TASER® Electronic Control Devices – Safety First

taser-x26c_300_200The advanced technology that TASER International utilizes in its electronic control devices (ECDs) has been safely deployed more than 2.5 million times. And for a large number of its products – from the TASER® M26™, X26™, X3™, X12™, XREP™, Shockwave™ to the consumer model C2™ – SBE has had an exclusive agreement to supply all of TASER’s pulse capacitor needs. It is a clear testimony to the reliability of SBE patented pulse technology.
In fact, as of March 31, 2011, TASER International has sold approximately 543,000 TASER® brand electronic control devices (ECDs) worldwide to more than 16,200 law enforcement and military agencies. More than 6,800 agencies deploy TASER ECDs specifically to all members of their patrol officers in 107 countries. In addition, approximately 236,000 TASER brand ECDs have been sold to the general public.

The success of TASER International, Inc. can be traced back to its product sales to US law enforcement agencies, which began in 1998. All TASER devices can immediately stop an aggressive, focused, combat-trained attacker, making TASER a global leader in the development of safety technologies that aim to prevent conflict, protect life and provide ease of mind.
At the core of these ECDs is the state-of-the-art Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) technology that temporarily overrides the nervous system, taking over muscular control. This technology temporarily debilitates even the toughest individual with minimal risk of injury. In fact, TASER technology is among the safest response-to-resistance options available on the market, as documented by more than 350 research and safety reports and studies.

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“SBE’s pulse capacitors are a critical component of TASER products,” says Bill Denzer, TASER Vice President of Manufacturing. “We couldn’t achieve the reliable performance we require, within the size constraints we need with any other capacitor than the ones manufactured by SBE. SBE has supplied us more than 2.5 million capacitors since 2002, and we’ve never had a field failure in a TASER gun, caused by the capacitor.” “Moreover, SBE products are cost-competitive.”

“Working with TASER for all these years has been an exciting enterprise,” confirms Ed Sawyer, SBE President and CEO. “We have been able to work with TASER on their specific designs to make our technology conform to their needs and meet their goals. We have been part of the development and design of products as diverse as the M26, C2 personal protector to the eXtended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP) and the Shockwave, with its Remote Area Denial technology.”

To read more about TASER Electronic Control Devices, visit http://www.TASER.com
To read more about SBE’s patented pulse capacitor technology, visit http://www.sbelectronics.com/technology/patented-pulse-technology/

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