Socket Mobile, Inc. (SCKT) Announces Barcode Scanner for Apple Products

Socket Mobile, Inc. recently announced the upcoming debut 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 provides an affordable option for reading 1D barcodes using Apple devices.

Expanding upon Socket Mobile’s popular CHS Series 7 line, the Socket CHS 7Ci is a 1D imager-based barcode reader that can decode printed barcodes and barcodes displayed on device screens. It even features a special authentication chip to enable two-way communications with Apple devices, making SDK support for Apple iOS possible. The CHS 7Ci is also compatible with Android, BlackBerry, and Windows operating systems.

Lasse Styner Rostock, CEO of nSales, a mobile software developer that has deployed iOS applications with a 2D version of the CHS, remarked, “For sales force automation or field service, most of our customers only need to scan 1D barcodes. We welcome the new Socket CHS 7Ci as an economical option that will enable more of our customers to optimize their deployment of our iPad applications with high-performance barcode scanning.”

“Apple developers need a barcode scanner that supports two-way communications with iOS devices in order to enable data parsing, binary data, and other advanced features in their applications,” said Mike Gifford, executive vice president at Socket Mobile. “With the new Socket CHS 7Ci barcode scanner and our updated SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit, Apple developers can better target the vast majority of business barcode applications, which only involve 1D barcodes, while also offering a lower cost solution.”

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