Training: Keeping It Real
November 26, 2014
century a new generation of electronic systems, or simulators, have hit the market designed to immerse the officer in a digital world of danger and force them to make decisions that not only require the use of all the tools in their toolbox, but offer realistic consequences in the form of pain if they fail.
I've had the pleasure of being the guinea pig for VirTra and its V-300 simulator on many
Correction: VirTra Systems E-mail Address
September 1, 2009
VirTra Systems' E-mail address should have been listed as email@example.com in the July 2009 issue of POLICE Magazine, the 2010 Buyer's Guide.
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VirTra's Use-of-Force Simulators
January 14, 2011
VirTra offers a full line of use-of-force training simulators from portable single-screen simulators to the more immersive VirTra 300 LE. Customers can upgrade from one to three or five screens (300 degrees). In the 300-degree wraparound simulator, police can train for real-world situations, such as ambushes or maintaining situational awareness during extreme stress.
VirTra Acquires Patent for Threat Fire Shocking Device
September 15, 2011
VirTra Systems Inc. has acquired a patent to for a device in the company's firearms simulators that sends electronic impulses to shock the user and simulate consequences during training.
Prior to Threat Fire, simulation training lacked consequences. Trainees were able to engage simulated hostile forces. However, simulated hostile forces could not feasibly affect the trainees, which
Training Outside of the Box
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Training Sims Help Officers Use Appropriate Force
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if deemed needed."
The company VirTra is well known for its screens that surround officers during a scenario and help envelop them in that experience. Kalispell PD uses the 300-degree-view system. "With the realism of the Virtra System, heart rates increase, palms become sweaty, and some people experience tunnel vision," says Nasset. "We
Virtra Systems Receives Orders from Saudi Aramco and Mexico
September 21, 2009
Bob Ferris, VirTra Systems' CEO and president has announced that VirTra has received an order for a multi-screen firearm training simulator system from Saudi Aramco and a multi-screen firearm training system for immediate delivery to Mexico.
This sale expands VirTra's growth in the Middle East and establishes a new relationship
VirTra Announces New Threat-Fire II Simulator
August 27, 2009
VirTra Systems has officially launched its newest and smallest Threat-Fire device, the Threat-Fire II. This patent-pending Threat-Fire device safely simulates the pain of hostile return fire with a 300 millisecond electric stun (adjustable to 2.5 seconds). Enemies often try to use the element of surprise and this training accessory is being
SHOT Show 2014--Gear Roundup
January 17, 2014
Firearms training simulator maker VirTra set up its new equipment for the show at the Westin and had a good turn-out to see the V100 and V300 demos. The video scenarios were impressive, and not surprisingly, the company shoots the simulator videos in ultru-high def 5k format. VirTra's law enforcement reps boasted ballistic accuracy at .08mil on the V100 system they had set
390v6 Judgmental Shoot/No-Shoot Firearm Training Simulator
November 30, 2010
L-3 MPRI has launched the 390v6 judgmental shoot/no-shoot firearm training simulator. The 390v6 delivers portable, deployable, untethered firearm training in a risk-free environment. This highly interactive system now includes a customized version of VirTra Systems' proprietary video branching simulation software capability that immediately responds to trainee input or instructor commands