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TASER International Goes to Market With New TASER Shockwave Area Denial System
TASER Shockwave Units Available On March 31, 2009
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Mar 30, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), a leading provider of technology solutions and the market leader in electronic control devices (ECDs), today announced that it will begin selling the TASER(r) Shockwave(tm) area denial system to tactical law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, critical infrastructure and military customers on March 31, 2009.

"The TASER Shockwave system provides a tactical intermediate-force area denial option for law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, and military personnel," said Rick Smith, CEO and founder of TASER International. "The Shockwave system is a mobile, remote force-multiplier which uses our proven TASER Neuro Muscular Incapacitation technology to deny access to strategically important areas."

The basic Shockwave unit consists of a six-shot TASER ECD that covers a 20-degree arc with 25-ft XP TASER(r) cartridges. The Shockwave is designed as a fully modular system, allowing the end user complete flexibility to deploy as needed to achieve the desired objective. The units can be stacked side-by-side, vertically, or can be 'daisy-chained' together in limitless combinations to allow an optimized response for every deployment.

Shockwave devices are available as either a single unit, or in three-unit and six-unit system kits complete with cables, power magazines, recharging assembly, and control box.

More information on the TASER Shockwave area denial system is available at http://www.taser.com/products/law/Pages/ShockwaveLE.aspx.

About TASER International, Inc.

TASER International's products protect life and truth. TASER provides advanced Electronic Control Devices (ECDs) and technology solutions for use in the law enforcement, corrections, medical, military, professional security, and personal protection markets. TASER devices use proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative, or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement officers, critical infrastructure, innocent citizens, or themselves in a manner that is generally recognized as a safer alternative to other uses of force. For more information, please call TASER International at (800) 978-2737 or visit our website at www.TASER.com.

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Note to Investors

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), including statements, without limitation, regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. We intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking information is based upon current information and expectations regarding TASER International. These estimates and statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, are not guarantees of future performance, and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied, or forecasted in such forward-looking statements.

TASER International assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release. These statements are qualified by important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include but are not limited to: (1) market acceptance of our products; (2) our ability to establish and expand direct and indirect distribution channels; (3) our ability to attract and retain the endorsement of key opinion-leaders in the law enforcement community; (4) the level of product technology and price competition for our products; (5) the degree and rate of growth of the markets in which we compete and the accompanying demand for our products; (6) risks associated with rapid technological change and new product introductions; (7) competition; (8) litigation including lawsuits resulting from alleged product related injuries and death; (9) media publicity concerning allegations of deaths and injuries occurring after use of the TASER device and the negative effect this publicity could have on our sales; (10) TASER device tests and reports; (11) product quality; (12) implementation of manufacturing automation; (13) potential fluctuations in our quarterly operating results; (14) financial and budgetary constraints of prospects and customers; (15) order delays; (16) dependence upon sole and limited source suppliers; (17) negative reports concerning the TASER device; (18) fluctuations in component pricing; (19) government regulations and inquiries; (20) dependence upon key employees and our ability to retain employees; (21) execution and implementation risks of new technology; (22) ramping manufacturing production to meet demand; (23) medical and safety studies; (24) field test results; and (25) other factors detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, those factors detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Form 10-Qs.

The statements made herein are independent statements of TASER International. The inclusion of any third parties does not represent an endorsement of any TASER International products or services by any such third parties.

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SOURCE: TASER International, Inc.

TASER International, Inc.
Steve Tuttle, Vice President of Communications
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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding TASER International, Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.