaches to RAM mounting arm.
RAM Mounting
Attaches to the ZQ500 mounting plate or vehicle cradle for flexible mounting
Zebra ZQ500 Series Mobile Printers
Requirements and Compatibility
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D-Ring Adapter
Attaches to ZQ500 vehicle cradle to enable use with installed Datamax O’Neil
e-charge brackets. Plastic female half-moon part allows users to attach ZQ500
vehicle cradle to existing Datamax O'Neil brackets.
RW420 Vehicle
Cradle Adapter
Enables attachment of ZQ500 Series cradle to existing RW cradles without
rewiring. Measures 6 inches. Legacy RAM arms are compatible with ZQ500 via this
2-Roll Spare
Media Case
Carries two rolls of spare ZQ500 media. Attaches between the RAM arm and
Vehicle Cradle.
Belt Clip*
Allows printer to be clipped to user’s belt.
Hand Strap
Enables printer to be carried like a toolbox.
Shoulder Strap
Offers over-the-shoulder carrying option. Connects with metal attachment clips.
Shoulder Strap
Offers over-the-shoulder carrying option. Connects with plastic attachment clips.
Swivel Belt Loop
Alternative to a standard belt clip. One piece connects to the user’s belt and one
piece (D-Ring Adapter Belt Attachment) attaches in lieu of the belt clip on the
ZQ500, so you can easily attach and rotate the printer to the hip.
Increases drop specification, seals off ports and increases IP rating for extreme use
environments. Can be used with extended battery pack, 4-bay power station and
vehicle cradle. Cannot be used with linerless. Users must tear down when using
exoskeleton. Not compatible with belt clip included with printer. AC adapter and
vehicle charger cannot be used when printer is in exoskeleton case.
Soft Case
Canvas case adds layer of printer protection. Includes shoulder strap. Battery
(including extended pack) and ports remain accessible via flaps. Cannot be used
with printer belt clip.
USB Cables with
Strain Relief
Prevents USB cable breakage via hard plastic twist lock.
USB Cable
(Micro A/B
to USB A
converter- 6")
Adapter cable for connecting USB memory sticks or other traditional USB A
devices to the printer.
Magnetic Stripe
Reader Module
Attaches to printer to enable payment processing and reading of licenses, credit
cards and badges. Encryption keys can be loaded via Zebra Custom Application
*Included in the box with your Zebra ZQ510 or ZQ520 printer. **The battery eliminator vehicle charger and exoskeleton case will not be available at initial release.
Zebra ZQ500 Series Mobile Printers