Mobile Device Recommendations

Our Mobile Device Recommendations for Fully Enabling Field Techs

Mobile Reach supports laser barcode scanning and RFID data capture for field technicians across all industries and company sizes. The following is a list, based on customer feedback, of recommended devices and scanning peripherals. Mobile Reach mobile applications are proven and optimized for a fantastic user experience on each device. Each client will have unique needs and preferences based on many factors, so we recommend you do further research and testing in your field environment.

Barcode Scanning with Smartphones and Tablets

Take advantage of your existing smartphones including iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads, iPad Minis and Android smartphones and tablets! We also support BlackBerry phones, including BlackBerry 10. Although it is possible to scan barcodes with the built-in camera on a smartphone or tablet device, for more robust and rapid scanning, Bluetooth laser scanning devices will be well worth the investment. Mobile Reach fully supports the following peripheral scanning devices.

Infinite Peripherals

Infinite Peripherals Linea ProConnect the Linea Pro 5 or Linea Pro 6 to your iPhone or iPod Touch to transform the device into a robust barcode scanner, either 1D laser or 2D high speed imager. Read all the mostly widely used barcodes in business today. Conveniently and secure swipe ID cards or credit cards through the three-track magnetic strip reader. Weighs just 120 grams and features a rechargeable Lithium ion battery, chargeable from the USB port or single gang charger.


infineaxThe Infinea X is a fully ruggedized version of the Linea Pro and stands up to the rigors of demanding environments like warehousing and field services. And it combines the functions of many devices into one, bringing new efficiency to environments like healthcare.




infinea_tabNo matter where the purchase decision happens, the Infinea Tab M or Infinea Tab 4 is always at hand to make the sale or capture data.



Socket Mobile

Mobile Reach supports the Socket Mobile Bluetooth Series 7 scanners for iOS devices. Increase productivity and reduce data errors in mobile business applications with the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner, a wireless barcode reader for smartphones and tablets that is small, portable, and provides fast, industrial-class scanning performance. Not a case like the Linea Pro, these stand-alone scanners offer convenient and quick scanning directly into the Mobile Reach application on your iOS device. They come with a lanyard for easy access and added protection from drops or damage.


socket_800Used with devices of different shapes and sizes, the Socket Mobile Socketscan 800 Series can be used as an attachment for a mobile device, or detached alongside a tablet or other mobile device. Intended for convenience, on-the-go business transactions, it is easily detached and reattached. Suitable for fitting in a pocket, the credit-card size scanner is one of the smallest and lightest barcode scanners available in the market today.

panmobil_smartscanndyPanmobil SmartScanndy

For Android phones and tablets, we recommend the Panmobil SmartScanndy Bluetooth Barcode Reader with integrated RFID reader/writer (not pictured). This device would be best for customers who require both the ability to scan barcodes as well as read RFID asset tags.

Barcode/RFID Scanners We Recommend for Heavy Duty, High Volume Scanning


mc40Zebra MC40

The MC40 from Zebra offers a cool, sleek design that rivals the most popular consumer-style products on the outside and is pure business on the inside — a choice of Android operating systems with Zebra’s Mobility Extensions (Mx), enterprise-class durability, security and a comprehensive set of features including advanced barcode scanning, push-to-talk and an integrated magnetic stripe reader.

Motorola MC55A0Zebra MC55AO

The MC55A0 is a proven performer for a rugged scanning device which runs on the Windows Mobile platform. The MC55A0 is a stand-alone rugged mobile device for scanning barcodes, taking photos, viewing videos and private or push-to-talk calls to virtually anyone in your facility. This single device offers government-grade FIPS 140-2 security and runs fully offline for uninterrupted work and cradle download of information to your back-end reporting system.

Zebra MC 9190-Z

Motorola MC9190-ZThe MC9190-Z is ideal for use as a rugged, handheld Windows Mobile RFID reader / barcode scanner. Fast performance and industrial-grade RFID capture, this handheld reader that delivers best-in-class RFID read range and accuracy. Rugged, reliable and ergonomic, it offers rugged form-factor with RFID capture in demanding environments.

tc55_newZebra TC55

The pocket-sized, all-touch TC55 Touch Computer has it all. The TC55 capitalizes on the latest technological advancements, aesthetic appeal, and usability of popular personal devices. But unlike its consumer-grade counterparts, it has integrated data capture capabilities. The TC55 is built to withstand the wear and tear of industrial environments, so it’s less likely to fail in the field. Fewer failures mean less downtime, and most importantly, higher productivity and profitability.

Zebra TC7X

Work more efficiently and better serve your customers by giving your employees enterprise-class handheld computers that survive life in the field or shop floor, communicate and access information in real time. The TC70/TC75 is the professional-grade Android device built from the ground up for the enterprise.