In production, manufacturers create products with a reason. When customers have a need, it is Socket Mobile's job to meet it. Barcode scanners were originally developed with the purpose of data capture, to improve stocking, help ring up items and keep track of what’s been sold and what is still available on the shelves. With the expansion of barcode usage, the workforce began using their scanners in more diverse settings, which included harsher workplaces. Thus, opening the need for more scanners that were more durable.