Zebra Technologies and Socket Mobile Collaborate to Provide Mobile Printing Solutions for Handheld Computers in Hospitality Industry

SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

NEWARK, CA–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) –  Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced a collaboration with Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, to provide a complete handheld computing and mobile printing solution to the hospitality industry. Zebra is the most recent partner in the Socket Third-Party Accessory Recommendation (STAR) Program.

“Our partnership with Zebra makes it easy for our SoMo® 650 handheld computer customers to find and purchase pre-tested, compatible mobile printing solutions for use with their customer-facing applications,” said Dave Bledsoe, Sr. product manager of handheld computing products, Socket Mobile. “These Bluetooth® printers are most ideal for use in the hospitality industry where quick, simple receipts can be printed on-the-spot, and because they’re wearable, lightweight and compact, they’re perfect for use during an entire shift without interfering with the user’s tasks.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Socket to bring a compact mobile computing solution to the market,” said Luis Rosales, Sr. marketing manager, Zebra Technologies. “The Zebra-Socket solution offers a tested solution that meets the unique needs of the hospitality segment.”

The following Zebra printers have been tested and approved for compatibility with the Socket SoMo 650 handheld computer: the MZ 220 and the EM 220. For more information and to purchase, visit the STAR Program Web site.

About Socket Mobile, Inc. 
With more than 15 years of experience in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture market, Socket makes mobile computing and productivity work. The company offers a family of handheld computers and an extensive portfolio of AIDC peripherals designed specifically for business mobility deployments and to enable productivity increases and drive operational efficiencies in healthcare, hospitality and other vertical markets. The company also offers OEM solutions. Socket is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at 510-933-3000 or www.socketmobile.com.

Socket and SoMo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Socket Mobile. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

© 2010, Socket Mobile, Inc. All rights reserved. 

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