SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

March 21, 2011 06:30 ET

Legends Sports Bar Selects the Socket SoMo 650 for Tableside Ordering

Handheld Solution Helps Boost Sales by 15 Percent

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) -  Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced Legends Sports Bar has selected the Socket SoMo® 650 handheld computer for tableside ordering of food and beverages at their Long Beach, Calif. location. Established in 1979 by former Rams offensive lineman Dennis Harrah, Legends Sports Bar boasts the largest commercial, non-theatrical HD projection screen in the United States at 310 inches and is Southern California's go-to place to watch any broadcasted sporting event worldwide.

"When it comes to technology, we pride ourselves on being state-of-the-art and staying on top of whatever changes make economic sense," said Gene Rotondo, owner of Legends Sports Bar. "From a POS standpoint, I'm a big proponent of using the SoMo handhelds; I'm very comfortable saying that if you're doing high volume, then you have to have them. They do make a difference in your business -- our wait staff has seen a 15 percent increase in their sales, and they're able to focus more on fast, accurate delivery of food and beverages, which improves customer satisfaction and increases their tips."

The SoMo 650 handheld computer was recommended to Legends Sports Bar by Digital Dining reseller, Hospitality Technology Systems (HTS).

"What handhelds have done for restaurants is made the staff always available. They're always on the floor, and whenever a customer has a need, they're right there," said James Bacarella, president of HTS. "The SoMo has been a really good solution; it's durable enough to withstand the restaurant environment and it's a benefit that you can add a reliable, magnetic stripe reader to the device to process credit card payments at the table."

"We're delighted to be part of the Digital Dining community and partnered with HTS to deliver high-quality handheld POS solutions that increase revenues and enhance customer experience," said Dave Bledsoe, Sr. product manager of handheld computing products at Socket Mobile. "The price, performance and ergonomics of the SoMo 650 make it the ideal solution for tableside ordering and payment processing for the hospitality industry."

About Hospitality Technology Systems
Hospitality Technology Systems is the leading provider of Digital Dining POS, the #1 ranked point-of-sale for hospitality venues such as restaurants, hotels, night clubs and bars, in Southern California. HTS can be reached at 800-599-2199 or

About Socket Mobile, Inc.
With more than 18 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

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