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Zebra Technologies

Zebra ZQ521 UHF RFID Direct Thermal Mobile Printer

SKU:
ZQ52-BUW0300-00
$2,124
$1,799
You save $325
ELECTRICAL:
 
Air Interface Protocol:
UHF EPC Gen 2 V2.0/ISO 18000-6C, RAIN RFID
Operating Frequency:
FCC (902-928 MHz)
Data Interface:
WLAN 802.11ac radio, Bluetooth 4.1 Classic & BLE radio, USB
Power Source:
3520 mAh removable, rechargeable PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion battery, with optional extended battery
MECHANICAL:
 
Resolution:
203 dpi
Max Outer Diameter:
57 mm (2.25 in)
ID Core Options:
Not published
Dimensions:
67 x 155 x 158 mm (2.6 x 6.1 x 6.2 in)
Weight - with Battery:
0.82 kgs (1.81 lbs)
ENVIRONMENT:
 
Operating Temperature:
-20° to 55°C (-4° to 131°F)
APPLICATION INTERFACE:
 
Host API:
CPCL, ZPL, ZBI 2.x™

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Description

Zebra ZQ521 UHF RFID Direct Thermal Mobile Printer (203 DPI, 4 Inch Print Width, RFID, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, Standard Battery) 

The rugged ZQ500 Series just got a lot tougher. The Zebra ZQ521 UHF RFID Direct Thermal Mobile Printer  — available in an RFID or standard model — is one the most durable mobile printers on the market. Pairing best-in-class features with enhanced durability and military-grade design means this printer can handle serious abuse that comes in even the toughest environments. The ZQ521 is engineered and certified to withstand significant drops, tumbles, dirt, liquids, environmental extremes, and more that are common in mobile workplaces. Print and encode Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID labels on-demand, anywhere, the Zebra ZQ521 mobile printer is optimized for on-demand receipt printing in a 4-inch width. Automatically calibrate RFID media with Zebra's adaptive encoding technology. Connect everywhere with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and its latest security protocols, plus Bluetooth 4.1 Classic and Low Energy. Use Zebra’s exclusive Print DNA tools to easily configure, manage and maintain ZQ521 printers anywhere around the globe. Consistent outstanding print quality and performance are key. New printhead and print mechanism, as well as new processor and added memory, deliver it. Keep your employees on task and on schedule with the ZQ521's secondary Bluetooth communication channel. Send print jobs to the printer via one channel while a second channel performs additional functions such as device management.

Data Sheet Zebra ZQ521 UHF RFID Direct Thermal Mobile Printer (203 DPI, 4 Inch Print Width, RFID, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, Standard Battery) 

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What's included?

  • Zebra ZQ521 UHF RFID Direct Thermal Mobile Printer Unit
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Regulatory Guide
  • Safety Guide
  • Standard Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Belt Clip
  • Two Year Standard Warranty 

Why buy this printer?

The Zebra ZQ521 UHF RFID Direct Thermal Mobile Printer is one of the most durable mobile printers that is packed with best-in-class features and a military-grade design. This mobile printer enables RFID to be on-demand, and on-the-spot, and is equipped with an improved printhead, new processor, and added memory to ensure consistent and outstanding print quality. The ZQ521 mobile printer enables users to stay connected everywhere with support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi and its latest security protocols plus Bluetooth 4.1 Classic and Low Energy. 

Features

  • Supports tags compatible with UHF EPC Gen 2 V2, ISO/IEC 18000-63 and RAIN RFID protocols.
  • Prints and encodes tags with a minimum pitch of 0.6"/16 mm.
  • RFID job monitoring tools track RFID performance.
  • Adaptive Encoding Technology simplifies RFID setup and eliminates complex RFID placement guidelines.
  • RFID ZPL® commands provide compatibility with existing Zebra RFID printers.
  • IP54 rated for protection against solid and liquid ingress. 
  • Support for industry standard multi-vendor chip-based serialization (MCS).
  • Power Smart Print Technology - anticipates upcoming printing to optimize battery consumption and print speed.
  • Supports block permalocking of user memory compatible with ATA.
  • Apple IOS, Android, and Windows Mobile connectivity.
  • Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text and graphics.
  • Print speed up to 5"/127 mm per second (with Draft mode enabled).
  • ZPL® programming languages.

Zebra OneCare Support with Comprehensive Coverage

Zebra OneCare Essential delivers the fully featured comprehensive coverage you need to maximize uptime and value of your Zebra device. This service sets the industry bar for service and support, with features that include coverage for accidental damage and normal wear and tear, technical support during your local business hours, access to software updates, and a 3-day turnaround time on repairs.

NOTE: This service is available for purchase within 30 days of your equipment purchase. Purchase of any Zebra OneCare Support Service voids the included standard one-year warranty, resulting in a coverage of three (3) years total. Contact us today for more detailed information.

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Recommended Accessories

The following accessories are available for the Zebra ZQ521 UHF RFID Direct Thermal Mobile Printer. Contact us today for more detailed information on these accessories.

  • Zebra ZQ500 Series AC Adapter
  • Zebra 4-Bay Power Station
  • Zebra Quad Battery Charger
  • Zebra Standard PowerPrecision+ Battery 3250 mAH
  • Zebra Smart Battery 4900 mAH 
  • Zebra Single Slot Battery Charger
  • Zebra Dual Vehicle Charging Adapter
  • Zebra Vehicle Cradle
  • Zebra Mounting Plate
  • Zebra RAM Mounting Arm
  • Zebra D-Ring Adapter Kit
  • Zebra Vehicle Cradle Adapter
  • Zebra 2-Roll Spare Media Case
  • Zebra Belt Clip
  • Zebra Rugged Shoulder Strap
  • Standard Shoulder Strap
  • Zebra Swivel Belt Loop
  • Zebra Exoskeleton Case
  • Zebra USB Cables with Twist Lock (6" or 12") 
  • Zebra USB Cable (Micro A/B to USB A converter-6")
  • Zebra Encrypted Magnetic Stripe Reader Module
  • Zebra Type-A USB to Serial DB9 Cable
  • Zebra Adapter Discs 

Product Details

ELECTRICAL:
 
Air Interface Protocol:
UHF EPC Gen 2 V2.0/ISO 18000-6C, RAIN RFID
Operating Frequency:
FCC (902-928 MHz)
Data Interface:
WLAN 802.11ac radio, Bluetooth 4.1 Classic & BLE radio, USB
Power Source:
3520 mAh removable, rechargeable PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion battery, with optional extended battery
MECHANICAL:
 
Resolution:
203 dpi
Max Outer Diameter:
57 mm (2.25 in)
ID Core Options:
Not published
Dimensions:
67 x 155 x 158 mm (2.6 x 6.1 x 6.2 in)
Weight - with Battery:
0.82 kgs (1.81 lbs)
ENVIRONMENT:
 
Operating Temperature:
-20° to 55°C (-4° to 131°F)
APPLICATION INTERFACE:
 
Host API:
CPCL, ZPL, ZBI 2.x™