Zebra MC2100 Series Mobile Computer

From the sales floor to the backroom, the MC2100 Series Mobile Computer has what it takes to affordably automate the capture of inventory data right at the point of work. While the MC2100 is value priced, you get many features usually found in more expensive mobile computers. You can count on best-in-class processing power, rugged design, superior ergonomics, flexible data capture options, enterprise-grade push-to-talk (PTT), centralized management and the ability to create cross-platform, operating system-agnostic applications.

  • Create a single application version for the MC2100 and your other Zebra mobile computers

    RhoElements allow you to create a single application that looks, feels and acts the same on Zebra mobile computers, regardless of whether it's running on an Android, Microsoft® Windows Mobile or Windows CE operating system.

  • Industry-leading scanning performance on any barcode

    Choose the scan engine that will deliver the best performance on the types of data you need to capture.

  • Real enterprise-class push-to-talk (PTT)
    With the integrated Push-to-Talk Express client, you can enable group broadcast and private-response PTT.
  • Rugged design for all-day, everyday use

    With a drop and tumble rating, IP54 sealing, a recessed keypad and a Corning® Gorilla® Glass exit window, the MC2100 keeps on working despite inevitable drops, bumps and spills.

  • Superior ergonomics for superior ease of use
    The lightweight MC2100 is designed for comfort and one-handed usability.

Applications Development

RhoElements for cross platform applications; EMDK suite (C, .NET and Java)

Performance Characteristics

Data capture options
1D linear imager, 1D laser, 1D/2D area imager (MC2180 only)

128 MB RAM/256 MB ROM; 256 MB RAM/256 MB ROM (MC2180 Only), user accessible microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB)

Operating system (OS)
Microsoft Windows Embedded CE6.0 Core; Microsoft Windows Embedded CE6.0 Pro (MC2180 Only)

Processor (CPU)
Marvell PXA 320 624 MHz

Physical Characteristics

Audio options
Speaker and microphone (MC2180 only); Buzzer (MC2100 only)

Dimensions (HxWxD)
6.76 in. H x 1.34 in. D x 2.40 in. W /171.7 mm H x 34.1 mm D x 60.9 mm W

Display type
2.8 in. QVGA with backlight; TFT-LCD, 64K colors


Expansion slot
microSD with SD HC support - supports up to 32GB

Keypad options

27-key numeric; 2 programmable side buttons (MC2180 only); supports keypad overlays for localization and custom functions.

Network connections
Full-speed USB, host or client

LED, Audio notifications

Touch panel
Analog resistive touch panel (MC2180 only)

WLAN with battery: 8.32 oz./236 g; Batch with battery: 8.04 oz./228 g

Power Characteristics

Main battery
2400 mAh rechargeable Smart Li-Ion; user replaceable

User Environment

Ambient lighting tolerance2
Tolerant to typical artificial indoor and natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting conditions. Fluorescent, Incandescent, Mercury Vapor, Sodium Vapor, LED : 450 Ft Candles (4, 844 Lux) Sunlight: 8000 Ft Candles (86, 111 Lux)

Drop specification

Multiple 4 ft./1.2 m drops per MIL STD 810G; multiple 4 ft./1.2 m to concrete at room temperature; 3 ft./0.91 m to concrete across operating temperature.

Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
±15kVdc air discharge, ±8kv contact discharge

Environmental sealing

5% to 95% non-condensing

Operating temperature
14° F to 122° F/-10° C to 50° C

2Gs peak, 5Hz to 2kHz, 1 hour duration per axis

Storage temperature
-40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C

Tumble specifications
500 tumbles (1, 000 hits) @ 1.64 ft./0.5 m


Handheld Warranty

Subject to the terms of Zebra's hardware warranty statement, the MC2100 Series is warranted against defects in workmanshipand materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment.