Socket Mobile, Inc., provider of mobile productivity solutions, is working with RAM Mounting Systems to address a need to connect, protect, and simultaneously house and charge it's Socket Mobile Series 8 barcode scanner with popular devices such as the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and Samsung Galaxy phones. This capability has been requested by development partners and end-users seeking a robust single handed solution that enables both scanning and simultaneously charging for popular Apple and Android based devices. This collaboration will provide the market with a new compelling solution that fulfils this need.
Socket's Series 8 mobile barcode scanners are designed to be connected to a mobile host such as smartphones and the Apple iPod touch in multiple convenient attached configurations. Approximately the same size as a credit card measuring less than ½ inch (1.27cm) thick and weighing less than two ounces (48g), the Series 8 are the smallest and lightest 1D and 2D barcode scanners available in the market today. The CHS 8Ci (1D) and 8Qi (2D) scanners are supported in Socket Mobile's Software Developers' Kit (SDK), allowing developers to embed support for the CHS 8 Series products into their applications. Developers can obtain an SDK at: http://www.socketmobile.com/developers/RAM Mounting Systems has developed it's, patent pending, IntelliSkin with Global Docking System (GDS) Technology to provide robust drop protection and an integrated rugged data and charge connector that's compatible with any of its many GDS docks covering a variety of use cases.
Interested developers may obtain more information about the product under a non-disclosure agreement by contacting James Lopez, Socket's Vice President of Marketing at (510) 933-3050. The capability is expected to be available during the fourth quarter of 2015.