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Empowering supply chain operations with a single device

The MC9400 and MC9450 offer the latest and fastest Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Image: Zebra Technologies.

Zebra Technologies tells MHD about how its latest ultra-rugged mobile computers for transportation and logistics can empower businesses’ supply chain operations as they run their warehouses and distribution centres.

In today’s world, the demands on transportation and logistics companies are higher than ever. Staff are overextended and under pressure, compliance is complex, and customers expect service and information instantly.

Logistics leaders need unprecedented visibility into every corner of your operation – to make smarter, more informed decisions, and ensure flawless fulfilment.

To do this, they need mobile devices that can help streamline their workflows, tighten security by continuously tracking assets, connect their workforce, minimise wait and turnaround times, and ensure compliance – every step of the way. But not all devices are created equal.

Zebra Technologies makes the world’s most trusted and powerful enterprise mobile computer for use in transportation and logistics, the ultra-rugged MC9000 series.

They’ve sold nearly five million of them for good reason. The devices have helped streamline and error-proof processes in the toughest outdoor and indoor environments — in warehouses and distribution centres, ports and yards, and on the manufacturing floor.

Zebra has just released the next evolution in this highly successful handheld mobile computer family, the MC9400/MC9450. Loaded with all the latest mobile technologies, these devices are stronger, faster, and ready to power the new generation of industrial applications.

One device for all applications

The MC9400 and MC9450 offer the latest and fastest Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, with the flexibility to cost-effectively connect anywhere and everywhere. MC9450 supports private and public 5G, in the most extensive outdoor and indoor environments.

The new devices also offer the best in data capture – the SE58 Extended Range Scan Engine with IntelliFocus™ delivers an unmatched scanning range, enabling workers to scan barcodes as far as 100 ft./30.5 m away.

And the innovative green laser aimer is seven times more visible than the typical red aimer dot, making it easy for workers to scan at a distance.

Biometric facial recognition provides easy access for workers and peace of mind that only pre-authorised users can access devices.

Workers can resolve issues quickly with the video-based collaboration, enabled by the high-resolution front-facing camera. And with the 16 MP high-resolution rear camera, it’s easy to capture highly detailed photos to document the condition of incoming shipments, quality checks and more.

Process automation is made seamless with OCR Wedge, allowing workers to capture shipping container identification numbers, tire identification numbers (TINs), vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and more with the press of one button.

Compared to the previous generation, the MC9400 and MC9450 offer 2.5x more processing power, 50 per cent more RAM, 4x the Flash and 8x the storage. Whether you’re running simple ‘green screen’ apps or apps powered by augmented reality and artificial intelligence, you can power them all at once.

Not only are these devices faster, but they’re also more rugged and ready for just about any environment – including a model dedicated to the freezer area. With Zebra’s toughest military-grade drop and tumble testing, these devices have what it takes to handle the inevitable everyday drops on concrete.

Meanwhile, Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display and the scanner exit window, and a double IP65 and IP68 sealing rating means you can drop it in water or mud, and even hose it off.

When it comes to flexibility and value-added extras, these devices deliver more. With Device Tracker and the new BLE battery, you can quickly and easily find devices, even if they are turned off or low in power.

The large 4.3 in display is easy to see indoors and outside in bright sunlight and works when wet or with thick gloves.

When you buy a Zebra Android device, you also get features that give you the enterprise control you need.

With support to Android 17, you don’t need to worry that your operating system (OS) will become outdated. You choose when and if you want to update – and when you’re ready for an OS update, you can do it automatically via Zebra LifeGuard™.

The MC9400/MC9450 is a drop-in replacement for the MC9300 – so you can modernise your technology and get big productivity gains without a major overhaul.

This latest evolution in the ultra-rugged MC9000 Series can power your enterprise to the next level of productivity and efficiency in your most demanding environments.

Find out more about the MC9400/MC9450 here.

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