NEWARK, Calif., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Socket Mobile,
Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), a leading innovator of data capture and
delivery solutions for enhanced productivity, announced today that
the SocketScan S550 Contactless Membership Card Reader/Writer has
passed the Google Wallet Certification process.
Socket Mobile is a member of Google's Smart Tap partner program,
which lists certified providers of Smart Tap capable terminals.
With Google Pay Smart Tap, mobile passes are stored in the Google
Pay wallet, along with payment and transit cards. These passes use
NFC technology to facilitate a secure, contactless
transaction. When deployed with a merchant application
developed using Socket's SDK, the S550 automatically selects the
merchant's mobile pass from the consumer's Google Wallet. The
consumer activates the pass by tapping their phone on the S550.
Mobile passes are virtualized evolutions of physical cards that
are managed by the consumer in their digital wallet. Just
like physical cards, mobile passes can be branded and made to
support specific use cases. Unlike physical cards, with mobile
passes the consumer performs ID verification on their own phone
(which facilitates social distancing). This allows the merchant to
deliver experiences on the consumer's phone without needing a
Mobile pass creation via Google provides pass types for loyalty
programs, membership cards, event tickets, coupons/offers, and
check-in/checkout. The end-user tapping experience is similar
to the Google Pay process. However, instead of interacting with the
payment process, the end-user's device interacts with the vast
ecosystem infrastructure of Google Smart Tap, enabling
organizations and companies to deliver exceptional user experiences
through various applications.
Socket Mobile's focus is loyalty cards, memberships, and other
customer-related services. The S550 was designed to address the
needs of these markets. As a mobile-phone agnostic device, it is a
versatile, fast and convenient solution; the S550 pairs this smooth
end-user experience with a high level of security by capturing
a cryptographically generated payload from the mobile pass, then
transmitting this payload over secure Bluetooth to a device running
a connected application.
"The S550 delivers an engaging, contactless,
and frictionless experience for your customers and guests
using mobile passes. The Capture SDK provides our
developers with the tools to use the magic of the Google Wallet
eco-system. We're excited to be at the forefront of these new
mobile pass capabilities and their ability to improve customer
experiences," said Vince Coli, Staff
Director, Technical Product Marketing.
Socket's Capture SDK enables its app developer community to
build connected apps using the S550 to unite this ecosystem. Socket
Mobile Nice2CU application, available via the Apple app store (and
soon as open source on GitHub), is a simple membership check-in/
checkout app demonstrating the power and potential capabilities of
the solution. Following the "enroll new user" in the Nice2CU app
automatically provides the pass appropriate for the wallet on the
user's phone, be it Apple or Google.
The S550 contactless reader reads most NFC cards as well as
In addition, it supports tags from NFC Forum, NXP, STMicro,
Mifare and much more.
The S550 works with Android, iOS and Windows®
Bluetooth-enabled host devices and can be fully integrated and
controlled by an Android, iOS or Windows application.
The SocketScan S550 is available now for developers at
The S550 will be available to the public on December 1, 2020, with an MSRP of $269.
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About Socket Mobile:
Socket Mobile is a leading provider of data capture and delivery
solutions for enhanced productivity in workforce mobilization.
Socket Mobile's revenue is primarily driven by the deployment of
third-party barcode-enabled mobile applications that integrate
Socket Mobile's cordless barcode scanners and contactless
reader/writers. Specifically, Socket Mobile's revenue is driven by
mobile applications servicing the specialty retailer, field
service, transportation, and manufacturing markets. Socket Mobile
has a network of thousands of developers who use its software
developer tools to add sophisticated data capture to their mobile
applications. Socket Mobile is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at
+1-510-933-3000 or https://www.socketmobile.com/. Follow
Socket Mobile on https://www.facebook.com/socketmobile ,
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