When it comes to purchasing hardware for healthcare environments, we know that it’s a decision that poses many questions. Including the benefits for patient care and clinical productivity, and how new devices will be compatible with new workflow changes and challenges as we have seen this year – such as an increase in patient admissions and specimen collections.

You’ll also be looking for a device that can be used in all essential areas of your healthcare environment, so your healthcare workers are not having to change device for every department or task. This will not only increase task efficiency and productivity, but it will also eliminate training time for each different device.

So where can you find a device that fits into all of these specifications?

Introducing Zebra Technologies and the Zebra CS60-HC Series Companion Scanner.

Working closely with customers, and concentrating on their feedback, Zebra have created a transformational – and first-of-its-kind – barcode scanner that can support all healthcare. The CS60 is a convertible device that can switch between corded and cordless, and handheld and hands-free in an instant. Therefore, offering a dedicated device to support all medical tasks for every clinical worker. Overall, the Zebra CS60 is valuable to those who want, and need an affordable multi-tasking scanner.

But how does it differ to other Zebra Scanners, and how will it benefit the healthcare industry?


The CS60-HC is an all-in-one device. It can be used as a cordless scanner at the point of care and a corded hands-free scanner in the pharmacy and lab. As a cordless scanner, it is ultra-portable and pocketable, and offers the latest mobile technology, including contactless charging. As a corded scanner, the CS60-HC provides compact scanning for the pharmacy counter, lab station and more.

With a high-resolution megapixel sensor and Zebra’s PRZM Intelligent Imaging Technology, this healthcare scanner will accurately capture the different kinds of barcodes used in hospitals. Including patient wristbands, medication vials, IV bags and specimen trays.

With haptic/physical feedback, your clinical workers will also be given instant confirmation of a successful scan, eliminating the need for continuous scanning. Which is vital in emergency situations, as well as not disturbing your patients. Additionally, with a high battery capacity of 18 hours, there will be more than enough power for the longest of shifts. Batteries can be replaced without special tools, whilst a battery gauge allows just a quick glance to know when it’s time to change or charge a battery.

Software Tools

Zebra devices have software tools that make them easier to deploy, update, troubleshoot and manage. With Zebra’s DataCapture DNA, it simplifies scanner deployments, delivers remote analytics and enables IT to streamline tasks. These tools will enable you to ensure that your hardware working to its full potential for the highest quality of patient care.

With Zebra’s UDI Scan+, capturing and entering Unique Device Identification (UDI) information has never been easier. By simply scanning the barcode on the medical device packaging, the UDI barcode data is properly formatted and sent in the right order, eliminating the need for lengthy manual data entry.

Durability and Design

The CS60-HC has been purposely built with healthcare environments in mind. An IP65 sealing allows for constant and safe wipe-downs with the widest selection of aggressive disinfectants used in today’s hospitals. With a monocoque design, inductive sensing touch buttons and contactless charging, the scanner’s crevice-free surface helps eliminate places where germs can hide, which is a crucial aspect within a healthcare environment.

The healthcare scanner has also been made with comfort and space in mind. The compact design allows it to be extremely lightweight and will take up minimal workspace. It will also be easy to carry around in your hand, on a lanyard or fits perfectly into a scrub pocket.

Patient Care

Zebra’s healthcare device also includes additional features to ensure you are giving your patients the utmost care. The CS60-HC also doubles up as a workstation lamp, meaning there’s no need to disturb sleeping patients by turning on main lights. With a safe LED aimer, the device can be used in NICU, labor and delivery, and mother-baby units, where the use of laser aims are not advised. The green aimer also reduces the likelihood of triggering PTSD episodes.

In summary, the Zebra CS60-HC Series Companion Scanner is a perfect and safe device for all healthcare environments. With productivity boosting features, a compact design and Zebra-only features it’s the ultimate device to ensure high standards of patient care and accuracy medicine administration. The adaptability of the device will also enable a smooth integration with all of your current workflows and applications. As well as those in the future that may be needed to improve or sustain your healthcare workflows.

You can find the Zebra CS60-HC Series Companion Scanner here.

For more information on the Zebra CS60 Series Companion Scanner, feel free to contact us.