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Socket Mobile Introduces New Model Series 7 Low-Cost Barcode Scanner

New Bluetooth(R) 1D Barcode Scanner Packs a Punch for the Price (October 17, 2011)

NEWARK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/11 -- Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the introduction of a new, low-cost barcode scanner, the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner™ (CHS) Model 7C. The CHS 7C includes many of the performance specifications of other Socket 1D barcode scanners. The entire family of CHS barcode scanners offers users the ability to add rapid and robust barcode scanning to smartphones, tablets, notebooks and desktop computing platforms.

"We're very excited about introducing a lightweight, highly reliable and performance rich cordless Bluetooth barcode scanner with an introductory MSRP of $237, which is 25% less than our current entry-level CHS scanner," said Samantha Chu, data collection product manager at Socket Mobile. "We have many current and potential customers whose business needs only require a low-cost 1D barcode scanner, and we wanted to address this market segment with a practical and affordable unit that gets the job done while providing a quick and noticeable ROI. We foresee the technology being integrated into the new low-cost unit as being the foundation for driving higher volumes, which will potentially lead to economically priced cordless scanners below $200."

Features

  • Smallest, lightest, lowest price CHS model
  • Scans 1D barcodes up to 20" (51 cm) away, printed or on device screens
  • Class 1 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR provides secure, long-range wireless connection to 330 ft / 100 m
  • Easy access and control of the Apple iOS on-screen keyboard in HID mode
  • Excellent ergonomics ensure comfortable use over extended periods
  • Linear imager scanning engine reads barcodes in bright sunlight
  • Battery Friendly® technology enables extensive battery life on a single charge
  • Includes SocketScan 10 keyboard wedge software, optional to install
  • SocketScan 10 SDK available for developers with multi-platform support
  • Optional SocketCare extended warranty available

Availability
The Socket CHS 7C is available to order now from authorized Socket distributors and the Socket online store at www.socketstore.com. Product will be shipping by the end of the year.


About Socket Mobile
With more than 19 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 for the mobile device market. Socket is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at 510-933-3000 or www.socketmobile.com. Follow Socket Mobile on Twitter @socketmobile and subscribe to sockettalk.socketmobile.com, the company's official blog.

Socket and Cordless Hand Scanner are trademarks or registered trademarks of Socket Mobile. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

© 2011, Socket Mobile, Inc. All rights reserved.

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