New Laser Scanners from Socket Mobile Work With iPad, iPhone

NEWARK, Calif.  - 

Mobile management of dealers’ work orders, invoices and inventory could get easier with a new tool released by Socket Mobile.

The mobile productivity solution firm on Tuesday announced the availability of Apple-certified, laser-based versions of its Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner, a wireless barcode scanner for smartphones and tablets.

The company said the new scanners can enable businesses in automotive services and other markets to more efficiently record work orders, manage invoices, and track assets and inventory in real time using the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch.

Called the CHS 7Mi and CHS 7Pi, the new scanner models feature a high-performance laser for reading 1D barcodes in a variety of lighting conditions and work environments, Socket Mobile said. These include work in bright sunlight, on curved or reflective surfaces and through plastic or glass, such as for scanning a Vehicle Identification Number through a car’s windshield.

Vince Coli, product manager at Socket Mobile, said, “Socket Mobile was early to market with one of the first barcode scanners certified by Apple for iOS devices. “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.”

The CHS 7Mi and 7Pi also work with Android, Windows and BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, the company said, as do its other products, and the exterior casing of the CHS 7Pi can withstand multiple 6.6-foot drops to concrete.

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