Combined Systems Inc. (CSI) has announced an exclusive agreement with Optech Ventures to manufacture, market, and distribute Optech's patented Light Emitting Diode Incapacitator ("LEDI") technology to military, public safety, and homeland security markets worldwide. CSI plans to begin producing the LEDI handheld device for market launch in late 2010.
The LEDI is a light-based non-lethal device utilizing high-powered, multi-colored LED clusters and complex optical concentrators producing a high level of optical disruption and disorientation in targeted subjects. LEDI was developed in close collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and Technical Support Working Group (TSWG).
"LEDI is an expansion within the 'CTS' branded less-lethal product line. It's an effective force option with the lowest risk of injury on the use of force continuum," said Don Smith, Chief Executive Officer for CSI. "We are excited about the opportunity to offer this new breakthrough technology to the market."