August 26, 2021 – InVeris Training Solutions, a provider of integrated virtual and live-fire training systems and services for domestic and international law enforcement customers, has announced this week that it has acquired SURVIVR, a privately held, Dallas-based provider of immersive and virtual reality (VR) training solutions for military and law enforcement first responders.
“SURVIVR’s premier virtual reality police training system and patented technology complements recent research and development by InVeris. It will be incorporated into our VR-DT solution to expand future capabilities,” said InVeris CEO, Al Weggeman. “All police forces – large and small, urban and rural – need and deserve the most realistic, effective training. This acquisition by InVeris strengthens our product offering to better prepare law enforcement officers for real-life situations in their community.”
Brian Hoang, SURVIVR co-founder, also commented: “SURVIVR’s virtual reality technology has been chosen by various law enforcement departments and the US Air Force Security Forces. Joining InVeris enables us to combine the best aspects of both systems, providing an unrivaled solution for existing and future customers.” Hoang will also now serve as InVeris’ director of VR/AR strategy.
Simulation training provides trainees with real-to-life experiences and has been an important component of law enforcement and defense training for decades, according to InVeris. By combining its ‘BlueFire’ simulated weapons technology as well as its VR-DT virtual reality de-escalation and safety training solutions with SURVIVR’s first responder training solutions, InVeris hopes to create a new generation of immersive, 3D, scenario-based training.
With the immersive training solutions offered by InVeris, instructors can use “dynamic branching”, wherein the training scenario responds to a trainee’s verbal statements and physical actions in order to lead them down a variety of different paths in the training session, helping to create a wider range of potential responses and outcomes for trainees to deal with.
With the addition of SURVIVR to its readiness training solutions portfolio, InVeris stated that it is continuing to build on its long-standing commitment to deliver “effective, reliable, and innovative products and services for when split-second decisions matter.”
InVeris did not disclose the acquisition amount. For more information on InVeris and its virtual reality training and simulation solutions, please visit the company’s website.
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