SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

March 30, 2010 06:30 ET

Socket Mobile and 3M Collaborate to Provide Secure, Flexible Asset Tracking Solution

3M Selects Socket SoMo® 650 as First Compatible PDA for the 3M Asset and Inventory Tracking System

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2010) -  Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced with 3M Track and Trace Solutions that it will provide a flexible, easy and secure method of tracking, locating and managing assets. This 3M Asset and Inventory Tracking System solution will be composed of 3M software, 3M RFID or barcode tags and Socket hardware including the Socket SoMo 650 handheld computer and the dual-function Socket CompactFlash RFID Reader-Scan Card 6P.

"The Socket SoMo 650 and CF RFID Reader-Scan card combination is a powerful tool for mobile asset management and satisfies our requirements in terms of a wireless handheld reader for the 3M Asset and Inventory Tracking System," said Tom Mercer, Market Development Supervisor at 3M Track and Trace Solutions.

The 3M Asset and Inventory Tracking System allows businesses to streamline their operations by efficiently monitoring and managing assets and inventory. The system is compatible with both 3M and third-party RFID and barcode tags, giving companies greater flexibility in selecting a solution that meets their needs. In addition, data is backed up automatically in a Tier III data center, where it can be accessed any time and from anywhere, eliminating the need to install and configure additional servers.

"The 3M Asset and Inventory Tracking System is geared specifically toward small and medium businesses where maximizing profits and minimizing costs is essential to operating successfully," said Chuck Furedy, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Socket Mobile. "Socket has a long-standing history of providing SMBs with innovative solutions that increase productivity and efficiency, and we're excited to work with 3M as they bring their solution to market."

For more information and to purchase visit the 3M Asset and Inventory Tracking System Web page.

About 3M
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms -- often in combination -- to a wide array of customer needs. With $23 billion in sales, 3M employs 76,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.

About 3M Track and Trace Solutions
3M provides comprehensive, practical and easy to use solutions for customers in diverse markets, including health care, safety and security, aerospace and government, oil and gas, process industries, supply chain, construction and utilities, libraries and legal. Utilizing RFID, GPS and other technologies, our asset management, protection, and utilization solutions enable customers to reliably and accurately manage high-value assets. Unlike similar offerings, based on components rather than complete solutions, 3M systems are designed with full implementation in mind, deploying the right solution, with the right technology, suited for the customer. For more information, go to www.3Mtrackandtrace.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.

Socket, SoMo and CompactFlash RFID Reader-Scan Card are trademarks or registered trademarks of Socket Mobile, Inc. 3M is a trademark of 3M Company. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

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