Combined Systems Inc. (CSI) will begin producing Optech Ventures' patented Light Emitting Diode Incapacitator (LEDI) technology for public safety, military, and homeland security workers. CSI plans to release the LEDI handheld device later this year.
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, according to the company.
"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 break-through technology to the market."
LEDI was developed in close collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG).