Area-Imaging Scanner integrates EAS technology.

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Intended for retail applications, MS7580 Genesis(TM) can scan and interpret 1D/2D barcodes and OCR fonts, as well as capture digital images. Compatibility with Sensormatic EAS (electronic article surveillance) systems can be achieved by connecting MS7580 Genesis to acousto-magnetic deactivation controller and antenna. Retailers looking to connect to Checkpoint RF EAS systems need to purchase corresponding kit, which includes RF antenna built into base of scanner and required communication cable.

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HONEYWELL Cuts Retail Scanning Time with MS7580 GENESIS

Area-imaging scanner integrates EAS technology to accelerate checkout transactions

Blackwood, N.J. - January 9, 2009 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the availability of an enhanced MS7580 Genesis(TM) for retail applications. Retailers now have the option of purchasing MS7580 Genesis kits that support EAS deactivation. This enhancement merges the traditional two-step retail checkout experience into a speedy single-swipe solution.

The MS7580 Genesis works with the two most common architectures for EAS deactivation. Compatibility with Sensormatic EAS systems can be achieved by connecting the MS7580 Genesis to an acousto-magnetic (AM) deactivation controller and antenna. Retailers looking to connect to Checkpoint radio frequency (RF) EAS systems simply need to purchase the corresponding kit which includes an RF antenna built directly into the base of the scanner, along with the required communication cable. Interlock functionality provides added security by allowing the interaction between the scanner and the EAS deactivation controller to be programmed and timed.

"We know many of our retail customers have both scanning units and EAS deactivators at the point-of-sale," said Taylor Smith, Senior Manager of Scanning Products Marketing for Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. "By bringing both of these functions together into one complete and simple unit, the two-step process is condensed to one. This allows employees to checkout customers faster, creating a positive customer experience."

The MS7580 Genesis has in its small form factor the technology to handle practically any scanning scenario. The unit can scan and interpret 1D and 2D bar codes, as well as a variety of OCR fonts. The MS7580 Genesis can even capture digital images. Advanced motion tolerance means that even fast swipes of bar codes can be scanned, captured and processed. Deploying the MS7580 Genesis is easy and flexible with Honeywell's TotalFreedom® architecture, which puts processing plug-ins onto the scanner itself for simplified configuration and faster transactions.

"Honeywell's Flexible Licensing Solution (FLS) allows customers to meet their specific scanning requirements by purchasing the MS7580 Genesis with limited decoding capabilities," says Smith. "As customers' scanning needs evolve, licenses can be purchased to enable additional decoding functionality, eliminating the need for new imaging equipment."

The MS7580 Genesis will be on display in booth #2231 at the 98th Annual NRF Conference & EXPO. NRF will take place from January 11-14, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, New York.

For more information on Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, visit or call 1-800-582-4263.

Honeywell International is a $35 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For additional information, please visit

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