"Our customers have been asking for more barcode scanning choices for their Apple devices, and Apple's launch of iOS4 has given us the opportunity to better serve our customers by creating a line of affordable barcode scanners for use with the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. These scanning options are great for customers who don't require 2D capabilities, but still need industrial-class laser scanning performance," said Samantha Chu, data collection product manager at Socket Mobile. "In addition, our partnership with Zerion Software opens up new possibilities for businesses large and small to easily and affordably integrate barcode scanning into their mobile operations in applications such as maintenance inspections, inventory management and more."
"Many businesses don't realize that a high-performance barcode scanner can be used with Apple devices and we think Socket has great potential for becoming the de facto standard when it comes to barcode scanning using the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch," said Sze Wong, president and founder of Zerion Software. "We're seeing a high level of interest in the CHS from our customers. When combined with our iFormBuilder data collection software, the CHS is a powerful tool that enables mobile workers to collect information quickly, easily and accurately."
The Socket CHS Series 7 with support for both Human Interface Device (HID) and Serial Port Profile (SPP) Bluetooth profiles will be available to order August 1, 2010. There are three performance versions available with shipment beginning September 1, 2010 for the entry level version and November 2010 for the higher performance models. MSRP starts at $395 and €353.
iForm, Zerion's mobile application for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is available on the Apple App Store for free. Zerion offers a 30-day free trial on the iFormBuilder platform.