Vehicle Mount Computer

Ultra-rugged android vehicle-mounted computer

You need a rugged device that will make migration and device management simple, easy and cost-effective. You need a keyboard to support your ‘green screen’ apps today, and Android to support the apps of tomorrow. Get it all with the VC8300, the ultimate ultra-rugged Android vehicle mount computer - designed for the most extreme environments.

Industry Use:

  • Manufacturing
  • Warehouse Management
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The ultimate ultra-rugged Android™ keyboard/touch vehicle mount computer

Since your Windows-based vehicle mount mobile computers are near their end-of-life and support for Windows-based mobile devices is ending, you’re ready to migrate to AndroidTM. You need a rugged device that will make that migration and device management simple, easy and cost-effective. Get it all with the VC8300. Designed for the most extreme environments, the VC8300 can go everywhere your vehicle operators need to go—inside the warehouse, out in the yard, on the loading dock and even in the freezer. Run your existing ‘green screen’ apps right out of the box—no ramp-up time required. Re-use all of your existing accessories1, minimizing the cost to upgrade to the latest technology. Replacement couldn’t be easier—just drop it in place and you’re ready to go. With Mobility DNA, only from Zebra, you get powerful features that transform Android into an easy-to-manage robust enterprise-class OS, complete with unique tools that not only boost workforce productivity, but also simplify deployment and application development. And since the same platform is shared with Zebra’s rugged handheld and wearable mobile devices, virtually any worker can use any device with practically no training, providing the flexibility to deploy and re-deploy workers to address changing workloads.


The ultimate in android migration simplicity

Run your terminal emulation (TE) apps, right out of the box

Since Ivanti Velocity is pre-loaded and pre-licensed, you can run your TE apps right out of the box—no backend modification or user training required.

The best of both worlds: large touchscreen and keyboard

When it comes to data input, the VC8300 offers complete flexibility. The integrated full alphanumeric keyboard gives your workers the same familiar key-based interaction they use today—no change to workflow required. And the touchscreen allows you to integrate touch into your apps whenever you’re ready.

Automatically migrate your TE apps to interactive Android apps

When you’re ready to transform your TE key-based apps to Android interactive apps, All-touch TE makes it easy. With this pre-loaded Zebra-only Mobility DNA application, just press a button to change TE ‘green screens’ to fully interactive Android screens that can be easily customized with All-touch TE tools—all without any coding.

The ultimate android platform for business

Easy Viewing Indoors or Outside

The 8-inch display provides plenty of space for graphics-intensive, interactive applications, while best-in-class display resolution and brightness ensure easy viewing in any lighting condition. And the capacitive touch screen is easy to use, even with gloves.


Maximum power for maximum application performance

Get all the power you need to ensure superior performance with the ultra-powerful 8-core processor, plus up to eight times the RAM and 32 times the Flash memory of prior generation devices. And memory lasts 10 times longer through an advanced memory architecture.

A lifetime security guard for Android

With LifeGuardTM for AndroidTM, you get the security updates you need to keep your Zebra Android devices secure every day they are in service—along with easy end-to-end control of the OS update process, plus support for future versions of Android.

Dependably superior WiFi connections

Advanced WiFi technologies extend WiFi range, increase WiFi speed and strengthen WiFi connections, providing on-the-move workers with constant application availability and near-instant application response times. Features include 2x2 Multiple-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), WorryFree WiFi—a free Mobility DNA tool and software-switchable internal or external antennas.

Bluetooth 5.0—twice the speed and four times the range with less power

When it comes to the performance of your Bluetooth peripherals, you can expect the best from your cordless scanners, headsets and printers.

Easy data entry for unusual non-standard characters

Just press the Diamond key to pop up a configurable on-screen keyboard for fast data entry of virtually any character.

Backwards compatible for a cost-effective upgrade

Since you can use the same mounts, accessories and applications you have today for your existing Zebra vehicle mount computers, you to cost-effectively migrate to the latest technology platform to increase fulfillment speed and accuracy.

The ultimate ultra-rugged design

Built for extreme environments

The VC8300 is ready for your toughest environments, with dust-and-water tight IP66 sealing, sealed connectors, and extreme temperature, shock and vibration testing.

Freezer-ready for the coldest supply chains

With the VC8300, you get true frost and condensation free operation in freezers with touchscreen and internal heaters that keep the display and sensitive electronic components warm, smart temperature sensors that automatically control the heaters and heating speed, an elastomeric keyboard that works despite icing and more.

Easy to hear in your loudest environments

The very loud front-facing speaker makes it easy to hear scanner feedback and app notifications.

The ultimate in flexibility

Mount in virtually any material handling vehicle

Multiple mounting options, including standard RAM mounts and a 10-second quick release mount, plus a compact size make mounting easy, even in the smallest vehicles.

Add barcode scanning, voice and more

Easily add whatever features your workers need, including a wide range of cordless and corded barcode scanners, mobile printers and a Push-to-Talk microphone. And with a quick scan of the pairing barcode printed directly on the VC8300, workers can instantly pair any Zebra Bluetooth peripheral.

Repairable, right on the spot

Replace the one element that is most vulnerable to damage in minutes, right in your facility—the keyboard—as well as the UPS battery. The result? Fewer trips to the service depot, increasing device availability and your return on investment.

New mobility DNA tools deliver the ultimate in value-add Zebra-only features

WorryFree WiFi—dependably superior WiFi, delivered

This free tool delivers everything you need to provide every worker with the best possible WiFi connection, every minute of every shift to boost workforce productivity and better serve customers.

Keep Android updated easily with revolutionary control

Updating your enterprise-class Android mobile devices is often time-consuming, costly, complex and difficult to track. Now it’s easy with LifeGuard Analytics—free with your Zebra OneCare Support contract. View available updates along with priority and which devices are eligible for which updates. Automatically update your devices over the air with the press of a button. And easily monitor and manage the status of updates in real time.

Easily manage access to Google Mobile Services (GMS) with restricted mode

StageNow’s new Restricted Mode delivers an industry first—an easy way to simply click to deactivate Google Mobile Services (GMS) that come standard with the operating system—and reactivate should you need them down the road. And StageNow is free and pre-loaded on every VC8300.

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Physical Characteristics

Dimensions 10.87 in. W x 9.37 in. H x 3.54 in. D
276 mm W x 238 mm H x 90 mm D
Weight 8.2 lbs/3.7 kg
Display WXGA 8 inch, color display; 1280x720, 1,000 NITs
Touch Panel Capacitive multi touch, Corning Gorilla Glass with air gap, heater option, anti-reflective foil option
Power 10 to 60V DC isolated; Internal
Keyboard Options QWERTY/AZERTY
Keyboard Backlit, field replaceable, full alphanumeric, 67 keys, 12 direct function keys
Diamond key pops up on-screen keyboard for additional characters
Indicators Audible tone
Power Status: Green/Amber LED
Warning: Red LED
Mounting RAM mount; quick release mount; side mounted scanner holder
Connectivity 1x Type C USB 3.0 combination host and client port; 1 x USB 2.0 host port (with strain relief and covered); 1 x standard powered USB 2.0 host port with 12V / 1.5 A (with strain relief and covered); 2 x RS-232 COM ports with power on pin 9; 1 x 3.5 mm audio jack for push-to-talk speaker/mic (with strain relief and covered); optional USB-Ethernet adapter
UPS UPS with minimum 30-min life over the full operating temperature range

Performance Characteristics

CPU Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 660 octa-core 2.2 GHz
Operating System Android 11; upgradeable to Android 14
Memory 4GB RAM/32 GB Flash pSLC
Software Ivanti Velocity (pre-loaded and pre-licensed)

User Environment

Operating Temp. -22° F to 122° F/-30° C to 50° C
Storage Temp. -40° F to 140° F/-40° C to 60° C
Humidity 5% - 95% RH condensing
Sealing IP66
Shock/Vibration IEC 60721-3-5M3; MIL-STD 810F; Zebra internal
Thermal Shock -22° F to 122° F/-30° C to 50° C
Sensors Temperature, accelerometer, gyroscope
Salt Fog 48h of 5% solution at 35° C
Solar Radiation MIL-STD 810G Method 505.5
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) +/-15kV air discharge; +/-8kV contact discharge;
+/-8kV indirect discharge

Data Capture

Scanner Support HID via USB and Bluetooth; SSI via USB and Bluetooth for DS/LI 36XX and RS6000; Serial RS232 with power on pin 9

Voice and Audio

Audio High volume 87dB speaker

Optional speaker microphone

Wireless LAN

Radio IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/k/r; 2x2 MU-MIMO
Data Rates 5GHz: 802.11a/n/ac—up to 866.7 Mbps
2.4GHz: 802.11b/g/n—up to 300 Mbps
Operating Channels Channel 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
Channel 36-165 (5180-5825 MHz): 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
Channel Bandwidth: 20, 40, 80 MHz
Actual operating channels/ frequencies and bandwidths depend on regulatory rules and certification agency.
Security and Encryption WEP (40 or 104 bit); WPA/WPA2 Personal (TKIP and AES); WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (TKIP and AES) - EAP-TTLS (PAP, MSCHAP, MSCHAPv2), EAP-TLS, PEAPv0-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1-EAP-GTC and LEAP, EAP-PWD
FIPS 140-2 Level 1: Data in Motion and Data at Rest2
Multimedia Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM and WMM-PS; Including TSPEC)
Certifications WFA (802.11n, WMM-PS, 802.11ac, PMF, WMM-AC, Voice Enterprise, WiFi Direct and WPS 2.0)
Fast Roam PMKID caching, Cisco CCKM, OKC, 802.11r
WLAN Antennas Switchable internal or external antennas, various magnetic mounted antennas available

Wireless PAN

Bluetooth Class 2, Bluetooth v5.0, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Freezer and Condensing

Selected industrial components with a wide temperature range specification
Inside and outside temperature sensors to identify condensing circumstances
Heated boards (additional resistors) to avoid inside condensation
Heated and vented UPS battery that charges/discharges over the full operating temperature range (-22° F to 122° F/-30° C to 50° C)
Heated connectors to avoid corrosion
Heater control chip to switch heaters on/off when required
Flat surface and drainage holes to avoid heavy icing on the front

Communication and Messaging

Workforce Connect PTT Express (included) provides instant push-to-talk small group communications across Wi-Fi networks. Workforce Connect PTT Pro (supported) provides a scalable network agnostic push-to-talk solution which also includes messaging, location services and two-way radio integration.


Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the VC8300 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For complete warranty statement, please visit: 


Mobility DNA, Enterprise MDK, Standard Android SDK and SOTI for Android, Analytics Agent

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1. VC8300 accessories are backwards compatible with the Zebra VC70 and Zebra VC50 vehicle mount computers.

For details related to Common Criteria support, please visit:

Mobility DNA

Mobility DNA solutions help you get more value out of our mobile computers by adding functionality as well as simplifying deployment and management of our mobile devices. For more information on these Zebra-only features, please visit 
Mobility DNA is available on Android only. Features may vary by model and a Support Contract may be required. To learn what solutions are supported, please visit:
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Markets and Applications


  • Warehouses
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Freezers
  • Outdoor yards
  • Airports
  • Seaports
  • Railway yards


  • Receiving
  • Picking
  • Packing
  • Shipping
  • Replenishment
  • Cross-dock
  • Work-in-Process (WIP)


  • Sit-down forklifts
  • Standing forklifts
  • Enclosed forklifts
  • Extended reach forklifts
  • Yard mules and trucks
  • Cranes
  • Container bridges
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