Archive for the 'Future of tasers' Category

USA – CUPID Drone Has 80,000-Volt Taser Dart (2014-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2014 by admin

  [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A more detailed and serious account of the “CUPID” stunner , mounts its Taser on a remote controlled Tarot Hexacopter. Chaotic Moon Studios put a Phazzer Dragon “conductive energy weapon” (a generic “Taser,” which is a brand name of TASER International) into the drone helicopter to shoot electrified darts into its […]

USA – Watch This Drone Taser a Guy Until He Collapses (2013-03-11)

Posted on March 11 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The future of tasers? TIME magazine online report (widely cited in alternative media) of CUPID (“chaotic unmanned personal intercept drone”), incorporating a new (generic) 80-000-volt taser being launched by Chaotic Moon design firm in Texas: “to raise awareness of what [drones] can do technically,” according to Whurley, a co-founder of the company. […]

USA – Texas Start-Up Tasers Intern Via Stun-Copter to Spark Discussion About Tech at South By Southwest festival (SXSW) (2014-03-10)

Posted on March 10 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: **See video here**: [Note: this is not a taser ™ product.] A stun-gun equipped drone was demonstrated during the South By Southwest festival (SXSW). It has been developed by Chaotic Moon, a four-year old creative technology studio based in Austin, Texas. It is called a Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone or C.U.P.I.D.]] […]

USA – Taser Aims To Sell Police Futuristic Video Body Gear (2013-12-26)

Posted on December 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (from an investors’ site) TASER eyes the on-body-camera business …. : Wall Street lately has focused on what Taser ( TASR ) calls on-officer video technology (AXON products, linked to EVIDENCE.com) , even of the electroshock weapons are still 90% of the corporation’s business. This has contributed to increases in TASR stock […]

USA – Border Patrol Loaning Predator Drones to Military, State, and Local Police (2013-11-03)

Posted on November 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Nothing directly about tasers here, but … State and local law enforcement are watching you with high-tech federally-owned drones … Homeland Security has released an updated list of “times the agency has flown its Predator drones on behalf of other agencies — 500 flights in total over a three-year period.” The drone […]

USA – “What is ‘The TASER Experience’ anyway?” (2012-11-27)

Posted on November 27 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The police adulation of the taser reaches almost orgasmic proportions in this article by the influential editor of the PoliceOne website: How long does the experience last? he asks. “The answer is that the TASER Experience is not about time, it’s about totality. It’s about completeness. It’s about ubergeek terms like “end-to-end […]

TASER Inc : Taser’s new tools: Body cameras and the Cloud (2012-02-22)

Posted on February 22 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS – In a widely reported press-release, TASER Inc. heralds its “new” AXON video cameras – a system it has been pushing since 2010. What is new is the link-up to Amazon.com: videos will be kept in a cloud and accessible via TASER Inc. The camera costs $1000, but access to the cloud […]

USA – Arizona: Purchase of Tasers for Department of Public Safety questioned – Officer who submitted request has ties to firm (2011-12-09)

Posted on December 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Arizona Department of Public Safety (state police) just increased its order for 800 new taser from $800,000 to a new order for 1,000 newer-model Tasers and accessories at a cost of more than $1.9 million. – This was the decision of one man, Sgt. Bud Clark, who failed to declare […]

USA – Taser Maker [CEO Rick Smith] Says Device Has Been Law Enforcement ‘Game Changer’ (2011-11-11)

Posted on November 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: In general an investigative report showing TASER in a very positive light. A major U.S. TV network reports – including video footage – on part of the controversy surrounding tasers in the USA: enormous litigation costs for the company. TASER Inc. CEO Rock Smith: “We changed the rules of the game”: instead of […]

UK – Raoul Moat inquest: Amnesty International questions Taser use [XREP “unreliable”] (2011-09-24)

Posted on September 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : In the follow-up to tasering of Raoul Moat (see SEARCH box). Amnesty International says police use of Xrep Taser ‘alarming’, after tests branded it inaccurate and unreliable. Police pointed the experimental Taser at Raoul Moat during the standoff in July last year. It was fired twice, with ‘no effect whatsoever’. Research conducted […]

TASER Inc. – Video: Mini helicopter fires TASER prongs (2011-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A brief article on the .Shadowhawk. – in mini-heliopter with clear potential police applications: .A version of the aircraft, designed for military use, can be instructed to emit TASER prongs, fire shotgun shells, or shoot grenades. ShadowHawk can be equipped with TASER XREP.»]] By PoliceOne Staff The remote-controlled tool is currently tracking […]

AUSTRALIA – Metal Storm (MAUL) and TASER Sign Memorandum of Understanding (2011-07-20)

Posted on July 20 2011 by admin

Metal Storm and TASER Sign MoU   [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : “We developed the XREP to provide an extended range for situations where a close approach was dangerous or not possible,” he said. “MAUL(tm) will provide this capability from a very lightweight, compact accessory launcher, rather than the operator having to carry a separate conventional […]

USA – Polk, Florida: deputies among those using long-range XREP Taser (2011-05-16)

Posted on May 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Possibly armed suspect shot in SWAT operation with 2 wireless XREP rounds. 220 US agencies trialing or adopting XREPs, according to TASER Inc. “It’s “the first long-range Taser weapon out there,” said Steve Tuttle, spokesman for the Arizona-based company. “This is for the long-range standoff situations or when someone is barricaded and […]

CANADA – Mounties using their heads to test video cameras [TASER Inc.’s AXON technology] that record clashes(2011-05-16)

Posted on May 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (Note this article does not link AXON to tasers, nor to EVIDENCE.com) The RCMP and Calgary police are seriously tryng out TASER Inc’s “AXON” head-held camera system, designed, according to the corporation, to protect police officers from litigation (“Police tout video as a means of documenting their side of the story when […]

USA – Video, High Tech Taser Rifle being used in Polk County, Florida (2011-05-09)

Posted on May 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Looking like “something out of a James Bond movie.”, a local Florida police unit shows of its wireless XREP (Extended Range Electronic Projectile) fired from a 12-guage shot-gun 100 metres away from the victim and more painful, it seems than the X26 $100 cartridges. “John Angleton is the taser coordinator for the […]

NEW ZEALAND – Police getting Taser with longer prongs (2011-05-02)

Posted on May 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “New Zealand police are getting more reliable taser cartridges, after find a 25% failure rate” with those sold by TASER Inc. throughout the world (!). It should be noted that “longer prongs” means increased dangerosity, as the darts penetrate deeper into the body of the person targeted (heart region,, etc.). New Zealand […]

USA – Shocking News: TASER Wins! [the new $250-million 2nd generation taser market] (2011-04-26)

Posted on April 27 2011 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : “According to the analyst Craig-Hallum, TASER’s sitting on the cusp of a “$250 million upgrade cycle” as police departments update their stun guns to the latest tech. Craig calls the company’s new Axon video-capture technology and Evidence.com digital video warehouse “the future of policing,” and believes TASER’s “monopoly market position” in stunguns […]

UK – New double-barrelled Taser unveiled (2011-04-20)

Posted on April 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Taser describes the new X2 as ‘the most voice-of-consumer designed taser device” and “designed by law enforcement for law enforcement’. It is said to be of similar size to a normal single-shot Taser X26… the X2 works by launching a pair of darts angled slightly up and down which trail thin wires […]

TASER Inc. – Press release “Proud to announce the new ‘Police POV’ tv series” (2011-04-15)

Posted on April 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Premiering Sunday, April 17, POLICE POV (TruTV) Shows One of Law Enforcement’s Most Valuable New Tools for Evidence With TASER’s On-Officer Camera System – the AXON, showing the police-officer’s point of view with head-held cameras, TASER’s own product.” Emphasis on “law enforcement action from the officer’s point-of-view (POV) during every chase, shootout, […]

TASER Inc. – Second-shot Taser stun gun hits the market New Taser can focus on 2 targets or fire again (2011-04-20)

Posted on April 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Reliable description of the of the next generation of police-marketed tasers: the “X2”. The Phoenix, Arizona paper has consistently reported in depth on tasers. Here it reports the 20 April 2011 launching of the next generation of police-marketed tasers: “The new product features a second shot so officers can recover instantly from […]