Zebra’s first health tablets provide better experiences for patients and carers

Amsterdam – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator with solutions and partners that provide a competitive edge, today announced the ET4x-HC series, including the Android ™ -based ET40-HC and ET45-HC tablets. This ET4x-HC series is built to improve staff efficiency, care quality and patient experience. The cost-effective, robust ET4x-HC series features an advanced, medical-grade housing that resists constant disinfection with the most aggressive disinfectants to prevent the spread of bacteria and help ensure the safety of caregivers and their patients.

The thin and light tablets are ideal for caregivers who often handle emergencies in patients’ homes or hospitals and provide an enhanced patient experience when dealing with hospital engagement, training and meal delivery. The large, high-resolution 10-inch display makes it easy for nurses to read and comment on the electronic patient record and see the smallest details in a photo or x-ray. The ET4x-HC also has a dedicated emergency alarm button that can be programmed to call for additional help or launch an app that helps follow the protocol in the event of a medical emergency.

The ET4x-HC series offers powerful data collection and communication capabilities to further improve healthcare productivity and patient care. The new tablets offer an integrated enterprise-class 2D scanner with point-and-catch simplicity, eliminating the need for caregivers to waste time setting up the barcode and scanner. This makes it possible to perform patient identification and medication administration flawlessly. A rear camera with ultra-high resolution of 13 megapixels can take very detailed photos to document wound healing, for example, while the front-facing camera enables video calls to virtual care appointments or video calls with colleagues. The stylish ET4x-HC tablet series offers the only one in its class Bluetooth ™ 5.1 and the fastest Wi-Fi and mobile speeds with Wi-Fi 6 and 5G support, ensuring fast connection indoors or outdoors.

The flexible ET4x-HC series can be tailored to specific tasks with a portfolio of business accessories. Healthcare hand straps provide nursing staff with an easier and safer way to carry tablets, and a new presentation stand can turn the tablets into a kiosk for self-check-in and patient registration. With the new workstation holder, the ET4x-HC series can be transformed into a care or workstation on wheels in no time at all. With the VESA adapters, the ET4x-HC series can be easily mounted on the patient’s bed so they can see their own health information and order food.

“Zebra’s first healthcare tablets are designed to meet the needs of healthcare providers in demanding environments, with healthcare standards for plastics, durability and functionality that improve the efficiency and security of treatment,” said Julie Johnson, Vice President & General Manager Mobile Computing at Zebra Technologies. With ubiquitous connectivity and accessories designed for specific applications, the versatile ET4x-HC series is extremely secure, fully configurable, easy to implement and tailored to the way caregivers work. This results in increased productivity, responsiveness and ultimately a better experience for patient and relatives. “

Zebra guarantees that the ET4x-HC series will be available for purchase for up to three years. This eliminates the need to spend time and cost on the complex administration of various devices. With Zebra’s optional OneCare maintenance plans, healthcare organizations can count on service and support for their ET40-HC and ET45-HC tablets for up to six years, helping frontline employees maintain the highest performance while managing device vulnerabilities, unbudgeted repair costs and unexpected interruptions is decreased.

The ET4x-HC series of tablets includes Zebra Mobility DNA software tools to improve communication, optimize workflows and increase the usability of healthcare providers. These tools include Mobility Extensions (Mx), which add powerful enterprise-class security and management features to standard Android operating systems, and StageNow, which enables IT organizations to deploy a handful or hundreds of devices in seconds.


  • Zebra’s new cost-effective ET4x-HC series of Android-based rugged tablets are the company’s first tablets designed specifically for healthcare.
  • The robust ET40-HC and ET45-HC tablets are designed with an advanced medical housing that resists constant disinfection to prevent the spread of bacteria, and helps protect patients and caregivers.
  • With a programmable emergency alarm button and support for Wi-Fi 6, 5G and Bluetooth 5.1, the ET4x-HC series secures the healthcare care tablet connection in any environment, resulting in improved staff efficiency, care quality and better experience for patients and caregivers.


Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) enables organizations to be competitive in the on-demand economy by making every employee and asset connected and fully optimized. With an ecosystem of more than 10,000 partners in more than 100 countries, Zebra serves customers of all sizes – including 94% of Fortune 100 – with an award-winning portfolio of hardware, software, services and solutions that digitize and automate workflows. Supply chains are more dynamic, customers and patients are better served, and employees are more engaged when using Zebra innovations that help them analyze, recognize and act in real time. Zebra recently expanded its industrial automation portfolio with the acquisition of Fetch Robotics and expanded its machine vision and AI software capabilities with the acquisitions of Adaptive Vision, antuit.ai and Matrox Imaging. Zebra is # 25 on Newsweek’s first list of America’s most beloved jobs and # 79 on Forbes’ list of America’s best midsize employers. For more information, visit www.zebra.com, or sign up for our newsletter. Follow our Your Edge blog or via social media on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.

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