NEWARK, June 27- Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. (www.taurususa.com), Miami, FL, announced today that it has partnered with the prestigious New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) (www.njit.edu), in the pursuit of “Personalized Weapons Technology” which will provide user identifiable firing controls for firearms. Sometimes erroneously referred to as “Smart Gun Technology” the NJIT has been working on this project for some time.
In a presentation recently made to the State of New Jersey Legislature, NJIT made the following observations:
Forjas Taurus has been researching user-identifying technology for over
two years. At this time, the product is still sensitive to environmental
factors, power source levels and can only "identify" one user. With this
in mind Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc., of Miami, Florida, has
enthusiastically agreed to join with NJIT in this partnership to make strides
as quickly as possible to achieve the creation of a biometric solution
to this perplexing problem.
“We are taking this bold step to partner with NJIT due to their realistic and well researched position in this matter. Their studies are very convincing and point up the requirement for an R&D partnership with commercial gun companies who have neither the resources nor the laboratories that equal those found at this august institution. After reviewing their recommendations and findings we agree that we can cooperate to bring about an early and reliable solution to the “Personalized Weapons Technology” requirement. It is our position that once this technology is discovered we can then apply it to firearms and create a safer product for use by our customers.”
NJIT Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian,
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is a leader in the handgun
NJIT is a public research university enrolling over
8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs
through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School
of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management
and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing,
microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics,
environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science.
According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been
America's most wired public university for three consecutive years.