Zebra’s First Healthcare-Grade Tablets Deliver Better Patient and Provider Experience


The ET4x-HC series, which includes the AndroidTM-based ET40-HC and ET45-HC tablets, has been developed by Zebra Technologies Corporation to increase staff productivity, care quality, and patient experience. Zebra Technologies Corporation is a front-line innovator with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge. The durable, cost-effective ET4x-HC series has an advanced medical-grade housing that can withstand frequent cleaning with some of the toughest cleaning agents to stop the spread of germs and support patient and healthcare worker safety.

When loaded with hospital engagement, instructional, and food service apps, the thin and light tablets allow an improved patient experience for caregivers in acute settings at the patient bedside and in their homes. Nurses may easily read and add notes to a patient’s electronic health record on the wide, high-resolution 10-inch display, as well as observe even the smallest details in a photograph or x-ray. A specific emergency alert button on the ET4x-HC can be set up to contact for further assistance or to launch an app to follow protocols in the event of a medical emergency.

To further boost efficiency and patient care in healthcare environments, the ET4x-HC series has robust data capturing and communications capabilities. The new tablets come with an inbuilt 2D enterprise-class scanner that is point-and-capture simple, saving caregivers time by removing the need to spend it aligning the barcode and scanner and reducing the chance of medicine administration and patient identification errors. While the front-facing camera allows for video chats for telehealth sessions or distant video visits from family members, the 13-megapixel rear-facing ultra-high-resolution camera can take incredibly clear photographs to document wound healing. The sleek ET4x-HC series of tablets are the only ones in their class to support Wi-Fi 6, 5G, and citizens broadband radio service in addition to BluetoothTM 5.1 and the fastest Wi-Fi and cellular rates (CBRS), ensuring rapid connectivity inside or outdoors.

The flexible ET4x-HC series can be tailored for specific tasks with a portfolio of enterprise-grade accessories. Healthcare-grade hand straps provide caregivers with an easier, more secure way to carry tablets and a new presentation stand can turn the tablets into a kiosk for patient self-check-in and registration. With the new workstation cradle, the ET4x-HC series can be turned into a workstation on demand at a nurse station or Workstation on Wheels. VESA mount adapters make it easy to mount the ET4x-HC series at the patient’s bedside, enabling them to view their own health information and order food.

“Zebra’s first dedicated healthcare tablets are purpose-built to meet the needs of caregivers in demanding environments with healthcare-grade plastics, durability and functionality that will help improve care efficiency and safety”, “Offering everywhere connectivity and accessories designed for specific applications, the versatile ET4x-HC series is highly secure, fully configurable, simple to deploy and tailored to how caregivers work, resulting in increased productivity, responsiveness and ultimately a better patient and provider experience.”

Julie Johnson, Vice President & General Manager of Mobile Computing, Zebra Technologies

Zebra guarantees the ET4x-HC series will be available for purchase for up to three years, eliminating the complexities of managing a mixed device deployment that is more time-consuming and costly for IT departments to support. With Zebra’s optional OneCare™ Maintenance Plans, healthcare organizations can rely on service and support for their ET40-HC and ET45-HC tablets for up to six years, helping front-line workers to continue to perform at peak levels while also reducing device vulnerabilities, unbudgeted repair expenses, and unexpected disruptions.

The ET4x-HC series of tablets include select Zebra Mobility DNA software tools to improve communications, optimize workflows and usability for caregivers. These tools include Mobility Extensions (Mx), which adds powerful enterprise-class security and manageability features to the standard Android operating systems and StageNow, which allows IT organizations to stage a handful or hundreds of devices in seconds.


  1. Zebra’s new cost-effective ET4x-HC series of Android-based rugged tablets are the company’s first tablets specifically designed for the healthcare industry.
  2. The rugged ET40-HC and ET45-HC tablets are designed with an advanced medical-grade housing that can handle constant disinfecting to prevent the spread of germs, helping protect patients and healthcare providers.
  3. Offering a programmable emergency alert button and support for Wi-Fi 6, 5G, Bluetooth 5.1 and CBRS, the healthcare-grade ET4x-HC series of tablets help ensure connectivity in any environment resulting in improved staff efficiency, care quality and a better patient and provider experience.
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