ReconRobotics Establishes International Headquarters in Switzerland
Opening highlights a significant move in the company's three-year global expansion.
By Robotics Trends' News Sources - Filed May 30, 2012

ReconRobotics, Inc. announced today that it has established its international headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, signaling a significant advancement in the company’s three-year global expansion. Known as RRI Global SAGL, the new wholly owned subsidiary will oversee all sales, marketing and customer service operations outside of North America. Barry E.T. Harris MBE, the company’s Director of International Programs, will lead RRI Global and direct the growth of its international reseller network, which currently extends to 33 countries.

“Having firmly established our leadership in micro-robot systems within the U.S. military and federal and local law enforcement agencies, we now aim to heighten our focus on broadening our already well established international footprint,” said Alan Bignall, President and CEO of ReconRobotics. “We believe that the need for sublimely simple life-saving technology is universal among military and police, and we believe that Barry Harris and his team are ideally positioned to fill this unmet tactical capability around the world.”

More than 3,500 of the company’s Recon Scout systems have been deployed by the U.S. military and international friendly forces, and by hundreds of law enforcement agencies, worldwide. Operators use the Recon Scout system to determine the layout of enclosed spaces, identify potential IEDs and fix the location of friendly, indigenous or enemy personnel. The Recon Scout XT weighs 1.2lbs (544g), and can be deployed in five seconds and thrown up to 120 feet (36m). 

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