Epocal and Socket Mobile sign a two-year US$3 million US OEM agreement

bloodSocket Mobile, Inc., provider of mobile productivity solutions, has announced an agreement with Epocal Inc., provider of point-of-care blood diagnostic products, to supply a version of its SoMo 650 handheld computer as an integral component of Epocal's Blood Analysis System. The contract is targeted to generate more than $3 million in sales over the initial two-year contract period.

The epoc (enterprise point-of-care) Blood Analysis System provides wireless bedside measurement testing solutions for blood gas and electrolytes. Utilizing the Socket SoMo 650 handheld computer, CompactFlash Scan Card Series 5 and easy to use, low-cost disposable smart cards, the epoc System produces laboratory quality results in critical and acute care settings in about 30 seconds.

"Point-of-care diagnostics is a field that's experienced exceptional growth over the last three years and is just now beginning to hit its stride," said Chuck Furedy, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Socket Mobile. "Our multi-year partnership with Epocal has now reached a level of volume and product commitment that warrants us working closer together in order to meet the increasing demand for point-of-care blood diagnostic solutions."

"The Socket SoMo 650 handheld computer is a proven solution and an integral part of the epoc Blood Analysis System," said Thomas Schlumpberger, senior vice president of business development and international sales at Epocal. "We're excited about this partnership and look forward to growing our business with Socket."

About Epocal
Epocal, Inc., headquartered in Ottawa, ON, Canada with U.S. Sales and Marketing operations located in Horsham, PA, develops, manufactures and markets the epoc Blood Analysis System. epoc (enterprise point of care) is healthcare's first cost effective point of care testing solution to leverage SmartCard technology and the power of wireless communication to provide critical caregivers with real-time, laboratory quality test results at the patient's bedside.

About Socket Mobile, Inc.
With more than 15 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. Socket is headquartered in Newark, California. 

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