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Wis. Active Shooter Training Features irTactical System

January 31, 2012  | 

Universal Electronics Inc.'s irTactical division will host an active shooter training program using its laser-based training system at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from June 8-10.

Dozens of tactical teams, SWAT personnel, law enforcement officers, ROTC cadets, federal agencies, and EMTs at the campus. The scenarios will include hostage rescue, school bus clearing, casualty treatment, evacuation under fire, and other realistic scenarios. Students will participate as hostages and bystanders while EMTs evaluate and treat simulated casualties as the SWAT teams cover them.

The scenarios will take place in the corridors and rooms of the recently built Hyland Hall and other campus locations. There will also be classes and interactive discussions taking place throughout the weekend. State-of-the-art law enforcement products from several high-tech companies will be used to accomplish individual scenarios and help provide the full training experience.

"This setting and these conditions will demonstrate that it is safer, easier, faster, and cheaper to train with the irTactical training system," said Rick Jensen, president of irTactical, in a press release. "Police and Military from coast to coast have tested and evaluated the system and their acceptance is overwhelming."

The irTactical system is a projectile-less system that uses an infrared laser to mark hits on a vest that then causes a stressing electrical discharge, simulating a bullet strike. The officers and the "bad guys" will be armed with irM4s and semi-automatic irPistols for the event.

The training data will be transmitted, recorded, and controlled from a Command Center Module that collects the data from up to 100 tactical officers as far as a mile away. The system collects data about accuracy, fire discipline, shot accountability, timing, and consistency for the after-action report.

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