TAMPA, Fla. , June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STIY), the leader in electro-stun technology, today announced a statement confirming that its advanced stun technology is radically different than Taser International's.
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Bo Dietl , former NYPD detective and current member of Stinger's Board of Directors commented: "In light of the recent verdict against Taser International, Stinger Systems wanted to ensure the law enforcement community and the public that its technology is safer from a current input than Taser with validated immobilization ability. Stinger has made considerable efforts to study the older waveform technologies such as that used by Taser, that put considerably more amounts of current in the body than Stinger TruPulse products. Scientific analysis has confirmed that Stinger's technology places less current into the body per pulse than the older Taser technologies. Additionally, Stinger has a microcomputer that controls the pulse output, allowing a controlled flow of energy into the subject. Therefore, Stinger's first initial 'burst' of current is considerably less into the subject than these older technologies.
Mr. Dietl continued: "The public needs to be aware that the Stinger stun technology is radically different than that of Taser. When Stinger Systems began its efforts to develop a more effective and more humane stun product, our mission was to create a technology that would not dump as much energy into the body as the Taser products. A stun gun is supposed to provide members of the law enforcement community with an alternative to deadly physical force. If people are dying as a result of being stunned, then the stun gun does not serve its purpose. Police departments across the globe are beginning to realize that they have an alternative that, in my opinion, would be less likely to bring on lawsuits at the rate Taser has experienced."
Further, the Stinger S-200 projectile stun device is classified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as a "firearm" and therefore falls within the realm of the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (codified as 15 U.S.C. Section 7901 - 7903), which protects the company and its distributors from the misuse of its products.
ABOUT STINGER SYSTEMS
Stinger Systems, Inc., a leading provider of electro-stun technologies, develops and sells a broad array of products utilizing advanced electro sparc-pulsed technology to police, corrections, and security sectors worldwide. http://www.stingersystems.com.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements are based on Stinger Systems' current intent, belief and expectations. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements because of the risks described in Stinger Systems' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. Stinger Systems undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this announcement whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.
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