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Product Release: Motorola Solutions Brings Long-Range RFID and Barcode Reading to Industrial Environments

New rugged MC9190-Z RFID mobile computer delivers best-in-class RFID read range and accuracy for quicker and more accurate inventory counts

PHILADELPHIA – AUTOMATION FAIR 2012 (Booth #600) – Nov. 7, 2012Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, today introduced the high-performance MC9190-Z RFID mobile computer (buy here from Legacy Technology Services), designed for demanding medium- to long-range applications in industrial environments. Ideal for manufacturing, warehouse, and transportation and logistics applications that require reading tags that are often out of sight or more than 10 feet away, the MC9190-Z is one of the longest-range RFID handhelds in its class available on the market.


  • The MC9190-Z handheld RFID reader leverages Motorola’s unique long-range linear antenna that enables more accurate data capture.
  • The ergonomic features of the MC9190-Z allow more frequent and accurate inventory-counts to better manage on-the-floor, back-room, warehouse and distribution inventory - reducing out-of-stock and excess inventory carrying costs.
  • By offering multi-modal data capture that combines integrated RFID, direct part marking (DPM) and barcode reading, the MC9190-Z provides enterprise customers with a lower total cost of ownership.
  • The rugged MC9190-Z can withstand repeated six-foot drops to concrete, meets IP64 standards and features a tough, non-glare LCD colored touch screen for use in virtually any indoor or outdoor environment.
  • As part of Rockwell Automation’s Encompass product referencing program, the MC9190-Z will allow joint customers to solve their application challenges and extend the value of their existing solutions.
  • Motorola’s MC9190-Z handheld RFID reader is available with the Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage program, providing coverage for normal wear and tear and accidental damage to internal and external components, significantly reducing unforeseen repair expenses.


Mike Poldino, vice president of Data Capture Solutions product management, Motorola Solutions
“The rugged MC9190-Z mobile computer extends Motorola Solutions’ broad portfolio of innovative industrial RFID solutions with a new best-in-class standard for handheld RFID readers. Whether it is used on the loading dock or in the retail back-room, the MC9190-Z will help mobile workers get the job done faster and more accurately - ultimately helping organizations lower costs and maximize their return on investment.”

James Chan, general manager, Toll Global Logistics
"We have been impressed with the capabilities of Motorola Solutions’ new MC9190-Z RFID reader. The larger touch-screen makes it much simpler for our field workers to interact with the device, and the RFID performance is the best that we have seen in a product of its class. We believe it will deliver greater agility and efficiency to our daily operations, resulting in increased value and benefits to our customers.”

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