Mobile Computers : Motorola MC9500-K Rugged Mobile Computer

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Physical Characteristics



9.2 in. H x 3.5 in. W x 2 in. D

23.36 cm H x 8.89 cm W x 5.08 cm D


22 oz./623 g (including battery, stylus, keypad & strap)


3.7 in. VGA Color (TFT) Display (640 x 480) with

touch panel and backlight


Polycarbonate analog resistive touch


LED Backlight

Keypad Options

Modular: alpha primary; numeric telephony,

numeric calculator, alpha numeric

Expansion Slot

microSD slot — supports up to 16GB


Programmable LEDs; Audio notifications; Vibrator alerts

Performance Characteristics



Marvell PXA320 @ 806 MHz

Operating System

Windows Mobile 6.1 (Classic and Professional editions)


128MB RAM/512MB Flash

User Environment


Operating Temp.

-4° F to 122° F/-20° C to 50° C

Storage Temp.

Ambient to -40° F/-40° C Ambient to 158° F/70° C RH 95%

Drop Specification

Meets and exceeds applicable MIL-STD-810G

drop specifications: 6 ft./1.8 m drop to concrete

across the operating temperature range

Tumble Specification

2000 3.2 ft./1 m tumbles (4,000 hits) at room temperature; meets and exceeds applicable IEC tumble specifications


IP67 sealing; meets and exceeds applicable

IEC sealing specifications


4g’s PK Sine (5Hz to 2KHz); 0.04g2/Hz Random

(20Hz to 2KHz); 60 minute duration per axis, 3 axis

Thermal Shock

-40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C rapid transition


±15kv Air discharge,±8kv direct discharge,

±8kv indirect discharge


5 - 95% non-condensing




Rechargeable Lithium Ion 4800 mAh battery @ 3.7V – with State of Charge and State of Health indicators

Talk Time

8 hours (minimum/suspend mode)

Standby Time

150 hours

Data Capture



1D Scanner; 2D Imager; 3 MP auto-focus flash-enabled digital color camera with symbology decode software

Scan Angle

Optimized for scanning (15° downward angle)


Available options: 1D laser scanner; 2D imager; 1D laser scanner and camera; 2D imager and camera

Color Camera



3 megapixel


User controllable flash





Electrical Safety

IEC/UL/CSA/EN 60950-1


RoHS compliant


USA: FCC Part 15, Class B

Canada: ICES-003 Class B

EU: EN55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-7, EN 301 489-17, EN 301 489-19, EN 301 489-24, EN 60601-1-2, EN 50121-3-2, EN 50121-4

Australia: AS/NZS CISPR-22

Laser Safety

IEC Class2 / FDA Class II in accordance with



12 months from date of shipment,



The MC9500-K leverages the flagship features and functionality of Motorola’s signature MC9000 Series rugged mobile computers,while introducing many new capabilities defined through extensive research and testing in logistics, parcel/post, direct store delivery (DSD), field service, public safety and sales force automation applications in some of the world’s leading organizations. The result is a device that is as different on the inside as it is on the outside — a groundbreaking product with an unsurpassed feature set that takes rugged mobile computing innovation to a new level. With the MC9500-K, you can simply expect more: a more rugged design, more data capture options, more intelligence, more processing power and better ergonomics, all in a sleeker, lighter and easier-to- use form factor that offers a completely new approach to accessories, battery and backroom management.
The Motorola MC9500-K raises the bar for premier rugged mobile computing, incorporating breakthrough ergonomic design and features to support the most demanding field mobility applications. Truly in a class of its own, this groundbreaking device is as different on the inside as it is on the outside. Building on Motorola's signature MC9000 Series, the MC9500-K delivers a more rugged design, more data capture options, true WAN technology independence and application flexibility through customer-swappable WAN subsystems and keypads, more processing power and a game-changing approach to battery and backroom management — all in a lighter, sleeker and easier-to-use form factor.
Main Features :
  • Motorola MAX Rugged: Next generation rugged design: industry leading drop and tumble tests, IP67 sealing, Monocoque housing and integrated internal antennas (WWAN, WLAN and GPS); meets and exceeds applicable MIL-STD and IEC specifications for drop, tumble, sealing and other environment parameters
  • Next generation ergonomic design
  • Motorola MAX FlexWAN: Customer swappable broadband 3.5G GSM HSDPA and 3.5G CDMA-EVDO Rev A
  • Motorola MAX Keypad: Modular field swappable keypad options with new ergonomics — alpha primary, numeric telephony, numeric calculator, and full alphanumeric
  • 3.7 inch color high resolution polycarbonate VGA display (640 x 480) with digitizer and backlight
  • Mobility Platform Architecture (MPA) 2.0
  • Next generation performance: powerful Marvell @ 806 MHz microprocessor, larger memory footprint and a user accessible micro-SD card
  • Motorola MAX Sensor: Interactive Sensor Technology (IST)
  • Motorola MAX Backroom Management: game-changing backroom management through a one-of-a-kind Universal Accessory System
  • Motorola MAX Battery: high-capacity battery with unique, industry-first battery information indicators


Motorola MC9500-K Speci (MOT_MC9500_K_BROCHURE.pdf, 194 Kb) [Download]

Motorola MC9500-K (MOT_MC9500_K_BACKROOM_MANAGEMENT.pdf, 531 Kb) [Download]

Motorola MC9500-K extra (MOT_MC9500_K_EXTRA_INFORMATION.pdf, 558 Kb) [Download]

Motorola MC9500-K battery (MOT_MC9500_K_INTELLIGENT_BATTERY_PAPER.pdf, 181 Kb) [Download]