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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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