Mobile Computers

MC1000 Enterprise Class Mobile Computer from Symbol

Maximize mobility investments with an affordable, versatile mobile computer

In one simple package combining data entry and bar code scanning capabilities, the rugged MC1000 handheld computer from Symbol Technologies meets the demands of your budget and your environment. Designed for batch processing applications in light industrial, retail, government or warehousing and distribution centers, the MC1000 tracks your inventory more efficiently and accurately — increasing the speed of your operations and improving response to customers. The simple-to-use design and rugged durability reduce training and maintenance costs while improving user satisfaction and productivity. And, the open standards-based architecture protects your investments, enabling you to adapt and expand the device to meet your changing business needs.

Business challenge Solution
Your scanning and data capture applications need accurate input in order to maximize efficiency and provide trusted insights into your operations. You get more accurate data collection — increasing your operational efficiency — with the high-quality 1D laser scanner and the large keypad design of the MC1000.
To enhance productivity, your employees need to safely and accurately scan and capture data for long periods of time. Employees are able to operate the MC1000 with one hand due to its lightweight, ergonomic form factor. Its large monochrome display also reduces user fatigue throughout a full work shift.
You need to scan and capture data without interruption to increase productivity and lower your IT support costs. Extremely durable and capable of continuous operation in harsh conditions, the MC1000’s impact-tolerant design and IP54-rated seal protection ensure reliable operation and long life.
You can’t afford to develop mobile systems and applications that won’t adapt as your business needs evolve. The Microsoft Windows CE 4.2 operating system has broad development support, enabling your developers to more quickly and easily develop new applications and port existing applications.
You need an easy and cost effective way to deploy your application The MCL-Client is pre-licensed and pre-loaded on the MC1000 to enable easy deployment of your application developed with MCL-Designer.

High-value mobile computing fuels enterprise mobility

In one simple package combining data-entry and bar code scanning capabilities, the rugged MC1000 mobile computer from Symbol Technologies meets your budget and the demands of your environment, whether light industrial, retail, logistical, warehousing or distribution centers. With the MC1000, you’ll be able to capture data more efficiently and accurately — and deliver the right product at the right time to the right customer. You’ll protect your investment in mobile computing with an open standards-based architecture, gaining access to a large software developer community. And you’ll lay the foundation for an advanced mobile data capture and management solution that will grow with you as your needs evolve.

Adapt quickly with a standards-based platform

Over time, your business needs evolve — and the technology you invest in should evolve too. Based on the Microsoft Windows CE platform, the MC1000 gives you both standards-based flexibility and long-term adaptability. The MC1000 enables you to rapidly develop and deploy applications that deliver more value for less cost over longer periods of time — whether you need to port applications developed with Microsoft Windows Embedded development tools or develop new applications using Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools. And, you will no longer be tied to a specific proprietary operating system or development tool.

Increase uptime with rugged yet easy-to-use design

Symbol designs products to complement the way people work. You’ll find the MC1000 is easy to learn and easy to use. Your users will get up to speed quickly — and work faster — using a familiar graphical interface. It’s small and light weight, so it’s easy to carry and operate comfortably with one hand, even over an extended full-day shift. If the power runs down, you can easily switch from rechargeable to alkaline batteries — without the need to carry extra tools or adapters. And the MC1000 has the rugged design to survive unintentional drops and exposure to water and dust, without risking downtime from hardware damage.

Work faster and smarter with affordable, high-performance capabilities

Ideal for batch applications requiring speed and accuracy, the MC1000 includes a fast Intel XScale processor, 32MB of RAM memory and 32MB of ROM memory. You’ll notice improved data entry accuracy as the MC1000’s simplified large keypad design and high-quality one-dimensional (1D) linear laser scanner replaces manual processes. At the end of a shift, workers simply place the unit in its cradle to synchronize and transfer data to a host system via USB or RS-232 connection. And if you require wireless capability or greater storage capacity, a Secure Digital (SD) card slot lets you quickly adapt the unit to your needs.

Eliminate worries with a full suite of services and support

Even the most rugged products need a support plan. That’s why Symbol covers every aspect of your mobility solution — from network design to ongoing operations — providing unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage to ensure all of your services and support needs are met.

Symbol Enterprise Mobility Services offers:

  • Professional planning, assessment and implementation services, forming the foundation of a successful solution.
  • A global team with unrivaled industry and product expertise, focused on Symbol product support.
  • Responsive customer services, ensuring your solution operates seamlessly and efficiently.

About Symbol Technologies

Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Companyâ„¢, is a recognized worldwide leader in enterprise mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time to and from the point of business activity. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions integrate advanced data capture products, radio frequency identification technology, mobile computing platforms, wireless infrastructure, mobility software and world-class services programs under the Symbol Enterprise Mobility Services brand. Symbol enterprise mobility products and solutions are proven to increase workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, drive operational efficiencies and realize competitive advantages for the world's leading companies. More information is available at

For more information, call +1.800.722.6234 or +1.631.738.2400

Features Benefits
Lightweight and slim form factor Increases end-user satisfaction and productivity with a comfortable, easy-to-use design
High-quality 1D laser scanner Captures data accurately to improve productivity and operating efficiency
Microsoft Windows CE 4.2 Offers an open, flexible platform for faster and easier application development and porting
User-accessible SD Card slot Offers flexibility to expand storage volume or connect wirelessly
Rugged design for light industrial use Enhances product lifecycle with less downtime:
  • Designed to withstand multiple 4-foot (1.2-m) drops to concrete and up to 500 1.65-foot (0.5-m) tumbles
  • IP54-rated sealing protects against water and dust for reliable performance in a variety of environmental conditions
High-speed Intel XScale processor Delivers fast performance and processing power for enterprise-level applications
32MB RAM/32MB ROM Supplies ample storage capacity for applications and data
240 x 240 resolution/2.2-in. monochrome display Improves productivity with the highest resolution display in this product class
Simplified large keypad design Allows gloved operation and accurate data entry
USB 1.1 client Shortens transfer time for terminal/host data exchange
Flexible power source Permits end user to choose between AAA (included) or Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries, and to change power sources as necessary
Device management with Mobility Services Platform (MSP) Reduces total cost of ownership with accelerated rollout and centralized visibility into mobile devices and applications
Free MCL Client Enables rapid application development and economical deployment

MC1000 Specification Highlights

Physical and Environmental Characteristics
Dimensions: 6.42 in. H x 2.54 in. W x 1.5 in. D
16.3 cm H x 6.45 cm W x 3.8 cm D
Weight (including LiON battery) 7.23 oz/205 g
Display: TFT-LCD, monochrome, 240 x 240, no touch
Backlight: Electroluminescent (EL) backlight
Main Battery: 3 AAA batteries or 1 rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V, 1,800 mAh
Expansion Slot: User-accessible SD slot (with secure cover)
Notification: Scan and charging LEDs
Keypad: 21-key, numeric/shifted alpha
Audio: Beeper
Performance Characteristics
CPU: Intel XScale 312 MHz processor
Operating System: Microsoft Windows CE 4.2 Core
Memory (RAM/ROM): 32MB RAM/32MB ROM
Interface/Communications: RS-232, USB 1.1 Client
User Environment
Operating Temperature: 14° to 122°F/-10° to 50°C
Storage Temperature: -40° to 158°F/-40° to 70°C
Humidity: 0 percent to 85 percent relative humidity, noncondensing
Drop Spec: 4-foot (1.2 m) drops to concrete, 500 1.65-foot (0.5 m) tumbles
Sealing Specification: IP54
Electrostatic Discharge: Conforms to +/-10 kV air discharge,
+/-8 kV direct discharge
1D Laser Scanner
Supported Symbologies: Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF), RSS-14/Limited/Expanded, Codabar (NW-7), ITF, MSI Plessey, IATA 2 of 5, Code 39 (standard and full ASCII), Code 93, Code 128, UPCA, UPCE, EAN-13 (WPC), EAN-8, UPC/EAN supplementals, Coupon Code
Scan Triggers: Top panel
Peripherals and Accessories
Cradles: Single-slot USB/RS-232 charging cradle with spare battery well 4-slot USB charging cradle
Communication and Charging Cables: USB communication charging cable, RS-232 communication charging cable, printer cables
Vertical-specific attachments: Modem (connected to single-slot cradle), hand strap
Application Development
Development Tools: Embedded Visual C++ 4.0, Visual Studio .NET 2003, SDK available through Symbol Developer Zone Web site MCL Rapid Application Development kit, Free MCL Client
Electrical Safety: Certified to UL60950, CSA C22.2 No. 60950, EN 60950
EMI/RFI: CISPR 22 Class B, CISPR 24, FCC Part 15B, EN 55022, EN 55024
Laser Safety: 21.CFR1040.10 Class II, EN 60825, IEC 60825 Class 2
The Symbol MC1000 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 12 months from date of shipment, provided the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions.
NOTICE: Repairs of this product may require the use of Symbol proprietary parts (and/or Symbol proprietary information). Symbol will sell these parts (and provide this proprietary information) only to end-user customers for self-service. It is Symbol's policy not to sell these parts to third-party service providers and not to allow a third-party service provider to act as an ordering or receiving agent for the parts necessary to repair this product. Applicable in the U.S. For all other countries, please contact your Symbol account manager or the local Symbol Customer Service representative in your area for further details.
Part No. MC1000 Printed in USA 04/05 © 2005 Symbol Technologies, Inc. Symbol is an ISO 9001 and ISO 9002 UKAS, RVC and RAB Registered company, as scope definitions apply. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Symbol®, Enterprise Mobility Company™ and AirBEAM® are registered trademarks of Symbol Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are proprietary to their respective owners. For system, product or services availability and specific information within your country, please contact your local Symbol Technologies office or Business Partner.



MC1000 Handstrap Kit

MC1000 Handstrap Kit
Part Number: KT-70994-01R



Modem Cable

Modem Cable needed to connect the MDM9000-100 (Modem Module) to the CRD9000-1001S (Single Slot Cradle). Allows single slot cradle to be used as a modem cradle.
Part Number: 25-63856-01R

RS232 Cable

RS232 Cable for cradle to the host system.
Part Number: 25-63852-01R

Serial comm/charging cable

Serial comm/charging cable, requires power supply (P/N 50-14000-147R) for charging.
Part Number: 25-70989-02R

USB Client Communication Cable

USB Client Communication Cable for Cradle to the Host system.
Part Number: 25-68596-01R

USB comm/charging cable

USB comm/charging cable, requires power supply (P/N 50-14000-147R) for charging.
Part Number: 25-70987-02R



1-Slot USB/Serial

1-Slot cradle, including Serial and USB comm ports and spare battery charging. Includes power supply and DC cord (P/N 50-14000-147R). Order seperately US AC line cord (P/N 50-16000-182R), and USB cable( P/N 25-68596-01R) or RS232 cable (P/N 25-63852-01R) to communicate to a host system.
Part Number: CRD1000-1000R

4-Slot Cradle

4-Slot Cradle, USB comm port, incl.power supply and DC cord (P/N 50-14000-148R). Requires US AC power cord (P/N 23844-00-00R). Requires USB cable (P/N 25-68596-01R) to communicate to a host system. Requires downloading uConnect to terminals to work properly.
Part Number: CRD1000-4000UR

USB Host Modem Dongle (Portable)

USB Host Modem Dongle (not self powered — portable). Product available direct from Mobility Electronics.
Part Number: PS6U1M



USB to Ethernet Net Hub

USB to Ethernet Net Hub (8 USB, 1 Ethernet). Product available direct from Mobility Electronics.
Part Number: PSUHUB-8



AC Line Cord

US; AC Line Cord, 7.5FT, 3 wire
Part Number: 23844-00-00R

AC Line Cord

US 2-wire AC Line Cord for Power Supply (P/N 50-14000-147R)
Part Number: 50-16000-182R

Battery Pack

LiON 1800 mAh rechargeable battery
Part Number: BTRY-MC10EAB00

Power Supply

Power Supply for cable charging (includes DC cable)
Part Number: 50-14000-147R

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Modem Module (Dongle)

This lightweight modem snaps onto the Cable Adapter Module providing a convenient communications solution that allows for remote synchronization using a standard RJ11 telephone jack providing communication at 56.6 kbps.
Part Number: MDM9000-100R

Modem Module (Dongle) Kit

MC1000 modem kit. Includes: Modem Dongle (MDM9000-100R) and Inverter Cable (25-70924-02R).
Part Number: KT70924-02R