Archive for the 'TASER overseas sales' Category

NETHERLANDS – Taser opening international headquarters in Amsterdam (2014-04-30)

Posted on April 30 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Aiming for the European market … : Taser International Inc. will open its international headquarters in Amsterdam Thursday as part of its long-term strategy to continue growing its stun gun and security technology business across the globe. The corporation reported Wednesday record international revenue of $10.6 million for the first quarter. “The […]

UK – Tasers for Jersey cops? (2014-04-01)

Posted on April 1 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the quasi-independent island government of Jersey, the police are about to receive tasers, a major police argument being that they are “of the firm opinion that the continued absence of Taser could, one day, lead to an avoidable fatal shooting in Jersey”. The cost would be around £32,000 to buy ten […]

BRAZIL – Escola de Instrutores Master da TASER de Dispositivo Eletrônico de Controle (DEC) [TASER Master Instructor certification course in Brazil] (2014-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : As TASER Inc. is developing its burgeoning new market in Brazil where it has already announced it may be setting up a manufacturing plant. Here are the contents of a “master course” for training taser-instructors (google-translated from the Portuguese – see original below in italics). Are three days really enough time […]

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 – TASER Wins International Orders for $5.8 Million Worth of Stun Guns (2013-12-10)

Posted on December 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An investors’ site reports TASER Inc.’s statement that it has just has just booked “multiple” new orders for $5.8 million from international customers … “”We are encouraged to see continued expansion of TASER programs in the Middle East and Asia regions.”  (WHICH “Middle East and Asia regions“? … ]] The Motley Fool, […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Cops armed with tasers (2013-01-25)

Posted on January 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Caribbean police repeating the TASER mantra … : Cayman Islands’ Police rollout of tasers begins on 28 January by some “specially trained officers”, following a public demonstration by a police volunteer. It is already adopted by Bermuda police. The efficacy of the taser is unquestioned – as if the global controversy were […]

USA – TASER International, Inc. : ‘TASER Honors 100,000 Lives Saved by Partnering With Arbor Day Foundation’ (2012-12-19)

Posted on December 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The taser manufacturer is planting trees to celebrate the 100,000th life saved by tasers. This number- 100,000 – has been determined by a “miraculous” timer on the  taser.com website that adds another life saved every 30 minutes, which means 48 a day, 336 a week, … 17,482 a year. Since they started […]

USA – TASER International: “TASER Receives Four Large Orders – Agencies Purchase 885 X2s and 1750 X26s” (2012-12-06)

Posted on December 6 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a press release destined to boost TASR stock prices (traded on the NASDAQ exchange), TASER International announces new sales orders in the fourth quarter of 2012: Knox County Sheriff’s Office (TN) for 285 X2s; an International order for 600 X2s; a U.S. military order for 500 X26s; and an International order […]

USA – Taser shares fall after analyst cuts rating (2012-11-29)

Posted on November 29 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Do purchases of stun-guns really affect TASR share prices? Over the past 52 weeks, the company’s shares have traded between $3.96 and $9.26. Inb one afternoon of trading, they fell 59 cents (7%). The price Taser’s has been boosted by the company’s focus on growth through customer upgrades and international expansion. ]] […]

USA -TASER International (TASR) – Zacks Rank Buy (2012-11-12)

Posted on November 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER shares – TASR is on the Nasdaq exchange – are a bell-weather, many owned by the corporation, valued at $340-million. With sales up 54% over the last year, and no “bad news” , which never seems to get through to the stock market analysts, now is a good time to buy […]

INDIA – Forest dept may acquire stun guns to subdue straying wild animals (2012-08-09)

Posted on August 9 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Tasers and wild animal control. Citing the US Marshals Service using this electroshock weapons in law-enforcement operations these stun guns may soon become part of Kerala forest department’s armoury, and may be used to scare away wild animals. Animal rights activists are far from convinced, however. In what is patently untrue, […]

USA – TASER International’s CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results – Earnings Call Transcript [Sales to France and Brazil] (2012-07-26)

Posted on July 26 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : The tramscript includes the phrases : ‘a significant order I guess during the quarter from Brazil. … and we are going to be making some strategic investments in France and Brazil along with some new hires.’]] Excerpt from a lengthy report … Dan Marc Behrendt (Sales manager, TASER Inc: The increase […]

TASER Inc. – ‘TASER Receives Significant International Orders’ (2012-07-25)

Posted on July 25 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Impossible to check the accuracy of these claims … TASER International, Inc. today announced three significant international orders for its tasers: “No further customer information is being given at this time”. Two orders for 33,000 cartridges totalling more than $US 1.29 million, from its German subsidiary – a new entity that […]

BRAZIL / TASER Inc. – Press release: “TASER International Launching Long-Term Presence in Brazil – TASER International Receives Significant Brazilian Order for 800 TASER X26 ECDs” (2012-06-07)

Posted on June 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: In a TASER Inc. Press release we are told that Brazil has ordered 800 X26 and a new Portuguese-language TASER site has been created – a new market (for the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup? For “cleaning up” the favelas?) “Further customer information is not being released at this time”, the […]

TASER Inc – Website information on AXON-FLEX – its benefits, why it should be adopted, and its main features (2012-02-23 – date downloaded)

Posted on February 23 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Much is questionable here: clearly the benefits are more for the police than for claimants; TASER here invents the figure of $20-billion in settlements to resolve claims (The New York Times cites $2 – 2.5billion). One might question: “We’re committed to providing world-class customer service, support, reliability & training … with a […]

TASER Inc. – Press release: TASER Receives Five Large Orders – TASER Saves Counter Surpasses More Than 80,000 Lives (2011-11-02)

Posted on November 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Two elements in the press release merit attention: (1) 5 significant orders of taser products, of which 2 by unnamed “international law enforcement agencies” (why so much discretion?). A larger proportion – about 16,000 – of the 5  sales-orders are for cartidges, which sell at about $27 each ($432,000). (2) A completely spurious […]

TASER Inc. – TASER International’s CEO Discusses Q3 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (2011-10-31)

Posted on October 31 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: These conference calls are supposed to be a communication between management and shareholders. They provide a means for managament to communicate its “good news”. TASER CEO Rick Smith is optimistics: “As we look into next year, we see a run of $300 million upgrade opportunity if we’re successful in helping our customers […]

TASER Inc. – “TASER International Launches Website in France” [sic} (2011-10-19)

Posted on October 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : A case of “false information and data-manipulation” typical of TASER Inc.: This “new site” – taser.fr – has been on-line for some 4 years, so it’s hardly being “launched”. The layout has been revamped and the information misleading at the extreme: (1) the real-time “lives saved by taser” (80,000!); “taser safer than […]

TASER Inc. – Taser gets $2.6M in international orders (2011-09-14)

Posted on September 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In a typical upbeat press release TASER Inc. announces new international orders for its weapons and ammunition (as well as US sales). To whom?vThe clients are not identified, although we are told “tne order was for 377 of its X26 electronic stun guns, while another was for 60,000 cartridges [which seems […]

TASER Inc. – Tasr reports net loss following $10-m settlement (2011-07-29)

Posted on July 29 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER reported a larger net loss in its second quarter compared with a year earlier but expressed optimism about the sales potential of the latest version of its stun gun.Cuts in government budgets have challenged Taser, whose clients include a large number of law-enforcement agencies. Taser also had to absorb unusual expenses, […]