SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

December 03, 2009 06:30 ET

United Imaging Solutions and Socket Mobile Partner to Provide Professional Photographers Solution for Managing Images as They're Captured

One Rock Studio Increases Sales 35% Using Wi-Pics Mobile!

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced a partnership with United Imaging Solutions (UIS), a developer of digital imaging software, in order to provide professional photographers a solution to quickly and securely transmit, manage and track images from their cameras to a remote system, editing studio or printer.

Wi-Pics Mobile!™ is a digital imaging software application developed by UIS, which leverages mobile computing with barcode, magnetic stripe, and RFID scanning technologies and three user-defined data fields to instantly organize and upload pictures. Using the Socket SoMo® 650 handheld computer combined with a Socket scanning solution, event photographers take pictures while simultaneously associating the images to specific customers using magnetic stripe cards, RFID tags and plastic cards or envelopes pre-printed with unique barcodes.

"Wi-Pics Mobile! and the SoMo 650 have been heaven-sent and are a blessing for everything that we do and more," said Mike Goldman, co-owner of One Rock Studio. "We've looked at other devices similar to the SoMo and found its versatility to be unparalleled. Socket has the best hardware technology available for the event photography business, and when you add in the Wi-Pics Mobile! software, you can't go wrong."

"Using Wi-Pics Mobile and the SoMo 650, we've been able to cut our administration and in-studio laboratory time in half and we've increased sales at least 35%," said Mike Friedel, co-owner of One Rock Studio. "We pride ourselves on being the best in the industry and to do that, we utilize cutting-edge technology that facilitates fast turnaround time and results in increased customer satisfaction and more return business."

"Originally, Wi-Pics Mobile was intended for the event photography business, but we've been seeing a lot more business coming from other sectors including crime scene investigation, healthcare, and hospitality," said Tim O'Leary, director of operations at United Imaging Solutions. "One of the reasons we liked the SoMo 650 over other devices is because it supports higher wireless network security protocols, which is critical when dealing with sensitive information such as crime scene photos and customer credit card information. Our clients love the solution and are always amazed at how much it improves their workflow."

"United Imaging Solutions has developed a practical, cost effective application with a number of business-enhancing uses across the spectrum of professional photography," said David Bledsoe, senior product manager of handheld computer products at Socket Mobile. "We're pleased to be working with UIS and to have our SoMo 650 handheld computer as an integral part of the Wi-Pics Mobile! solution."

For more details on the Wi-Pics Mobile! solution and the One Rock Studio deployment, read the in-depth case study on the Socket Mobile web site.

About One Rock Studio

One Rock Studio is Maryland's premier photography and entertainment company. Owners Mike Goldman and Mike Friedel share more than 30 years of photography experience and pride themselves on providing One Rock Studio customers the best service and the best prices. From weddings, team sports, class reunions, pet photography and fan photography to corporate and community events and everything that comes between, One Rock Studio captures the moments that make memories. Based in Essex, Md., One Rock Studio can be reached at 888-663-7621 or

About United Imaging Solutions, LLC

Founded in 2007, United Imaging Solutions (UIS), LLC is a developer of digital imaging software solutions designed to give professional photographers the freedom and ability to focus on capturing great images 100% of the time, while reducing costs, improving workflow and increasing sales at the same time. Headquartered in Medina, N.Y., UIS is a privately held company and can be reached at 585-798-5973 or

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

Socket and SoMo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Socket Mobile, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

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