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Zebra Technologies Enhances Patient Care with New Healthcare Printing Solutions


New label and wristband printers help reduce medical errors and
improve patient safety

Technologies Corporation
 (NASDAQ:ZBRA), the market leader in rugged
mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with
software and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility, today
announced two new healthcare
barcode printing solutions that can identify patients and specimens at
the point of care. Zebra's ZQ600-Healthcare
series label printers
and ZD510-HC
direct thermal wristband printer
enable the production of highly
durable labels and patient identification wristbands used to accurately
and efficiently pair patients to the correct medical records, care
staff, medication and specimens.

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The ZQ610-Healthcare Printer (Photo: Business Wire)

The ZQ610-Healthcare Printer (Photo: Business Wire)

Both printers include Zebra's Print
suite of applications, utilities and developer tools - powered
by the Link-OS®
operating system - which provides healthcare IT departments with a
better printing experience through stronger security, easier integration
and simplified remote management.


  • Both the ZQ600-Healthcare label printer and the ZD510-HC wristband
    printer are purpose-built for healthcare using specially engineered
    plastics designed to withstand an array of disinfectant solutions
    often used during device wipe-downs.
  • The ZQ600-Healthcare and ZD510-HC printers include the latest Wi-Fi
    and security capabilities to enable stable and safeguarded connections.
    • Print
      is a tag feature using Near Field Communication (NFC)
      that enables instant pairing with Android-based mobile devices, as
      well as a webpage and app launching feature that facilitates
      access to troubleshooting and product support.
    • With the PrintSecure
      feature, hospitals can increase security by simplifying printer
      configuration to block unwanted access.

KEY FACTS – ZQ600-Healthcare

  • The ZQ600-Healthcare mobile printer is designed for high-volume
    specimen labeling at the point-of-care and helps reduce patient lab
    diagnostic errors while also allowing nurses to spend more time at the
  • The small, lightweight format allows it to be easily carried on a
    clinician's belt clip or placed on a cart. It also features an
    easy-to-read color display that can clearly identify signal alerts,
    printer status and errors to quickly resolve issues.
  • Its high-capacity battery works with Zebra's patented Power Smart
    Print technology (PSPT), which maximizes battery efficiency by
    calculating and delivering the exact amount of power required for
    hospital staff to print during their entire shift.
  • It also includes the industry's only instant wake over Wi-Fi feature,
    which automatically wakes up the printer if it goes into sleep mode
    when idle and enables clinicians to instantly print labels.
  • Zebra's IQ
    Color Specimen Collection Labels
    automate the identification of
    STAT specimens, eliminating the manual process of marking the label
    with a marker which reduces errors and speeds up operations. The
    labels meet the Clinical Laboratory Standard Institute's (CLSI)
    specimen collection label format standard.


  • The new ZD510-HC direct thermal wristband printer is ideal for
    producing high-grade wristbands used for positive patient
    identification and works with leading admission, discharge and
    transfer systems.
  • Its innovative cartridge technology enables fast-loading of wristband
    cartridges and includes a smart chip that automatically configures
    printer settings and identifies adult and pediatric-sized wristbands.
    This virtually eliminates training and significantly increases staff
    efficiency. The printer is also backwards-compatible with existing
    Zebra wristband cartridges.
  • Zebra's Z-Band®
    contain an antimicrobial coating and are up to six
    times more durable than leading thermal healthcare wristbands when
    exposed to common solvents used in hospitals. Z-Band wristbands are
    available in a variety of colors and sizes to meet different patient
    identification needs.


Keith LeFebvre, Vice President, Specialty Printing Group, Zebra

"Built specifically to meet the needs of the healthcare industry, the
ZQ600-Healthcare mobile printer and ZD510-HC wristband printing solution
enable clinical staff to accurately record critical data in patient and
hospital records, helping minimize serious errors and raising the
standard for patient care and safety across the globe."

About Zebra

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in. Real-time information – gleaned from visionary solutions including
hardware, software and services – give organizations the competitive
edge they need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses
and customers and empower their mobile workers to succeed in today's
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