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Taser changes name in shift to software, police services

Taser changes name in shift to software, police services”

Axon's stock symbol will be AAXN, a change from Taser's TASR.

Smith said that filming incidents in high-definition video can also serve as a way of protecting officers that fall under pressure for using their weapons.

According to Axon, a police department could begin the one-year free trial this month, and departments can opt out of the offer at any time.

Many officers have said body cameras are in violation of their basic employment rights and threaten their safety by making every encounter an opportunity to find wrongdoing.

"Our core goal is to have every officer in the world carry a TASER, deploy an Axon camera and be connected to the Axon network", the company said in its annual report a year ago.

Formerly Taser International, Axon is embroiled in a heated battle with rival Seattle company Vievu to provide body cameras to law-enforcement agencies around the country.

The company's official website is now www.axon.com.

Functionally, the introduction of body cameras into policing is aimed at cutting the time it takes officers to write police reports.

The company has made no secret of its ambitions beyond the Taser devices, with a spokesman telling The Post in 2015 that wearable technology represented the company's future.

Axon will be providing every office in the United State access to their technology.

"The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) support the use of body cameras by police officers and have heard the call for their deployment from several communities demanding transparency. Taser will remain one of our flagship products, but now as a single focused product brand for our suite of smart weapons".

Axon is a network of devices, apps, and people that helps law enforcement become smarter and safer.

Our connected body cameras and evidence-management cloud allow police officers to work effectively and transparently, and our TASER Smart Weapons protect life without taking it.

Axon now employs around 110 people in Seattle, with plans to hire an additional 80 in the next year.



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