Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in public safety products around the world, announced today that all 350 officers with the Basel-Landschaft Police Department in Switzerland are carrying the ASP Talon Baton and Envoy Scabbard.
Basel-Landschaft Police Sergeant MBA Markus Beer, Chief of Tactical Training, transitioned Officers from ASP’s Lever Loc batons, which they had been carrying since 2009, to the 50 cm Talons following an extensive Testing and Evaluation process that began in January 2013.
Beer said his agency’s Officers were impressed by several of the Talon’s innovative features, particularly the ease and speed in which the batons can be expanded and retracted.
“The Talon is the long-sought solution to the challenge of closing an expandable baton without impact,” Beer said. “We’re proud to be the first large European department to be carrying the Talon and the Envoy Scabbards.”
The Envoy is ASP’s newest scabbard designed specifically for the Talon baton.
The sophisticated yet simple design of the Talon’s revolutionary Disc Loc technology uses two opposing internal discs that secure each of the baton’s shafts in place ensuring that lockout is stable and secure.
ASP designs and manufactures both a Steel and Airweight model of the Talon, which comes in lengths of 40 cm, 50 cm and 60 cm.
The Talons also have a lifetime warranty.
Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in law enforcement products, has unveiled several new colors and styles of its Sapphire USB as well as its new Micro Arm, a unique Sapphire USB accessory that helps illuminate a computer keyboard or reference notes.
Sapphire USB light line expands to 24
ASP is now designing and manufacturing 24 distinct models of the Sapphire USB, the first Micro USB rechargeable wearable LED light of its kind, giving consumers a wide range of vibrant colors and exclusive styles in which to choose. They include contemporary Armorized Glass, Black Eagle Diamond Cut, Camouflage, Tactical, genuine Italian Leather Brown Gator and a variety of distinctive colors such as pink, violet, gold and green.
“There is now a Sapphire USB light for virtually everyone’s unique tastes,” said ASP CEO and Chairman Kevin Parsons, PhD. At 20 lumens, with a metal clip, all metal frame and micro USB charge port, the Sapphire USB is the ideal backup light.
It’s significantly sturdier and brighter (10 times brighter) than its popular predecessor in the ASP Everyday Carry light category. A custom designed Lithium polymer battery powers the Sapphire USB, which will run uninterrupted for approximately 90 minutes and can be fully recharged using a Micro USB cell phone charger or the USB port of any computer.
The Sapphire USB battery indicator blinks red when it is charging and turns solid green when fully charged. Conveniently attaches to belts, backpacks and purses with a spring loaded metal clip, the Sapphire USB has an ambidextrous top mounted on off switch. The unique design of the switch allows users to push it down for intermittent light or press and slide it forward for a continuous beam. The two motions are designed so the light will not be turned on unintentionally.
Depending on the style, the Sapphire USB’s MSRP ranges from $30 to $35. A Micro USB connector is included.
Micro Arm Accessory
ASP’s new Micro Arm accessory is a USB to Micro USB positioning arm for use with a computer and the Sapphire USB. It allows users to light up their laptop keyboard or their reference notes.
The Micro Arm is both extremely durable and flexible making it simple to move the Sapphire USB to several different positions while remaining firmly connected to the computer’s USB port.
“Whether you’re a police officer working the night shift in a squad car on the computer or a business traveler on a darkened plane with a laptop, you’ll never be left in the dark with the Micro Arm and a Sapphire USB,” Parsons said.
The Micro Arm can also be used to recharge any ASP USB light. The MSRP is $12.00.
Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in law enforcement products, has introduced its new tactical Logo Belt, the latest member of the company's family of Custom Logo items.
The Logo Belt's innovative design and high-quality nylon materials provide the size and strength needed to fully support a public safety professional's tactical equipment, such as batons, flashlights, radios and guns. "Our new Logo Belt is heavy and stiff, never floppy, which is critical for police officers who are carrying a number of tools and weapons on their belts, " said ASP Chairman and CEO Kevin Parsons, PhD.
The Logo Belt is available in either 1.5 and 1.75 inch width models. The belt has a custom nylon weave design that is full-bodied and rigid with a distinctive stitch line accenting the top and bottom edges. The tip of the belt is also uniquely reinforced for added durability.
In addition, the Logo Belt has a hidden, leather handcuff key pocket located on the inside of the belt. ASP's standard key, the ASP Pentagon Handcuff Key, will fit in the pocket.
The buckle of the tactical Logo Belt can be customized with a department, division or team logo. A ¾-inch medallion can be placed in the inset on the front of the belt. ASP will waive the die and set-up fees for custom logos with a minimum order of 20 medallions. This discount is part of ASP's popular Custom Logo program. "Our Custom Logo program not only saves money, it provides agencies and security teams the opportunity to promote themselves and their institutions with the added touch of visual prestige," said Parsons.
The Logo Belt is currently available in black with an MSRP of $16.50.
Lightweight and compact yet intense, reliable and rugged
With the unveiling of the new Scribe, Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in law enforcement products, has greatly enhanced its line of Everyday Carry Lights.
The Scribe is less than 4'' long and weighs just over 2 ounces, making it easy to carry in a shirt or pants pocket. It has the size and feel of a fine writing instrument but also the ruggedness, reliability and intensity of a backup duty light. Driven by a constant current circuit board, the Scribe's latest XPG2 LED produces 130 lumens of light as measured against the ANSI FL-1 Standard. It has a continuous runtime of about 90 minutes. A sophisticated heat management system controls the body temperature of the light protecting it from overheating.
Disc Loc, button release baton strengthens "Lighten the Load" Initiative
Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in law enforcement products, has ramped up its "Lighten the Load" initiative, which is aimed at bettering the health and well being of police officers, with the Talon Air baton. The 50 cm Disc Loc, button or cap release Talon Air weighs approximately 11.2 ounces, nearly a half of a pound less than its steel counterpart. The lighter weight is meant to help reduce the risk of low back injuries while its innovative design and unique materials still ensure superior performance and protection on the street. "With the addition of the Talon Air to our Airweight product line, we're now offering law enforcement professionals more options to keep themselves safe and keep themselves healthy," ASP CEO and Chairman Kevin Parsons, PhD, said.
The new Talon Air incorporates the revolutionary steel/aluminum design that is found in all of ASP's Airweight batons. This custom combination results in a lightweight, durable and devastatingly effective impact weapon. The handle and middle of the baton are made with 7075 custom aluminum tubing – the same alloy used in an M4 rifle, and the striking surface is high carbon steel tubing.
Like the Talon Steel baton, the Talon Air's sophisticated yet simple design uses two opposing internal discs that secure each of the baton's shafts in place to ensure that lockout is stable and secure. It has a finger recess at the bottom of the foamed vinyl grip to improve an officer's grasp and maximize striking potential.
And the Talon Air has fewer than 20 moving parts, making it simple to maintain and service in the field.
Officers can open the Talon Air by sharply extending it toward the ground or the sky, and they can also open it by pulling the extended tip of the baton's shaft. This allows officers to expand the baton in tight spaces, such as a vehicle while working executive protection detail.
To retract the Talon Air, officers just push the release button at the butt-end of the baton's grip with their thumb and press the tip of the shaft against their other hand, their body or the bottom of the case in which they carry the Talon Air. "One really important feature of the Talon Air is that is can be closed simply by putting it back into its scabbard in one fluid motion," said Parsons. "Retraction couldn't be more convenient."
The Talon Air comes in 40 cm (8.8 ounces), 50 cm (11.2 ounces) and 60 cm (12.0 ounces) length models. The Talon Air can be carried in ASP's SideBreak Scabbard. Depending on the model and length, the Talon Air's MSRP ranges from $175 to $195 and comes with a lifetime warranty.
"LIGHTEN THE LOAD" INITIATIVE
ASP's "Lighten the Load" initiative brings the best of automation, applied science and industrial mechanics to decrease the weight and improve the performance of the protective equipment that must be carried each day by police. The initiative includes impact weapons, restraints and lighting products. For more information on the "Lighten the Load" initiative and other ASP products, visit www.asp-usa.com.
Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in law enforcement products, has introduced its entire family of Triad duty flashlights, the AA, USB, Polymer and CR – the brightest light of its kind producing a brilliant 350 lumens of light as measured against the ANSI FL-1 Standard.
All four Triad flashlights have set a new standard for high-intensity duty lights and serve as the cornerstone of ASP's entire light line.
Each flashlight incorporates several revolutionary, industry-leading key features, including the latest XPG2 LED, a 3-position quiet switch (intermittent, locking and constant-on) and a foamed, vinyl grip that is durable yet tacky and provides insulation from the heat these types of lights give off.
The Triad Family of lights offers users a variety of materials (6061 aerospace aluminum and polymer) and power sources (AA, CR123A and Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries) to choose from and all come with a zippered storage case and a variety of accessories.
The Triad Family
AA – The Triad AA features the intensity of a world-class duty light (220 lumens) with the worldwide convenience of AA batteries. Lithium power cells provide increased cold weather performance, extended shelf life and high energy density. The newly introduced lithium AA batteries by Energizer that ASP sells run eight times (8X) longer than their alkaline counterparts - ideal for duty use. The Triad AA comes with two Lithium AA batteries, a battery link case and a zippered travel case.The run time of the Triad AA is approximately 2 ½ hours. The MSRP is $100.
CR - The Triad CR stands out from its siblings in the Triad family as the brightest in the bunch. Fueled by two CR123A Lithium batteries, the Triad CR produces a stunning 350 lumens of light and runs continuously for approximately 90 minutes. The Triad CR comes with two CR123A batteries, a link battery case and a zippered travel case. The MSRP is $110.
USB - Powered by an 18650-Lithium Ion battery, the Triad USB can be recharged on the go using a computer laptop or any micro USB cell phone charger. The Triad USB's revolutionary technology produces a brilliant 300 lumens of light with a continuous runtime of approximately three hours. The Triad USB's battery has a protection circuit module to prevent overcharging or short –circuiting, and the battery indicator on the light blinks red when charging and turns solid green when fully charged. The Triad USB comes with a retractable cord, car charger, wall charger and a zippered travel case. The MSRP is $145.
Polymer – The Polymer Triad is designed for users who want a lighter feel but the same durability and performance of ASP's other Triad lights. The Poly Triad comes in black, coyote, yellow and pink. It produces 275 lumens with a runtime of about 2 1/2 hours. The MSRP is $80.
The small, powerful LED light can be Recharged on the go
Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in law enforcement products, has expanded its Tungsten light family with the new Tungsten USB.
The Tungsten USB can be recharged on the go using a laptop computer or any micro USB cellphone charger.
"The Tungsten USB is small, powerful and incredibly bright," said ASP CEO and Chairman Kevin Parsons, PhD. "The ability to recharge the Tungsten USB adds incredible convenience to our already popular category of Transitional Lights."
ASP's Transitional Lights are intermediate size lights with full size performance. They have machined grips and advanced user interfaces.
Powered by ASP's custom-made 18650-Lithium Ion battery, the Tungsten USB's latest XPG2 LED light produces a powerful 350 lumens of ultra-white light with a continuous runtime of approximately two hours. The Tungsten USB's battery has a protection circuit module to prevent overcharging or short–circuiting, and the battery indicator on the light blinks red when charging and turns solid green when fully charged.
The linear form factor of the Tungsten USB makes it easily carried lens up or lens down. It’s built with precision-machined high strength aluminum with a Type 3 matte black, hard coat anodized finish. It has a 3-position switch (intermittent, locking and constant-on). The center locking position guards against accidental activation.
The Tungsten USB comes with a detachable and reversible pocket clip, a Micro USB to USB retractable cord, a car charger, a wall charger and a zippered travel case. The MSRP is $105.
Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in law enforcement products, is now shipping the Turbo USB and the Turbo CR, the two most powerful duty flashlights ASP has ever designed and manufactured.
The Turbo USB and the Turbo CR are designed with the latest Cree XML2 LED technology and produce more than 700 lumens of stunningly brilliant ultra white light as measured against the ANSI FL-1 Standard.
Both lights in the Turbo Family also have several key features, including a 3-position, quiet switch (intermittent, locking and constant-on) and a foamed, vinyl grip that is durable yet tacky and provides insulation from the heat these types of lights give off.
Two CR123A batteries fuel the Turbo CR while the Turbo USB runs off one custom 18650-Lithium Ion rechargeable battery with a protection circuit module to prevent overcharging or short-circuiting. The battery indicator on the Turbo USB blinks red when charging and turns solid green when fully charged.
The Turbo USB has a continuous runtime of approximately 90 minutes and the Turbo CR has a continuous runtime of about one hour. The Turbo CR comes with two CR123A batteries and has a detachable and reversible pocket clip. The Turbo USB comes with a Micro USB to USB retractable cord, a car charger and a wall charger. Both come with a zippered travel case and a lifetime warranty.
The MSRP for the Turbo USB is $165 while the MSRP for the Turbo CR is $150.
The Talon is ASP's new Disc Loc, button-release Baton
Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in law enforcement products, has unveiled the new Talon, the company's revolutionary Disc Loc, button-release baton. With safety, simplicity and ease of use as the driving forces behind the design, the Talon's unique features allow police officers and public safety professionals to close the baton without impact, open it in very close quarters and fully service it in the field.
Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), one of the most respected names in law enforcement products, has introduced the Triad USB, the industry’s first Micro USB rechargeable tactical LED light, and the Triad Tactical Light Case (TLC).
- ASP Outfits first large European Agency with Talon Batons & Envoy Scabbards
- ASP Unveils new Sapphire USB styles, colors and Micro Arm accessory
- ASP introduces its new Tactical Logo Belt
- New Scribe light is now available
- ASP is now shipping the Talon Air
- ASP Introduces entire family of Triad Duty flashlights
- ASP Expands its Tungsten Light family with the Rechargeable Tungsten USB
- ASP is Shipping its most powerful Duty lights
- ASP Unveils the Talon
- Triad USB - Micro USB Rechargeable LED Light