Socket Communications Presents Its Complete Range of Data Collection Products For Mobile Computers

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Socket Communications, Inc., the Mobile Connection Company, presents its range of data collection products especially adapted for mobile hardware and also facilitating the tasks of mobile workers in a variety of sectors such as healthcare, sales force automation, field service and package pick up & delivery.

Sockets newest bar code scanning product, showcased during CeBIT last March, is the Cordless Hand Scanner. This unique product combines the power of laser bar code scanning with Bluetooth wireless technology in a compact handheld device. Special features include Fuzzy Logic for reading damaged or poor quality bar codes and a Class 1 Bluetooth radio for maximum possible range. The initial release supports connectivity to any Bluetooth enabled Pocket PC, and connectivity to Bluetooth enabled Windows Notebooks, Tablet PCs, Desktop Computers, Palm PDAs and Symbian OS devices will be available in August.

Martin Croome, European General Manager for Socket explains: "Today, the bar code market is booming due to the growing mobility market. Sockets broad range of bar code scanning products are easy to use and address the needs of a growing mobile workforce in a wide range of applications."

Sockets bar code scanning family of products also include: SDIO In-Hand Scan Card: Brings a new level of affordability, efficiency, convenience and portability to mobile data collection. Users can scan bar code data into a Pocket PC 2003 or Phone Edition or Palm Tungsten, Zire or Treo 600. SocketScan software for Windows Mobile and Palm OS v4.1 or later (included) sends scanned data to any active Windows or Palm application as substitute keystrokes. Draws power from the host device - no batteries needed.

CF In-Hand Scan Card: A Pocket PC can be transformed into a high performance mobile data collection terminal with this Plug and Play laser bar code scanner. Plug the card into a Windows Powered Pocket PC, launch Socket's SocketScan keyboard emulation software, and read bar code data into any Windows program. It's 50 times faster and 10,000 times more accurate than manual data entry.

In-Hand Scan Card-Imager: This product enables the scanning of linear bar codes (1D), matrix bar codes (2D) and postal bar codes as well as capturing VGA images with your Windows Mobile-based device. Socket's revolutionary In-Hand Scan Card-Imager brings ultra-high performance to mobile data collection with miniature, state-of-the-art CMOS imaging technology.

Laser Scanner System: Plug the high performance Socket S-2208 laser scanner gun into the CompactFlash card slot of any Windows portable computer with our Battery Friendly, CF Card and coiled cable assembly. SocketScan software allows you to scan data directly into any Windows application - as if you had typed it on a keyboard! Compatible with all Windows operating systems. Sunrise Date 2003 compliant.

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