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iPad Enclosures and Socket Mobile Partner to Offer Securely Mounted, High-Performance Barcode Scanning Solutions With the Apple(R) iPad(R)

Strategic Partnership Will Make the iPad More Practical to Deploy in Business Applications That Require Data Collection (January 31, 2012)

NEWARK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/12 -- Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced a partnership with iPad Enclosures, a company that designs, engineers and manufactures tamper-proof and theft-resistant mounts and stands for the Apple iPad.

The partnership combines iPad Enclosures' robust tablet mounts and stands with the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7X, a small and lightweight portable barcode reader, and the CHS 7Xi, a version of the scanner that has been certified by Apple for the iPad and other iOS devices. The combined solution makes it practical for businesses to deploy the Apple iPad in both mobile and kiosk-based applications by preventing theft and tampering of the iPad, protecting the iPad during heavy use, and adding commercial-grade rapid and robust 1D and 2D barcode scanning capabilities critical to many mobile business applications. The iPad mounts can be installed at a fixed location or on a mobile picking cart to enable freedom of movement.

"Many of our customers in retail, logistics, manufacturing, and other industries require barcode scanning for their mobile operations," said Tyler Lyon, vice president of product development at iPad Enclosures. "After testing several Apple compatible barcode scanners, iPad Enclosures found Socket Mobile to provide the best combination of performance, ergonomics and battery life, and we exclusively recommend the Socket CHS as our barcode scanner of choice for the Apple iPad."

"Socket Mobile is pleased to partner with iPad Enclosures to offer our Apple customers secure and robust mounting solutions for the iPad," said Mike Gifford, executive vice president at Socket Mobile. "By reducing the risks of device deployment, iPad Enclosures enables businesses to confidently deploy the iPad with our CHS barcode scanners, while also accelerating return on investment."


Warehouse Mobile Solutions (WMS), a sister company of iPad Enclosures, will market Socket barcode scanners as part of an innovative, extremely affordable solution for warehouse order fulfilment that enables businesses ranging from start-ups to large corporations to integrate barcode reading with iPads into their operations.

The Socket CHS 7X and 7Xi barcode scanners are available with an optional Software Development Kit (SDK). To learn more, please watch this video or visit the SDK webpage.

About iPad Enclosures
iPad Enclosures designs, engineers, and manufactures mounts and stands for the Apple iPad and Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Amazon Kindle Fire. The company is a division of ArmorActive Inc. For more information, please visit www.ipadenclosures.com.

About Warehouse Mobile Solutions
Warehouse Mobile Solutions designs, engineers, and integrates a robust barcode scanning solution for use in warehousing and distribution centers utilizing Apple iPads mounted to mobile picking carts managed by an innovative software solution to provide accurate and efficient order fulfilment. The company is a joint venture between ArmorActive, HOJ Engineering and Sales and Boxworks Software. For more information, please visit www.warehousemobilesolutions.com.

About Socket Mobile, Inc.
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 Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner are trademarks or registered trademarks of Socket Mobile. Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

© 2012, Socket Mobile, Inc. All rights reserved.

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