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Cordless Barcode Scanner supports mPOS applications.

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July 25, 2014 - Capable of scanning both 1D liner barcodes and 2D QR codes, 8Qi 2D Cordless Hand Scanner is suitable for Mobile Point of Sale applications where 1D UPC barcodes, 2D mobile coupons, and loyalty cards need to be scanned. Unit can be attached to most smartphones, including Apple iPhone®, iPod touch®, and Samsung® S4 devices in sled type configuration. Measuring less than ½ in. thick, scanner fits comfortably in user's palm and accepts lanyard or belt clip for wearable solution.

Socket Communications Inc.

37400 Central Court, Newark, CA, 94560-3444, USA

Original Press Release

Socket Mobile Unveils World's Smallest, Lightest 2d Attachable Barcode Scanner

Press release date: July 21, 2014

Integrated Support for Apple® and Android® Phones and Tablets

NEWARK, Calif., -- Socket Mobile, Inc. (OTC: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced its new model 8Qi 2D Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS). The new 8Qi can scan both 1D "liner" barcodes and 2D QR codes making the 8Qi an ideal choice in Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) applications where 1D UPC Barcodes, 2D Mobile Coupons or Loyalty Cards need to be scanned.

Approximately the same size as a credit card measuring less than one half inch (1.27cm) thick and weighing less than two ounces (48g), the CHS 8Qi is the smallest and lightest 2D barcode scanner available in the market today. It can be attached to most smartphones including the Apple iPhone®, iPod touch® and Samsung® S4 devices in a "sled type" configuration solution. The 8Qi slips neatly into your pocket and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand when attached to a smartphone. You can add a lanyard or belt clip for a wearable solution making the 8Qi accessible at any time.

The CHS 8Qi (White- SKU# CX3344-1578) (Black- SKU# CX3343-1577) is the second model in the progression of the CHS Series 8 cordless barcode scanners which are attachable to most smartphones enabling one-handed professional barcode scanning. The 8Qi is also suited for Mobile Ticketing and high-end retail environments where 2D barcodes are gaining popularity for security and data capacity. The 8Qi will have a MSRP of $476 in the USA and will be available through Socket Mobile worldwide distribution partners at the end of Q3, 2014.

The technical data sheet for the Model 8Qi is available at http://www.socketmobile.com/pdf/data-collection/chs-series8_datasheet.pdf. Beta versions of the 8Qi are available now by contacting Vincent Coli, Socket Mobile's Product Manager.

The CHS 8Qi is also supported in Socket Mobile's developer Software Developers' Kit (SDK), allowing developers to embed support for the CHS 8Qi into their applications. Developers can obtain an SDK at: http://socketmobile.com/developer/.  SocketScan Keyboard Wedge and SocketCare support is also available.

About Socket Mobile Founded in 1992, Socket Mobile is a leading innovator of mobile devices and productivity tools for retail point of sale, field service, healthcare, and other mobile markets. Our portfolio includes wireless handheld and hands-free barcode scanners for tablets and smartphones; durable handheld computers and accessories; and OEM solutions for the mobile device market. Socket Mobile is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at +1-510-933-3000 or www.socketmobile.com. Follow Socket Mobile on Facebook, Twitter @socketmobile or subscribe to sockettalk.socketmobile.com, the company's official blog.

Beta Program Contact:
Vincent Coli
Product Manager
510-933-3060
vince@socketmobile.com

Socket and the Socket logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Socket Mobile, Inc. Apple, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

© 2014, Socket Mobile, Inc. All rights reserved.

Web Site: http://www.socketmobile.com

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