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Bestex Company, Inc. to Introduce New Projectile Stun Gun Models to Consumer Market. Company Files Briefs in Taser Case.
Jan 17, 2008 (08:01 AM EST)

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestex Company, Inc., which successfully defended a recent patent infringement suit filed by Taser International, Inc. , thereby, establishing Bestex Company's right to compete against Taser International in the consumer market for projectile stun guns, today announced that it will be introducing new models of air powered projectile stun guns to the consumer market. The company will show case these state of the art projectile stun guns at next year's consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, Nevada, but anticipates public sales of the new weapons as early as the second half of this year. The company plans to sell these state of the art stun guns for a fraction of the cost of Taser International's C2 consumer stun guns.

Bestex Company, Inc., which has sold some 11,000 projectile stun guns in competition with Taser International's consumer tasers and which manufactures a wide array of other electronic control devices, continued to correct Taser International's recent January 10, 2008 press release. Bestex Company stated that it had not exited the market for electronic control devices nor stated that it had.

Mr. Yong Suk Park, C.E.O. of Bestex Company, stated "In a lengthy and rambling January 10, 2008 press release, Taser International stated that 'Bestex has represented that it has exited the electronic control device market place as a result of the litigation' (that is Taser International, Inc. v. Bestex Company, Inc., U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case CV-06-026360-PA). Why Taser International would make such an absolutely false and misleading statement to its own investors and the public at large about one of its largest competitors for electronic control devices in the consumer market is beyond comprehension. Mr. Klint's statement on behalf of Taser International is absolutely outrageous and unprecedented. Bestex Company, Inc. continues in its long established business of developing and selling electronic control devices. Why would Bestex Company, Inc. exit the market for electronic control devices after winning the patent infringement case, which Taser filed against it, in a hard fought victory. Bestex Company, Inc. is extremely grateful to attorney James McNulty, who successfully defended Taser International's patent suit against Bestex Company pro bono, that is without charging Bestex Company a fee for his services, on moral grounds and to the Honourable Percy Anderson, United States District Judge, who heard Taser International's case and saw it exactly for what it was. The case is published in the USPTQ available in any law library and to on line subscribers and any literate person can there read it. You would think that Taser International and Mr. Klint would be embarrassed and ashamed to even mention a case, where a United States Federal District Judge suggested that Taser International's actions in maintaining the case were "unethical", stated that its conduct during the case was "highly suspect" and ordered Mr. Klint to file a declaration under penalty of perjury explaining those actions, and to now falsely state to Taser International's investors and the consuming public that Bestex Company, which is Taser International's largest competitor in the consumer market for projectile stun guns, has exited the electronic control device business. Bestex Company has filed briefs with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in appeals case No. 07-55820 to appeal certain issues unrelated to the judgement that Bestex Company, Inc. did not infringe Taser International's patent, which judgement as to Taser International's case against Bestex Company, Inc. is now final and non- appealable."

Mr. Park continued "In fact, Bestex Company, Inc. had also discussed marketing American Exchange traded Law Enforcement Associates, Inc. Audio Intelligence Devices (AID) business' consumer model non-firearm spring launched projectile stun gun (U.S. Patents 6,477,933 and 6,729,222). The injection mold tooling for this low cost projectile stun gun has been long complete and production projectile stun guns already manufactured. Bestex Company is quite impressed with the performance of this low cost consumer projectile stun gun and with AID's product developments generally. AID, the nations largest developer and manufacturer of undercover surveillance equipment, recently unveiled a proprietary concealed graffiti surveillance system, which detects graffiti vandalism and sends real time alerts to law enforcement via text message and JPEG to enable police to dispatch resources and catch taggers in the act, while the system records video of the taggers, providing evidence for later introduction at their trial. Experts believe that such immediate apprehensions are needed to reduce graffiti vandalism, which is estimated to cost government $16,000,000,000.00 annually to clean up. Denver, Colorado has already deployed AID's graffiti surveillance system. In Bestex Company's opinion, the potential market for the AID surveillance system is enormous. AID also manufactures the Birddog (TM) GPS Tracking System, the most widely used covert tracking device by local and federal law enforcement agencies, other audio surveillance systems including classified devices, and under vehicle bomb detection systems, including the S&W branded UVIS Swift. AID has served over 18,000 law enforcement customers in its 40 year history and has close working relationships with Smith & Wesson and FLIR Systems, Inc. Pfeiffer High at 303-393-7044 handles investor relations for Law Enforcement Associates Corporation and its AID division."

About Bestex Company

Bestex Company is a privately held company. The enterprise, first, as a proprietorship, and later as a corporation, is one of the oldest continuing enterprises selling electronic control devices. It began selling electronic control devices in the 1980's and developing/marketing projectile stun guns in 1990.

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