Michigan first responders train with VirTra simulator

ARLINGTON, Texas, 25 May 2005. VirTra Systems, Inc. today announced the sale of an IVR HD-180 situational awareness and judgmental use-of-force training simulator to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians' Department of Public Safety, in Manistee, Mich.

May 25th, 2005

ARLINGTON, Texas, 25 May 2005. VirTra Systems, Inc. today announced the sale of an IVR HD-180 situational awareness and judgmental use-of-force training simulator to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians' Department of Public Safety, in Manistee, Mich.

The simulator will provide firearms training for the tribe's public safety officers and special weapons and tactics team, responsible for tribal and casino law enforcement. The IVR HD-180 simulator will include 180-degree high- definition threat scenarios; M-16, shotgun, and handgun conversion equipment with tetherless recoil; pepper-spray and low-light training; and the new patent-pending Threat-Fire belt.

"After reviewing all available firearms simulators, VirTra Systems' 180-degree IVR simulator provides the most realistic, real-world training available for our officers," stated Joseph J. LaPorte, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians' public safety director.

"We were also impressed with VirTra Systems' unique training accessories and after-the-sale customer service. Our department is a designated Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards training facility. We look forward to training our officers on the new system, and have also invited area law enforcement agencies to train with us as well."

"We are pleased Little River Band of Ottawa Indians' Public Safety Department chose the IVR HD-180 over our competitors' systems," stated Michael Kitchen, VirTra Systems' executive vice-president of training and simulation. "Our systems continue to receive superlative reviews, and our newly-launched products, such as the Threat-Fire belt and tetherless recoil weaponry conversion system, are quickly becoming 'must-haves' in the industry. We are experiencing accelerated product demand for our innovative training systems."

Utilizing patented technology, VirTra Systems sells situational awareness firearms training systems to military agencies such as the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Department of Defense, and to national and international law enforcement agencies. The company also produces multisensory promotional virtual reality systems and 3-D theaters for clients such as General Motors, Pennzoil, Red Baron Pizza, and the U.S. Army. For more information, see www.virtra.com.

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