Socket Mobile releases Apple certified laser barcode scanners for iPad and iPhone

Socket Mobile, Inc., provider of mobile productivity solutions, has announced the availability of Apple certified, laser-based versions of the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS), a small and sleek wireless barcode scanner for smartphones and tablets. The new scanners enable businesses in automotive services, logistics and other mobile markets to efficiently record work orders, manage invoices, and track assets and inventory in real time using the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone® and iPod touch.

The new scanner models, known as the CHS 7Mi and CHS 7Pi, feature a high-performance, industry-leading laser for reading 1D barcodes in a variety of lighting conditions and work environments, including in bright sunlight, on curved or reflective surfaces, and through plastic or glass, such as for scanning a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) through a car's windshield. The CHS 7Mi has a standard exterior casing, while the CHS 7Pi features an extra durable exterior casing that can withstand multiple 6.6-foot (2-meter) drops to concrete.

"Socket Mobile was early to market with one of the first barcode scanners certified by Apple for iOS devices," said Vince Coli, product manager at Socket Mobile. "With the new CHS 7Mi and 7Pi, Socket Mobile now offers a complete line of Apple certified barcode scanners, with seven models ranging from entry-level to high-performance, to fit any mobile application or work environment where 1D or 2D barcode scanning is required."

Like all of Socket's CHS product line, the CHS 7Mi and 7Pi also work with Android, Windows and BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. The scanners are available from Socket Mobile's worldwide distribution channels and online at: Developers can obtain a Software Development Kit (SDK) at:


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