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Low Frequency RFID Reader Now Available for Socket SoMo 650 Handheld Computers

Posted April 7, 2010

Socket SoMo 650Socket Mobile announced the addition of GAO RFID to the Socket Third-Party Accessory Recommendation (STAR) Program. GAO has established itself as a worldwide supplier of RFID products and integrated solutions for various markets including healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and field service.

“We’ve had an influx of customers interested in purchasing low frequency (LF) RFID options for their SoMo® 650 handheld computers, particularly for applications involving asset management and access control,” said Ron Gibbs, Sr. product manager and STAR Program manager at Socket Mobile. “We’re happy to recommend GAO RFID solutions to our handheld computing customers and to have them on board as our first LF RFID solution provider in the STAR Program.”

“We’re excited about this opportunity to work with Socket and deliver additional value to an excellent product. Our CF Card RFID Reader maintains Socket’s commitment to provide quality products that are easy to use, O/S compatible and that help deliver quick ROI,” said Dr. Frank Gao, CEO of GAO RFID.

The first GAO RFID reader qualified as compatible with the Socket SoMo 650 is the 125kHz Low Frequency PDA CF Interface RFID Reader 221002.

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Socket Mobile Releases 7X and 7XRx 2D Bluetooth Cordless Barcode Scanners

Posted January 27, 2010

The Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner™ 7X and 7XRx are the smallest, most powerful scanners on the market, rounding off the popular Series 7 product line

Socket Mobile, an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the availability of its newest two-dimensional (2D) barcode scanners–the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7X and an antimicrobial version, the CHS 7XRx.

Features and Benefits:

  • Bluetooth HID Profile support—easy to set-up and use right out of the box with no additional software required
  • Tactile vibration recognition—feel when you have a successful scan, even in high-noise environments
  • Omni-directional barcode scanning – read traditional 1D linear, stacked and 2D matrix symbologies from any angle or direction
  • Standard (CHS 7X) and antimicrobial (CHS 7XRx) versions available
  • Provides data editing features with special barcodes
  • Ruggedized case withstands multiple 5 ft. (1.5 m) drops, and is dust, shock and water resistant
  • CMOS high-density imaging technology
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with 330 ft (100 m) range; decode distance 1.5 to 10.5 inches (3.8 to 27 cm)
  • Operates for 10 hours on a single charge

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Socket SoMo 650 Service Pack 4 released

Posted August 26, 2009

Service Pack 4 for the Socket Mobile SoMo 650 handheld mobile computer is now available on the Socket Mobile secure download site.

To access the service pack download, your SoMo 650 must be registered.

The service pack addresses the following issues:


    • Included Enhanced WiFi Companion in ROM


    • Added Socket File Store


    • Included SoMo 650 Back Pack software


    • Updated Connect!Agent to version


    • Updated Audio and Touch drivers


    • Improved flash write speed


    • Fixed SDIO driver to correct some issues with cradling the device


    • Lowered default screen brightness when on battery power


    • Fized some help files


    • Cleaned up Bluetooth power up/down (suspend/resume and radio on/off)


    • Updated Audio code so unit microphone is turned off when Bluetooth headset is connected


    • Updated Getting Started applets


    • Updated Standard Serial CF Card driver and PCMCIA driver to:


      • Fix issues with some 3rd party CF serial products


      • Ensure power is turned off when COM port is closed


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