Socket CHS 7Pi Bluetooth Scanner + HID

The Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7 will enable you to collect bar coded data without being tied to your mobile or desktop computer!



This product works with FileMaker out of the box.
No additional software is needed.
Only purchase SerialMagic, if you want extra programming capabilities.

Socket CHS 7Pi Bluetooth Scanner + HID

The Socket CHS 7Pi Bluetooth laser barcode scanner provides an excellent quality scan engine that scans virtually all major symbologies. The CHS 7Pi 1D mobile scanner, works with iOS 4 devices (iPad, iPhone 4, etc), PDAs, mobile phones, and with desktop computers and servers. The scanner is ideal for a wide range of data collection applications. Inventory, field service, asset tracking, time & attendance, healthcare, and even POS are all possible with this scanner.

The CHS7 series scanners can read off of a screen of a mobile phone.

The CHS 7Pi has a class 1 Bluetooth radio for operation up to 100 Meters (300 feet) from the host computer. Note: The host computer must also have a class 1 Bluetooth radio. 

The CHS 7Pi is an MFi certified device. It also provides Bluetooth HID scanning that works with iPad, and iPhone, iPod (with iOS4), as well as OS X, Windows 7, Vista, and other devices providing Bluetooth HID support. 

The CHS 7P also supports Bluetooth SPP so the scanner bundled with SerialMagic can also work with Android, BlackBerry, Symbian S60, Linux, Palm OS, J2ME and more. 
To purchase the scanner bundled with software see the related platform category (e.g. Palm OS, OS X, Linux, Windows, BlackBerry, etc). 

The CHS 7Pi has a class 2 laser allowing scanning outdoors. 

Learn more about how FileMaker Go and barcode scanning can ease your data entry. 

Click here if you need help with programming FileMaker or FileMaker Go.


DO NOT download firmware from the manufacturer's website and upgrade it on your own! If you think you need an upgrade, send a support ticket to [email protected] with the serial number of the device.

Additional Information

Operating System Support iPad and iPhone, iPod (with iOS4), as well as OS X, Windows 7, Vista, and other devices providing Bluetooth HID support
Device Compatibility Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod Touch, Android, Windows
Battery 2 AAA NiMH rechargable batteries
Expected battery life 19hrs or 15,000 scans
Bluetooth Features

Class 1 radio with Bluetooth wireless technology has a maximum range of 300 ft (100 m) if connected to another Class 1 Bluetooth device.
Uses Bluetooth Serial Port profile.

Bluetooth Characteristics:

 Protocol: Bluetooth 2.45 GHz ISM band frequency hopping
Antenna: Integrated
Radio Range: Up to 330 ft (100 m), depending on environment
Connection: Point-to-point
Security: Encrypted link
RF Power: Class 1 radio: Typ. Output: 14 dbm

Humidity Range 5% to 95% (Non-condensing)
Charging Connectivity AC Adapter
Can pop-up iOS Keyboard Yes
Operating Temperature No
Physical characteristics L x W x H: 4.9 x 1.2 x 35 inches (125 x 31 x 35 mm)
Regular Charge Time No
Standby Time No
Warranty Two Years
Barcode Symbologies

Barcode Symbologies Decoded:

Code 39, UPC/EAN, MSI, Code 128, Code 93, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, RSS-14
For CHS 7x: Data Matrix, Maxicode, QR Code, PDF417, Aztec, GS1 Composite

Batch Scan Memory 8000+
Operating Range Class 2 (2.5mW, 4dBm, 10 meters)
Laser CHS 7P – Class 2 w/ fuzzy logic
Maximum Barcode Digits No
ARW Brand N/A

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