Socket SoMo 650 Handheld Computer Used at the Point of Care

Posted April 26, 2010

Socket SoMo 650Breakthrough technology provides accurate, state-of-the-art lab results directly to a handheld mobile computer in about 30 seconds

Socket Mobile announced an agreement with Epocal, a leading provider of point-of-care blood diagnostic products, to supply a unique version of its SoMo 650 handheld computer as an integral component of Epocal’s Blood Analysis System. The contract is targeted to generate more than $3 million in sales over the initial two-year contract period.

The epoc® (enterprise point-of-care) Blood Analysis System provides wireless bedside measurement testing solutions for blood gas and electrolytes. Utilizing the Socket SoMo® 650 handheld computer, CompactFlash Scan Card™ Series 5 and easy to use, low-cost disposable smart cards, the epoc System produces laboratory quality results in critical and acute care settings in about 30 seconds.

“Point-of-care diagnostics is a field that’s experienced exceptional growth over the last three years and is just now beginning to hit its stride,” said Chuck Furedy, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Socket Mobile. “Our multi-year partnership with Epocal has now reached a level of volume and product commitment that warrants us working closer together in order to meet the increasing demand for point-of-care blood diagnostic solutions.”

“The Socket SoMo 650 handheld computer is a proven solution and an integral part of the epoc Blood Analysis System,” said Thomas Schlumpberger, senior vice president of business development and international sales at Epocal. “We’re excited about this partnership and look forward to growing our business with Socket.”

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