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.


  • Data Capture for Deliveries Made Easy

    Delivery services and applications are on the rise for a variety of industries, highlighting the need for advanced tracking capabilities to keep customer satisfaction high. By integrating camera-based scanning technology, delivery applications can ensure seamless order tracking from pickup to drop off while efficiently managing product data in real time.
    February 27, 2024

  • Socket Mobile Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 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 and full-year 2023 financial results at the close of the market on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024. 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 27, 2024

  • Overcoming the Challenges of Damaged Barcodes in Delivery Services

    Mobile delivery services are integral to our daily routines, and customers consistently expect seamless delivery experiences. Drivers are under pressure and face multiple challenges, with damaged barcodes topping the list of frustrations. Given the widespread problem of damaged barcodes and the significant impact on delivery businesses, drivers must be equipped with modern data management solutions to mitigate these issues.
    February 15, 2024

  • Equipping Food & Beverage Manufacturers with Resilient Data Capture Solutions

    Implementing reliable data capture tools is an evolving task for the food & beverage handling industry, as it’s often faced with unique challenges that require industrial, modern solutions. These challenges are rooted in the need for technology that is both durable and adaptable to the dynamic and rigorous demands of food manufacturing operations. By tailoring solutions to the specific needs of the food handling and processing industry, Socket Mobile's data capture solutions emerge as a crucial ally.
    January 25, 2024

  • NEW! DuraSleds for iPhone 15 - Modern Mobile Scanning Solutions

    Socket Mobile is proud to announce the arrival of our latest DuraSled models for iPhone 15! By merging cutting-edge Apple technology with practical, user-friendly designs, the new DuraSled delivers everyday, high-performance scanning solutions to modern iPhone users.
    January 16, 2024

  • Socket Mobile Announces DuraSled Models for iPhone 15

    Socket Mobile is excited to announce the arrival of the DuraSled Bluetooth Barcode Scanners for the iPhone 15. Our DuraSled models combine 1D/2D barcode scanning capabilities into a handheld sled case for iPhones, creating a one-handed solution. Now, compatibility for Apple iPhone 15 has been added for all models, making the DuraSled solutions more versatile and valuable than ever.
    January 9, 2024

  • Streamlining the Airline Industry with Camera Barcode Scanning

    Mobile camera barcode scanning is redefining data capture within the airline industry by streamlining critical customer-facing and behind-the-scenes processes—such as passenger check-in, baggage tracking, and boarding. Socket Mobile's SocketCam camera scanning software provides an innovative mobile solution for airlines to enhance staff mobility, reduce hardware costs, and achieve seamless system integration. By implementing SocketCam into daily operations, the aviation industry is able to meet the high standards of customer service that passengers expect and deserve.
    January 3, 2024

  • Socket Mobile's 2023 Year in Review

    Socket Mobile is saying farewell to 2023 and giving a warm welcome to 2024! With the New Year rolling in, it's the perfect time to pause and look back at the exciting year that was. In 2023, Socket Mobile set new standards in data capture with innovative product launches while also hitting key milestones and achievements.
    December 28, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Featured in "Doers and Dreamers" Business Impact Book

    We are thrilled that Socket Mobile has been featured in the business impact book, "Doers and Dreamers: How to Launch, Lead, Market, and Scale Companies that Impact the World." This book includes articles from over 150 global business leaders and features our article titled "The Benefits of Doing Things Backwards." Our piece delves into Socket Mobile's innovative strategies and unconventional approaches to business, and you can download the eBook for free!
    December 21, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Announces Comprehensive Recycling and Trade-In Program

    Socket Mobile is proud to announce our comprehensive Recycling Center and Outlet Store, marking a significant stride in our commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible global citizenship. This initiative offers customers the dual benefits of being able to recycle/trade in old units and offering the option to purchase high-quality, factory-certified refurbished data capture devices at a reduced cost.
    December 19, 2023

  • Step Up Your Scanning Game: The New Era of Camera Barcode Scanning for iOS and Android

    Socket Mobile is proud to introduce SocketCam C860, a revolutionary step in mobile barcode scanning. With the C860’s industry-leading decoding ability, you can read damaged barcodes and scan in challenging lighting conditions using just your mobile device's camera. SocketCam C860 provides a seamless upgrade process and a clear path toward innovating your business operations.
    December 15, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Announces its SocketScan S550 NFC Mobile Wallet Reader is Apple VAS Certified

    Socket Mobile is excited to announce that its SocketScan S550 NFC Mobile Wallet Reader is Apple VAS Certified. Apple's Value Added Services (VAS) focus on storing and utilizing digital passes within the Apple Wallet. To use these NFC passes in the Apple Wallet, compatible readers must support the Apple VAS protocol. Socket Mobile's S550 complies with Apple's NFC VAS Protocol and is certified to select and retrieve mobile passes from the Apple wallet resident on iPhones and Apple Watches.
    December 13, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Adds Upgrade Option to Free Camera Barcode Scanner on Android

    Socket Mobile is proud to announce that you can now upgrade from our free SocketCam C820 to the SocketCam C860 on Android. The C860 is our newest, enhanced camera-based barcode scanner that turns any mobile device into a robust scanning solution capable of reading damaged and other difficult-to-read barcodes in adverse conditions.
    December 12, 2023

  • Upgrading Modern Manufacturing with Industrial Data Capture Solutions

    Reliable, accurate data capture has never been more critical for manufacturing. From managing complex supply chains to ensuring the seamless production and flow of goods, manufacturers face an array of challenges that demand innovative scanning solutions. As the daily demands and complexities continue to escalate, Socket Mobile is stepping up to the plate—providing industrial, smartphone-integrated tools that set new standards for modern manufacturing data capture processes.
    December 7, 2023

  • Socket Mobile's SocketScan S370 Universal NFC & QR Code Mobile Wallet Reader Receives NFC Forum Certification

    Socket Mobile proudly announces that the SocketScan S370 Universal NFC & QR Code Mobile Wallet Reader has achieved Certification Release 13 (CR13) certification from the NFC Forum Certification Program. The S370 has passed a rigorous testing and validation process by the program, further certifying its interoperability and performance within a vast NFC environment. With this advancement, our partners can now support the broadest contactless portfolio along with the latest 1D/2D barcode technology— all with a single reader.
    December 5, 2023

  • Android Developers: Critical Updates to the Socket Mobile Companion App and CaptureSDK

    In order to adhere to new Google requirements, we are making important updates to the Socket Mobile Companion App and CaptureSDK for Android. To avoid any significant interruptions, please ensure that your apps are updated to the latest version of CaptureSDK (1.7.30). This update is crucial for providing seamless compatibility between your CaptureSDK enabled apps and the latest Socket Mobile Companion app, particularly on Android 12 and later versions.
    November 21, 2023

  • DuraScan Wear DW940: The Next Generation in Wearable Scanning Technology

    Discover Socket Mobile's newest innovation in wearable scanning technology— the DuraScan Wear DW940. Engineered for the high demands of warehousing, manufacturing, and distribution, the DW940 effortlessly reads both 1D and 2D barcodes, ensuring industries stay ahead in the evolving world of data capture. This wearable device promises robust performance and seamless integration, marking a pivotal step towards embracing the efficiency of 2D barcode technology.
    November 13, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month 2023 Results

    Socket Mobile today reported financial results that are determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023.
    October 27, 2023

  • NEW XtremeScan XS940 & XtremeScan Grip XG940: Powering Up iPhones for Industrial 2D Barcode Scanning

    Socket Mobile is excited to introduce two robust additions to our XtremeScan™ line, designed to enable the capabilities of the latest iPhones and 2D barcode scanning in the most challenging work conditions. The new XtremeScan XS940 and XtremeScan Grip XG940 combine the latest innovative technologies into reliable, durable data capture solutions for industrial industries.
    October 24, 2023

  • SocketCam C820 Support for CaptureSDK Flutter is Here!

    Socket Mobile is excited to announce that SocketCam C820 support has been added to CaptureSDK Flutter! Developers can now add free camera-based barcode scanning solution to their Flutter apps that supports both iOS and Android. With SocketCam C820, testing CaptureSDK integration is simplified, and end users gain a free, high-performance camera scanning solution.
    October 23, 2023