SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

June 25, 2012 06:30 ET

Basis Design and Socket Mobile Provide iOS Barcode Scanning for Altiris™ Asset Management Suite From Symantec™

Symantec™ Altiris™ Customers Gain Mobility and Cost Reduction Benefits by Using the Barcode Essentials™ App With Socket Scanners Along With Apple® Devices

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 25, 2012) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced that Basis Design -- a leading developer of enterprise level software solutions -- has certified the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner™ (CHS) as the barcode scanner of choice for its Barcode Essentials application for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Barcode Essentials is used in conjunction with the Altiris Barcode Solution from Symantec, to provide mobile barcoding support to Symantec's Altiris IT Management Suite and Altiris Asset Management Suite. IT organizations in healthcare, finance, government and other industries use the suites to track costly assets throughout their lifecycle and ensure that current infrastructures can support new technology changes and adapt to changing processes and business needs.

"Many Altiris Barcode customers today use stationary consoles to scan asset tags on IT equipment," said Andrew Peterson, managing director at Basis Design. "With our new Barcode Essentials iOS app and Socket's highly mobile barcode scanners, Altiris customers now have a far superior option for scanning asset tags wherever equipment is deployed, using affordable Apple devices already popular among IT professionals."

"Applications like Barcode Essentials demonstrate the business demand for high-performance yet affordable barcode reading solutions for Apple devices," said Mike Gifford, executive vice president at Socket Mobile. "With the recent release of our CHS 7Ci low-cost, Apple certified 1D barcode scanner, we expect more enterprise developers like Basis Design to use our SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit (SDK) to add barcode scanning support to their apps."

Besides the CHS 7Ci, Barcode Essentials also offers native iOS support to the Socket CHS 7Xi and 7XiRx Apple certified 2D barcode scanners. To learn more, visit the Socket Mobile website or contact

Barcode Essentials is available in Free and Standard editions for download in the Apple App Store. Customers must have an existing Altiris Barcode Solution license from Symantec in order to sync Barcode Essentials with their server.

About Basis Design
Since 1999, Basis Design has been developing enterprise level software solutions and mobile applications that help clients automate business processes, control costs, gain stronger market share and drive revenue. Basis is headquartered in Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia, and can be reached at 61 2 9440 9516 or

About Socket Mobile
With 20 years of experience in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) market, Socket makes mobile computing and productivity work. The company offers a family of handheld computers and an extensive portfolio of AIDC peripherals specifically designed to increase productivity and drive operational efficiencies in healthcare, hospitality and other business mobility deployments. The company also offers OEM solutions for the mobile device market. Socket is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at 510-933-3000 or Follow Socket Mobile on Twitter @socketmobile and subscribe to, the company's official blog.

Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner is a trademark of Socket Mobile. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

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