Plans to Enter the Non-Lethal Weapons Market
Lenexa, KS, Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) (the "Company"), which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office next week will be issuing a patent on the Company’s revolutionary wirelessly conducted and controlled electroshock weapon. The Company plans to enter the nonlethal weapon market now that it has protected its innovation in this market. The Company filed the underlying U.S. Patent Application for its first electroshock weapon in May 2015.
The U.S. Patent Office will issue on December 12, 2017, U.S. Patent No. 9,841,259 (the '259 Patent) for a wirelessly conducted electronic weapon system, referred to as a Non-Lethal Weapon, and typically utilized by law enforcement personnel to control noncompliant and aggressive subjects. As designed, the electroshock weapon would fire a wireless direct contact projectile from a launcher to administer the shock to the subject. The launcher is controlled by radio frequency. In addition to reducing the projectile velocity at launch and allowing the officer to control the shock wirelessly through radio frequency, the Company's wirelessly controlled electronic weapon is designed to be compact, easy to carry, and provide improved accuracy. This weapon combines the advantages of conventional conducted electroshock weapons (CEWs) and long-range electroshock weapons without the wires and safety threat limitations the current technology poses to the subject. The technology embodied in Digital Ally’s ’259 Patent represents a significant advancement to current CEW technology, which is many years old.
In the conventional non-lethal weapon market, there are three types of electroshock weapons. First, there are direct contact CEWs, such as stun guns and cattle prods, which can only administer the shock while in contact with the subject and must be in arm's reach of the subject. Second, there are CEWs that fire projectiles that administer the shock via thin wires. The shock from a CEW is limited to the length of the wire and limited to one charge. Finally, there are long-range CEWs.
"We are excited to bring innovation to the non-lethal weapons market," said Stan Ross, CEO of Digital Ally, Inc. "Recognizing the current limitations with electroshock weapon technology available to law enforcement, we saw potential to grow our product mix by addressing the estimated $8.5 billion global non-lethal weapons market and over 8,000 agencies currently deploying our digital video imaging and storage technology," continued Ross. “With the innovation embodied in the new ‘259 Patent, we believe that we have addressed the limitations in current CEWs with our new technology and expect that it will become the platform for the next generation of CEWs that police have been long awaiting. We are now proceeding to develop our product prototype,” concluded Stan Ross.
About Digital Ally
Digital Ally®, headquartered in Lenexa, KS, specializes in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality video recording equipment and video analytic software. Digital Ally pushes the boundaries of technology in industries such as law enforcement, emergency management, commercial fleets, and consumer use. Digital Ally’s complete product solutions include in-car and body cameras, cloud and local management software, and automatic recording technology. These products work seamlessly together and are simple to install and operate. Digital Ally products are sold by domestic direct sales representatives and international distributors worldwide.
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Contact Information Stanton Ross, CEO Tom Heckman, CFO Digital Ally, Inc 913-814-7774 email@example.com