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

MC9400 Series provides advanced scanning capabilities and secure authentication

BOURNE END, United Kingdom – Jan. 9, 2024 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a leading digital solution provider enabling businesses to intelligently connect data, assets, and people, today 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 minimizes 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 digitize operations.



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 optimized. 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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