TEMPE, Ariz. — October 17, 2019 — VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational, and commercial markets, will be introducing driving simulators specifically designed for U.S. Law Enforcement at the IACP Conference on October 26-29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
After years of research and development and successful international deployments during 2019, the VirTra Driver Training Simulator, V-DTS™, is set to make its first U.S. appearance at IACP 2019. These simulators have been specifically designed to fit the unique needs of U.S. Law Enforcement. The high definition environments and decision-making objectives ensure that the focus of training is on the driver’s cognitive learning and decision making rather than just the operation of a vehicle.
The V-DTS combines patented technology with pre-authored or customizable scenarios and Test Facility Tracks designed by internal experts to teach defensive and emergency driving. Instructors can control a trainee’s location, objective, and whether to participate in free drive or work on specific defensive techniques. The photorealistic graphics provide stunning visuals while a combination of vibration and an optional motion platform further immerse trainees in the experience. The simulated vehicle, as well as all other virtual vehicles, obey the laws of physics so that even the weight distribution of vehicles when stopping looks and feels realistic. VirTra has also included incredibly realistic looking real-world hazards such as dust storms, rain, and sun glare.
The V-DTS includes unique features such as multiple screens that help create a 360-degree, realistic experience and an on-screen compass which increases trainees’ cognitive skills by helping them learn to effectively monitor their location and direction of travel. Additionally, the instructor interface supports a full debrief and timeline of events for detailed debriefing with trainees.
“By adding the V-DTS to VirTra’s offerings, we have introduced an entirely new training platform that is aligned with our core values and can help us capture an entirely new market,” said Jason Mulcahy, VirTra’s General Manager. “We understand the disconcerting numbers of injuries and deaths related to vehicular incidents, and it is our belief that by providing officers with an opportunity to improve their training for the most hazardous situations in a simulator, we can help lower the statistics around accidents. We’re therefore excited to introduce these simulators to the U.S. market and set a new, higher standard for vehicular simulation realism at an affordable price point.”
The V-DTS will be revealed for the first time at IACP 2019 at booth #4430 along with other new technology, curriculum, and hardware. Attendees of the conference will have an opportunity to experience the driver training simulator first hand. To schedule your private demo of the V-DTS, sign up here: VirTra IACP 2019
About VirTra: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 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.