SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

February 15, 2011 06:30 ET

Socket Mobile Announces General Availability of SocketScan 10 for Android

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced general availability of SocketScan 10 for the Google Android mobile technology platform. SocketScan 10 is a highly versatile barcode scanning software tool that enables developers to add commercial-grade rapid and robust barcode scanning capabilities to their smartphone, tablet, notebook and desktop applications. Compatible Socket products for the Android release include all v3 models of the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 portable 2D and 1D barcode scanner.

"Since we announced the beta version of SocketScan 10 for Android in December, we've already seen adoption occur for a variety of applications and industries including asset tracking apps in warehousing and logistics, and computer technology," said Samantha Chu, data collection product manager at Socket Mobile.

"Having a fast, compact and reliable Bluetooth barcode scanner that can connect to an Android device is very appealing to our customer-base with one of the main benefits being increased scanning speed as compared to using a smartphone scanning app that utilizes a built-in camera," said Chris Madison, manager at MediaScouter LLC, developers of the Pocket Profit application for Android, which provides book and other media sellers live Amazon pricing and buyer demand for items being considered for resale purchase. "We've been recommending Socket barcode scanners for Windows devices for a long time, and now we're happy to point our customers to a low-cost, easy-to-use Socket barcode scanner for their Android."

SocketScan Developer Program with Optional Compensation
The SocketScan Developer Program with optional compensation is designed to reward developers who integrate support for the CHS products into their applications and recommend the CHS for use with their software.

To learn more about the how you can profit by recommending Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanners for use with your software application, visit the SocketScan 10 Web site.

SocketScan 10 Availability
The beta keyboard wedge version of SocketScan 10 software for Google Android is now available to download for free on the Socket Mobile Web site. General availability on the Socket Mobile Web site and the Android Marketplace is scheduled for the end of February 2011. You can also download and install directly onto your Android device by visiting www.socketmobile.com/android from your device browser. The SDK will be available for purchase online and through distribution at the end of February 2011. For a complete list of compatible SocketScan 10 operating systems, visit the SocketScan 10 Web site. Interested developers can contact Socket Mobile for more information.

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 www.socketmobile.com.

Socket and Cordless Hand Scanner are trademarks or registered trademarks of Socket Mobile. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

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