ZQ600-HC Mobile Printers

Easily Reduce the Risk of Errors in Specimen Collection With Premium Mobile Printing at the Point of Care

Want to improve specimen labeling accuracy, staff productivity and patient safety? With the ZQ600 Healthcare Series, you can. The ZQ600 takes Zebra’s popular QLn platform and makes it even better—adding advanced technology and innovative design that drive productivity, ease-of-use and manageability to a new level. Designed specifically for healthcare, these compact printers are built to withstand constant disinfecting. The color display takes all the guesswork out of printer status. Advanced battery technology powers every minute of the longest shift. The ZQ600 offers the fastest, most dependable wireless connections inside the four walls and your IT department will find the ZQ600 easier to integrate, manage and secure thanks to Zebra’s Link-OS® printer operating system and powerful Print DNA suite of applications, utilities and developer tools.

ZQ600-HC Series Mobile Printers


Premium Features for Maximum Productivity

The Latest Wireless Connections for Fast and Secure Printing

The ZQ600 Series offers the fastest, most dependable wireless connections inside the four walls. With support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi and its latest security protocols, plus Bluetooth® Classic and Low Energy (BLE), healthcare staff can count on blazing fast and secure connections.

Industry-Standard 802.11r Fast Roaming for Seamless Access

Support for 802.11r fast roaming technology delivers the dependable wireless connection your on-the-move staff needs.

The Industry’s Only Instant Wake-Up Over Wi-Fi

Every second counts in the mission-critical world of healthcare— that’s why the ZQ600 offers instant wake on Wi-Fi. This intelligent printer enters sleep mode when it is idle, and automatically wakes up the moment a user sends a print job, delivering instant availability—along with maximum battery cycle time. And unlike other mobile printers, the ZQ600’s instant wake-up works over both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Large Color Display Makes Configuration and Operation a Snap

It’s easy to set up and maintain the ZQ600 Series with its large display, user-friendly interface and easily customized menu. The display changes color when the printer is paused or in an error state, such as out of media or latch open, so users instantly know what the printer needs to stay up and running. And since the ZQ600 Series is based on Zebra’s Link-OS menu system, you’ll get a common UI and user experience across other Zebra Link-OS mobile, desktop and industrial printers to lower the learning curve.

Business Tough—Built for All-Day Every Day Use

While the ZQ600 is lightweight and comfortable to wear all shift long, it is loaded with features that give it long-lasting durability, including over-molding, a tempered-glass display and seamless one-piece design. The high-grade resin is one of the toughest plastics available for greater impact resistance. And multiple mechanical design improvements further increase printer robustness and uptime.


The ZQ600 Healthcare Series - Boost Staff Productivity and Specimen Labeling Accuracy With the Next Evolution in Mobile Printing.

For more information about the ZQ600-HC Series, please visit www.zebra.com/zq600hc

Withstands Constant Disinfecting

The ZQ600 Series is constructed using medical-grade, disinfectant-ready materials that can be safely cleaned between each use to help prevent the spread of germs in hospitals and clinics.


Superior Battery Power and Power Management

The Highest Battery Capacity in its Class

With the ZQ600’s high capacity 3250mAH battery, you can be sure that every worker has plenty of power for every shift.

Do more with Zebra’s Power Smart Print Technology™

This patented Zebra technology maximizes efficiency by delivering the exact amount of power required for the highest quality printing. Printers with PSPT save an estimated 20 to 30 percent of their battery power.

Extraordinary Battery Management Capabilities

The ZQ600 Series’ PowerPrecision+ battery delivers the ultimate in battery power and management. A wealth of easily accessible battery metrics makes it easier than ever to identify, remove and replace aging batteries before they impact productivity.


Advanced Platform Grows with Your Business

Zebra Print DNA—Transforming Printers From the Inside

The ZQ600 Series is powered by Link-OS®, Zebra’s robust printer operating system, and Print DNA, a combination of productivity, management, development and visibility tools. The results are better performance, simplified remote manageability and easier integration.

Robust Memory to Support Applications Today and Tomorrow

The ZQ600 Series offers 256 MB RAM and 512 MB Flash—providing more than enough memory for all your fonts and graphics needs today, as well as all the firmware upgrades and new Print DNA tools for years to come.

Backward Compatible with QLn Accessories

With more than one million units sold, Zebra’s QLn Series set the bar for accurate specimen labeling. Now, the ZQ600 Healthcare Series raises the bar again. And since the ZQ600 Series is backward compatible with QLn accessories, you can upgrade to the latest platform and ingenuity without buying new accessories or rebuilding the settlement room.

Comprehensive Remote Management Options

Resolve Problems Faster with the Ethernet Cradle

Remote management is easy with the Ethernet Cradle. By docking the printer in the cradle at the end of every shift, IT can remotely upgrade the firmware as needed to ensure that each printer is operating at peak performance.

Easily Manage All Your Printers—All From a Single Location

Maintain secure and troubleshoot printers simply and easily, from anywhere, at anytime. Use the free Printer Setup Utilities to simplify setup and out-of-the-box configuration tasks. And with the optional Printer Profile Manager Enterprise, you can manage one printer, a group of specific printers or all printers anywhere in the world.

Seamless Integration with Your Device Management System

Get the simplicity of a single-pane-of-glass to manage all your Zebra mobile devices and printers—including the ZQ600 Series. Easily integrate networked ZQ600 Series printers into your existing AirWatch or SOTI MobiControl device management system. And if you are using Ivanti Avalanche (powered by Wavelink), the ZQ600 Series offers support for Avalanche right out of the box.

Ensure Continued Reliability with Printhead Diagnostics

With the ZQ600 Series, our unique Printhead Diagnostics provide visibility into the health of printheads across your deployment.

Protect Sensitive Patient and Business Data with PrintSecure

This complimentary Print DNA utility makes it easy to configure over 30 settings to fine-tune printer security to protect your data.

Consistently Exceptional Zebra Certified Supplies

Zebra’s IQ Color labels were developed to meet CLSI’s approved standard for specimen collection and give clinicians the ability to highlight the priority status and container type in red as indicated at the left side of the label. We also offer standard paper labels and moistureresistant polypropylene labels for use with samples that need to be placed in ice upon collection.

Maximize Uptime and Printer Visibility with Services

Ensure predictable performance and eliminate unbudgeted repair expenses with Zebra OneCare. You get unmatched technical support direct from Zebra, as well as comprehensive repair services, including accidental damage and defined repair turn-around times. And Zebra’s Visibility Services provide real-time insights to optimize utilization within your workflows.

ZQ600-HC Series Accessories

The ZQ600 Healthcare Series offers all the accessories you need, from power and charging to carrying and protection options, cables and more

Lithium-Ion Charging Accessories
Ethernet Cradle
Single-bay Ethernet Cradle Accessory

Single-bay Ethernet Cradle

4-Bay Ethernet Cradle Accessory

4-bay Ethernet Cradle



Connect ZQ600 Series printers to your wired Ethernet network via the ZQ600 Series Ethernet cradle to enable easy remote management by your IT or operations staff — helping to ensure each printer is operating optimally and ready for use. The Ethernet cradle can communicate over 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps networks using auto-sense.

The single-bay ZQ600 Series Ethernet cradle also charges the battery while it is in the printer, while the 4-bay version (with optional wall mount kit) charges four printers at a time. The 4-bay version includes an internal Ethernet switch and second Ethernet port, so you can link and manage four 4-bay Ethernet cradles (a total of 16 printers) from one port.

The printer remains fully functional so you can print while it is in either cradle. The cradle’s LED lights indicate DC power and Ethernet-link status.

Remote printer management over your Ethernet allows:

  • Battery management for monitoring battery health. Knowing each battery’s lifespan stage simplifies central management of your spare-battery pool.
  • Firmware management for updating printer firmware, eliminating the need for IT staff to travel to the local user site, or for the printer to be sent back to a central location for updating.
  • Print management for updating templates, fonts and graphics in order to print new label formats.
  • Device management for updating startup (e.g., config. sys), WML (front panel) or HTML (browser) files to enhance or change configuration and status collection.
  • Network management for updating encryption keys or certificate files to maintain the highest level of security.
  • Problem resolution and troubleshooting local printer issues that may otherwise require the printer to be sent in for repair.
  • Ability to manage Bluetooth printers, which traditionally have been off-network.
What comes with the cradle?

Unit with AC Adapter: Cradle, AC adapter, power cord and document CD including cradle user manual and installation guide.

Cradle Unit: Cradle and document CD including cradle user manual and installation guide (AC adapter can be purchased separately).

AC Adapter
AC Adapter



Connect the AC adapter to your ZQ600 Series printer and wall outlet to charge the printer’s PowerPrecision+ battery while in the printer. The printer can print labels and perform other functions during charging. Shown with printer for reference purposes; printer is not included.

1-Slot Battery Charger
1-Slot Battery Charger



Docks and charges a single PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion printer battery. Integrated power supply. Ships with line cord for your region.

3-Slot Battery Charger
3-Slot Battery Charger



Dock and charge up to three PowerPrecison+ Li-Ion printer batteries at a time. The 3-slot battery charger ships with a power supply and line cord for your region.

Dual 3-Slot Battery Charger with Y Cable Connection
Dual 3-Slot Battery Charger with Y Cable Connection



Dock and charge up to six PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion printer batteries at a time. The dual 3-slot battery charger ships with a power supply, Y-Cable and country specific power cord. Requires the appropriate line cord for your region.

Carry Straps/Cases
Carrying Straps and Cases



Hand Strap: Allows the printer to be carried by hand.

Shoulder Strap: Allows the printer to be carried over the shoulder.

Soft Case: Add an extra layer of protection for harsh environments with a soft case. While in the case, the printer is IP54-rated for resistance to windblown water and dust. Case provides openings for changing the media and batteries and all connectors are accessible. Includes shoulder strap.

Specifications

Standard Features

• Disinfectant-ready plastics in a healthcare color scheme
• Apple® iOS, Android and Windows® Mobile connectivity
• Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text and graphics
• CPCL, EPL™ and ZPL® programming languages
• 512 MB Flash supports downloadable programs, receipt formats, fonts and graphics (128 MB available for user storage)
• 3250 mAh (nominal) 23.4 Wh removable, rechargeable PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion battery
• Built-in battery charger
• Belt clip for unobtrusive and convenient printing
• Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors
• Easy-to-use peel and present mode
• Label present sensor for issuing labels one at a time
• Tear bar for easy media dispensing
• Center-loading media locking for variable roll widths
• “Clamshell” design for easy media loading
• Management: Mirror, SNMP, Web server, Profile Manager, AirWatch®, SOTI® MobiControl™ and Ivanti Avalanche® (powered by Wavelink)
• Large, easy-to-read color display (288 x 240 pixels)
• Color display can be customized using WML (text and icons)
• 5-way navigation buttons, two software defined keys
• Printer color alerts on the display
• Tolerance of multiple drops from 5 ft./1.52 m to concrete
• IP54 dust and water resistance rating
• 400 MHz 32-bit ARM processor
• XML support
• Supports vertical and horizontal printing
• Printers can be used in any orientation
• QR barcode links to web-based help pages
• Zebra Print Touch simplifies Bluetooth pairing and launches web-based help pages with Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled devices
• Label odometer
• NTP (Network Time Protocol) support via Wi-Fi or Ethernet
• Supports Zebra Network Connect manufacturing plant floor solution when used with the Ethernet cradle

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions ZQ610: 6.5 in. L x 3.5 in. W x 2.75 in. H
165 mm L x 89 mm L x 70 mm H
ZQ620: 6.8 in. L x 4.6 in. W x 3.3 in. H
173 mm L x 117 mm W x 84 mm H
Weight With Battery ZQ610: 1.33 lbs/0.6 kg
ZQ620: 1.6 lbs/0.73 kg

Printer Specifications

Operating System Link-OS®
Resolution 203 dpi/8 dots per mm
Memory 256 MB RAM; 512 MB Flash (standard)
Maximum Print Width ZQ610: 1.9 in./48 mm
ZQ620: 2.8 in./72 mm
Maximum Print Speed Up to 4.5 in./115 mm per second
Media Sensors Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors; label present sensor for issuing batch labels one at a time
Print Length Minimum: 0.5 in./12.7 mm
Maximum: 32 in./813 mm
Power 3250 mAh (nominal) 23.4 Wh removable, rechargeable PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion battery

Media Characteristics

Maximum Label and Liner Length ZQ610: 0.5 in./12.7 mm to 32 in./813 mm or continuous
ZQ620: 0.5 in./12.7 mm to 32 in./813 mm or continuous
Media Width ZQ610: 1.0 in./25 mm to 2.18 in./55.4 mm
ZQ620: 1.0 in./25 mm to 3.125 in./79 mm
Maximum Media Roll Size ZQ610: 2.2 in./55.9 mm OD on a 0.75 in./19 mm or 1.375 in./34.9 mm inner core
ZQ620: 2.6 in./66 mm OD on a 0.75 in./19 mm or 1.375 in./34.9 mm inner core
Thickness 2.3 mil to 5.5 mil tag stock or 6.5 mil label stock
Media Types Die-cut labels and tags, linerless labels, receipt paper, RFID (ZQ630 RFID compatible), black bar and gap sensing

Operating Characteristics

Environment Operating Temp.:
32°F to 122°F/0°C to 50°C
Operating Humidity:
10% to 90% non-condensing
Storage/Transportation Temp.:
-13°F to 149°F/-25°C to 65°C1
Storage Humidity:
10% to 90% non-condensing
Agency Approvals Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, EN55022 Class-B, EN60950, EN55024 and VCCI class B
Susceptibility: EN55024, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, and EN61000-4-5
Safety: CE, TUV, CSA

Firmware

CPCL, EPL and ZPL programming languages

ZBI 2.x™—powerful programming language that lets printers run standalone
applications, connect to peripherals, and much more

Barcode Symbologies

• Barcode Ratios: 1.5:1, 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1, 3.5:1
• Linear Barcodes: Code 39, Code 93, UCC/EAN128, Code 128, Codabar (NW-7), Interleaved 2-of-5, UPC-A, UPC-E, 2 and 5 digit add-on, EAN-8, EAN-13, 2 and 5 digit add-on
• PDF417, MicroPDF417, MaxiCode, QR Code, GS1/DataBar™ (RSS)
family, Aztec, MSI/ Plessey, FIM Postnet, Data Matrix, TLC39

Fonts and Character Sets

Standard Fonts: 25 bitmapped, 1 smooth, scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed*)
Optional Fonts: downloadable bitmapped/scalable fonts
International Character Sets (optional): Chinese (traditional/simplified); Japanese; Korean; Thai, Vietnamese

Communication and Interface Capabilities

ZebraNet® 802.11ac radio with support for:

  • WEP, TKIP and AES encryption
  • WPA and WPA2
  • 802.1x (with WEP, WPA or WPA2)
  • EAP-FAST, EAP-TTLS, EAP-TLS, PEAP, LEAP
  • 802.11d and 802.11i
  • Simultaneous Bluetooth 4.2 dual radio
  • Wi-Fi Certification
  • Fast roaming using Pairwise Master Key (PMK) caching, Opportunistic Key Caching (OKC), EAP Fast Session resumption or 802.11r

Bluetooth 4.2 (Classic and BLE) radio

  • Security modes 1 – 4
  • Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad” certified
  • Key Bonding

10/100 Ethernet support (via charging cradle)

Cabled Communications Specifications

  • USB 2.0 full-speed interface (12 Mbps)
  • Mini-B connector with optional strain relief innovations
  • Serial interface: 14-pin RS-232C port for communication to  terminal or other host up to 115.2 Kbps

Options and Accessories

Following is a list of key accessories. Please refer to the Mobile Printer Accessory Guide for a detailed list of all the accessories available for the ZQ600 Series:
Charging Options—inside the printer
• IEC 60601-certified AC adapter for medical environments
• Single cradle: single bay Ethernet and charging cradle with
IEC60601 AC adapter
• Quad cradle: quad bay Ethernet and charging cradle and AC adapter, with internal switch and stacking port
Charging Options—outside the printer
• 1-bay, 3-bay and 6-bay battery chargers
Spare batteries
Carrying Options
• Shoulder strap: available in standard or healthcare version (healthcare
version offers the same tolerance to cleaning agents as the printer)
• Hand strap
• Soft case: provides an IP54 rating

Linerless printing (with silicone platen roller only)—ZQ620 only
ZBI 2.x
Printer stand for tabletop mounting
Serial and USB cables with strain relief

Product Warranty

The ZQ600 Series printers are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For the complete warranty statement, please visit:
www.zebra.com/warranty

Recommended Services

Zebra OneCare Essential and Select Services maximize the availability and productivity of your devices. Key features include 24/7 technical support, comprehensive coverage, advance replacement and software updates. Optional Visibility Services are available. For more information go to 
www.zebra.com/zebraonecare
(Note: Service availability may vary by region.)

Footnotes

*Contains UFST® from Agfa Monotype Corporation

Print DNA Software

This printer is supported by our powerful Print DNA suite of applications, utilities and developer tools that give our printers better performance, simplified remote manageability, and easier integration.

Print DNA features may vary by model and a Support Contract may be required. For more information, please visit: 
www.zebra.com/printdna


Markets and Applications

Healthcare

  • Mobile Specimen Collection
  • Blood Bank Management
  • Breast Milk Labeling

 



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