Motorola MC3190-Z Handheld RFID Reader

Motorola MC3190-Z Handheld RFID Reader Features

BRING THE BENEFITS OF RFID TO THE CARPETED SPACEThe MC3190-Z represents another RFID first from Motorola — the first business-class handheld RFID reader designed specifically to extend RFID beyond industrial spaces and into customer facing and business environments. This highly versatile device is at home in the retail storefront, the carpeted business office and hospitals as well as the warehouse and manufacturing production line. The MC3190-Z starts with the same signature rugged design and high performance found in all Motorola industrial handheld RFID products, and adds the ergonomics required for all day comfort and ease of use. At just half the weight of its industrial counterparts, the MC3190-Z is the lightest UHF RFID rugged handheld reader on the market — period. Its well-balanced, gun-style grip brings comfort to the most read-intensive applications. And the advanced, high efficiency Motorola RFID reader engine increases workforce productivity with faster read rates that increase throughput.MOTOROLA MAX RFID ANTENNA FOR MAXIMUM RFID PERFORMANCEUntil now, enterprises have been forced to choose between two types of antennas: linear polarization for a longer read range or circular polarization for wider coverage. The MC3190-Z antenna combines the advantages of these two technologies into a patented omnidirectional antenna that offers the best of both worlds — a superior read range and superior coverage area. The orientation insensitive antenna delivers extraordinary reliability and there’s no need to precisely align the reader with the tag. As a result, workers can accurately and rapidly capture RFID tags on even the most challenging items — from a pile of clothing in a retail store or a box of files in the office to a shelf full of data tapes in the data center.GET SUPERIOR VALUE — MOTOROLA’S SIGNATURE RUGGED DESIGN AND DUAL DATA CAPTURE FUNCTIONALITYThe MC3190-Z offers the best of form and function with Motorola MAX Rugged and Motorola MAX Data Capture. While the MC3190-Z is designed for the carpeted space, Motorola MAX Rugged provides Motorola’s flagship rugged specifications to ensure dependable operation and a maximum lifecycle in any environment. The reader passes one of the industry’s most stringent impact tests, able to survive a 4 ft./1.2 m drop to concrete across the entire operating temperature range. In our unique endurance test, the MC3190-Z performs reliably after 1,000 1.64 ft./0.5m hits in our tumble drum. And with IP54 sealing, the device can withstand dust, spills and the routine wipedowns required in healthcare and other challenging environments.  Motorola MAX Data Capture puts two best-in-class advanced data capture technologies in one device — the ability to read RFID tags and scan bar codes. This versatility translates into fewer devices to purchase and manage. And just because the MC3190-Z offers advanced RFID technology does not mean you need to sacrifice bar code performance. The device accurately captures even damaged and poor quality 1D bar codes.EASY-TO-USE ROBUST LOCATING CAPABILITYUntil now, RFID handheld readers identified the general proximity of an item — for example, a shelf. The MC3190-Z offers a unique combination of intuitive audible and visual cues to quickly guide a worker to the location of any desired item. As the device moves closer to a specific item, a tone beeps louder and faster, while a sliding graphical bar increases in size. The result? Employees can rapidly locate any individual item, regardless of where it may be, faster and easier than ever before.THE MOTOROLA END-TO-END ADVANTAGEWhen you choose the Motorola MC3190-Z, you enjoy the advantages of a world-class partner channel, world-class management solutions and world-class services. Our award-winning partner ecosystem offers a best-in-class, broad set of ready-to-go and custom applications for the MC3190-Z, minimizing deployment time and cost. Compatibility with Motorola’s Mobility Services Platform (MSP) and the Motorola Mobility Suite offers extraordinary centralized control over all your Motorola devices, including the ability to remotely stage, provision, monitor, troubleshoot, secure data on the devices and much more. And since your employees will count on the MC3190-Z every day, our Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage will help keep your devices up and running at peak performance. This unique service includes normal wear and tear, as well as coverage for internal and external components damaged through accidental breakage at no additional charge — significantly reducing your unforeseen repair expenses.FEATURESBusiness-class RFID handheld for global deploymentsSupports regions based on European RFID frequencies (ETSI EN 302-208) and US RFID frequenciesMotorola RFID reader engineDelivers advanced, high efficiency read performance for faster read rates and higher throughputMotorola’s patented omnidirectionalMAX RFID AntennaOrientation insensitive design eliminates the need to align reader and tag for faster and more accurate readsPinpoint locating technologyA unique combination of intuitive audible and visual cues easily guides workers to a specific itemProven platformBuilt on the proven, widely adopted MC3100 platformEasy-to-use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)Rapid and cost-effective application developmentMotorola MAX Secure:FIPS 140-2 certification and support for the most advanced encryption and authentication algorithms as well as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) enables compliance with the most stringent industry security regulations, including sensitive government applicationsMotorola MAX Rugged: meets and exceeds MIL-STD 810F standards for drop, tumble and sealingBuilt for all day enterprise use; provides dependable operation despite the inevitable drops and spills; provides extended lifecycle; withstands wipe downsMotorola MAX Data CaptureOffers exceptional RFID and bar code scanning functionality in a single device; eliminates the need to purchase two devices, reducing capital and operational costs

Motorola MC3190-Z Handheld RFID Reader Specifications



7.6 in. H x 4.7 in. W x 6.4 in. D

19.34 cm H x 11.94 cm W x 16.26 cm


22.93 oz./650 g (including battery, stylus, narrow keypad & strap)


3 in. QVGA color display (320 x 320) touchscreen with backlight


Li-Ion 4,400 mAh @ 3.7Vdc

(2X Battery only)

Network Connections

RS232; USB (host and client)


48-key Alpha-Numeric

Data Capture Options

RFID, 1D laser scanner and 2D imager



Marvell PXA320 @ 624 MHz

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3


256MB RAM/1GB Flash as shipped, user expandable


Drop Spec

4 ft./1.2 m drop to concrete across the operating temperature range; meets and exceeds MIL-STD 810F

Tumble Spec

500 1.64 ft./.5 m tumbles (1,000 drops) at room temperature; meets and exceeds MIL-STD 810F

Operating Temp

14° F to 122° F/-10° C to 50° C

Storage Temp

-22°F to 160° F/-30°C to 70°C


IP54; Meets and exceeds MIL-STD 810F


5-95% non-condensing

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

+/-15kv VDC air discharge, +/-8kv VDC direct discharge, +/-8kv indirect discharge

Ambient Lighting Tolerance

Tolerant to typical artificial indoor and natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting conditions. Fluorescent, Incandescent, Mercury Vapor, Sodium Vapor, LED1: 450 Ft Candles (4,844 Lux) Sunlight: 8000 Ft Candles (86,111 Lux)


RFID Power Output

EU: 1/2 watt ERP for Europe

US: 1 watt EIRP

RFID Antenna Type

Integrated Orientation Insensitive

Frequency Range

EU: 865-868 MHz; US: 902-928 MHz

Standards Supported

EPC Gen 2 DRM (DRM compliantup to 0.5W)



Tri-mode IEEE® 802.11a/b/g


WPA2 (Personal or Enterprise); 802.1x; EAP-TLS; TTLS (CHAP, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPv2, PAP or MD5); PEAP (TLS, MSCHAPv2, EAP-GTC); LEAP, EAP-FAST (TLS, MS-CHAPv2, EAP-GTC); CCXv4 certified; support for IPv6; FIPS140-2 Certified

Data Rates Supported

802.11a: up to 54 Mbps, 802.11b: up to 11 Mbps, 802.11g: up to 54 Mbps


Optional (region dependent)



Region dependent



Single-slot USB/RS232 charging cradle with spare battery well


Four-slot battery charger; adaptor for universal battery charger


Supports Motorola approved printers

Other Accessories

Charging cables, magnetic stripe reader



FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES 003 Class B, IEC 60601-1-2, EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-17, EN 301 489-3

Electrical Safety

UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, IEC 60950-1

RF Exposure

EU: EN 50360; EN 50364 USA: FCC Part 2, FCC OET Bulletin 65 Supplement C

Canada: RSS-102

Japan: ARIB STD T56

Australia: Radiocommunications Standard 2003

WLAN, Bluetooth and RFID

EU: EN 300 328, EN 301 893 : EN 302 208 US: FCC Part 15.247, 15.407

Canada: RSS-210

Australia: AS/NZS 4268

Laser Safety

A21CFR1040.10, IEC/EN 60825-1

Model Numbers for Regulatory Certifications: MC319ZUS, MC319ZEU


Supported regions based on European RFID frequencies (ETSI EN 302-208) and US RFID frequencies*


The MC3190-Z is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 12 months from date of shipment, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions.


Customer Services:Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage


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