SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

August 20, 2012 06:30 ET

CBORD® Recommends the Socket SoMo® Handheld Computer for Inventory Tracking and Point-of-Sale Solutions

Socket Mobile, together With CBORD Solutions, Enable College and Universities to Track Inventory and Complete Sales Transactions While Mobile

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (OTCQB: SCKT) (PINKSHEETS: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced that CBORD® -- a leading provider of food and nutrition management, cashless card, and access control solutions -- recommends the Socket SoMo® handheld computer for use with their CS Pocket Reader, Troubadour™ card reader, and NetHIMS™ integrated solutions for colleges and universities.

The CS Pocket Reader and Troubadour card reader enable college and university personnel to handle sales and privilege verification transactions while at outdoor and athletic events. Event managers can configure their event and upload a patron list to the Socket SoMo using CBORD's Odyssey PCS™ or CS Gold® systems. The SoMo is enhanced with a Socket plug-in CompactFlash card reader, allowing purchases and real-time balance lookups with the swipe of the student's ID card, resulting in faster and more accurate transactions.

CBORD has also certified the SoMo with the Socket CompactFlash plug-in barcode scanner for their Net Handheld Inventory Management System (NetHIMS) for Windows® Mobile. This powerful inventory management software enables staff to track products at the loading dock, in the kitchen, in the freezer, or out in the retail case -- wherever the inventory is located. In addition, the wireless connection improves data integrity with up-to-the-minute inventory tracking and eliminates the need to download data.

"The Socket SoMo offers our customers a great alternative to more ruggedized devices or non-durable consumer PDAs," said J.B. Lockwood, product manager at CBORD. "We have found that it has similar capabilities as other higher-priced options. The SoMo is easy to use and customers have been impressed with the speed and accuracy of the Socket barcode scanner."

"We are pleased that CBORD has certified the Socket SoMo for their college and university solutions," said Vince Coli, senior handheld computer product manager at Socket Mobile. "CBORD's recommendation of the SoMo demonstrates that there is a need for an alternative handheld computer that is priced lower than more rugged devices and yet more durable than the standard smart phone or tablet, particularly in the education market. The SoMo is the perfect alternative, and with a full line of accessories and plug-ins allowing complete customization, we expect to see more growth in this market."

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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 and subscribe to, the company's official blog.

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