SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IDG's CIO magazine announced yesterday TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR) as a recipient of the 2010 CIO 100. The 23rd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

"This year's CIO 100 awards draws well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT but creating genuine business value as well," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & Events.  "These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere."

"This is a significant award for TASER International's efforts to provide an end to end solution for evidentiary data management and an unmatched degree of accountability for our law enforcement customers," said Ray Rivera, CIO. "The CIO 100 is a tremendous achievement for our innovative technology vision, our team's indomitable efforts, and the invaluable input by law enforcement agencies that partnered with us in during the complex design and development process. We are very pleased with this recognition, our IT department continues to leverage technology to contribute to the future growth of our business," concluded Rivera.

"While the public is familiar with our TASER ® brand devices that protect life, it's very encouraging to receive recognition of our mission to protect truth by providing capture, management and storage of digital evidence that can be quickly searched, retrieved and analyzed to enable effective decision management in a secure collaborative environment," said Yogesh Saini, Senior VP of Global Internet Services. Our innovative software as a service (SaaS) evidence management system - EVIDENCE.COM™ - along with AXON™ - the on-officer camera system provide a solution platform that overcomes the hurdles of law enforcement's need to protect ever increasing digital evidence in a cost effective manner," concluded Saini.

The 2010 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on August 24th at the conclusion of the twelfth annual CIO 100 Symposium ® and Awards Ceremony.

About the CIO 100

The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100. Once the top 100 honorees were selected, several honorees were chosen to receive an additional special award. The recipients of this special award will be revealed at the CIO 100 awards ceremony in August.

Complete coverage of the 2010 CIO 100 awards will be online at on June 1, 2010 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.

About CIO Magazine

CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information technology executives thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business, as well as create opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 200 awards to date, including three Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors. CIO websites and magazines appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany. CIO is produced by CXO Media a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About TASER International, Inc.

TASER International, Inc., is the global leader in the development of technologies that Protect Life and Protect Truth.  More than 15,000 public safety agencies in 40 countries rely on TASER electronic control devices (ECDs) to help protect and serve.  TASER innovations benefit individuals and families too; providing personal protection and accountability while maintaining regard for life.   TASER is committed to bringing advanced solutions to market, like TASER AXON and - powerful evidence capturing and management platforms.   Learn more about TASER International and its products at or by calling (800) 978-2737.

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