The Dazer Laser - Light Fighting Technologies is a family of non-lethal, ocular distraction (ocular interrupter) devices, or dazzlers, which have been designed and engineered by Laser Energetics, Inc.
US government and independent eye studies have confirmed that the commercially available Dazer Laser GUARDIAN can be operated safely and effectively at ranges from 1 to 1000 meters for visual impairment and out to 2000 meters for hailing and warning. All Dazer Laser systems are safe to operate from very short to long distances and do not inflict any permanent eye damage when operated as intended. The different studies and evaluations show that the beam divergence and simultaneous combination of continuous wave (CW) lasing, and modulated (pulsed) lasing, known as patent-pending MEAN Beam Technology, allows all Dazer Lasers to operate safely and effectively within the maximum permissible exposure (MPE) limits set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
The Dazer Laser - Light Fighting Technologies is different from its competitors, who utilize a fixed focus optical system, that has been utilized by the US military for over 10 years. The disadvantage with fixed focus optics is that the fixed beam divergence, which means that as the laser is fired or the range increases, the beam diameter continually increases. The larger the beam, the less effective, and the smaller the beam the less safe. Because of this, fixed focus systems have a longer "unsafe range" and shorter effective range. All Dazer Laser products utilize the patent-pending Variable Range & Focus Optics which allow the operator to adjust accordingly depending on the range of the engagement, and can be operated both safely and effectively, not safely or effectively, at all ranges in the GUARDIAN and STEALTH from 1 to 1000 meters and 1 to 2400 meters in the DEFENDER. The DPSS GreenStar Laser, with Provisional Patent Application No. 61/348,312 US Patent and Trademark office, encompasses a new type of Diode Pumped Solid State, 532nm, Class IIIb, Visible (green) Laser that produces maximum powers of over 750 mW without having to increase the same laser's size. The GreenStar laser provides a simultaneous mix of Pulse Width Modulation and Continuous Wave (CW) operation for both day and night modes of operation without overheating, unlike other dazzling devices that need to be operated pulsed to conserve power for cooling reasons.
The Dazer Laser is the only ocular distraction and interruption device that uses Variable Range and Variable Focus, a patented technology Laser Energetics has designed into all of its devices. This allows the operator to adjust the range based on the range of the target. For instance if someone is 5 meters away, the user simply sets the range to 5 meters and is safe to engage from 1 meter up to 5 meters away. In the event a threat is 50 meters away, the user simply changes the range to the 50 meter setting and now can engage the threat completely eye safe from 10 meters and beyond. Other dazzling devices cannot do this because they are fixed focus systems and cannot be used at short ranges, but instead have built in safety modules that turn the device off inside of short ranges. This makes other dazzling devices ineffective because they can only be used at longer ranges.
The Dazer Laser has built-in security codes for controlled activation. Once the code has been input into the device, it is activated for a time period of 8, 12, or 24 hours. Upon expiration of the time clock, the device shuts off and cannot be used again until the code is re-entered. This prevents unauthorized use in the event it is lost or stolen. The Dazer Laser operates as a high-powered, long range search-light as well as an ocular distraction and interruption device for safe, yet effective temporary visual impairment. The Dazer Laser is fully waterproof and submersible up to 20 meters in depth, which is two (2) atmospheres. Both the Dazer Laser Defender and Guardian are weapons mountable using MIL Std 1913 Picatinny Rail adapters and have been ruggedized for transport and gunfire, vibration and shock. All Dazer Laser products are powered by CR 123A-3V lithium batteries, the Defender uses four (4) and the Guardian uses two (2).
2008 - Laser Energetics completes its research and begins the physical engineering of its Dazer Laser."
2009 - Laser Energetics announces its nonlethal laser weapon.
2010 - Results from for the eye safety study proves the Dazer Laser can be operated safely. Dazer Laser first sale is made to Israeli Corrections.
- "Blinding laser beam newest police tool". King5. Retrieved 2010-07-25. "Police in the Northwest are considering a new tool for law enforcement. It's called the "Dazer Laser" and is being hailed as a relatively safe method of neutralizing a suspect by temporarily blinding them, Seattle's King 5 reports. ..."
- "Police to experiment with blinding 'Dazer Laser'?". CNET. "The Dazer Laser is a gun that emits a green light at suspects and causes them to temporarily lose their sight"
- "US firm says handheld puke ray is ready to go". The Register. June 1, 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-30. "The so-called Dazer Laser technology comes from Laser Energetics Inc, of New Jersey, which has been supplying more conventional laser equipment since 1991. Now, however, the company is pleased to announce its new Defender and Guardian chunder-beam weapons."
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