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Socket Mobile Adds Apple iPhone 5 Support to Cordless Hand Scanner Line

Posted November 30, 2012

Barcode scanners certified by Apple for the new iPhone 5

Socket Mobile has announced iPhone 5 support for the Socket BluetoothCordless Hand Scanner (CHS) line of portable barcode scanners.

The CHS is a pocket-sized barcode scanner that enables ultrafast, untethered data collection in applications such as retail point of sale, asset tracking, inventory management and field service. Socket Mobile has updated the SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit (SDK) to take full advantage of the new A6 processor and taller screen of the iPhone 5. The ScannerSettings and SocketPad utilities for the CHS have also been updated on the Apple App Store with iPhone 5 and iPad mini support.

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Zoom Room Improves Customer Service with Apple iPad and Socket Barcode Scanners

Posted November 28, 2012

Every type of business is concerned with providing the best possible experience for their customers and taking advantage of new technology tools is a great way to do so. Utilizing mobile devices like the Apple iPad and Socket Bluetooth scanners can make any application more efficient and customer friendly.

Zoom Room, a chain of dog agility training centers, delivers top-notch customer service for canines and humans alike with the Apple iPad and CHS Series 7 barcode scanners from Socket Mobile. The mobile technology enables employees to spend more time helping customers, perform transactions and registrations away from the front desk, and minimize paper usage to support corporate green initiatives.

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Socket Releases the SoMo 655 SDK

Posted October 31, 2012

Socket SoMo 655 Mobile ComputerSocket has released the SoMo 655 SDK, offering developers control over several unique hardware features of the SoMo 655 handheld computer. The SDK(Software Development Kit) provides flexible control via Application Programming Interfaces so developers can optimize hardware features of the SoMo 655 for their specific application and end user environment.

Controllable hardware features supported by the SDK include:

  • WLAN and Bluetooth wireless radios
  • Socket Mobile CompactFlash barcode, RFID, and magnetic stripe readers
  • Touch screen / backlight
  • CompactFlash I/O and microSD slot management
  • Audio, visual (LEDs), and vibrate notifications
  • Audio volume and microphone
  • Bottom connector pin-outs
  • Power management / monitoring

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Add Barcode Scanning to Your Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod with Socket

Posted October 25, 2012

Smartphones and tablets have become commonplace in all business types. They offer advanced computing and wireless connectivity on the go whenever and wherever its needed. While they offer a lot of functionality to the average consumer, these devices can also be used in more professional settings to manage inventory, conduct sales, or track a customer base. Adding the ability to read barcodes to your iPad or iPhone can quickly turn it into a data collecting tool you can use for  a wide range of applications.

While there are many apps out there that turn the camera on your device into a barcode scanner, most users find that these apps are not able to keep up with consistent and volume of scanning an enterprise application requires. This is where the Socket line of cordless scanners are the perfect solution for any iOS device.

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Start a Mobile POS With Citizen and Socket

Posted October 19, 2012

Citizen & Socket: A Mobility Match

With the growing popularity of Android, iOS, and Blackberry devices there are more and more ways you can put theses devices to use.  One of the most common, is bringing the point of sale outside the 4 walls.  Mobile POS software is available for almost any mobile device but one of the biggest challenges is incorporating barcode scanning and receipt printing. You could always email a receipt or use the camera on your device as a scanner but many customer will want a physical receipt copy and your camera is a poor substitute for a proper scanner.

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Socket Mobile Adds Android Support to CRS 9P Cordless Ring Scanner

Posted October 9, 2012

Socket Mobile has released Android support for its Socket Bluetooth Cordless Ring Scanner (CRS) 9P hands-free barcode scanner for warehousing and logistics. The update makes it possible for manufacturers, logistics providers, and package carriers to track assets and inventory in real time using the latest Android smartphones and tablets.

The CRS 9P is a wearable barcode scanner that enables comfortable, hands-free data collection in high-velocity supply chain applications. Socket Mobile has updated both the SocketScan 10 keyboard wedge software and SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit to include Android support for the CRS 9P.

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Socket Scanner Now Integrated Into NCR Apple iPad POS Solution

Posted September 25, 2012

Socket Mobile announced that NCR Corporation has selected the 7Ci Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner for use with NCR Silver, a simple and affordable cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) software platform
that enables small business owners and entrepreneurs to take payments and manage their entire business with one POS solution.  NCR Silver is a complete point-of-sale solution that runs on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch device.

NCR Silver makes it easy for small retailers to run their businesses, connect with customers, and sell anywhere. The CHS 7Ci is part of a complete NCR Silver hardware offering that also includes a wireless receipt printer, iPad stand, cash drawer and encrypted credit card reader.

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Enphase Energy Uses the Socket 7Xi Scanner with Apple iPhone for Solar Panel Installation and Tracking Solution

Posted September 13, 2012

Socket announced that Enphase Energy — a manufacturer of microinverter technology for the solar industry with more than 44,000 installations around the world — has incorporated the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner 7Xi barcode scanner into its ArrayGun mobile solution for solar panel installation. Enphase is demonstrating the solution this week at Solar Power International 2012 in Orlando, FL.

Enphase microinverters are semiconductor-based solar panel components that provide remote monitoring of energy harvesting performance through the Enlighten web-based platform. In order for technicians to view performance, diagnose issues or pinpoint maintenance needs on a module-by-module basis, the serial number and location of each microinverter must be recorded during solar panel installation. The new ArrayGun installer toolkit solution enables installers to quickly and accurately scan and connect large numbers of microinverters using the CHS 7Xi and an iPhone or iPod touch running the Enphase Installer Toolkit app.

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Socket Mobile Introduces Bluetooth Cordless Barcode Scanner for 7Ci Apple iPhones and iPads

Posted February 21, 2012

Affordable barcode scanner offers businesses more opportunities to deploy customized data collection applications with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Socket Mobile, announced the upcoming availability of the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7Ci, a low-cost barcode scanner for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The CHS 7Ci expands upon Socket Mobile’s popular CHS Series 7 line of barcode scanners by providing an affordable option for reading 1D barcodes into Apple devices that is also backed by an optional software development kit.

The Socket CHS 7Ci is a 1D imager-based barcode reader that can decode both printed barcodes and barcodes displayed on device screens. It features a special authentication chip to enable two-way communications with Apple devices, making SDK support for Apple iOS possible.

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Socket Mobile Unveils SoMo 655 Handheld Mobile Computer

Posted February 8, 2012

Socket Mobile announced the upcoming availability of the SoMo 655, a durable handheld device that enables mobile professionals to efficiently collect, document and access mission-critical business data in a wide range of applications. The small yet powerful device expands upon Socket Mobile’s award-winning SoMo 650 line of handheld devices and affirms the company’s dedication to the handheld device space by addressing the increasing demands of mobile professionals.

“Socket Mobile is committed to meeting our customers’ needs, and the SoMo 655 incorporates many new features, including improved charging and durability, 4 GB memory and enterprise-level 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless technology, specifically requested by our customers,” said Vince Coli, senior handheld computer product manager at Socket Mobile. “With more than 50,000 devices already shipped to healthcare institutions, restaurants and other end users, the SoMo 650 has proven reliability in business deployments. The new SoMo 655 not only provides enhanced features, but also helps enterprises maximize ROI with a long expected life of three to five years and professional service and support options.”

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