LENEXA, KS--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2013) - Digital Ally, Inc. (
The two-piece design of the FirstVU HD is revolutionary within the rapidly growing market for body-worn cameras, and the camera head is the smallest in the industry. This is important for law enforcement officers because it is a product that is very lightweight and discrete, without sacrificing functional excellence. In effect, the camera is designed around the entire officer, not just the head or chest areas. This allows for a variety of mounting options, including on a weapon or a canine (K-9) companion.
Another significant competitive advantage of the FirstVU HD system involves the Company's new patent-pending VULink device, which allows the FirstVU HD to wirelessly communicate and interact with in-car video systems installed in police cruisers and other law enforcement vehicles. The VULink provides a bi-directional "trigger" between the officer wearing a FirstVU HD and the in-car video system. The VULink system automatically starts recording on both systems (the FirstVU HD and in-car video) when either system is activated, allowing the seamless collection of time-sequenced video evidence from the vehicle and the officer's location outside of the vehicle. If the officer activates the FirstVU HD while away from the vehicle, VULink wirelessly signals the in-car video system to begin recording, as well.
"We believe that the demand for body cameras is expanding at a rapid rate, and with FirstVU HD, we can offer law enforcement agencies the smallest two-piece HD body camera on the market," commented Stanton E. Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Ally, Inc. "When combined with VULink, the missing piece of the body camera puzzle, our system provides unparalleled flexibility when it comes to critical video documentation of evidence. We believe VULink also provides compelling advantages to motorcycle officers, marine patrol and K-9 units by wirelessly alerting the FirstVU HD system to begin recording upon activation of a vehicle's emergency lights or when the 'dog popper' door is opened on a vehicle. This allows officers to perform their duties without having to manually start their recording device. We also expect 'cloud' storage of recorded video to be available soon."
"We have shipped over 200 test and evaluation FirstVU HD units to an approximately 160 potential customers, including some of the largest metropolitan law enforcement agencies in the United States," continued Ross. "We are encouraged by the preliminary results of these field tests and have been notified that Digital Ally has won a number of large test and evaluation competitions. We are optimistic that contract awards will follow."
In addition to its small size and light weight, the FirstVU HD provides 1280x720 HD quality video, has a 130-degree field of view, contains a battery that generates full power throughout the length of an officer's complete shift, and incorporates a tool-less mounting system that allows the officer to effortlessly relocate the camera to a dash mount vehicle application. Other mounting options are available for helmet/head, motorcycle/ATV and K-9 applications.
About Digital Ally, Inc.
Digital Ally, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets advanced technology products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications. The Company's primary focus is digital video imaging and storage. For additional information, visit www.digitalallyinc.com.
The Company is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, and its shares are traded on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "DGLY".
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations or forecasts of future events, can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, and are subject to various business risks and known and unknown uncertainties, a number of which are beyond the control of management. Therefore, actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. A wide variety of factors that may cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: whether the demand for body-worn cameras is expanding as rapidly as the Company believes; its ability to deliver the FirstVu HD product as scheduled, including its ability to obtain the required components and products on a timely basis, and have it perform as planned; its ability to maintain or expand its share of the markets in which it competes, including those outside the law enforcement industry; whether the the FirstVu HD and VULink system will generate the sales that the Company is expecting; competition from larger, more established companies with far greater economic and human resources; its ability to attract and retain customers and quality employees; the effect of changing economic conditions; and changes in government regulations, tax rates and similar matters. These cautionary statements should not be construed as exhaustive or as any admission as to the adequacy of the Company's disclosures. The Company cannot predict or determine after the fact what factors would cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements or other statements. The reader should consider statements that include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "estimates", "plans", "projects", "should", or other expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends, to be uncertain and forward-looking. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional information respecting factors that could materially affect the Company and its operations are contained in its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.