Zebra Technologies’ New Healthcare-Grade Mobile Computers Elevate Patient Care

New rugged HC20 and HC50 handheld mobile computers support unique needs of the healthcare industry

BOURNE END, United Kingdom – Nov. 9,  2023 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a leading digital solution provider enabling businesses to intelligently connect data, assets, and people, today unveiled its Android™-based HC20 and HC50, a new series of rugged handheld mobile computers for healthcare professionals. They are designed specifically to meet the needs of healthcare workers with features to improve operational efficiency for clinical and non-clinical staff. The HC20 and HC50 are both lighter and significantly thinner than previous Zebra offerings and expand Zebra’s extensive portfolio of healthcare solutions with purpose-built features to elevate the quality of care and the patient experience.

“Ensuring the right patient receives the right care, at the right time, is critical. By providing patient health information in real time to clinicians directly at the point of care, the quality of patient care is elevated,” said Chris Sullivan, Global Healthcare Strategy and Practice Lead, Zebra Technologies. “Our latest HC20 and HC50 handheld mobile computers equip healthcare providers with innovative technology solutions to improve workflow efficiency at the point-of-care to meet clinicians’ complex and evolving needs.”

The HC20 and HC50 feature a large 6-inch high-definition (FHD+) edge-to-edge display and improved connectivity with Wi-Fi 6/6E support. They have advanced audio communications capabilities, including HD voice, voice over IP (VoIP), push-to-talk and private branch exchange (PBX) calling, part of Zebra’s Workcloud Communications suite.

The devices also include another key feature of Zebra’s Workcloud Communications suite called Profile Manager which facilitates seamless collaboration among users and enhances patient-centric care by providing secure authentication, automation of tasks, and the ability to identify and manage user roles. This promotes a more efficient and effective healthcare ecosystem in which data and services are readily available.

With Zebra’s new HC20, healthcare practitioners are gaining an optimal, purpose-built yet affordable solution to keep their healthcare staff connected and properly equipped. Both devices convert into a full workstation with Zebra’s Workstation Connect and a Connect Cradle, enabling healthcare workers to use a desktop size screen, mouse, keyboard and other peripherals on the move.

Zebra’s new HC50 extends HC20 capabilities with battery hot-swap capability as well as a front-facing camera and a larger memory footprint. They also include a patient-friendly scanner, device tracking and field-replaceable batteries. In addition, both devices are outfitted with a dedicated emergency alert button and a healthcare-grade outer shell that withstands over 30 disinfectant cleansers used by hospitals, a unique feature that is critical for clinical and non-clinical staff.

The HC20 and HC50 include Zebra Mobility DNA software tools to improve communications as well as optimise workflows and usability for caregivers. Both devices come with Zebra Mobility Total Benefits of Ownership, providing a longer lifecycle, increased security and IT management, and lower cost of ownership.


  • Zebra introduces the HC20 and HC50, a new series of rugged handheld mobile computers purpose-built for the unique needs of healthcare with a dedicated emergency alert button and a healthcare-grade outer shell that withstands over 30 disinfectant cleansers in use by hospitals.
  • The new mobile computers build on Zebra’s extensive portfolio of healthcare solutions.
  • Both devices feature Zebra’s Mobility DNA software tools to optimise workflows and improve communications and usability as well as increased security and lower cost of ownership.



Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) helps organisations monitor, anticipate, and accelerate workflows by empowering their frontline and ensuring that everyone and everything is visible, connected and fully optimised. Our award-winning portfolio spans software to innovations in robotics, machine vision, automation and digital decisioning, all backed by a +50-year legacy in scanning, track-and-trace and mobile computing solutions. With an ecosystem of 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra’s customers include over 80% of the Fortune 500. Newsweek recently recognised Zebra as one of America’s Most Loved Workplaces and Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, and we are on Fast Company’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.

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