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Thursday, August 07, 2008

PSP to market taser competitor in Canada

August 7, 2008
By Krystle Chow, Ottawa Business Journal

Pacific Safety Products Inc. has entered into an exclusive agreement to market Taser competitor Stinger Systems's electronic stun guns in the Canadian market.

The Kanata-based defence products maker said its wholly owned subsidiary APS Distributors would be marketing Stinger's "less lethal" electronic immobilization devices, including the new S-200 projectile stun device.

"We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Stinger Systems to bring this exciting and innovative product to Canada," said PSP chief executive David Scott in a statement. "We share a belief that superior product design, officer safety and customer service are critical in the Canadian marketplace, making for an ideal partnership. The S-200 especially represents a real opportunity for Canadian law enforcement to issue the best in less-lethal EID devices."

Stinger purports its products are safer than the Taser International stun guns – which have been receiving negative press lately after several highly publicized Taser deaths – widely used among law enforcement agencies. The two-dart, hand-held stun guns use microcomputer technology to manage the flow of current, allowing for less initial current and spreading the charge out over a longer period of time.

The Stinger product is also about half the price of a Taser device, according to an Associated Press report.

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