SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

September 12, 2012 06:30 ET

Enphase Energy Integrates Socket Barcode Scanner Into Apple® iPhone® Based Solution for Solar Panel Installation and Tracking

Solution Enables Installers to Efficiently Track Individual Modules in Intelligent Solar Panel Systems

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) -  Socket Mobile, Inc. (OTCQB: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced that Enphase Energy -- a manufacturer of microinverter technology for the solar industry with more than 44,000 installations around the world -- has incorporated the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner™ (CHS) 7Xi barcode scanner into its ArrayGun mobile solution for solar panel installation. Enphase is demonstrating the solution this week at Solar Power International 2012 in Orlando, Fla., in Booth #2515.

Enphase microinverters are semiconductor-based solar panel components that provide remote monitoring of energy harvesting performance through the Enlighten web-based platform. In order for technicians to view performance, diagnose issues or pinpoint maintenance needs on a module-by-module basis, the serial number and location of each microinverter must be recorded during solar panel installation. The new ArrayGun installer toolkit solution enables installers to quickly and accurately scan and connect large numbers of microinverters using the CHS 7Xi and an iPhone or iPod touch® running the Enphase Installer Toolkit app.

"We designed the ArrayGun to help solar installers reduce their time on the roof and help drive productivity using the latest iOS user-friendly technology," said Bill Rossi, Chief Marketing Officer of Enphase Energy. "We are excited to partner with Socket Mobile to offer both our residential and commercial customers this important time-saving tool that syncs to our Enlighten monitoring software."

"Field service is a primary market for our mobile solutions, and the Enphase ArrayGun solution demonstrates how Socket Mobile products can be used to streamline data collection in a wide range of environments -- even from a rooftop," said Mike Gifford, Executive Vice President at Socket Mobile. "Many field service workers already carry a smartphone, so connecting a Socket barcode scanner provides an easy and highly effective way of eliminating a lot of the manual data entry typically required on the job."

The CHS 7Xi is a high-performance 2D and 1D barcode scanner certified by Apple for iOS devices. Developers can customize applications for the scanner using the SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit. To learn more, please visit the Socket Mobile web site.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.
Enphase Energy delivers microinverter technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and provides a platform for intelligent energy management. Our semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and brings a systems-based, high technology approach to solar energy generation. Connect with Enphase on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. www.enphase.com

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 www.socketmobile.com. Follow Socket Mobile on Twitter @socketmobile and subscribe to sockettalk.socketmobile.com, the company's official blog.

Socket and Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner are registered trademarks or trademarks of Socket Mobile, Inc. Apple, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

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