Socket Mobile launches competitively priced 2D Apple-certified barcode scanner in multiple colours

Socket Mobile, Inc., provider of mobile productivity solutions, has announced the  upcoming availability of a new addition to its  2D  barcode scanning product line  - the  Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7Qi, a small and sleek wireless barcode scanner for  the  Apple iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch. The scanners also support Android and Windows devices.

The new 7Qi  has similar performance standards and features of Socket's current ruggedised 2D  barcode scanner, Model 7Xi, but  uses the  same colourful housing of our  other  CHS models.  The 7Qi  is attractively priced at an  MSRP of $429 and Euros 393, making it highly competitive in the  2D scanning market.  The 7Qi  is available in red, yellow, blue and gray. These colourful barcode scanners enable businesses to enhance corporate branding in retail point-of-sale (POS), field sales and service, and other customer-facing applications needing both 2D  and linear barcode scanning capabilities.

Chosen by  global POS leaders and independent developers alike for  their mobile POS solutions the  CHS product range is quickly becoming the  barcode scanner of choice. Besides enhancing retail branding, the  new colours make the  scanners easy to find in store aisles or other busy work environments, enable developers to bundle a cohesive hardware and software solution, and allow personalisation of devices among users.

"As  retailers transition from traditional cash registers to mobile POS systems, there is increasing demand for  smaller, more stylish barcode scanners for  employees to use while interacting with customers on  the  sales floor," said Vince Coli, product manager at Socket Mobile. "With demand for  2D  barcode scanners increasing we  wanted  to offer a product which was competitively priced yet  maintained the  rich feature set   which Socket Mobile has become well known for.  In addition retailers invest a lot  into creating attractive shopping environments that complement their corporate identity, and Socket Mobile's colourful new barcode scanners enable businesses to not only improve customer service and store operations, but  also reinforce the  hip, modern in-store experience that today's retailers strive for."

The 7Qi  is 100% compatible and  fully supported by  the  current SDK , so  any customers who developed for  the  7Xi  can move to the  7Qi  without changing any software and benefit from the brighter colours and lower prices. More information about the  Software Development Kit  (SDK) can be  obtained at:

The Socket CHS 7Qi  will  be  available from Socket Mobile's worldwide distribution channels and online at:  and from late October, 2013.

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