Zebra Technologies Corporation has launched two new healthcare barcode printers that can identify patients and specimens at the point of care.
Zebra’s ZQ600-Healthcare series label printers and ZD510-HC direct thermal wristband printer produce highly durable labels and patient identification wristbands used to accurately and efficiently pair patients to the correct medical records, care staff, medication and specimens.
The ZQ600-Healthcare and ZD510-HC printers also include the latest Wi-Fi and security capabilities to enable stable and safeguarded connections. Further, with the PrintSecure feature, hospitals can increase security by simplifying printer configuration to block unwanted access.
The machines include Print Touch, a tag feature that enables instant pairing with Android-based mobile devices via NFC.
The ZQ600-Healthcare mobile printer is designed for high-volume specimen labeling at the point-of-care and helps reduce patient lab diagnostic errors. The devices are compact and lightweight and can be easily carried on a clinician’s belt clip or placed on a cart.
The ZD510-HC direct thermal wristband printer is used to produce high-grade wristbands used for positive patient identification and works with leading admission, discharge and transfer systems.
Its cartridge technology enables fast-loading of wristband cartridges and includes a smart chip that automatically configures printer settings and identifies adult and pediatric-sized wristbands. This virtually eliminates training and significantly increases staff efficiency.
Zebra’s Z-Band Wristbands contain an antimicrobial coating and are up to six times more durable than leading thermal healthcare wristbands when exposed to common solvents used in hospitals.