Press Release Source: TASER International, Inc.
TASER(R) International, Inc. Receives Large Order for TASER X26 Conducted Energy Weapons From Dayton, Ohio
Monday June 28, 7:45 am ET
Significant Supplemental Order and Order for Airport Police From the Sixth Largest City in Ohio
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TASER® International, Inc. (Nasdaq: TASR - News), a market leader in advanced non-lethal weapons announced today that it received a large follow-on order of 265 TASER X26 conducted energy weapons and accessories from the Dayton Police Department. This recent order will supplement a deployment of 40 X26 units earlier this year by Dayton Police. An order for 40 TASER X26 weapons and accessories for the Dayton Airport Police Department was also received.
The total value of the purchase order is $436,000.
"Ohio is quickly becoming one of our largest states in terms of the number of departments deploying TASER technology," said Tom Smith, President of TASER International, Inc. "We continue to see the trend of large law enforcement agencies in Ohio, and throughout the country, placing significant orders for additional TASER conducted energy weapons to issue to their patrol level first responders after successful results from an initial deployment to special units such as S.W.A.T. and crisis intervention teams," continued Mr. Smith.
"It is encouraging to see an increasing presence of TASER technology in law enforcement agencies assigned to airports, such as Dayton Airport Police, in this era of ever heightened awareness and focus on Homeland Security," continued Smith.
"We are also very pleased to learn that TASER International Inc., is now included as part of the Russel 3000 index as of the close of business on June 25, 2004," added Mr. Smith. "It is orders, such as the one from Dayton today, driven by our proven safety and success in the field, that has allowed our company to develop the necessary market capitalization to be included on such a prestigious and significant market index," concluded Mr. Smith.
About TASER International, Inc.
TASER International, Inc. provides advanced non-lethal weapons for use in the law enforcement, private security, and personal defense markets. Its flagship ADVANCED TASER® M26 product uses proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative, or high-risk subjects that may be impervious to other non-lethal means. Its latest product, the TASER X26 is 60% smaller and lighter than the ADVANCED TASER M26 and reduces injury rates to suspects and officers, thereby lowering liability risk and improving officer safety. TASER® technology is currently in testing or deployment at over 4,500 law enforcement and correctional agencies in the U.S. and Canada. Call 480-991-0797 or visit our website at www.TASER.com to learn more about the new standard in non-lethal weapons.