Archive for the 'TASER X2' Category

(2014-03-12) USA – TASER Press Release: TASER Announces Multiple Orders of Smart Weapons [[taser rollout // TASR-AAXN // corporate spin]]

Posted on March 12 2014 by admin

This is basically a list, to impress potential investors in TASR stock, from TASER International of recent sales to law enforcement agencies, all in the USA, except “International order: 800 X26Ps”. In nearly cases these orders are for X26Ps and X2s (except the New York Police Dept.’s order for 300 of this not-so-smart, certainly not next generation model). “Additional agencies deploying TASER SMART Weapons” are not, presumably, very new orders. Note the X26 is hardly mentioned. There is also a list of TASER’s current overseas branches, in France, Germany, Brazil, Spain and the UK, as well as their social media links (well-developed IT use!).

USA – Philadelphia: Cops test latest crime-fighting gadgets at police expo [star attraction: shooting an alien at the TASER stand] (2013-10-22)

Posted on October 22 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER shows its marketing skills … The longest line at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) expo hall – one of more than 750 exhibits – was for Taser’s Alien Crash Site, where officers got to shoot an alien with Taser’s latest model, the X2. users could test two […]

USA – Vermont: Barre council agrees to upgrade tasers (2013-09-27)

Posted on September 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The small city of Barre decides to invest in extenmded guarantees on new tasers: (X2 to replace X26) – at a cost of $200 a year per unit. To be replaced in 5 years. Several present X26 cartridges have cracked and tasers are out of use. Presdent taser buyback: $120 per […]

AUSTRALIA – New model Tasers introduced to Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Policing (2012-12-21)

Posted on December 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Do the new “X2” tasers excalate or de-escalate policing? ACT – the region around the capital of national Canberra in New South Wales; pop.:340,000 – are purchasing the new X2s for its police. The major advance is its “ a dual cartridge option” – i.e., each unit can fire twice. It also […]

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 […]

TASER Inc. – Upgrade to the TASER X2 and Save! [cost of X2 and taser-cam hd] (downloaded 2012-05-17)

Posted on May 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: How much do tasers cost? On the site the price of the new X2, together with handle, holster, 4 cartridges, battery and 4-year warranty: $1,467.69, although various “early-bird” trade-ins are offered. The tasercam high-definition (hd) is priced at $2,067.64.]] Offer valid through December 31, 2012 In today’s challenging economic times, and […]

UK – Give all police Taser guns to quell riots, Police Federation says (2012-05-16)

Posted on May 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : All English police officers should have access to Taser stun guns to quell future riots, a senior police officer union’s spokesman has said, as part of a £111 million shopping list of weaponry and armour including water cannon, which he said was needed to maintain public order and avoid a repeat […]

NEW ZEALAND – Double-shot Tasers safer than alternatives – police (2012-03-28)

Posted on March 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: New Zealand police are confident that introducing the new X2 double-taser will improve policing – since the X26 often didn’t work! Two cases where the X26 failed to incapacitate leading to shooting. This is strongly criticized by the “Campaign against the Taser”who argue the police need to develop de-escalation techniques, and by […]

AUSTRALIA – New South Wales Police order double-shock Taser (2012-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the wake of the 18 March death of 21-year-old Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti after officers used a Taser on him and the controversy this has generated, New South Wales Police say they are intending to test a new Taser – the X2 – capable of producing two shocks in quick […]

USA – Fort Worth, Texas police buying Tasers with safety feature (2012-03-13)

Posted on March 13 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS. Fort Worth police are to get new X2 tasers that “that automatically shut off after a five-second discharge” – which is what we were told the X26 which they replace had done. “The main two points we were looking for was the automatic cut off at five seconds after being deployed, even […]

TASER Inc. – Charge for unsellable inventory [model X3 and first-generation Axon video system] stuns Taser (2012-02-24)

Posted on February 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The introduction of the new AXON-Flex cameras has led to a write-off of production equipment and excess inventory for the Taser X3 stun gun and first-generation Axon video system, leading to a net loss of $6.2 million in the last quarter. Quite simply, too many customers were opting to purchase other versions, […]

USA – Swartz Creek, Michigan, police add twist with new Tasers [re-arming officers with the ‘safer’ taser X2 at $4000 a unit] (2012-02-02)

Posted on February 2 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: SWARTZ CREEK, Genesee County, (pop.5750) Michigan has upgraded to the ‘double-header taser’: from the X26 to the X2. Chief Rick Clolinger said the new Tasers are more efficient in cases where the first shot misses or two suspects are resisting arrest. Hard to imagine how this is possible. At $4000 a unit, […]

USA – Tasers reissued to Charlotte, North Carolina, cops after six months (2012-01-25)

Posted on January 25 2012 by admin

WBTV, by Ron Lee [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers were withdrawn (without any known announcement ) from the Charlotte police for six months of checking, inspecting and reissuing, after the death of Lareko Williams in a sexual violence scenario: he ran away, the police tasered him, he died. The new taser X2 arsenal – a double-barreled […]

USA – Charlotte, North Carolina police find serious problem with new Tasers (2011-12-02)

Posted on December 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A police department finds the new taser X2 does NOT cut off after 5 seconds, despite the manufacturer’s claims – this was the major safety feature TASER Inc. has heralded in its advertising. the arc switch didn’t stop after five seconds, which would completely defeat a key feature of the new tasers. […]

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 – Chandler, Arizona trades up to new Taser stun guns [rebate by TASER Inc.] (2011-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A typical example of “upgrading” as X26 tasers reach the end of their 10-year life-expectancy. The new two-shock X2 is touted as safer, but then, for TASER Inc., there was no safety problem with the older model! It is actually more cumbersome with no improved targeting mechanism – it just fires […]

USA – North Carolina Police Won’t Talk About $25M in Equipment for DNC [X2s presented as “safer” than X26s] (2011-01-25)

Posted on November 25 2011 by admin

25 Jan. 2011 … [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In preparation for the Democratic National Convention, the city of Charlotte is expected to buy up to $25 million of new police equipment – including $2 million for X2 tasers – that could impact for years how officers do their jobs. The use of Tasers by the Charlotte […]

USA – Chandler, Arizona, to replace police Tasers: City likely to spend more than $471K for 340 devices (2011-11-14)

Posted on November 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: One issue rarely considered: Tasers – unlike firearms – have a shelf-life of only about 10 years. This means additional costs to tax-payers, additional profits for TASER Inc. According to a Chandler city memo, the projected lifespan of a Taser is five years and many being used by the department are eight years […]

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 […]

USA – Cincinnatti I-Team: Can Tasers kill? I-Team asks Taser CEO tough questions (2011-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS:”Does the taser Kill?” this article asks. Quite simply, as Douglas Zipes, a widely-respected  electrodardiologist specializing in heart rhythms says: “Yes”, to which TASER CEO Rick Smith, found Loitering with Intent to Sell Weapons at an Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Chicago (Where else?), replies “No”. Pigs, OK, but human No. As […]