|[December 28, 2012]
ReconRobotics Announces Strong International Sales to Close the Year
EDINA, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
announced today that its international headquarters in Lugano,
Switzerland, has closed the year with strong sales of micro-robot
systems to military and police users in Norway, the Netherlands,
Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hungary and France, in addition to an
unspecified country in the Middle East.
The Throwbot XT micro-robot provides both audio and video reconnaissance to police and military personnel, worldwide. (Photo: ReconRobotics)
"Our robot sales were up more han 50% in 2012, and it is our
international team that has led the way in the last quarter," said Alan
Bignall, President and CEO of ReconRobotics. "Military and counterterror
teams around the world are recognizing that the unique reconnaissance
capabilities of our Throwbot
XT give them a big tactical advantage during high-risk operations,
and this is driving sales at a fast clip. We expect this trend to
continue in 2013."
Nearly 4,000 of the company's Recon Scout® and Throwbot® systems have
been deployed by the U.S. military and international friendly forces,
and by hundreds of law enforcement agencies, worldwide. Operators use
these throwable micro-robot systems to determine the layout of enclosed
spaces, identify potential IEDs and fix the location of civilians or
enemy personnel. The Throwbot XT weighs 1.2lbs (544g), and can be
deployed in five seconds and thrown up to 120 feet (36m).
About ReconRobotics, Inc.
ReconRobotics is the world leader in tactical, micro-robot systems. The
company's Throwbot XT ultra-lightweight robot system saves lives by
providing immediate situational awareness and greater standoff distance
to warfighters and law enforcement personnel. These capabilities protect
personnel from hidden threats, enhance mission planning and execution,
and minimize collateral damage. ReconRobotics is based in Edina,
Minnesota, USA, and markets its products through a distribution network
in 33 countries. The company's international office, RRI Global, is
located in Lugano, Switzerland.
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