Socket Mobile Realigns Pricing for its Family of Colorful Bluetooth Barcode Scanners

Nov 04, 2013, 06:30 ET from Socket Mobile

NEWARK, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Socket Mobile, Inc. (OTC: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced realignment of pricing for its family of colorful Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 Bluetooth barcode scanners for use with Smartphones and Tablets running operating systems from Apple, Google, Blackberry and Microsoft. The scanners are available in red, blue, yellow, white and gray. Socket's price alignments further the Company's efforts to offer barcode scanners which are of exceptional value without sacrificing features or function.

Standard case models in vivid colors include the 7Ci, 7Mi and 7Qi.

The CHS 7Ci is the smallest, lightest and most affordable CHS model in the family. As with all the models in the CHS range, the CHS 7Ci provides 10m Bluetooth range and a 1D (Imager) engine. It offers the user an excellent value general purpose scanning solution for multiple applications.

At the center of the family is the CHS 7Mi featuring a Class 2 laser engine ideal for applications with special barcode requirements or for use in challenging light conditions. The CHS 7Mi works well in bright sunlight and in low lighting and with barcodes that are small, tightly spaced on shiny surfaces or behind plastic or glass. 

Completing the family is the newest addition, the CHS 7Qi, which reads both 1D and 2D barcodes. It is a high performance barcode scanner which can read barcodes from device screens. This new model brings the performance required by a 2D scanner in our standard casing and at a highly competitive price point for the 2D market.

This range of colorful scanners is ideal to catch the eye of customers in markets such as Retail, helping businesses create attractive shopping environments that complement their corporate identity, enabling them to not only improve customer service and store operations through innovative technology, but also reinforce the modern in-store experience that today's retailers strive for.

'Socket is proud to offer their channel partners and customers comprehensive scanning options in its colorful CHS Series 7 standard case barcode scanners. Our pricing realignment provides our customers the opportunity to purchase innovative yet affordable products for use with their favorite Tablet or Smartphone without having to compromise on features or quality,' said Vince Coli, product manager at Socket Mobile.  

The full range of Socket CHS Series 7 Bluetooth barcode scanners are available from Socket Mobile's worldwide distribution channels and online at: or (European Customers).

An SDK is also available to developers via registration to the Developers Program, allowing them to embed support for the CHS series of scanners into their applications. Developers can obtain a Software Development Kit (SDK) at:

About Socket Mobile Founded in 1992, Socket Mobile is a leading innovator of mobile devices and productivity tools for retail POS, field service, healthcare, and other mobile markets. Our portfolio includes wireless handheld and hands-free barcode scanners for tablets and smartphones; durable handheld computers and accessories; and OEM solutions for the mobile device market.

Socket Mobile is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at +1-510-933-3000 or Follow Socket Mobile on Facebook and Twitter @socketmobile and subscribe to, the company's official blog.
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