ADVANCED TASER M-Series
WHAT IS THE ADVANCED TASER?
ADVANCED TASER¨ is a conducted energy weapon that utilizes compressed
nitrogen to shoot two small probes up to 15 or 21 feet (21 foot cartridges
sold to law enforcement and aviation security agencies only). These probes
are connected to the weapon by high-voltage insulated wire. When the
probes make contact with the target, the ADVANCED TASER transmits powerful
electrical pulses along the wires and into the body of the target through
up to two inches of clothing.
ADVANCED TASER is the third generation of TASER¨ technology conducted
energy weapons. Conducted energy weapons use electrical energy to effect
the signaling mechanisms used by the human body to communicate. This
electrical output simply "jams" the communication system of the body. The
ADVANCED TASER sends a series of electrical signals called TASER¨ Waves or
T-WavesTM quite similar to those used by the brain to communicate with the
body. Much like radio jamming, the T-Waves overpower the normal electrical
signals within the body's nerve fibers. The human target instantly loses
control of his body and cannot perform coordinated action, falling to the
NEW ELECTRO-MUSCULAR DISRUPTION (EMD) vs. STUN TECHNOLOGY
There are two categories of conducted energy weapons: Stun weapons and
Electro-Muscular Disruption Weapons.
original, first generation TASER was introduced in 1974. This system used
a 7 Watt TASER-wave discharge to stun the target. Stun technology weapons
operate in a 7-14 Watt range and interfere with the communication signals
within the sensory nervous system of the target, Hence, they create a stun
effect by overwhelming the nervous system with electrical interference.
The brain, over-stimulated by the electrical energy, is stunned and the
target is usually immobilized. These 7 Watt systems have an effectiveness
rating of approximately 86%. TASER International introduced the second
generation of TASER technology with a 7 Watt output in 1995: the AIR TASER
34000 series. The 2nd generation 34000 series improved on the 1st
generation 21 by reducing the size and weight by over 50%, adding battery
level indicators, and adding an automatic discharge timer. For more
information on the 34000 series, contact your TASER International dealer.
ELECTRO-MUSCULAR DISRUPTION (EMD) WEAPONS
1999, TASER International introduced the 3rd generation of TASER
technology with the ADVANCED TASER. Unlike the earlier 7-Watt stun
systems, the ADVANCED TASER operates at over 14 Watts with a newly
developed TASER-wave output. These higher-powered systems not only stun
the target; they directly control the muscles, causing an uncontrollable
contraction. Hence, conducted energy weapons with power output greater
than 14 watts are designated as Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) weapons
due to the fact that they directly control the skeletal muscles. This EMD
effect causes an uncontrollable contraction of the muscle tissue, allowing
the M-Series to physically debilitate a target regardless of pain
tolerance or mental focus.
Prior to the launch of the M-Series, over 60 elite volunteers from SWAT
teams, military Special Forces, and police agencies were hit with the
ADVANCED TASER M-26 (26-Watt system) with a 100% incapacitation rate. Each
individual was immobilized in less than 1/2 second. Since its development,
the ADVANCED TASER® has sustained a 94% incapacitation rate with no long
term injuries. Over 4,000 volunteers have undergone the effects as well.
The ADVANCED 21 are the first less-lethal weapons that can stop these
focused, goal oriented individuals. All 3 generations of TASER technology
operate at approximately 50,000 volts. However, the output power measured
in watts is significantly different. The voltage may seem high, however,
the ADVANCED TASER's output is well below a potentially dangerous level.
Studies have shown there are no long-term effects from being shot by TASER
technology. A study performed at the University of Southern California
Medical Center concluded that in addition to its non-lethality, the TASER
leaves 0% long-term injuries. (This test was conducted on the 7 Watt stun
Field studies of TASER¨ technology have shown these less-lethal weapons
can significantly reduce injuries to both suspects and officers. A leading
field study of 7-Watt TASER Technology at the Los Angeles Police
Department found TASER technology had the lowest rate of injuries to both
officers and suspects compared to all other force options studied. More
information on this data available at http://www.home.earthlink.net/~gregmeyer/injury.html.
Studies on over 4,000 human test volunteers and over 2,000 actual
perpetrators of the ADVANCED TASER supported that the injury rate remains
at 0% long term effects even at the full 26 Watt output.
ADVANCED TASER'S FEATURES
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