News | October 18, 2011

Socket Mobile Introduces New Model Series 7 Low-Cost Bar Code Scanner

New Bluetooth® 1D Bar Code Scanner Packs a Punch for the Price

Newark, CA (MARKETWIRE) - Socket Mobile, Inc. SCKT -0.48% , an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the introduction of a new, low-cost bar code scanner, the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner™ (CHS) Model 7C. The CHS 7C includes many of the performance specifications of other Socket 1D bar code scanners. The entire family of CHS bar code scanners offers users the ability to add rapid and robust bar code scanning to smartphones, tablets, notebooks and desktop computing platforms.

"We're very excited about introducing a lightweight, highly reliable and performance rich cordless Bluetooth bar code 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 bar code 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."


  • Smallest, lightest, lowest price CHS model
  • Scans 1D bar codes 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 bar codes in bright sunlight
  • Battery Friendly(R) 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


The Socket CHS 7C is available to order now from authorized Socket distributors and the Socket online store at . 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 . Follow Socket Mobile on Twitter @socketmobile and subscribe to, 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.

SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.