Zebra VC8300

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Zebra vc8300 vehicle mount computer

The ultimate ultra-rugged AndroidTM keyboard/touch vehicle mount computer

Since your Windows-based vehicle mount mobile computers are near their end-of-life and support for Windows-based mobile devices is ending, you’re ready to migrate to AndroidTM. You need a rugged device that will make that migration and device management simple, easy and cost-effective. Get it all with the VC8300. Designed for the most extreme environments, the VC8300 can go everywhere your vehicle operators need to go—inside the warehouse, out in the yard, on the loading dock and even in the freezer. Run your existing ‘green screen’ apps right out of the box—no ramp-up time required. Re-use all of your existing accessories*, minimizing the cost to upgrade to the latest technology. Replacement couldn’t be easier—just drop it in place and you’re ready to go.

With Mobility DNA, only from Zebra, you get powerful features that transform Android into an easy-to-manage robust enterprise-class OS, complete with unique tools that not only boost workforce productivity, but also simplify deployment and application development. And since the same platform is shared with Zebra’s rugged handheld and wearable mobile devices, virtually any worker can use any device with practically no training, providing the flexibility to deploy and re-deploy workers to address changing workloads.


  • Run your Terminal Emulation (TE) apps, right out of the box
  • The best of both worlds: large touchscreen and keyboard
  • Automatically migrate your TE apps to interactive Android apps
  • Easy viewing indoors or outside
  • Maximum power for maximum application performance
  • A lifetime security guard for Android
  • Dependably superior WiFi connections
  • Bluetooth 5.0—twice the speed and four times the range with less power
  • Easy data entry for unusual non-standard characters
  • Backwards compatible for a cost-effective upgrade


Physical Characteristics

Dimensions: 10.87 in. W x 9.37 in. H x 3.54 in. D 276 mm W x 238 mm H x 90 mm D
Weight: 8.2 lbs/3.7 kg
Display: WXGA 8 inch, color display; 1280×720, 1,000 NITs
Touch Panel: Capacitive multi touch, Corning Gorilla Glass with air gap, heater option, anti-reflective foil option
Power: 10 to 60V DC isolated; Internal
Keyboard Options: QWERTY/AZERTY
Keyboard: Backlit, field replaceable, full alphanumeric, 67 keys, 12 direct function keys Diamond key pops up on-screen keyboard for additional characters
Indicators: Audible tone Power Status: Green/Amber LED Warning: Red LED
Mounting: RAM mount; quick release mount; side mounted scanner holder
Connectivity: 1x Type C USB 3.0 combination host and client port; 1 x USB 2.0 host port (with strain relief and covered); 1 x standard powered USB 2.0 host port with 12V / 1.5 A (with strain relief and covered); 2 x RS-232 COM ports with power on pin 9; 1 x 3.5 mm audio jack for push-to-talk speaker/mic (with strain relief and covered); optional USB-Ethernet adapter
UPS: UPS with minimum 30-min life over the full operating temperature range

Performance Characteristics

CPU: Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 660 octa-core 2.2 GHz
Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo with Zebra’s Restricted Mode for control over GMS and other services
Memory: 4GB RAM/32 GB Flash pSLC
Software: Ivanti Velocity (pre-loaded and pre-licensed)

User Environment

Operating Temp: -22° F to 122° F/-30° C to 50° C
Storage Temp: -40° F to 140° F/-40° C to 60° C
Humidity: 5% – 95% RH condensing
Sealing: IP66
Shock/Vibration: IEC 60721-3-5M3; MIL-STD 810F; Zebra internal
Thermal Shock: -22° F to 122° F/-30° C to 50° C
Sensors: Temperature, accelerometer, gyroscope
Salt Fog: 48h of 5% solution at 35° C
Solar Radiation: MIL-STD 810G Method 505.5
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD): +/-15kV air discharge; +/-8kV contact discharge; +/-8kV indirect discharge

Data Capture

Scanner Support: HID via USB and Bluetooth; SSI via USB and Bluetooth for DS/LI 36XX and RS6000; Serial RS232 with power on pin 9

Voice and Audio

Audio: High volume 87dB speaker
Push-to-Talk: Optional speaker microphone

Wireless LAN

Radio: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/k/r; 2×2 MU-MIMO
Data Rates: 5GHz: 802.11a/n/ac—up to 866.7 Mbps 2.4GHz: 802.11b/g/n—up to 300 Mbps
Operating Channels: Channel 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 Channel 36-165 (5180-5825 MHz): 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165 Channel Bandwidth: 20, 40, 80 MHz Actual operating channels/ frequencies and bandwidths depend on regulatory rules and certification agency.
Security and Encryption: WEP (40 or 104 bit); WPA/WPA2 Personal (TKIP and AES); WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (TKIP and AES) – EAP-TTLS (PAP, MSCHAP, MSCHAPv2), EAP-TLS, PEAPv0-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1-EAP-GTC and LEAP, EAP-PWD FIPS 140-2 Level 1: Data in Motion and Data at Rest2
Multimedia: Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM and WMM-PS; Including TSPEC)
Certifications: WFA (802.11n, WMM-PS, 802.11ac, PMF, WMM-AC, Voice Enterprise, WiFi Direct and WPS 2.0)
Fast Roam: PMKID caching, Cisco CCKM, OKC, 802.11r
WLAN Antennas: Switchable internal or external antennas, various magnetic mounted antennas available

Wireless PAN

Bluetooth: Class 2, Bluetooth v5.0, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Freezer and Condensing

Selected industrial components with a wide temperature range specification Inside and outside temperature sensors to identify condensing circumstances Heated boards (additional resistors) to avoid inside condensation Heated and vented UPS battery that charges/discharges over the full operating temperature range (-22° F to 122° F/-30° C to 50° C) Heated connectors to avoid corrosion Heater control chip to switch heaters on/off when required Flat surface and drainage holes to avoid heavy icing on the front

Communication and Messaging

Workforce Connect PTT Express (included) provides instant push-to-talk small group communications across Wi-Fi networks. Workforce Connect PTT Pro (supported) provides a scalable network agnostic push-to-talk solution which also includes messaging, location services and two-way radio integration.