Since 1992, we’ve been an innovative leader in the 3D industry and continue to offer cutting-edge solutions in the areas of virtual training and simulation. Our customers are found in the defense, law enforcement, and commercial sectors.
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The DART Story
As a training and simulation company, we get to work on some pretty interesting projects. One of them was an interactive weapon simulator for the FBI. At the time, instructors were using a PowerPoint presentation and photos to explain the mechanics of a GLOCK 19, but it was impossible to show the inner workings of a functioning pistol. Working with their instructor, we created an interactive program that allows students to manipulate a realistic digital replica of the pistol and turn any part of it on, off, or transparent – all while the gun is firing. The finished program provides an amazing view into the inner workings of a pistol.
During the development phase, we worked closely with weapon instructors, and it was during one of those meetings that we were asked a random, but very interesting question.
“Why are firearms training simulators so big and expensive?”
Our customer explained that the simulators they were using at the time were not easy to move – or afford – and that it was preventing their widespread adoption within law enforcement.
It was a good question and got us thinking.
Our first realization was that the computing power needed to drive these simulations could indeed fit into a small and affordable package. That left the software. Three months later we had a working prototype, which we demonstrated to a small group of simulation users. We were very encouraged by the feedback we received – so much so that we decided to develop the full commercial system available now.
We didn’t build DART by looking at other systems. Instead, we started with four goals in mind. It had to be portable. Really portable. It had to be affordable to even the smallest department. It had to be powerful enough to provide truly beneficial training, and it had to be easy to use. We think we’ve met each of those goals, but we’re just getting started. The features planned for future versions of DART are amazing and training will only get better from here.