Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012
Lighting the way
Long gone are the days when soldiers went into battle with nothing but puttees, a rifle and a shaving kit. Today’s troopers are equipped with the most up-to-date kit available. They need equipment that’s light, sturdy and serves a multitude of purposes. The GCF-200 torch sold by Foxton Global Sourcing is one such device. This LED torch features an HD camcorder, a 12 megapixel camera with digital zoom, infra-red night vision with camcorder and an e-compass with GPS. It is also water-resistant to 100 metres.
Foxton Global Sourcing was founded by Robert Matthews, who has 25 years of experience in international business development. As an original equipment integrator, the company looks worldwide for products to customise and bring together to provide solutions for military, industrial, security and leisure applications. A former colleague of Robert’s told him about the GCF-200, which is manufactured in South Korea, after he’d set up the company.
“I look for mature products that we can adapt, redesign and assemble in the UK,” says Robert. “I also have a background in defence and aerospace design and knew that the GCF-200 was a great opportunity. Foxton’s still a young company so I’m focussing on the torch right now. We’ve integrated the GCF-200 into the Foxton Torch Kit. It’s a lockable, watertight transit case that can be adapted to the operational needs of armies in various regions.”
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