BRISBANE, Australia and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Axon Public Safety Australia, a subsidiary of TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) and the global leader in digital evidence management solutions with the leading body-worn camera, today announced the purchase of 2200 Axon Flex cameras by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in Australia. QPS, the third largest police agency in the country, also secured a three-year subscription to the Axon cloud solution, Evidence.com to help store, manage and share data from the body cameras and other digital evidence sources. QPS previously purchased 500 Axon cameras, which brings their total deployment to 2700 Axon cameras. The order was received in the third quarter of 2016 and is expected to ship in phases through the end of 2016.
"We are incredibly excited to be the first police service in Australia to secure the latest law enforcement technology from Axon Public Safety," said Queensland Police Service's acting Inspector, Wayne Hutchings. "We look forward to seeing the positive impact these cameras will bring to our agency and community, including better evidence and increased transparency between police and public."
"By fully equipping their officers with our Axon cameras and Evidence.com solution, the Queensland Police is revolutionizing their agency with the latest technological advancements of the 21st century," CEO and co-founder Rick Smith said. "TASER is proud to continue leading the innovation of law enforcement technology and we are delighted to share the power and the potential of our products with Queensland, its officers, and the Australian law enforcement community. Our newest office in Sydney, Australia has given us the wonderful opportunity to impact and support the Asia Pacific region."
Axon's Evidence.com platform helps police capture, manage, and share their digital evidence without the complexity or cost of installing in-house servers. It enables greater transparency through seamless integration with the industry-leading Axon body-worn video cameras. Evidence.com is the most secure, scalable, and cost-effective solution for managing all types of digital evidence. From capture to courtroom, this solution automates the upload process to ensure security and integrity while keeping officers in the field rather than sitting at computers.
TASER's Axon cameras are small, yet highly visible, and can be attached securely to uniforms/shirts, sunglasses, a cap, a shirt collar, or a head mount. They are powered by a pocket size battery pack, which ensures recording capability during an entire shift. When recording, the cameras capture a wide-angle, full-color view of what an officer is facing. The video automatically uploads via a docking station to Evidence.com, a cloud-based storage and management system, where it can be easily accessed for review. The video files stored online or on the Axon video camera are secure and include a chain of custody with audit trails.
About Axon & Evidence.com Platform:
Thousands of law enforcement agencies to date are now utilizing the Axon platform, allowing them to seamlessly integrate software and hardware to enable powerful capabilities. The Axon platform connects technology and people in order to protect our police officers and the communities they serve:
Smart Devices – Body cameras and in-car video that leverage technology such as Bluetooth® wireless technology and Wi-Fi to better track and manage data
Unified and Integrated Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) – One platform that removes siloed DEMS through cloud computing, integrations across media points, and open file standards that do not require proprietary file formats or media players
Connected Ecosystem - From capture to courtroom, securely share and track digital evidence across public safety stakeholders
Digital Verification and Audit Logs – Record every interaction with any piece of digital evidence including capture, ingest, retrieve, manage, and share
Advanced Security – Industry–leading people, practices, and products that comply with CJIS at both the infrastructure and application layers and ISO/IEC 27001
TASER International makes communities safer with innovative public safety technologies. Founded in 1993, TASER first transformed law enforcement with its electrical weapons. TASER continues to define smarter policing with its Axon brand which includes a growing suite of connected products and services from body cameras and digital evidence management tools to mobile apps. More than 169,000 lives have been saved from death or serious injury with TASER's products and services. Learn more at www.taser.com and www.axon.io or by calling (800) 978-2737.
TASER, Axon, and Evidence.com are trademarks of TASER International, Inc., some of which are registered in the US and in other countries. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Wi-Fi is registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.