VirTra, Inc. has launched its Extended Reality (XR) training system, V-XR, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference. VirTra has come full circle in its training capability by adding a comprehensive soft skills trainer that expands VirTra’s impact beyond traditional law enforcement applications.

V-XR, powered by VirTra’s technology, brings adaptive soft skills training to its traditional law enforcement and military clients as well as private security, hospital security, educational institutions, and criminal justice academies. The V-XR is not a “shoot-don’t-shoot” marksmanship trainer. This platform focuses on essential skills such as communication, de-escalation, and the recognition of mental health conditions, including autism spectrum disorders.

VirTra believes V-XR sets itself apart from other solutions through its flexible modes: Educate, Experience, and Engage. Each mode delivers transferable information on multiple topics for comprehensive training. “Educate” provides an enhanced lesson plan with voice, images, and videos. “Experience” allows users to participate in a scenario in a virtual V-300 on a curved screen. The final is “Engage,” which allows interaction with volumetric video characters.

Unlike traditional virtual reality solutions, V-XR utilizes characters captured using VirTra’s volumetric studio, the V3. With three-dimensional human characters, users can now discern nuanced facial expressions and subtle micro-cues that once eluded computer-generated imagery (CGI).

“This launch reinforces our dedication to innovation and excellence in training solutions. V-XR enhances realism, integrates soft skills development, and diversifies training scenarios, providing a comprehensive and cost-effective training ecosystem that surpasses the expectations of our valued customers,” said VirTra Chief Executive Officer John Givens.

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