New TASER X26P Smart Weapon Announced

New TASER X26P Smart Weapon Announced 
Revitalized CEW Combines Classic Features With Modernized Technology 
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 --  TASER International,
Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) today revealed the TASER(R) X26P(TM) Conducted
Electrical Weapon (CEW) as its newest innovation in the 2013 line of
TASER Smart weapons. The single-shot X26P uses the same standard
TASER cartridge as the X26 and includes new enhancements and safety
features that integrate core elements of the Smart TASER platform
from the TASER X2. 
"The new X26P will feel familiar to many law enforcement officers,
combining the form factor and cartridge from the original X26 with
improved ergonomics, weatherproofing, and updated Smart technology
features," said CEO and founder Rick Smith. "Smart technology adds
enhanced safety and performance, improved data and analytics together
with superior quality, reliability and durability." 
"The X26P is a result of 10 years of technological advancements and
the 'TASER Experience,' incorporating the voice of our customers and
their needs with our world class research and support teams. The
voice of the customer is critical to our success and based on this
feedback we know there is a continuing market need for a cost
effective single-shot device similar to the X26 which does not
require substantial new training or changing inventories of
cartridges. We found in our testing that some of our customers wanted
the feature-rich improvements from the X2, but delivered in the X26
form factor. The X26 was our most popular model but had not seen any
major change in nearly a decade -- until now." 
"The TASER X26P reaches back to the basics of what makes TASER great
in the hands of officers. Details about every deployment can now be
traced back to the unit, making the X26P easier to use and ultimately
easier to trust," concluded Smith. 
Smart Technology Details 


 
--  An all-digital, solid-state architecture using Charge Metering that
    measures and delivers the amount of electric charge to maximize both
    safety and effectiveness.
--  Trilogy Logs that include Engineering and Event Logs that record every
    user action such as: safety activation; trigger duration with times,
    dates, battery life; and a pulse-by-pulse record of the charge output.
--  Univers
al Smart Platform where the following are compatible with both
    the X26P and X2: TASER CAM HD recorder, high capacity Performance
    Power Magazine (PPM), Automatic Performance Power Magazine (APPM) with
    automatic 5-second cycle shutoff, and firmware updates over the
    internet.
--  Like other Smart CEWs, the X26P integrates with EVIDENCE.com, which
    helps manage and analyze evidence data with best-in-class security and
    ease-of-use.

  
Quality and Reliability Improvements 


 
--  IPX2 rated weatherproofing to resist rain and humidity.
--  The X26P is backed by TASER's world class warranty and customer
    support.
--  A new and improved eXtended Performance Power Magazine (XPPM) that
    provides an extended grip on the handle and an improved location to
    store and protect an extra cartridge.

  
Cost Effective 


 
--  Upgraded battery performance using a highly improved power magazine
    that lasts twice as long as the battery used with the original X26.
--  Upgrade and trade-in program available for current customers
    (www.TASER.com/upgrade)
--  The X26P is priced at $849.95. A variety of power magazine options
    including TASER CAM HD, PPM, APPM, and XPPM are sold separately to
    allow agencies to customize their device configuration.

  
TASER X26P Webcast 
A webcast with Rick Smith is scheduled for January 30, 2013, at 4:00
PM EST to learn more about the new Smart TASER platform, as well as
the 2013 trade-in/upgrade program. 
Please register at: http://info.taser.com/x26p-launch-webcast.html  
Links 


 
--  TASER X26P Info:
    http://www.taser.com/products/law-enforcement/taser-x26p
--  TASER X26P Images: http://www.taserbranding.com/x26p-press-images/
--  TASER X26P Videos: http://www.taserbranding.com/x26p-videos/
--  TASER CAM HD:
    http://www.taser.com/products/on-officer-video/taser-cam-hd
--  Press Kit: http://www.taser.com/press-kit
--  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OfficialTASER
--  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TASER.International
--  TASER Blog: http://blog.taser.com/
--  French Website: http://fr.taser.com/
--  Brazilian Website: http://br.taser.com/
--  New United Kingdom Website: http://uk.taser.com/

  
About TASER International, Inc.  
TASER protects life. TASER Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) have
saved more than 100,000 lives from potential death or serious injury.
We enable greater transparency with the industry-leading TASER CAM
and AXONFlex on-officer video systems. Together with our customers,
we are defining the future of smart policing by connecting
intelligent devices and sensors with the first secure cloud-based
digital evidence management solution for law enforcement:
EVIDENCE.com. 
Since 1994, more than 255,000 private individuals have relied on
TASER technology to protect themselves and their loved ones. Learn
more about TASER and its solutions at www.TASER.com and
www.EVIDENCE.com or by calling (800) 978-2737.  
TASER CAM(TM), X2(TM), X26(TM), X26P(TM), Trilogy(TM), AXONFlex(TM),
and the 'Circle and Lightning Bolt' logo are trademarks of TASER
International, Inc., and TASER(R) is a registered trademark of TASER
International, Inc., registered in the U.S. All rights reserved.  
Note to Investors  
Visit our Investor Relations Safe Harbor Statement at:
investor.taser.com/safeHarbor.cfm 
For investor relations information please contact Erin Curtis by
phone at 480-515-6330 or via email at IR@TASER.com. 
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2201637 
CONTACT:
Steve Tuttle
Vice President, Communications
TASER International, Inc.
Media ONLY Hotline: (480) 444-4000