Socket Mobile, Inc. produces data capture products for the retail point-of-sale, field service, healthcare, and other mobile markets in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers cordless barcode scanners, including two dimensional (2D) and linear (1D) barcode scanners in durable and colorful cases that connect over Bluetooth with smartphones, tablets, and mobile computers; and near field communications (NFC) data capture products to accept information either by barcode scan or by an electronic transfer of data over NFC/radio frequency identification (RFID). It also offers handheld computers and accessories, such as plug-in 1D and 2D barcode scanners, charging cradles, durable cases, and RFID readers with NFC; and extended warranty programs, including repair or replacement due to accidental breakage. Socket Mobile, Inc. markets its products through a network of distributors, on-line resellers, application developers, and value added resellers. The company was formerly known as Socket Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Socket Mobile, Inc. in April 2008. Socket Mobile, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Newark, California.