SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

November 22, 2011 06:30 ET

First iOS Application on Apple App Store Developed with SocketScan™ 10 SDK Published by ORM London

Socket Barcode Scanners Continue to Penetrate the Apple iOS Market With Dedicated Applications From 3rd Party Developers

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced that ORM London, a fully-integrated digital services agency based in London, has published the iPad application Event Check-in on Apple App Store. Event Check-in, a next-generation guest check-in system for professional event organizers, is the first of many iPad, iPhone and iPod touch applications developed with the SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit (SDK) to become available on Apple App Store.

SocketScan 10 SDK, designed specifically for the Apple certified Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7Xi barcode scanner, enables iOS developers to add customized support for the barcode scanner to their mobile applications, including advanced features such as broader character support or integrated data manipulation often required in enterprise data collection.

The release of ORM Event Check-in represents the first of many offerings in the Apple App Store by a growing community of iOS developers utilizing SocketScan 10 SDK. Socket Mobile has shipped nearly 200 units of the SDK to the channel for distribution since launching the product earlier this year. Besides Apple iOS, the SDK also supports the Android, BlackBerry, and Windows platforms.

"Using SocketScan 10 SDK enabled ORM London to bring our Event Check-in application quickly to market with the high-performance barcode scanning functionality our customers require," said Mahesh Ramachandra, Head of Product at ORM London. "With the easy-to-use SDK and Apple certified CHS 7Xi, our development team was able to add customized barcode scanning support, get our application approved by Apple, and publish to the iPad App Store all in little more than a month."

The CHS 7Xi, which ORM bundles with their Event Check-in application, is used to rapidly scan 2D barcodes displayed on smartphone screens or printed on invitations when guests arrive. The solution, which also integrates SMS and live cloud data, has already been successfully deployed at several large-scale corporate events in the United Kingdom.

"Applications like ORM Event Check-in demonstrate the growing demand for fast and reliable barcode scanners for Apple devices among business users," said David Bledsoe, senior data collection product manager at Socket Mobile. "iOS developers in North America, Europe and Asia have already used SocketScan 10 SDK to customize applications for healthcare, hospitality, retail, and other industries. As more developers publish applications for the CHS 7Xi on the Apple App Store, we expect the market for our barcode scanners to significantly increase among enterprise users of Apple devices."

The CHS 7Xi is also available in an antimicrobial version for healthcare, known as the CHS 7XiRx. To view a list of applications in Apple App Store that were developed with SocketScan 10 SDK, please visit:

About ORM
ORM gives companies a competitive edge by applying creativity, technology and business insight to create digital tools that engage both customers and staff. The team work closely with companies to understand their business objectives, providing consultancy and support to formulate a digital strategy to support their goals. ORM provide a wide range of digital services across multiple platforms, including the design, development and management of websites, mobile websites, mobile apps, online marketing campaigns and digital elements for interactive exhibition stands. Through its new product division, ORM creates new IP and develops cross-platform digital products for B2B markets. ORM's customers include Channel 4, ITV and Monitise.

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About Socket Mobile
With more than 19 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 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.

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