The SocketScan S550, an NFC mobile wallet reader, is designed to facilitate tap-and-go mobile wallet, contactless card and NFC applications. It combines the latest 13.56 MHz contactless technology with Bluetooth LE connectivity.
Built for limited counter space and all-day reliability, we created the S550 to work with applications for loyalty, closed-loop payments, pop-up selling, events, ticket or ID verification, and other customer-related services. Together with an application, the S550 can automatically request the appropriate mobile pass from an iOS or Android host device for a franchise, store, venue, or event you are attending to ensure a fast and convenient end-user experience. The result is a simple user interaction and a high level of security by capturing a cryptographically generated payload from the mobile pass. The mobile pass then transmits the payload over secure Bluetooth to an iPad or other host device running a connected application.
The S550 is compact, portable and can run on battery or plugged into power. Convenient for use anytime, anywhere with applications running on Android, Apple iOS devices (iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®) and Windows. The S550 supports all NFC Forum tag types and devices compliant with the ISO 18092 standard, in addition to ISO 14443 Type A and B smart cards, ISO 15693 tags, MIFARE®, FeliCa®, NXP, and STMicro tags. It is NFC Forum, Apple Pay Value Added Service (VAS), Google Wallet, and Bluetooth SIG certified. It complies with both Apple and Google NFC protocols on iPhone and Android devices.
Digital ID / mDL (Mobile Driver’s License) Reader: The S550 is an excellent choice in the new age of digital IDs and mDLs, and simplifies the mDL reading process. Many states and countries have already begun to roll out systems for mDL usage, and Socket Mobile is helping industries such as retail, commercial services, and government move into this new digital ID ecosystem. Ready to read mobile wallet mDLs out of the box, the S550 can read credentials following ISO18013-5, the standard adopted in many jurisdictions.
The S550 supports three Bluetooth profiles:
(1 & 2 are for customer app development using our CaptureSDK).
- Smart Reader Mode (default)
- PCSC Coupler Reader/Writer Mode
- Basic Mode (sometimes called HID or human interface device or Keyboard Emulation)
- Works with supported applications over Bluetooth LE in iOS, Android and Windows Bluetooth-enabled devices
- Meets Accessory Design Guidelines for Apple devices (Release R7)
- Compliant with Android, and Windows product recommendations
- Reading – Reads Apple Wallet & Google Wallet Passes, Fast NFC and RFID Reader (HF tags, labels, smart devices).
- Writing – Write/Encode, lock, unlock tags.
- Long Lasting Battery - Power to lasts a full shift.
- Reader Mode Templates – reader and HID mode for popular tag types. Customizable with an application over BLE
- User Feedback - Intuitive LED indicators and melodies let users monitor battery, Bluetooth connection and scanning status at a glance.
- Keyboard Emulation - The combination of the S550 (reader mode) and Socket Mobile Keyboard provides HID equivalent supposed for use in any app or web form. Fast, reliable with full error checking.
- HID Basic Mode - emulates a keyboard and delivers the data to the active cursor location. No software installation required.
- Application Mode –Along with Socket Mobile’s CaptureSDK enables easy integration in your applications to unite the S550 into your ecosystem.
- Sample App - Socket Mobile Nice2CU application, available via Apple app store and GitHub, is a simple membership check-in/ checkout app demonstrating the power and potential capabilities of the solution.
- Wireless (Bluetooth) – connectivity with iOS, Android and Windows devices with long-range Bluetooth connection up to 330 feet (100m).
- Easy Updates - Firmware can be updated over Bluetooth using an iOS or Android app.
- Developer Support Available
- 90-Day Limited Warranty
- TX3867-2902 - Black no Security Base
- TX3955-3006 - Black w/ Security Base
- TX3489-1984 - White no Security Base
- TX3954-3005 - White w/ Security Base