SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

February 25, 2008 06:30 ET

The eSUNTech and Socket Mobile Solution Provides Real-Time Medical Information

eSUNTech Launches RxTRAKKER™ Software and RFID Wristband at HIMSS08

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - HIMSS -- Socket Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), dba Socket Mobile, Inc., an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced a partnership with eSUNTech, a solutions provider and the creator of RxTRAKKER software and the RxTRAKKER RFID wristband. By combining the Socket Mobile SoMo™ 650 handheld computer with the RxTRAKKER suite, the bundled solution enables quick and easy recall of vital medical information, on the spot and in a matter of seconds.

The eSUNTech RxTRAKKER RFID wristband will debut at HIMSS08. The RxTRAKKER wristband houses an RFID tag that contains a mini-database of vital medical information, such as identification, next of kin contact information and doctor's contact information. In addition to the biographical information, the RxTRAKKER wristband also stores information about allergic reactions, medical conditions, blood type, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) status and more.

Unlike a traditional RFID tag, the RxTRAKKER stores and accesses the patient medical information right on and from the wristband RFID tag instead of on and from a remote database.

eSUNTech has bundled the RxTRAKKER suite with the Socket Mobile SoMo 650 and CF RFID Reader Series 6 for a complete RFID and barcode tracking solution. The eSUNTech / Socket Mobile solution is endorsed by ICE4SAFETY, a public service organization that encourages practical preparedness tools. ICE (In Case of Emergency) supports the RxTRAKKER as the ideal solution for immediate and complete emergency information to save time and save lives.

The RxTRAKKER solution is targeted toward assisted living centers, nursing care facilities, cruise ships, special needs personnel, speech / hearing impaired, field workers and many more. The solution is ideal for Emergency Medical Service providers, as it allows quick access to real-time medical information during potentially life threatening situations.

"We chose to debut the eSUNTech RxTRAKKER at HIMSS with Socket Mobile because we believe in the superior capabilities of their products for the healthcare market and wanted to launch the eSUNTech RxTRAKKER solution with an established partner," said John Avalos, VP of Sales and Business Development for eSUNTech. "The RFID and barcode integration, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® data transfer capabilities and simplicity of operation of Socket Mobile's SoMo 650 allow for optimal review of patient medical information from the eSUNTech RxTRAKKER RFID wristband."

"eSUNTech provides a great example of technical innovation and patient-focused care in the healthcare industry," said Bob Zink, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Socket Mobile. "The SoMo 650 combined with the RxTRAKKER software and RFID wristband demonstrates how mobile business solutions play a vital role in saving lives and reducing potentially critical errors."

The eSUNTech RxTRAKKER RFID solution is available for immediate shipment and installation. eSUNTech will also host live demos of the RxTRAKKER software at HIMSS in the Socket Mobile booth #1312.

About eSUNTech

eSUNTech has been in the business of helping Customers, Systems Integrators and other Solution Providers improve their processes and mobile applications since 2001. eSUNTech is a developer of software applications for mobile platforms, PCs, Servers, web-based systems, barcode-based data collection devices and RFID systems. eSUNTech also offers embedded software solutions for custom applications. eSUNTech is a Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner and has global presence in North America and Asia. More information about eSUNTech is available at

About Socket Mobile

Socket Mobile 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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