SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

August 15, 2011 06:30 ET

Socket Mobile Releases Apple® iOS Certified Barcode Scanner

Customers Can Seamlessly Integrate Scanned Data Into Apple iOS Applications

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the availability of its latest Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7, which has been certified by Apple as a "Made for iPad, iPhone, iPod" accessory.

The CHS 7Xi and its antimicrobial equivalent, the CHS 7XiRx, have been tested and approved by Apple to meet all of their performance standards, assuring a seamless and reliable integration for developers who incorporate either of these Bluetooth barcode scanning options into their iOS applications.

The CHS 7Xi and 7XiRx and the associated SocketScan 10 software development kit (SDK) are highly versatile barcode scanning tools that enable developers to add commercial-grade rapid and robust barcode scanning capabilities to their iOS devices. The SDK also supports many other smartphone, tablet, notebook and desktop applications.

"This is the best performing barcode scanner for developers who are creating applications incorporating barcode scanning for the Apple iOS," said Samantha Chu, data collection product manager at Socket Mobile. "There are numerous applications that stand to benefit from barcode scanning in a range of vertical markets, and we believe the CHS 7Xi provides the Apple developer community with a level of control and data integrity that didn't exist previously."

"Socket Mobile's CHS 7Xi enabled us to seamlessly provision robust barcoding capabilities within our PlantLog® application without compromising features or ease-of-use, thus providing us the ability to deliver a truly integrated and turn-key solution that has now exceeded our original requirements," said Jim Duffy, principal and chief software architect at Vorpalware, developers of PlantLog, a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) designed to allow facility operations groups the ability to collect data using mobile devices.

"The predominant reason for choosing the CHS 7Xi as the sole barcoding accessory for PlantLog stems from the fact that it's manufactured and supported by a highly regarded industry leader, which provides stability for our own product offering by safeguarding our upfront development investment and ensuring the product will be maintained well into the future," said Duffy.

Product Availability
The CHS 7Xi and 7XiRx are available to order now through Socket authorized distributors and resellers, and will be available to purchase online before the end of Q3 2011.

The SocketScan 10 SDK is available for purchase online and through Socket authorized distributors. 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.

CHS 7Xi and 7XiRx Key Features and Benefits

  • The CHS 7Xi and 7XiRx scans:
    • 2D and 1D barcodes
    • Barcodes in any direction (omni-directional)
    • Small and poorly printed barcodes in bright and dim lighting conditions
    • Barcodes directly from the screen of a device (e.g. smartphones, tablets)
    • Permanent barcodes that have been laser etched on items, known as Direct Part Marking (DPM) support
  • Standard and antimicrobial options available.
  • Extra durable for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Compatible with multiple operating systems including Android, Apple iOS, RIM BlackBerry and Windows Mobile.
  • SocketScan 10 SDK enables advanced control and custom configuration for CHS and Apple iOS applications. 10 hours of developer support included with SDK purchase.

SocketScan Developer Program with Optional Compensation
The SocketScan 10 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 how you can profit by recommending Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanners for use with your software application, visit the SocketScan 10 Web site.

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

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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