Why is portability so important in a simulation training system?
To answer that question let’s look at a few of the important reasons police departments across the country use simulation training to augment their existing training programs.
- It makes repetitive training possible and more accessible.
- It provides situational training not easy to reproduce in the real world.
- It lowers the overall cost of training.
Interestingly enough, portability is a key component in maximizing each of these benefits.
Portable simulation training is more accessible.
Training that requires the officer to leave the building will never be used as much as training located within the building. Having a truly portable simulator - small enough to turn any space into a training center - eliminates one of the largest barriers to frequent training by making training more accessible.
Brian Gaynor using a DART system set up in a hallway to teach room entry techniques.
Portable simulation training can replicate more real world situations.
In many cases it isn’t practical (or safe) to practice strategic skills using Simunitions or live fire. Consider just a few examples:
Practicing room entry and clearing with live fire.
Conducting drills inside a school after hours.
Training new recruits to fire while moving.
A truly portable simulator is made for these situations because it is easy to move from building-to-building or room-to-room. So instead of watching a video of a hallway on a large simulator, you can place your simulator inside an actual hallway - which better replicates the real world situation.
DART is the most portable simulation system ever developed.
DART represents a new way of thinking about simulation training because it was designed from the beginning to be the most portable solution available. We've prepared a short video that discusses the importance of portability and affordability in overcoming the limitations of traditional training methods, and how DART can help make frequent and effective training in your department a reality.
A portable simulator saves money.
A smaller system like DART costs less to produce, which makes the initial purchase price more affordable. And the savings keep adding up when you factor in the cost of setup, storage, and upkeep over the long haul compared to larger systems. This means that a DART system offers:
A lower initial purchase price (under $10,000 for a complete system).
Lower cost of ownership over the life of the product.
A reduced cost in training overall.
DART uses cutting edge 3D graphics to create realistic environments and people, like the gunman at the top of the screen.
Portability is just the tip of the iceberg.
Of course, it takes more than portability to make a great training system, just as it would take more room than we have here to tell you about all of the benefits that come from owning a DART simulation training system.
We’d love to show you everything that makes DART so groundbreaking, which is why we offer a live online demo that lasts about 30 minutes and provides an overview of the benefits of simulation training with DART. Click the button below to select a time that works for you.
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