April 21, 2005
TASER International Debuts New XP35 Air Cartridge at the TREXPO West 2005 Conference
New XP35 Air Cartridge delivers enhanced clothing penetration and extended range to 35 feet
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a market leader in advanced non-lethal devices announced today the debut of the new XP35 Air Cartridge with extended 35 foot maximum range. The XP35 Air Cartridge is able to achieve distances of up to 35 feet while maintaining a truer flight trajectory by maximizing probe stability. The new XP35 Air Cartridge was featured at the TASER International Booth #412 during the TREXPO West 2005 Conference at the Convention Center in Long Beach, CA in March.
"While our database indicates that over 96% of our TASER deployments are between 0-15 feet, there has been feedback of a desire to see our TASER devices achieve longer ranges in certain tactical situations where only specialty impact weapons are currently deployed," said Rick Smith, CEO of TASER International. "As the industry leader, we developed our longer range TASER XP35 Air Cartridge as a special tactical option."
The probe spread of the new XP35 at the full 35 foot deployment is comparable to that of our 25 foot XP Air Cartridge at its full range. This option provides the ability to engage subjects effectively at up to 35 feet, a 40% increase upon our 25 foot Air Cartridge. The new XP35 Air Cartridge utilizes an enhanced PSI nitrogen propulsion system and an advanced bi-metal probe construction to increase impact momentum onto the target, thus maximizing clothing compression.
"This is a further enhancement on our patented technology that has already demonstrated overwhelming success and acceptance in the field at over 7,000 law enforcement agencies worldwide," concluded Smith.
The new XP35 cartridge is compatible with all currently fielded ADVANCED TASER M26 and TASER X26 systems and is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2005.
About TASER International, Inc.
TASER International, Inc. provides advanced non-lethal devices for use in the law enforcement, military, private security and personal defense markets. TASER devices use proprietary technology to safely incapacitate dangerous, combative or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement officers, innocent citizens or themselves. TASER technology saves lives every day, and the use of TASER devices dramatically reduces injury rates for police officers and suspects and reduces litigation costs. For more information on TASER life-saving technology, please call TASER International at (800) 978-2737 or visit our website at www.TASER.com.