News & Updates

Stay up to date with the latest news, product updates, developer community announcements, career opportunities, and more from Socket Mobile. Below you'll find resources for all things Socket Mobile, along with original educational content surrounding overall trends in the data capture industry.

  • Leveraging QR Codes for your Business: Stock Camera or SocketCam?

    Packing in considerably more data than traditional one-dimensional barcodes, the two-dimensional “QR code” has a use for everything from inventory and delivery tracking to ticket authentication and even payment systems. Explore the basics of scanning QR codes with stock camera apps, the possible issues you may run into when using these apps for data capture, and Socket Mobile’s software-based solutions to overcome these issues.
    April 13, 2023

  • New Product Selection Tool for Personalized Data Reader Recommendations

    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our updated Product Selection Tool! Finding the perfect data reader for your business or application can be a challenging and time-consuming process. That's why we've created this easy-to-use tool to help you narrow down your options and find the best data reader for your needs.
    March 29, 2023

  • GS1 Transitions to the Next Dimension: 2D Barcodes

    GS1 is slowly making the transition from 1D to 2D barcodes. It's important to know why this change is being made and how it will impact data capture. Learn more about the differences between 1D and 2D barcodes and how upgrading to 2D technology can benefit your business.
    March 1, 2023

  • Convenience of "Tap-and-Go" NFC Mobile Payments

    Every day, consumers increasingly choose NFC tap-and-go payments using their smart watches and phones instead of reaching for cards in their wallets. Learn how the convenience of tap-and-go NFC mobile payments is allowing users to make secure financial transactions without their wallets.
    February 24, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Reports Fourth Quarter 2022 and Full Year Results

    Socket Mobile, a leading provider of data capture and delivery solutions for enhanced workplace productivity, today reported financial results that are determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2022.
    February 22, 2023

  • Updates for Android 12 Bluetooth Permissions

    As we are preparing to update our Socket Mobile Companion app and CaptureSDK to support Android 12, we realized that the transition could potentially cause device connection issues that interrupt end user's workflow. To avoid these interruptions as much as possible, we are making additional changes to ensure the end users will have a smooth experience for the transition.
    February 14, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Announces Fourth Quarter 2022 and Annual Results Release Date and Conference Call

    Socket Mobile, a leading provider of data capture and delivery solutions for enhanced productivity, today announced that it will release its fourth quarter 2022 and annual financial results at the close of the market on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Management will also host a conference call to discuss these results that will begin at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. Pacific Time).
    February 14, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Scanner Spotted in NY Times: Housing Works Cannabis Co.

    A Socket Mobile barcode scanner was recently spotted in the NY Times at the grand opening of Housing Works Cannabis Co in Manhattan. Explore how Socket Mobile's barcode scanners helped facilitate the first recreational sale of cannabis in NY and how data capture benefits the cannabis industry.
    February 8, 2023

  • Digital ID - Making Waves Across the Globe

    Digital IDs are on the fast track to becoming commonplace, actively being tested and implemented around the world. Explore how countries are launching pilot trials and addressing the many questions and concerns that have risen from the introduction and adoption of digital IDs.
    February 2, 2023

  • A Guide to Understanding Socket Mobile’s Product Families

    Our Knowledge Center helps you compare and analyze Socket Mobile’s Product Families. Comparison Guides help you choose the product family that meets your scanning requirements and guide you toward the data reader(s) that will best enhance your business operations.
    January 23, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Announces DuraSled Model for iPhone 14

    Socket Mobile is excited to announce the arrival of the DuraSled Bluetooth Barcode Scanners for the iPhone 14. Socket Mobile’s DuraSled models combine 1D/2D Bluetooth barcode scanning capabilities into a handheld sled case for iPhone, creating a versatile one-handed solution.
    January 16, 2023

  • Welcoming the DuraSled for iPhone 14

    Socket Mobile is continuing our long-standing commitment to ensuring compatibility for Apple iPhone users with the arrival of new DuraSled models for iPhone 14. The four current models of DuraSleds for iPhones (DS800, DS820, DS840, and DS860) will now be able to support Apple’s latest addition of the iPhone 14.
    January 13, 2023

  • Socket Mobile’s 2022 Year in Review

    As the New Year is quickly approaching, we’d like to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and reflect on this past year. During 2022, Socket Mobile launched groundbreaking new products, enhanced our development environments, achieved many milestones, and accomplished long-term goals that have brought our company new success.
    December 30, 2022

  • Happy Holiday Traditions from Socket Mobile Families

    Socket Mobile wishes you Happy Holidays and we want to say thank you to all our customers and partners that help us deliver high-performance data capture solutions. As the holiday season is in full swing, our employees share some personal traditions that make this time of year special and memorable for all.
    December 14, 2022

  • Socket Mobile Celebrates 30 Years of Data Capture Optimization

    Since 1992, we have focused on creating tools to enhance the productivity of mobile workers, and we’ve accomplished many milestones along the way. Over the last thirty years, we’ve established ourselves as a trusted, industry-leading provider of data capture and delivery solutions. Needless to say, we had a lot to celebrate!
    November 21, 2022

  • Welcoming .NET MAUI Support to CaptureSDK

    Socket Mobile has added support for MAUI in the latest update of our C# nuget package for CaptureSDK. MAUI is the replacement for Xamarin from Microsoft and will be the new way to develop cross-platform mobile and desktop apps in C# going forward.
    November 16, 2022

  • Socket Mobile Announces .NET MAUI for CaptureSDK

    Socket Mobile will be adding support for MAUI in the latest update of their C# nuget package for CaptureSDK. MAUI is the replacement for Xamarin from Microsoft and will be the new way to develop cross-platform mobile and desktop apps in C# going forward.
    November 15, 2022

  • A Letter from our CEO on Socket Mobile's 30th Anniversary

    On our 30th Anniversary, Socket Mobile CEO Kevin Mills details the roller coaster that has been the company’s history and how we overcame obstacles to become the successful mobile company we are today.
    November 10, 2022

  • SocketCam C820 Added to Android CaptureSDK

    The latest update of CaptureSDK for Android and CaptureSDK Java V1.6 includes support for SocketCamC820, a free camera-based scanning solution. With SocketCam C820, your customers now have the option to use the camera on their mobile devices to read 1D/2D barcodes.
    November 9, 2022

  • Leverage Apple's iPadOS 16 with CaptureSDK

    iPadOS 16 compatibility across the entire Socket Mobile product line ensures that Apple iPad users can maximize the utility of both their data reader and their Bluetooth-paired Apple device. We ensure that our readers stay up-to-date and compatible with the latest Apple updates, and even with the latest addition of iPadOS 16, users can be assured that their tools will continue to adapt and perform as needed.
    November 3, 2022