SOURCE: Socket Mobile

June 23, 2008 03:00 ET

Game, Set, Match: Socket Wins!

The Socket SoMo® 650 Handheld Computer Hits the Sweet Spot at Wimbledon 2008

LONDON--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of business mobility products, today announced that the SoMo 650 handheld computer will assist event officials in the running of The Championships at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon umpires will use the SoMo 650, which supports both Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 6 Classic, to officiate tennis matches at the tournament. The SoMo 650 was chosen for its durability over consumer devices, stable ROM and built-in Wi-Fi® capability.

The SoMo 650 handheld computers will run the Wimbledon Scorer application from EDH Sport, a provider of sports information technology systems. The application records all of the information required for an official score card, assists the umpire in managing the match by automatically prompting for events like change of end or change of balls, and provides a live feed of the match status on a point-by-point basis.

The system supplied by EDH Sport also registers all entrants in the tournament, selects eligible registrants, and assigns each person their place in the draw for the first round of The Championships. After each day of play, the system produces a proposed order of play for the next day across the tournament's 18 courts.

"The running of an event like Wimbledon is a huge undertaking and Socket is proud to be part of such an important system," said Bob Zink, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Socket Mobile. "The amount of data an umpire needs to process is constantly increasing, but advances in mobile technology mean that decisions are made and relayed quicker than ever. The handheld mobile computers will play an integral part of the planning and running of the championship."

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About Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket makes mobility computing and productivity work. The company is a one-stop supplier of mobile computing hardware systems, offering a handheld mobile computer specifically designed for business mobility use and an extensive portfolio of essential mobile data collection and networking peripherals that enable mobile automation and productivity increases. The company also offers OEM solutions. Socket is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at 510-933-3000 or

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