The Metrologic MS7600 is Metrologic's next generation in-counter laser bar code scanner. This compact hands-free scanner is designed with a dense 20 line omnidirectional scan pattern that helps provide fast efficient throughput with a high first-pass read rate. Each MS7600 is equipped with an integrated EAS deactivation antenna. The EAS security tag designed to reduce shrink is deactivated and the bar code is scanned with a single pass. These simultaneous operations help improve operator comfort and increase throughput. To further enhance operator efficiency and productivity MS7600 is equipped with IR laser activation. This allows the user to wake the unit from a power save or sleep mode and read a bar code instantaneously without any delay. Each MS7600 includes an RS232 auxiliary port that allows for handheld bar code scanners to be connected providing easy scanning of bulky over -sized objects. Other peripherals such as check readers or magnetic stripe readers can also utilize the flexibility of the auxiliary port. The MS7600 also offers multiple interfaces and data editing making it compatible with almost every POS system on the market today. The combination of performance ruggedness and a myriad of features make the Horizon an ideal choice for grocery retail coupon redemption and a multitude of applications.