Digital Ally Enters Law Enforcement Speed Detection Market With Laser Ally Handheld Speed Detection LIDAR System
Only LIDAR System Detectors Could Neither Detect Nor Jam In Third-Party Test
Digital Ally, Inc. (Nasdaq: DGLY), which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications, today announced the planned introduction of its new handheld Laser Ally LIDAR System for vehicle speed detection.
“LIDAR systems have been used in the law enforcement industry for a number of years, and the technology is recognized and accepted by courts as an accurate means of detecting vehicle speed,” stated Ken McCoy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Digital Ally, Inc. “Our team has years of LIDAR and RADAR experience, allowing us to introduce our new Laser Ally with knowledgeable representatives, supported by Digital Ally’s brand name and excellent reputation for quality customer service.”
The company has already received initial customer orders and has responded to numerous requests for “test and evaluation” units from law enforcement agencies. Often referred to as “laser”, LIDAR is an acronym for LIght Detection And Ranging, a technology that allows police and other law enforcement officers to pinpoint the speed and direction of a vehicle in single or mutli-lane traffic. LIDAR speed detection systems differ from RADAR systems by using light waves, instead of radio waves, to measure speed. LIDAR systems also have a much narrower beam, which allows the operator to accurately identify a speeding vehicle in highly congested traffic.
“We are pleased that law enforcement agencies have responded to the introduction of our new, feature-rich Laser Ally LIDAR System with considerable enthusiasm,” stated Stanton E. Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Ally, Inc. “This is evident in the fact that we have begun receiving orders for the new speed detection device less than two months following its initial product launch. We have also received favorable preliminary test results from several law enforcement agencies, including a large Sheriff’s Department and a State Highway Patrol agency. Last week, the Laser Ally system was involved in a third-party test against the leading LIDAR systems and LIDAR ‘jammers’, and our LIDAR system was the only one that the LIDAR detectors could neither detect nor jam. We believe the ability of Laser Ally to read vehicle speeds even when cars are equipped with LIDAR ‘jammers’ represents a significant competitive advantage for Digital Ally in the marketplace.”
Laser Ally is small, lightweight and well balanced, and can detect vehicle speed and direction in only 1/3 of a second. Laser Ally also features an impressive, extended range, even when operating through the windshield of a vehicle, allowing officers to remain in the comfort of their patrol cars. It reads through obstructions like branches or glass, congested traffic, adverse weather, and was the only LIDAR not detected or jammed in a recent third-party test against the leading LIDAR systems and LIDAR jammers. The system is user-friendly, waterproof, impact resistant, and features accuracy locking and internal accuracy tests, improved alignment stability, true continuous tracking with audio, up to a 32-hour battery life from 2 C-cell batteries, a True Color 1:1 Head-Up Display for accurate vehicle identification and to alleviate eye strain, and the unit is upgradable in the field via a USB port.
Laser Ally was listed on the July 30, 2010 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conforming Product List (CPL) for enforcement-technology equipment. This equipment is intended for use in highway-safety programs and found to be both accurate and reliable when properly operated and maintained. IACP recommends that law-enforcement agencies use this CPL as one of its criteria when purchasing enforcement-technology equipment.
About Digital Ally, Inc.
Digital Ally, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets advanced technology products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications. The Company’s primary focus is digital video imaging and storage. For additional information, visit www.digitalallyinc.com.