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TASER International

October 22, 2012 07:30 ET

Danny Dalal Joins TASER as VP of Software Engineering

Veteran of Microsoft Research Brings Highly Complex Technologies Quickly to Market

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) - TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) announced today that Danny Dalal has joined the company as Vice President of Software Engineering. Mr. Dalal has spent more than a decade in software development for companies including Microsoft and Oracle. His most recent role saw him at the forefront of Microsoft's Research division, where he built and lead a team of more than 30 engineers in bringing advanced software from concept to shipping in less than a year. Prior to that, Mr. Dalal played a key role in bringing to market Microsoft's next generation high scale messaging and queuing cloud fabric.

"Mr. Dalal's extensive experience developing cloud technologies with fast speed to market will be a particular benefit to our emerging EVIDENCE.com business," said TASER International CEO Rick Smith. "Mr. Dalal is known for his ability to conceive complex projects and make them a reality in the time-frame that today's competitive environment demands. His expertise will greatly enhance TASER's pioneering technology solutions that protect truth as well as life."

Mr. Dalal recently spearheaded Project Hawaii, a Microsoft effort to provide swift mobile access to cloud services engineered for mobile experiences, such as OCR or Speech to Text. He also played a leading role in developing ChronoZoom™, an open-source community project dedicated to visualizing the "history of everything," in an attempt to understand, in a unified, interdisciplinary way, the history of cosmos, Earth, life, and humanity.

Prior to that, Mr. Dalal contributed to various technologies at Microsoft as well as startups outside of Microsoft. Notably Mr. Dalal's broad technical experience includes mobile, scaled architectures, graphics, systems, as well as agile web technologies. His early contribution to Microsoft Research in the late 90's set the foundation for what later became WPF and Silverlight®. In addition to technical depth and leadership Mr. Dalal also brings deep strategic business insight as well as broad management experience to the company.

Mr. Dalal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in math, computer science and finance from Carnegie Mellon University.

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About TASER International, Inc.

TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) is a global provider of safety technologies that protect life and protect truth. More than 16,800 public safety agencies in 107 countries rely on TASER® electronic control devices (ECDs) and AXON on-officer camera systems to help protect and serve. Today, the use of TASER ECDs has saved more than 97,000 lives from potential death or serious injury while TASER innovations benefit individuals and families too, providing personal protection and accountability while maintaining regard for life. Since 1994, more than 250,000 individuals have relied on TASER technology as a means for effective personal safety. Learn more about TASER International and its solutions at www.TASER.com and www.EVIDENCE.com or by calling (800) 978-2737.

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