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TASER Files Suit Against VieVu in Arizona and California

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Digital Ally Antitrust Claims Dismissed

A federal court has rejected of all antitrust and unfair competition claims leveled by Digital Ally against TASER.

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TASER In Auto-Activation Camera Space As Early As 2008

On December 20, 2016, TASER filed an additional petition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) challenging the validity of a second Digital Ally patent (No. 9,253,452) based on prior art, including a prior TASER patent, not disclosed by Digital to the patent office during the patent application process. TASER's U.S. Patent No. 8,594,485 has a priority date of December 30, 2010—nearly 3 years before Digital's patent application. TASER's patent discloses a law enforcement system for aligning multiple video recordings of an event by using a time reference. Digital's subsequent patent attempts to incorporate these same features.

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TASER Responds to Phazzer Patent Issues

TASER International today announced its response to Phazzer concerning patent status.

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Choose the Network, Not a Camera

Agencies making decisions about their technological futures need to bear this in mind by thinking about their long term growth, the full breadth of their evidence life cycle, and the limitations of any given piece of technology. It is crucial to look beyond simply storing digital evidence toward a future that will be defined by increased automation and more efficient workflows.

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IACP 2016 Recap

The past few days have been a whirlwind. As always, we were thrilled to come to IACP and bring our booth’s VR experience (the first of its kind at IACP!) to law enforcement officials from across the world.

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Your IACP Checklist: 3 Things to Do Before the Show

IACP is almost here! We wanted to remind you of the three things you need to do before you arrive in San Diego for the show.

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Integrating Transcription from Capture to Courtroom

At Axon, we are constantly evaluating ways to make our technology more efficient for our customers. That's why we're launching a new transcription service that integrates your Evidence.com account with a trusted transcription provider. This service will strengthen our prosecutor agencies' and field officers' ability to keep up with transcribing court-submitted evidence.

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Evidence.com Redaction: Fulfilling FOIA Faster

As body-worn camera programs become more prevalent across the country, agencies have faced a growing number of requests for their videos to be publicly released. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), anyone can submit a request for body camera video, which requires an agency to redact sensitive information, like faces, license plates, and drivers' licenses, before its release.

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TASER's Statement Regarding NYPD Decision

On Friday, the New York City Police Department announced the award of a 5,000 body-worn camera purchase to one of our competitors. Specifically, the NYPD solicitation required a 5,000 camera deployment, with two product refreshes for a total of 15,000 cameras. While we never want to lose a large deal, we are committed to doing right by our shareholders as well as our existing customers and are confident in the value of our solution.

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Streamline Your Search Process with Evidence.com

Retrieving evidence shouldn’t be harder than collecting it.

Law enforcement agencies may collect hundreds of hours of video footage, thousands of digital images, and hours of digital audio recordings every single week. Sifting through that much content to find a key encounter can take hours using traditional processes.

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Struggling to Organize Terabytes of Evidence? We Can Help.

Adopting new technology can place an enormous burden on law enforcement agencies. Managing the massive amounts of data digital technology can produce is a time-consuming and complex task. Many agencies are already struggling to keep up with the demand, and most don’t have long-term storage plans in place.

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Do You Spend More Time Dealing with the Technology on Your Toolbelt than Policing?

The time it takes to ingest evidence is keeping your officers off the streets. It doesn’t have to.

Technology is changing the way we capture evidence and conduct investigations. Digital cameras can instantly capture images from a crime scene from as many angles as necessary, with little risk of running out of film or adding to department expenses. Digital video provides higher quality footage and a better understanding of what transpired in the field. And digital audio makes it easy for our officers to take statements from witnesses at the scene.

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Geekiest Tech Office in Seattle? You Bet

Last Thursday, we were recognized by GeekWire as the geekiest office in Seattle! Being the geekiest at something is a badge we'll wear with honor.

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Our TASER Pricing Plan Guide

With the introduction of TASER 60, our latest CEW pricing plan, we wanted to provide you with an overview of some of our pricing plans and what they offer you.

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Security Matters: Complying with Industry Standards

Curious about Evidence.com's information security program? This is part four of a series of posts covering our comprehensive security program. In this post, we'll discuss how we meet (and exceed) industry standards.

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Security Matters: Staying Vigilant

Curious about Evidence.com's information security program? This is part three of a series of posts covering our comprehensive security program. In this post, we'll explore what we do behind the scenes to keep your data safe.

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Security Matters: How We Keep Your Data Secure

Curious about Evidence.com's information security program? This is part two of a series of posts covering our comprehensive security program. In this post, we'll explore what we do behind the scenes to keep your data safe.

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Security Matters: The Built-In Capabilities of Evidence.com

Curious about Evidence.com's information security program? This is part one of a series of posts covering our comprehensive security program. In this post, we'll explore the built-in security features of Evidence.com.

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4 Reasons Why Agencies Have Opted to Sole Source

Some agencies have had questions about the practice of sole source procurement of a body-worn video solution: Is it anti-competitive? Does it ensure the lowest price? In order to dispel some common procurement myths, we wanted to address some of the reasons why agencies have opted to sole source.

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How the Cloud and On-Premise Servers Compare: First-Year Costs and Total Cost of Ownership

Deciding between the cloud and an on-premise server for your data storage needs? This is part three of a series that looks at how the two compare. In this post, we'll consider first-year costs and your total cost of ownership.

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The X2: More Than a Weapon

When it comes to critical situations, the X2 is one of the most dependable tools you can have, built to work during high-stakes encounters and boasting advanced capabilities not included in our older weapons, like the X26E.

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Ready for the Field

You're familiar with the concept of a 5-year useful life. Ballistic vests, chemical sprays, and ammo all should be replaced after several years. And you know how hard officers can be on their equipment in the field. We want what's best for them—and that's a weapon that will work well during critical encounters.

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How to Maintain Your Weapons

We want you to make the most effective use of our products. That's why we've compiled some statistics and TASER-related tips that we think you should have.

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How the Cloud and On-Premise Servers Compare: Deployment Time and Maintenance Costs

Deciding between the cloud and an on-premise server for your data storage needs? This is the second part of a series that looks at how the two compare. In this post, we'll consider deployment time and maintenance costs.

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The Cloud: A Scalable Solution

Deciding between the cloud and an on-premise server for your data storage needs? This is part one of a series that looks at how the two compare. In this post, we'll consider the scalability of both platforms.

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Questions to Ask Cloud Providers

The benefits of cloud computing are obvious: it eliminates high up-front infrastructure costs, lets you make nimble technology decisions, offers you virtually unlimited storage capacity, and receives regular software updates. But how can you determine which cloud providers to trust with your data? We've compiled some questions you should ask to determine if a cloud provider is worthy of your trust.

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Law Enforcement Technology Report: Cloud, Covered

Now that we've explored how body cameras and mobile technology have changed the way law enforcement work, we'll focus on how the cloud has revolutionized evidence management and storage.

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Law Enforcement Technology Report: The State of Mobile

We recently released our first-ever Law Enforcement Technology Report, which includes some of the latest statistics on body cameras, mobile, and the cloud to help agencies understand the changing tech landscape. Our last post covered body cameras, and here we'll look at how mobile technology has transformed the way officers work in the field.

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Law Enforcement Technology Report: A Look at Body Cameras

As the industry tries to keep up with platform-based consumer technologies, many agencies are grappling with how to implement new solutions. We've compiled the latest statistics on body cameras, mobile, and the cloud in our new Law Enforcement Technology Report. We hope the report helps agencies understand the changing tech landscape and outlines the questions agencies should ask before adopting new technologies.

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Axon's Year in Review

2015 was quite the year for body cameras and our Axon brand. We launched the new brand, saw heroes recorded in action, and learned more about how cameras have reduced citizen complaints and use of force. Here are some of our favorite Axon-related news stories from last year.

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#WhyIServe: Share Your Story

As a kid, Deputy Ricardo Cueva remembers driving with his mom and seeing her panic after a deputy pulled up next to them at a stoplight. At the time, he didn't understand why his mom reacted that way. Now, he gets to wear the badge every day, serving to help build his community as the first Mexican-born deputy in his department.

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Introducing the Axon Device Manager

Across the Axon platform we're finding ways to be more efficient. Our latest step toward making your workflow smoother is our new app, the Axon Device Manager, which streamlines the device assignment process.

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London Metropolitan Police Service Selects TASER to Outfit Officers with Axon Body Cameras

We're excited to announce that the London Metropolitan Police Service has selected TASER to outfit its officers with body cameras over the next three years. As part of the planned deployment, every uniformed officer will receive an Axon body-worn camera. The Axon platform is now the most widely used camera and digital evidence management system in law enforcement.

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USPTO Rejects All Digital Ally Original Patent Claims as Invalid in Final Action

TASER International has received notice of final office action that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected as invalid all of the originally granted claims of U.S. Patent 8,781,292 which has been assigned to Digital Ally, Inc. This USPTO office action is in response to an ex parte reexamination request filed by TASER, and a response to this action filed by Digital Ally with the USPTO.

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Survey: 74% of Law Enforcement Support Body-Worn Cameras

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IACP 2015: A View from the Floor

We always hope to make a splash at the annual IACP Conference, and this year was no different. We set the show abuzz with major product-related announcements and a futuristic booth—defended by Stormtroopers, of course—that attracted thousands.

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A Partnership to Serve Law Enforcement

We've got big news today: we're launching a new partnership with Microsoft, a global technology leader and a long-standing supporter of the law enforcement community. Because of this partnership, agencies will be able to deploy Axon's Evidence.com on Microsoft's Azure GovCloud starting in 2016.

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5 Reasons Why Axon Fleet is a Bold In-Car Option

TASER CEO Rick Smith just unveiled Axon Fleet at IACP—and we're excited to share some details about our revolutionary HD in-car video system with you. Why an in-car video system? Because more than ever, your agency needs its in-car cameras to work seamlessly with your other technologies. The days of in-car cameras being clunky, expensive data silos are gone.

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Smart Weapons, Now Part of the Axon Platform

We think every encounter involving a TASER device should be recorded. Now, with the Signal Performance Power Magazine (SPPM), you don't have to worry about turning on your camera when drawing your weapon.

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IACP 2015: Leading the Way

This is part five of a five-part series highlighting what TASER's thought leaders are most looking forward to at IACP. In this post, TASER's President Luke Larson shares his thoughts on upcoming IACP sessions.

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IACP 2015: Earning Trust Through Tech

This is part four of a five-part series highlighting what TASER's thought leaders are most looking forward to at IACP. In this post, Jenner Holden, TASER's Vice President of Information Security, offers his thoughts on upcoming IACP sessions.

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Axon Interview: Capture the Interview Every Time

We're excited to introduce Axon Interview, a new addition to the Axon platform that ensures top-quality recording of your agency's interviews. You can learn more on the product page here, but for now, here are the five things we want you to know about our interview room solution.

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IACP 2015: Merging Law and Tech

This is part three of a five-part series highlighting what TASER's thought leaders are most looking forward to at IACP. In this post, TASER's Director of Legal Services and Government Affairs Isaiah Fields shares with us his top panels.

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A Slow Mo Guys Sensation: Behind the Video

We invited the Slow Mo Guys, known for their high-tech videos, to our headquarters in Scottsdale this summer to capture in crystal clear detail just how our Smart Weapons work. Ten million views and counting, the video they made has undoubtedly resonated.

But it wasn't supposed to go viral.

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Q&A: Grace Hopper Winner Sally Applin

This year, TASER sponsored five recipients of the Grace Hopper scholarship, named after the programming pioneer who helped develop the earliest computers. The honor recognizes women in technology and covers their costs for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, held in Houston from Oct. 14-16. Here's part five of a five-part series of Q&As with the award winners.

Sally Applin’s experience in user experience design is wide-ranging. She has a master's degree from NYU, worked at Apple and was one of the researchers working on what became Go-Gurt. These days, she is finishing up a doctoral thesis in anthropology with a technology focus at the University of Kent, Canterbury and is shifting back into industry and industry applied research. Her doctoral thesis examines Silicon Valley technology makers and considers the broader effects of the technology that’s being developed. This includes technology as it impacts public safety. Earlier this year, she published a paper on the way police officers are exposed to communications “heterogeneity” in the course of their daily jobs. She considered her application an amazing opportunity to attend the Grace Hopper Conference and a chance to speak directly to TASER, which she said had shown careful consideration with its product development.

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IACP 2015: Thinking About the Future

This is part two of a five-part series highlighting what TASER's thought leaders are most looking forward to at IACP. In this post, Mike Dzezinski, TASER's Training Manager, shares his session recommendations.

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Q&A: Grace Hopper Winner Vidya Ayer

This year, TASER sponsored five recipients of the Grace Hopper scholarship, named after the programming pioneer who helped develop the earliest computers. The honor recognizes women in technology and covers their costs for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, held in Houston from Oct. 14-16. Here's part four of a five-part series of Q&As with the award winners.

TASER Grace Hopper award winner Vidya Ayer hopes to change the world. A software developer and computer technologist, she finds inspiration in TASER's mission to protect life. Living in India, she knows how countless women without access to new technologies could be aided by them. Now, she wants to design an affordable open source device to protect those who travel alone in a country that has been called one of the most dangerous places for women to live in. Vidya is a graduate of the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

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Axon Signal: Record Without Lifting a Finger

Axon Signal started from a simple idea: we wanted to make the lives of law enforcement easier so that they wouldn't even have to think about turning on their cameras while on the job. Axon Signal lets law enforcement officials record video footage without lifting a finger.

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Q&A: Grace Hopper Winner Xin Zhang

This year, TASER sponsored five recipients of the Grace Hopper scholarship, named after the programming pioneer who helped develop the earliest computers. The honor recognizes women in technology and covers their costs for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, held in Houston from Oct. 14-16. Here's part three of a five-part series of Q&As with the award winners.

TASER Grace Hopper scholarship winner Xin Zhang believes in the power of smart design. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Information at the University of Michigan, where she has focused on human-computer interaction. Xin considers technology a powerful force for good, able to make information accessible and individuals safer, which led her to help design a device that lets isolated senior citizens share stories. She graduated in 2014 from Wuhan University in China.

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Q&A: Grace Hopper Winner Courtney Thurston

This year, TASER sponsored five recipients of the Grace Hopper scholarship, named after the programming pioneer who helped develop the earliest computers. The honor recognizes women in technology and covers their costs for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, held in Houston from Oct. 14-16. Here's part two of a five-part series of Q&As with the award winners.

When TASER Grace Hopper scholarship winner Courtney Thurston talks about technology, it's clear that it is not a side hobby. As she puts it, learning to code saved her life. Wikipedia editors mentored her at the age of 10 and pushed her to participate in STEM competitions. These contests let her get her foot in the tech world's door, winning internships and jobs that helped her and her mom pay the bills. Now, Courtney hopes to make education more accessible to low-income and marginalized communities with the two nonprofits she helped launch, Magikstra and Adopt the Future. She is a freshman studying computer engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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We're Ready for IACP

This is part one of a five-part series highlighting what TASER's thought leaders are most looking forward to at IACP. Rick Smith is TASER's CEO.

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Q&A: Grace Hopper Winner Jenny Wang

This year, TASER sponsored five recipients of the Grace Hopper scholarship, named after the programming pioneer who helped develop the earliest computers. The honor recognizes women in technology and covers their costs for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, held in Houston from Oct. 14-16. Here's part one of a five-part series of Q&As with the award winners.

TASER Grace Hopper scholarship winner Jenny Wang is a self-described “tech-obsessed millennial.” She's lived up to that title by always trying to make the most of technology. Following a near-fatal driving incident in 2012, she developed an app that uses electrodes to monitor drivers’ brainwaves. It emits a loud noise if it detects neural patterns associated with drowsiness. Today, she is a freshman at Harvard, working toward a degree in mathematics and computer science.

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Announcing New Maternity/Paternity Leave Policy

TASER International has always taken great strides to be at the forefront of an ever-changing landscape in public safety technology. Our TASER devices exposed a significant deficit in the efficacy of existing non-lethal force options and over the past two decades were adopted by more than 18,000 agencies. Our body-worn cameras lead all others in adoption by major cities and are helping to revolutionize the way the world conducts police work. To say that we are forward-thinking would be an understatement.

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