Blog

Keep up with overall trends, announcements, and educational content surrounding the data capture industry with Socket Mobile's blog. Explore current relevant topics and find helpful hints and resources throughout your data capture journey by reading through our organic blog pieces below.


  • 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 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’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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NEW Knowledge Center: Educational Resources for Optimizing Your Data Capture Solution

    Find product comparisons, data & tech guides, company news & updates, and general info and help. Whether you are a product user looking to find how your business can benefit from data capture, or a product manager or developer needing to find the best solutions for your app, the Knowledge Center provides you with tools and information so you can make the best data capture decisions for your needs.
    October 28, 2022

  • The Future of Digital ID Infrastructure in Everyday Life

    As society moves toward digital ID adoption, application developers and business owners need to understand what's coming to stay ahead of the wave.
    October 13, 2022

  • Accelerate Audits and Inspections with SocketCam

    SocketCam's camera-based data capture optimizes and accelerates inspections and auditing processes across a range of commercial environments. Whether for safety, security, access control, compliance, or service usage monitoring, SocketCam provides a quick and efficient data capture solution.
    September 14, 2022

  • Step into the Future of 2D Barcode Adoption with the SocketScan S720

    The new S720 Linear Barcode plus QR code reader provides high-performance, efficient 2D barcode reading that will take you into the future of data capture. With our new S700 trade-in program, users can receive the S720 at a discounted price and upgrade to 2D barcode functionality.
    September 1, 2022

  • Innovating the Food Delivery Industry with SocketCam

    SocketCam’s free camera-based barcode scanning is an innovative solution for the ever-growing food delivery market, enabling applications to provide quick and reliable food tracking and deliveries for their customers.
    June 17, 2022




  • The Benefit of a Success Story

    The easier customers can find your company through an online search the more success you'll have. Here's how success stories help.
    April 17, 2020