MC55 Enterprise Digital Assistant

MC55 Enterprise Digital Assistant
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Type: Handheld Computers
Brand: Zebra Technologies
Model: MC55
This product is discontinued

The MC55 EDA brings a new level of flexibility, functionality and rugged design to size-optimized mobile devices, providing mobile workers with the power to streamline business processes, increase productivity and improve customer service. The smallest and lightest Motorola rugged EDA with a 3.5-inch display, the MC55 packs the power of a cell phone, two-way radio, bar code scanner, digital camera and mobile computer — all into a single device. Designed to meet mobile worker, business application and IT requirements, this easy-to-use and easy-to-carry business-class device offers true consumer styling as well as enterprise manageability, security and scalability.

Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR)
Available with MSR that reads up to three tracks of data from credit or loyalty cards. Can be used to meet worldwide opportunities for credit transactions only

Sleek yet rugged pocket-sized lightweight form factor
Built for year round use in nearly any environment, with IP54 sealing and the ability to survive 4 ft./1.2 m drop to concrete

Powerful microprocessor designed for mobility: XScale PXA270 @ 520 MHz
Desktop-like performance with lower power requirements

Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system 
Increased interoperability with existing enterprise infrastructure; enhanced security features; more flexible development platform; improved mobile messaging collaboration

802.11a/b/g WLAN connectivity with flexible VoIP (VoWLAN) support (MC5590 only; MC5574: 802.11b/g)
Cost-effective voice and data connectivity in the office and hot spots

WPAN: Bluetooth® v2.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
Wireless connectivity to modems, printers, headsets and more; v2.0 provides additional throughput, improved security and additional profiles for expanded connectivity to more device types

High-quality speakerphone, microphone and transducer
Superior voice quality and performance

Multiple voice modes: handset, speakerphone and Bluetooth headset
Flexibility to use the right mode at the right time

Multi-mode data capture: 1D/2D bar code scanning plus 2-megapixel, auto-focus, flash-enabled optional color camera with decode capability
Ability to capture high-quality pictures, documents and signatures as well as 1D and 2D bar codes improves workforce automation, increases productivity and reduces data errors

3.5 inch color high definition QVGA display (320 x 240)
Easy to view in virtually any lighting

Mobility Platform Architecture (MPA)
Enables easy and cost-effective porting of applications from many other Motorola mobile computers

IEEE 1725 compliance for the entire MC55 system — including all models, all batteries and all power-related accessories (such as cradles and charging cables)
Mitigates battery system failure, bringing a new level of reliability, quality and safety to the entire MC55 system

Multiple keyboard options
Flexibility to use numeric, QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY and NAV PIM keyboards allows MC55 to meet diverse user and application needs

User accessible microSD card slot
Provides additional memory and expandable functionality

Provides memory space required to enable robust performance for database applications

2.5G WWAN: GSM/GPRS/EDGE broadband connectivity over the cellular network (MC5574 only)
High performance wireless broadband with the world’s broadest voice and data footprint for workers outside the four walls.


WLAN: MC5590: 802.11 a/b/g; MC5574: 802.11 b/g
WPAN (Bluetooth Support): Integrated antenna, Class II, v2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
Antenna: MC5590: Internal; MC5574: External
Security: WEP (40 or 128 bit), TKIP, AES, WPA (Personal or Enterprise), WPA2 (Personal or Enterprise), 802.1x, EAP-TLS, TTLS (CHAP, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPv2, PAP or MD5), PEAP (TLS, MS-CHAPv2, EAP-GTC), LEAP, EAP-FAST (TLS, MS-CHAPv2, EAP-GTC), CCX v4 Certified, FIPS 140-2 certified

Processor (CPU): XScaleTM PXA270 520 MHz processor
Operating System (OS): MC5590: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Classic Edition; MC5574: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional Edition
Memory: 128MB SDRAM/512MB Flash
Data Capture Options: Multi-mode data capture: 1D/2D bar code scanning plus 2 megapixel auto-focus flash-enabled optional color camera with decode capability

Rugged: Yes
Weight: MC5590: 11.1 oz./315g (with rechargeable 2400 mAh Lithium Ion battery); MC5574: 12.5 oz./359 g (with rechargeable 3600 mAh Lithium Ion battery)
Display Resolution: Color 3.5 in. QVGA (320x240) Touch Panel
Display Type: Color 3.5 in. QVGA (320x240) Touch Panel
Dimensions (hxwxd): MC5590: 5.78 in. H x 3.03 in. W x 1.06 in. D/14.7 cm H x 7.7 cm W x 2.6 cm D; MC5574: 6.0 in. L x 3.03 in. W x 1.42 in. D /16.2 cm L x 7.8 cm W x 3.6 cm D
Audio Options: Microphone, Speaker, Bluetooth

Main Battery: MC5590: Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V, 2400 or 3600 mAh Smart Battery; MC5574: Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V, 3600 mAh Smart Battery

RF Exposure: WLAN: USA: FCC Part 15.247, 15.407 – Canada: RSS210, RSS310 – EU: EN 300 328, EN 300-440-2, EN 301 893 – Japan: ARIB STD-T233, ARIB STD-T66, ARIB STD-T70 & 171 – Australia: AS/NZS 4268; WWAN: USA: FCC Part 15.247 – Canada: RSS210, RSS310 – EU: EN 300 328, EN 300-440-2 Australia: AS/NZS 4268
Environmental: RoHS-compliant
Electrical Safety: EN 60950-1

Tumble Specifications: 250 1.6 ft./.5 m tumbles (equivalent to 500 drops)
Storage Temperature: -40F to 158F / -40C to 70C
Operating Temperature: 14F to 122F / -10C to 50C
Humidity: 95% non-condensing
Environmental Sealing: IP54
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD): 
Drop Specification: Multiple 4-foot (1.2m) drops to concrete across operating temperature range; Meets and exceeds MIL-STD 810G

Handheld Warranty: The MC55 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 12 months from the date of shipment, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions.