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.

“We designed the ArrayGun to help solar installers reduce their time on the roof and help drive productivity using the latest iOS user-friendly technology,” said Bill Rossi, Chief Marketing Officer of Enphase Energy. “We are excited to partner with Socket Mobile to offer both our residential and commercial customers this important time-saving tool that syncs to our Enlighten monitoring software.”

Field service is a primary market for our mobile solutions, and the Enphase ArrayGun solution demonstrates how Socket Mobile products can be used to streamline data collection in a wide range of environments — even from a rooftop,” said Mike Gifford, Executive Vice President at Socket Mobile. “Many field service workers already carry a smartphone, so connecting a Socket barcode scanner provides an easy and highly effective way of eliminating a lot of the manual data entry typically required on the job.

The CHS 7Xi is a high-performance 2D and 1D barcode scanner certified by Apple for iOS devices. Developers can customize applications for the scanner using the SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit. To learn more, contact us at Barcodes Inc for a mobile solution for your business.

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