SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

September 23, 2009 06:30 ET

Viziflex Seels and Socket Mobile Collaborate to Protect Socket Products From Adverse Environmental Conditions

New STAR Program Member Offers Form-Fitting Polyurethane Covers for Select Socket Devices

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the addition of Viziflex Seels, Inc. to the Socket Third Party Accessory Recommendation (STAR) Program. Viziflex developed and are now selling a customized line of transparent form-fitting polyurethane protective skins for the Socket SoMo® 650 handheld computer and the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner™ Series 7 to help protect the devices against adverse environmental conditions.

"We're happy to have Viziflex on board as a STAR partner, as they provide Socket customers with a new level of versatility in terms of protective options for their Socket products," said Ron Gibbs, Sr. product manager and STAR Program manager at Socket Mobile. "A number of our customers use their products in environments where they can potentially be damaged due to moisture, dust or prolonged exposure to weather, and because the Viziflex skin can be used alone or in conjunction with the FlexGuard protective cover for the SoMo 650, it's the perfect solution for customers who want that additional layer of protection from the elements."

Viziflex protective skins can be sterilized and/or easily cleaned with an antimicrobial spray or wipe, which makes them ideal for use in healthcare, hospitality and retail applications.

"Nearly 70 percent of our business comes from the healthcare sector, which makes the STAR Program a great fit for us," said Michael Glicksman, president and owner of Viziflex Seels. "Our partnership with Socket reflects our dedication to providing customized solutions that exceed customer expectations."

Debuting in June 2009 and consisting of multiple vendor partners who offer products that have been tested and verified for use with Socket products, the STAR Program is designed to provide customers with proven third-party solutions that enhance the capabilities and versatility of the Socket product line.

For more information visit the STAR Program web site: http://ww1.socketmobile.com/products/star.aspx

About Viziflex Seels, Inc.

Founded in 1982, Viziflex Seels specializes in custom-designed polyurethane electronic device covers. Known for high-quality products, personalized service, and unique customization capabilities, Viziflex Seels have been designed for more than 4,000 different devices including keyboards, mice, laptop computers and phones. The company is headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey and can be reached toll free at 1-800-627-7752 or www.viziflex.com

About Socket Mobile, Inc.

With more than 15 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. Socket is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at 510-933-3000 or www.socketmobile.com.

Socket, SoMo and Cordless Hand Scanner are trademarks or registered trademarks of Socket Mobile, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners. © 2009, Socket Mobile, Inc. All rights reserved.