The HDS Systems' EDC Tactical interface uses a rotary control and
single button to create the most advanced tactical
interface in the world. Yet this advanced interface
is so simple, even a young child can operate it.
Best of all, this advanced interface only requires
gross motor skills - the only kind you can depend
upon when you are under stress, and it works in a
noisy environment and with heavy gloves.
The rotary control is used to select one of the 3
modes of operation. The button activates the light.
The fully clockwise position -
against the rotation stop - provides a momentary
maximum output. When the button is pressed, you get
maximum light output. When the button is released,
you get darkness. This mode of operation is used for
tactical "flash and dash" techniques - a burst of
light to illuminate your opponent and the scene
followed by you disappearing back into the darkness,
depriving your opponent of a target. The momentary
mode of operation also ensures that if you should
drop your flashlight, it will remain off and not
provide your opponent with a ready target.
The second clockwise position
- away from the rotation stop - provides a momentary
Tactical Strobe. When the button is pressed, you get
a bright high speed disorienting strobe optimized to
achieve compliance. When the button is released, you
get darkness. This mode of operation is used for
disorienting and subduing a person without the use
of deadly force. The momentary mode of operation
also ensures that if you should drop your
flashlight, it will remain off and not provide your
opponent with a ready target.
The counterclockwise position
provides an adjustable brightness control that
allows you to adjust the output from bright to dim,
providing you a convenient way to select the amount
of light you need for your task - whether that is
filling out paperwork, following a trail,
investigating a crime scene or any number of other
tasks requiring a constant ON light source. You
click the button to turn on your flashlight. You use
the rotary dial control to adjust the output
brightness - including Tactical Strobe and Maximum.
You click the button a second time to turn off your
flashlight. Can you imagine anything more
Maximum output is always
available at the press of the button, even when you
are using a lower output. Just press and hold the
button from any brightness level to get Maximum -
release the button to return to the previous
brightness level. Or double-click to toggle between
the selected brightness level and Maximum.
We even provide a mechanical
button lockout so you can safely pack your light in
your duty bag.
HDS Systems has been
pioneering flashlight technologies since the advent
of white LEDs in 1997 to create our best-of-class
products. Our flashlights can be customized to fit
your particular needs, even as your needs change
over time. And our flashlights are small enough to
carry with you at all times. A flashlight is only
useful if you have it with you when you need it.