Zebra Technologies Unveils Ultra-Rugged Mobile Computer to Improve Workflow Efficiency

by | Jan 10, 2024

Zebra MC9400

Zebra Technologies has unveiled its new ultra-rugged mobile computer, the MC9400 Series. Equipped with public and private 5G (data only) and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, the MC9400 Series is designed to enhance workflow efficiency and device security across the retail, warehouse, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics industries.

The MC9400 Series is an evolution of Zebra’s ultra-rugged mobile computers – it’s the first of its MC9000 family of devices to offer 5G (data only) and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, the fastest connection speed available today.

The MC9400 provides a cost-effective, wireless solution imperative to efficient operations in challenging industrial environments–inside and outdoors–including cold storage. With maximum speed and performance, the MC9400 improves front-line workers’ productivity as they are cross-docking in a warehouse, tracking items in a manufacturing plant or managing assets in a port, yard or other tough edge environments.

“The MC9400 Series represents a significant inflection point in wireless connectivity, scanning and secure authentication to drive enhanced operational benefits for our customers,” said Julie Johnson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Mobile Computing, Zebra Technologies. “Zebra’s latest ultra-rugged mobile computing solution is a great example of how we help those on the front line work in new ways to improve efficiency and productivity.”

Beyond providing the latest in wireless connectivity, the MC9400 Series is enhanced with Zebra’s new SE58 extended range scan engine with IntelliFocustm technology. The new expanded range enables workers to scan barcodes up to over 100 ft./30.5 m away. The scanner’s new green laser dot provides more visibility – even in daylight – than the typical red dot, making it easier for workers to scan items in hard-to-reach locations, such as a high warehouse rack. It can be added to customers’ existing fleet of MC9000 mobile computers without requiring new accessories, minimising operational disruptions.

Additionally, the MC9400 Series offers Identity Guardiantm, a biometric facial recognition and authentication solution which gives workers fast, easy and secure access to their device and minimises the risk of shared or compromised passwords.

Unique user-based profiles are stored in an encrypted QR code, enabling the device to be shared with unlimited users for more flexibility. It’s also equipped with a new BLE battery that, when combined with Zebra Device Tracker, ensures workers can locate a device –whether that device is on or off – minimising the time and cost of lost devices.


  • Zebra announces the new evolution of its ultra-rugged mobile computers with the MC9400 Series, enhanced with 5G (data only) and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity for use inside and outdoors, even in cold storage.
  • The MC9400 Series meets the connectivity, scanning and device security needs for retail, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation and logistics, including yards, ports and other tough workflows on the edge.
  • The MC9400 Series was built to meet customers’ growing needs for better efficiency, higher productivity, and more reliable and secure connections as they digitise operations. 

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