TEMPE, Ariz. — October 15, 2019 — VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational, and commercial markets, will debut the first-of-its-kind, Ultra High Definition 300-degree immersive training simulator, which combines five state-of-the-art laser-based 4K projectors, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference from October 26-29, 2019.
VirTra began preparing to utilize future 4K high-resolution displays approximately six years ago with the goal of replicating human visual acuity in a new line of simulation products. Given trainees’ dependence on their vision, these advancements are paramount to ensuring simulations are as realistic and effective as possible. By more accurately reproducing objects, subtle visual details, body language, and non-verbal threat cues, these new simulators more perfectly replicate simulations of real-world encounters. In conjunction with the new simulators, VirTra will be releasing updated versions of its certified V-VICTA curriculum, which will include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Special Populations, and Emotionally Disturbed Persons, among others.
“When VirTra released the first affordable 300-degree training simulator in 2004, we pushed the technological limits at that time,” said VirTra’s Chairman and CEO, Bob Ferris. “Today, we’re continuing to push those limits to provide our customers with the most effective and realistic solutions possible. To bring these enhancements to market, our software engineering and digital content teams overcame severe technical challenges to enable human-eye resolution with video-based, interactive training content without any perceptible lag or noticeable visual artifacts across multiple screens.
“Training to correctly handle potentially dangerous individuals in a high-stress, realistic, and dynamic environment is particularly difficult but extremely valuable for law enforcement and military agencies. Research has demonstrated that the more accurately training simulations can reproduce lifelike situations, the more effective that training becomes. This advancement ushers in a new era of simulation realism for both judgmental use-of-force and marksmanship training,”
VirTra’s General Manager, Jason Mulcahy, stated, “Our industry-leading V-VICTA curriculum requires the accurate and timely recognition of an object or movement that could mean the difference between life or death. By leveraging near perfect visual acuity in the simulator, we can now help train officers to recognize and appropriately respond to more subtle nuances in human behavior and movement, which weren’t possible with previous technology. By combining this new advancement with VirTra’s other simulation advantages, we have set a new, higher standard for the industry.”
VirTra will showcase additional products and offerings during the three days at the IACP Conference, including the V-DTS™ driver simulator, V-VICTA™, V-Threat-Fire™, and Advanced Skills Magazines for both handguns and rifles. To learn more about these and other new products, visit VirTra IACP 2019 or visit VirTra at booth #4430 to experience the company’s industry-leading solutions first-hand.
VirTra (NASDAQ: VTSI) is a global provider of judgmental use of force training simulators, firearms training simulators and driving simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets. The company’s patented technologies, software, and scenarios provide intense training for de-escalation, judgmental use-of-force, marksmanship and related training that mimics real-world situations. VirTra’s mission is to save and improve lives worldwide through practical and highly-effective virtual reality and simulator technology. Learn more about the company at www.VirTra.com.
About IACP and IACP Conference:
The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest and most important law enforcement event of the year — more than 16,000 public safety professionals come to learn new techniques, advance their knowledge and careers, and equip their department for ongoing success. The three tenants of the conference are training, networking, and exhibit hall education. IACP 2019 spans four days of education and networking. The Exposition Hall is open Sunday-Tuesday of the conference to meet with 600+ vendors showcasing products and services to assist the law enforcement profession. Learn more at: www.theiacpconference.org.
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