SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

April 07, 2010 06:30 ET

GAO and Socket Mobile Partner to Provide Low Frequency RFID Option for SoMo 650 Handheld Computers

New STAR Partner Brings 15 Years of Knowledge and Experience in RFID Solutions to Socket Customers

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) -  Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the addition of GAO RFID to the Socket Third-Party Accessory Recommendation (STAR) Program. GAO has established itself as a worldwide supplier of RFID products and integrated solutions for various markets including healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and field service.

"We've had an influx of customers interested in purchasing low frequency (LF) RFID options for their SoMo® 650 handheld computers, particularly for applications involving asset management and access control," said Ron Gibbs, Sr. product manager and STAR Program manager at Socket Mobile. "We're happy to recommend GAO RFID solutions to our handheld computing customers and to have them on board as our first LF RFID solution provider in the STAR Program."

"We're excited about this opportunity to work with Socket and deliver additional value to an excellent product. Our CF Card RFID Reader maintains Socket's commitment to provide quality products that are easy to use, O/S compatible and that help deliver quick ROI," said Dr. Frank Gao, CEO of GAO RFID.

The first GAO RFID reader qualified as compatible with the Socket SoMo 650 is the 125kHz Low Frequency PDA CF Interface RFID Reader 221002. For more information on this and other GAO RFID offerings visit the STAR Program Web page.

About GAO RFID, Inc.

GAO RFID places its emphasis on product quality and support. It relies on a stringent process and an advanced QA system, a well-qualified staff and on state-of-the-art testing equipment. The company not only provides exceptional products and services for its standard off-the-shelf RFID products, but also offers customized solutions in innovative, economical and efficient ways. GAO RFID is a member of GAO Group -- celebrating 15 years of innovations. For more information GAO RFID can be reached at 412-292-0038 or www.gaorfid.com.

About Socket Mobile, Inc.

With more than 15 years of experience in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture market, Socket makes mobile computing and productivity work. The company offers a family of handheld computers and an extensive portfolio of AIDC peripherals designed specifically for business mobility deployments and to enable productivity increases and drive operational efficiencies in healthcare, hospitality and other vertical markets. The company also offers OEM solutions. Socket is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at 510-933-3000 or www.socketmobile.com.

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