Would you like to scan barcoded information into an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch? Thanks to developers like ORM London, end users can now download applications from the Apple App Store to use with the Apple certified CHS 7Xi or 7XiRx Bluetooth barcode scanners. Third-party applications like ORM Event Check-in enable end users to utilize advanced features of the CHS 7Xi or 7XiRx without having to hire a developer and buy the SocketScan 10 SDK.
ORM Event Check-in for the Apple iPad is a next-generation guest check-in system for professional event organizers. It has already been successfully deployed at several large-scale corporate events in the United Kingdom. Watch a video of Event Check-in (the CHS appears at 2:07).
Up until now, there have only been two ways to utilize the popular Socket Mobile CHS Series 7 barcode scanners with iOS devices:
- Perform basic data entry with any CHS model in Bluetooth HID mode
- Use SocketScan 10 SDK to customize an iOS application to work in iOS mode (equivalent to Bluetooth SPP mode) with the CHS 7Xi or 7XiRx.
Because Apple App Store now offers third-party applications that were developed with SocketScan 10 SDK, end users who don't have development resources can also benefit from advanced features of the CHS 7Xi and 7XiRx.
Besides ORM Event Check-in, other third-party applications customized for the CHS 7Xi and 7XiRx barcode scanners on Apple App Store include:
- TOSHO Web Platform - an application platform for pharmacists for medication picking, inventory management and medication verification
- Eagle iRFExpress for QAD and iRFExpress for QADSSH - provide real-time automated data collection for manufacturers using QAD software for ERP
Other developers have submitted applications to Apple App Store and should be approved soon. To view the latest list of applications, please visit the new Socket Mobile Application Store.