SOURCE: TASER Intenational

TASER Intenational

September 29, 2011 07:30 ET

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office Upgrades All Officers With 1,500 New TASER X2 ECDs

Agency to Deploy AXON On-Officer Cameras

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a global provider of safety technologies that protect life, today announced the first major county to purchase the new TASER® X2™ electronic control device (ECD) for San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office for all its patrol officers.

TASER received the order from ProForce Law Enforcement, a long-time TASER ECD law enforcement distributor for the Western United States. ProForce supports Law Enforcement with stores in Prescott, AZ and Brea, CA along with sales representatives travelling the entire Western United States along with Alaska. The order provided 1,500 TASER® X2™ ECDs with extended warranties and 9,000 TASER® cartridges to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office. The order also includes 20 TASER AXON™ on-officer cameras and EVIDENCE.com™ service.

"At the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office, we have a deep commitment to enhancing the safety of our community and the general public," said San Bernardino County Assistant Sheriff Robert Fonzi. "These new technologies are part of our strategic plan to increase transparency and improve public safety by reducing the risks faced by our dedicated officers and reducing the risks to the members of the public. We decided to upgrade our entire fleet of electronic control devices primarily to take advantage of new safety advances in the TASER X2."

"The current metering in the X2 measures and adjusts the exact amount of electric charge delivered to maximize safety and effectiveness," said Rick Smith, CEO and founder of TASER International. "The advanced data logs in the X2 provide a precise record of the amount and duration of electric currents delivered -- and the devices self calibrate to ensure they are always operating within a tight output specification. Together with these improved electronic control devices, San Bernardino County is also beginning deployment of the AXON on-officer camera and EVIDENCE.com digital evidence management system. We believe on-officer video will improve transparency and trust within the community," concluded Smith.

"Our team is truly excited about the new X2 as the perfect non-lethal weapon of choice for law enforcement officers across the nation," said Tim Mulder, President of ProForce. This new unit with its two-shot capacity and warning arc have really filled a need for law enforcement where budgets are short and backup is not always nearby."

This order is expected to ship in the third quarter of 2011.
To learn more about the X2 and AXON:

http://www.TASER.com/x2
www.EVIDENCE.com

For product photos and video visit:

http://www.TASERBranding.com/x2-press-images/
http://www.TASERBranding.com/x2-videos/
http://www.TASERBranding.com/axon-press-images/

About TASER International, Inc.

TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) is a global provider of safety technologies that protect life, prevent conflict, and resolve disputes. More than 16,300 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 have saved more than 78,800 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 236,000 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. Be a part of the TASER community by joining us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

TASER® is a registered trademark of TASER International, Inc., registered in the U.S. All rights reserved. TASER logo, AXON, X26, X2, X3, and Evidence.com are trademarks of TASER International, Inc.

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For investor relations information please contact Katie Pyra by phone at 480-515-6330 or via email at IR@TASER.com, or Dan Behrendt, Chief Financial Officer of TASER International, Inc., 480-905-2002.

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    TASER International, Inc.
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