DART Releases New Version of DART Range™ Featuring 3D Human Characters

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – November 12, 2019 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems, today released a powerful new version of DART Range, its firearms training simulator for law enforcement and professional firearms instructors. This release of DART Range breaks new ground by being the first firearms simulator system to offer realistic, controllable 3D people and environments.

“This new release of DART Range is our most ambitious yet,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “DART uses the latest 3D technology to simulate realistic targets, environments, and people – who not only look real, they move realistically. This opens up training possibilities unmatched by flat ranges and 2D video-based simulators.”

Current methods of firearms training can leave police officers unprepared because they involve infrequent sessions that are soon over. This approach does not promote long-term learning or skill retention, which numerous studies show require frequent training done regularly and consistently over time. The new DART Range provides a training platform that is practical enough to use daily/weekly, and capable of supporting training in a wide variety of critical skills.

Pricing and Availability
The new version of the DART system is available now. Upgrades from previous versions are available free of charge to all existing owners of DART Range.

About DART
DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at: https://dartrange.com.

Contact
DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Demonstrates New DART Range™ Version 3 at IACP Conference

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – October 15, 2019 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced that it will demonstrate the new version of DART Range, its firearms training simulator, at the upcoming IACP Conference on October 26-29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

Since its release in 2017, DART Range has become a preferred firearms training solution for law enforcement by setting new standards in the areas of portability, affordability, and ease of use. DART Range 3 breaks new ground by being the first firearms simulator system to offer realistic, controllable 3D people and environments.

“Firearms simulators have traditionally relied on 2D video movies to help teach and practice firearms skills,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “These simulations look real, but do not move realistically. People and environments are difficult or impossible to alter without reshooting video, and the whole process of creating courses is difficult and expensive. DART Range uses interactive 3D technology to overcome the limitations of video. The result is a truly affordable firearms simulator that promotes frequent and intense training, which is critical in skill development and mastery.”

Pricing and Availability
DART Range 3 will be available as a software upgrade in November 2019. The upgrade will be offered for free to all existing owners of DART Range.

About DART
DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact
DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Announces Major 3D Enhancements to DART Range™

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – September 3, 2019 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, announced early details for DART 3.0 – the upcoming version of its firearms training simulator. The update focuses on major 3D enhancements to the program designed to facilitate effective firearms training, including:

  • 3D People – courses of fire can include realistic humans that move and behave in precise or unpredictable ways.
  • 3D Props – load and position realistic props such as rooms, walls, and objects to recreate real world settings or environments designed to help teach specific principles.
  • Enhanced 3D Lighting – accurately simulate nighttime and other low-light scenarios.

“For more than twenty years, simulators have been restricted by the limitations of 2D video movies which have been used to teach and practice firearms skills,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “As a result, people in these simulations look real, but do not move realistically. Environments and lighting can’t be altered without reshooting video, and the process of creating courses of fire remains complex and expensive. With DART 3, we’re using our expertise in 3D technology to overcome these limitations and in some ways even surpass the realism of video. The result is a truly affordable firearms simulator that promotes frequent and intense training, which is critical in skill development and mastery.”

Pricing and Availability
DART 3.0 will be available as a software upgrade in Q4 2019. The upgrade will be offered for free to all existing DART customers. More information will be available on https://dartrange.com as the release date approaches.

About DART
DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact
DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Appoints Manufacturer’s Representative Agencies for DART Range Simulators

Orlando, Florida (August 1, 2019) – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, is pleased to announce the appointment of four regional manufacturer’s representative agencies to support the sales of its DART firearms training simulator.

  • Homeland Marketing will service the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, northern Mississippi, and northern Georgia.
  • MR & Associates will service southern Mississippi, southern Georgia, and the panhandle of Florida.
  • Elite Solutions International will service Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.
  • Philips Product Services will service Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

“Together these organizations represent decades of law enforcement sales experience,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “We’re looking forward to working with them to increase DART’s exposure and provide more personal contact with our customers.”

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Celebrates Two Years of Simulation Training with Record Growth

Orlando, Florida (July 16, 2019) – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, is pleased to mark the second anniversary of its DART firearms training simulator.

“When we released DART just two short years ago, our goal was to deliver a new class of firearms simulator that was portable, affordable, capable, and easy to use,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “That was no easy feat considering the size and cost of competing systems.”

Since 2017 DART has been embraced by police departments across the country. Unit sales in the second year increased 500% – due in part to the release of DART 2, which included more than 100 new features and improvements.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Releases DART 2.1 Firearms Training Simulator

Orlando, Florida (May 30, 2019) – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, announced today that it has released an update to its popular firearms simulator. Along with several stability improvements, DART 2.1 brings realistic 3D environments to the system which allow for even more realistic course creation.

“As DART matures, we’re seeing the enormous advantages that our 3D platform has over older video-based technology,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “Using the environments in DART 2.1, users are able to change their position in the scene and adjust lighting simply by moving the mouse. In addition, DART targets fully interact with their environment – moving in and around objects in the scene. These are things that aren’t possible with canned video scenarios.”

“The connection between our police recruits being better prepared by utilizing the features in DART 2.1 cannot be understated,” said Don Kiefhaber, the Range Master and Recruit Class Firearms Instructor for St. Petersburg College of Public Safety. “DART will undoubtedly prepare them for the future in Law Enforcement. It’s a great product!”

Pricing and Availability

DART 2.1 software is now available for free to all existing DART customers. Customers will receive an email which will include a download link and update instructions.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART™ Launches New Online Help and Documentation System

Orlando, Florida (April 10, 2019) – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, announced today that it has launched a comprehensive online help and documentation system for the DART firearms training simulator.

“One of our goals for DART has always been to make the system easy to use,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “Moving program documentation online allows us to go beyond text and pictures with video tutorials and more detailed explanations of program options. In addition, we’re able to quickly update the documentation with additional information, step-by-step guides, and tutorials as needed.”

The new help and documentation system can be found at dartrange.com/help.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Releases DART™ 2 Firearms Training Simulator

Orlando, Florida (March 26, 2019) – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, announced today that it has released a major new version of its firearms simulator. DART 2 adds more than one hundred program features and enhancements designed to facilitate effective firearms training.

“Our goal with DART has always been to provide unmatched training value to law enforcement agencies of all sizes,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “By updating our software with a number of substantial enhancements and at no cost to our customers, we’re delivering on that commitment.”

Major enhancements to DART 2 include:

  • Independently controlled multiple targets per stage – each with their own appearance, motion paths, and scoring options.
  • Intelligent targets use a system of triggers and behaviors to move and react in lifelike and unpredictable ways.
  • Enhanced 3D environments make it possible to build and simulate real-world situations.

“This new version of DART takes things to the next level,” said Richard Rippy, a 30-year police veteran and firearms instructor. “The new features, particularly target behaviors, provide us with the flexibility to do training never imagined on a live fire range.”

Pricing and Availability
DART 2 software is now available for free to all existing DART customers. Customers will receive an email which will include a download link and update instructions.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Announces DART Studio™Course of Fire Authoring Tool

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – February 21, 2019 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced the upcoming release of DART Studio, the latest addition to its growing line of firearms simulation products.

All DART systems include the ability to create basic courses of fire with DART Creator, such as state qualification courses or those you may find on a live-fire range. DART Studio substantially increases those capabilities by making it possible to create, edit, and train with expanded courses and scenarios which can be customized to fit your agency’s specific training objectives.

“Our goal has always been to make powerful and effective training accessible to law enforcement agencies of any size,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “DART Studio is a critical component of that commitment because it simplifies the process of creating sophisticated training courses and curricula beyond basic qualification, which are an important part of a department’s overall firearms training program.”
Features

DART Studio is capable of creating courses of fire that include up to ten targets per stage – each with their own unique paths, actions, and behaviors. Additional features allow video and audio to be embedded into courses to provide a high-level of training. This is important since DART does not require a separate training administrator to execute a training scenario.

Pricing and Availability
DART Studio will be available beginning in March 2019 through DART and authorized resellers for $1,500.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART to Exhibit DART Range™ Simulator at FPCA

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – January 1, 2019 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced that it will demonstrate DART Range, its firearms training simulator at the upcoming Florida Police Chiefs Association Mid-Winter Training Conference & Exposition.

The 2019 FPCA Mid-Winter Training Conference & Exposition is January 5-6 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. The Florida Police Chiefs Association is the third largest state police chiefs association in the United States and is composed of more than 900 of the state’s top law enforcement executives. FPCA serves municipal police departments, airport police, college and university police, and tribal police, private business and security firms, as well as federal, state and county law enforcement agencies.

“We’re excited to provide hands-on demonstrations of the DART simulator; including a sneak peek at our upcoming DART 2.0,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “There has never been a firearms simulator as portable and affordable as DART, and shows like these provide a great platform for people to try DART for themselves and see how easy it is to build their own courses of fire.”

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Announces Major Update to DART Range™

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – December 17, 2018 – DART, a leading provider of training simulation systems for law enforcement, announced early details for DART 2.0 – the next version of its firearms training simulator. The update will add more than one hundred program features and enhancements designed to facilitate effective firearms training, including:

  • Independently control multiple targets per stage – each with their own appearance, motion paths, and scoring options.
  • Intelligent targets use a system of triggers and behaviors to move and react in lifelike and unpredictable ways.
  • Enhanced 3D environments make it possible to build and realistically simulate real-world situations.

“When we released DART, it set new standards for portability and affordability in a professional firearms training simulator,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “The upcoming version of DART raises the bar in functionality by adding innovative features not found in any other firearms training system.”

Pricing and Availability
DART 2.0 will be available as a software upgrade in Q1 2019. The upgrade will be offered for free to all existing DART customers.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART™ Firearms Simulator Chosen by Departments Large and Small

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – October 23, 2018 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, reported sales in the first half of this month to multiple police departments including the Luxembourg Police with 1,828 officers and the Carlton Police Department in Oregon, USA with three officers.

“The wide range of our customer base speaks to the power and versatility of the DART system,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “On one hand you have a department who could afford any simulator on the market, and on the other a very small department that invested the lion’s share of their training budget to make sure its officers were well trained and prepared.”

By building professional-level capabilities into an affordable system, DART is the first product to bring powerful simulation training to departments of all sizes.

“We’re a small department with a very limited budget,” said Kevin Martinez, Chief of the Carlton Police Department. “But we know the importance of training and like the emphasis DART places on practice and improvement.”

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART to Demonstrate DART Range™ at IACP in Orlando

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – September 5, 2018 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced that it will offer hands-on demonstrations of the DART firearms training simulator at Booth 1188 at the upcoming IACP conference.

The 125th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Exposition will be held October 6-9, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The IACP conference is the largest and most important law enforcement event of the year with more than 15,000 public safety professionals gathering to learn new techniques, advance their knowledge and careers and equip their department for ongoing success.

“We’re excited to provide hands-on demonstrations of the DART simulator,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “There has never been a firearms simulator as affordable and flexible as DART, and shows like these provide a great platform for people to try DART for themselves and see how easy it is to build their own courses of fire.”

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Adds Short Throw Option to DART Range™ Firearms Simulator

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – August 7, 2018 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, announced the addition of a short-throw projector and camera for the DART firearms training simulator.

“One of the unique aspects of the DART system is that it encourages movement by the shooter,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “This new hardware option opens up the training room and provides an unobstructed area to move around in.”

The short throw option allows the DART system to be positioned within a few feet of a screen or projection wall. The package includes a short throw projector and a special wide-angle, no-distortion lens for the DART system. The short throw option is available now as a $1,000 upgrade to the base projector system.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Releases DART Range™ Demonstration Video

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – May 1, 2018 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, announced the production of a video discussing some of the features that make the DART firearms training simulator such a valuable tool for law enforcement.

The video features interviews with active as well as retired officers who examine DART from the perspective of a police chief, master trainer, and sergeant. Portions of the video were filmed during a firearms training course in which DART was used to practice advanced concepts and tactics.

“Administrators look at training as very expensive to the department, so the biggest challenge for me is always how do I get the most training for the least amount of money,” said Richard Rippy, a 30-year police veteran and range master. “Using DART, the fundamentals get emphasized more. The performance is going to be better on the flat range, which will allow them to progress their training to a different level – and the cost is well within the means of my department.”

The video can be viewed on the home page of dartrange.com.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Releases DART Range™ 1.1 Software

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – April 16, 2018 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, announced today the release of a new version of DART – its innovative firearms training simulator. DART Version 1.1 provides several product enhancements including branching stages, improved shot detection, extended projector support, and improved integration with DART Trace.

“This new version of DART demonstrates our commitment to our growing base of users,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “Many of the features in this release originated with customer feedback. We’ll continue to listen to our users as we strive to make DART the best firearms training simulator available, and of course, all product updates are free of charge.”

DART makes it possible to increase training time 750% by providing a safe and easy method for firearms practice without the cost and logistic problems associated with a live-fire range. Its unique portable design allows the system to be set up almost anywhere, eliminating the need for dedicated training space. A complete DART system including projector, laser training weapon, and carrying case is available direct from DART for $4,995.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Releases DART Trace™

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – March 24, 2018 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced the release of DART Trace, a shot tracking software extension for the DART firearms training simulator.

“DART Trace builds on our promise to provide exceptional value,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “DART is already a powerful firearms simulator that is affordable to law enforcement departments of any size. Extensions like DART Trace add increased functionality without the expense of investing in a new system.”

Features
DART Trace tracks the movement of a firearm during all phases of a shot; target acquisition, aim, trigger pull, and follow through. Once a shot is made, the shooter’s aim point can be replayed in real time along with various data points, which can be used to analyze shooting performance.

DART Trace comes with a dedicated laser training weapon and gun case, and is now available through DART and authorized resellers for $1,495. More information can be found on the DART Trace product page; https://dartrange.com/trace.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART and Setcan Announce the OTX Flashbox™ Accessory for DART Range™

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – January 23, 2018 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced the OTX Flashbox developed by Setcan.

The OTX Flashbox includes a sensor belt and free-standing flashbox which connects directly to the DART simulator. Based on user-definable events, the flashbox will activate the sensor belt letting the wearer know that they have been “hit” in the simulation.

“Most trainers refer to getting off the X as a tactical strategy involving moving from a static position so that you do not become an easy target in a gunfight,” said Jeff Quail, President of Setcan. “It’s one of the hardest skills to train on a range for several reasons. First, safety parameters typically restrict how much movement can occur. Second, movement tends to be trivial as the shooter has an overriding desire to stabilize their platform for the perfect shot. In essence, they cheat because they have not acquired the skills to move and shoot.”

Features
The OTX Flashbox provides feedback when a student has not moved off the “X”. It also insures that the student moves at least one full body position away from the previous location. In cases where the trainer wants to practice speed and accuracy, the OTX Flasbox can deliver a room-wide flash that will activate the belt whether the student moves or not. The student can deactivate the flash by hitting the target in a user-defined area within a set amount of time.

Pricing and Availability
OTX Flashbox will be available in Q2 2018 through DART and Setcan. Pricing will be announced as the product nears delivery.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Introduces “Train the Trainer” Program for DART Range™ Firearms Simulator

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – December 27, 2017 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced dedicated training classes for the DART firearms training simulator.

“DART is one of the most flexible firearms training systems available because it allows the creation of customized training courses,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “Our instructors have created a training program that does an excellent job of showing students how to harness that flexibility to create meaningful lesson plans and courses.”

Training is held at DART’s corporate headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida – just north of Orlando and less than an hour from the city’s famous attractions. The training curriculum spans two days and covers all aspects of the DART system including setup, program usage, lesson plan development, and course development. The cost of the training is $1,250 for a single student or $1,950 for two.

About the Instructors
Richard Rippy has been an active law enforcement officer in Florida for over 30 years and still enjoys a career as a training sergeant. During his career he has served as a range master, firearms instructor, high-liability and defensive tactics instructor, Master TASER instructor, and field training officer. In addition, Rippy owns and operates U.S. Police Instructor Teams (USPIT) which instructs international law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, and CSI techs on American law enforcement methods and procedures. Rippy holds a BS in Criminology and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a primary marksmanship instructor.

Ryan Wiles has been in law enforcement for over 17 years and is an active law enforcement sergeant. During his law enforcement career Ryan has served as a trainer in various law enforcement subjects and has worked in warrants, civil, road patrol, hazardous devices, and as a field training officer. Ryan holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Criminal Justice, and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served two tours in Iraq.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Partners with The Bancorp to Offer Lease Options for DART Range™

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – November 27, 2017 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced new affordable lease options for police departments purchasing the DART firearms training simulator.

“DART has proven to be very popular with police departments, particularly those with less than one hundred officers,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “DART’s low price point, combined with lease options from The Bancorp, allow even the smallest departments to invest in a powerful training simulator for as little as $96 a month.”

Lease options include three, four, and five-year terms, and special deferred payment options which allow a department to purchase a simulator now and pay for it with next year’s budget. Custom solutions tailored to a department’s specific needs are also available.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

About The Bancorp
The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBBK) is a leading provider of highly customized leasing solutions for law enforcement agencies nationwide. For more information please visit www.thebancorp.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART to Exhibit DART Range™ Simulator at Industry Trade Shows

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – October 16, 2017 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced that it will demonstrate DART, its firearms training simulator at two upcoming industry trade shows.

DART will offer hands-on demonstrations of the DART Range simulator at the following industry trade shows:

  • 124th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference October 22-24, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The IACP is the largest and most important law enforcement event of the year with more than 14,000 public safety professionals gathering to learn new techniques, advance their knowledge and careers and equip their department for ongoing success.
  • 2018 FPCA Mid-Winter Training Conference & Exposition January 6-9, 2018 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. The Florida Police Chiefs Association is the third largest state police chiefs association in the United States. It is composed of more than 900 of the state’s top law enforcement executives.

“We’re excited to provide hands-on demonstrations of the DART simulator,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “There has never been a firearms simulator as portable and affordable as DART, and shows like these provide a great platform for people to try DART for themselves and see how easy it is to build their own courses of fire.”

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Announces DART Trace™ Shot Analysis Software

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – September 18, 2017 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced the upcoming release of DART Trace, a shot tracking software extension for the DART firearms training simulator.

“DART Trace builds on our promise to provide exceptional value,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “DART is already a powerful simulator that is affordable to law enforcement departments of any size. Software extensions like DART Trace add increased functionality without the expense of investing in a new system.”

Features
DART Trace tracks the movement of a firearm during all phases of a shot; target acquisition, aim, trigger pull, and follow through. Once a shot is made, the shooter’s aim point can be replayed in real time along with various data points, which can be used to analyze shooting performance.

Pricing and Availability
DART Trace will be available in Q1 2018 through DART and authorized resellers. Pricing will be announced as the product nears delivery.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

Multiple Central Florida Police Departments Purchase DART Range™ Firearms Training Simulator

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – August 14, 2017 – DART, a leading provider of training and simulation systems for law enforcement, today announced the sale of multiple DART systems to agencies in the Central Florida area including the City of Oviedo, the City of Altamonte Springs, and the University of Central Florida police departments.

“After years of developments, we’re thrilled that DART is now available,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “The rapid adoption of DART by agencies who have been able to see the system first is a testament to the value DART brings to existing firearms training programs.”

Next-Generation Training System
Built using the latest hardware and software technology, DART can turn virtually any indoor space into a full-featured firing range and is easily deployed in the field. The DART system includes powerful course creating software and features interactive software that uses realistic 3D graphics to explain the form and function of a pistol.

“DART is able to economically deliver a portable product which provides a means for completing mandatory training in a manner not affected by normal distractors such as weather, schedule, and ammunition availability,” said Derrick Becton, Training Supervisor for Altamonte Springs Police Department. “This is a must have product!”

Pricing and Availability
DART Range is available now directly from DART and authorized resellers. Pricing for the complete DART system ranges begin at $4,995.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Enters the Firearm Training Simulator Market with DART Range™

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – August 7, 2017 – DART, a leading provider of 3D training and simulation software for the defense industry, today announced the release of DART – the next generation of firearm training simulators for law enforcement.

“Virtual training has proven to be a tremendous benefit to law enforcement,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “However, existing systems are often large, complex, and priced far beyond the reach of all but the most well-funded organizations. DART changes that by offering a powerful simulator that is portable, easy-to-use, and affordable to departments of any size.”

Portability and Performance
Measuring just 6x5x3 inches in size, DART can turn virtually any indoor space into a full-featured firing range and is easily deployed in the field. The DART system includes powerful course creating software and features interactive software that uses realistic 3D graphics to explain the form and function of a pistol.

“DART is exactly the type of firearms training we need to supplement our live-fire training,” said Jeffrey Chudnow, Chief of Police for the City of Oviedo.

Pricing and Availability
DART is available now directly from DART and authorized resellers. Pricing for the complete DART system begins at $4,995.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com

DART Appoints Tom Wright to Board of Directors

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – June 9, 2017 – DART, a leading provider of 3D training and simulation software, today announced the appointment of Tom Wright to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Wright serves as an Executive in Residence with N2Growth, a global leadership consultancy with practice areas in executive search, leadership development, private equity, strategy, culture, risk, digital, organizational design, and executive coaching.

Prior to N2Growth, Tom served as the president and CEO of Action Target; a government contractor specializing in small arms firing ranges for law enforcement departments and military installations. During his 6 years as CEO, Mr. Wright grew revenue from less than $25 MM to more than $75 MM, authored several acquisitions, and propelled the company to double digit earnings.

“With his extensive industry experience, we’re excited to have Tom join DART’s Board of Directors,” said David Avgikos, President of DART. “This will be a big year for DART as we launch DART Range, our first training product for law enforcement. We believe Tom’s experience and insight will be invaluable as we work to meet our company goals and objectives.”

Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He married the former Elizabeth Holloran from Calgary, Alberta. They are the parents of 4 children and live in Highland, Utah.

About DART

DART is a leader in developing innovative training and simulation solutions using 3D technology. DART Range is a training platform for law enforcement that allows officers to effectively practice firearm precision and combat skills without the risk, expense, or logistical problems of a live-fire range. Find out more at https://dartrange.com.

Contact

DART
Marsha Avgikos, Public Relations
(407) 833-0600; hello@dartrange.com