Police Aviation News 18th Feb 2006 – (British Based and was the Reason for selling UK)
Greatland Laser of Anchorage, Alaska, has announced that its Rescue Laser Flare® emergency signaling devices are both safe and the most effective product of its type available.
These products can be legally used as a distress signal in an emergency as well as tactical situations.
Rescue Laser devices send a conventional laser beam through a special optic that creates an expanding plane of light instead of a potentially harmful focused dot like a laser pointer making it easier to hit the intended target. Pointed at nearby wall produces a line a foot or so long. Pointed and slowly swept back and forth at a rescuer ten miles away and this same
line expands to 3,600 ft high.
The line cannot miss anything in its path—any portion of the line viewed by rescuers appears as a distant red flash like a red light on a police car distinctly different from other background light.