Red Fire™ Controller
The DART Red Fire™ controller is an optional accessory for the DART simulator that can activate compatible third-party devices in the real world when pre-defined events happen inside a simulation. This allows you to combine elements from both the virtual and real worlds in your training sessions.
For example, it may be used to trigger the lights on a vest worn by a trainee when a shot is fired from a target or subject within the simulator or activate an external speaker to play a loud explosion.
The Red Fire controller attaches to the DART simulator via a USB cable. Once connected, it acts as a wireless remote control to one or more compatible devices placed inside the training area. Red Fire features two modes – narrow and wide – which can be used to activate devices in a specific area of the room or anywhere in the training area.
Off the “X” training.
Off the X
Trainers often refer to “getting off the X” as a tactical strategy involving moving from a static position so you do not become an easy target in a gunfight. It’s one of the hardest skills to teach on the range because safety parameters typically restrict how much movement can occur, especially when other shooters are oriented on either side.
Cover and time-based training.
Set Red Fire to Wide Mode, and use a sensor vest to detect a room-wide “shot” that will activate unless the trainee is behind cover.
Wide mode can also be used effectively for time-based drills. For example, a room-wide shot can be tied to an event inside the DART simulator that requires the trainee to hit a target a specific number of times before a defined time. If the student performs as required, the vest will be prevented from activating.
Red Fire Compatible Products
SKIF Sensor Vest
This lightweight vest fits comfortably over a trainee’s outfit and uses multiple sensors to capture hits from simulated gunfire or explosions. The vest records “hits” from targets and TruTargets within the DART simulator to different areas of the body, allowing a more realistic assessment of the degree of injury.
The SKIF Vest features 8-hour battery life and can provide training instructors with visual and aural feedback when a trainee is hit by shots fired from the DART simulator or a compatible laser training weapon.
Tactical training with DART and SKIF products
SKIF Stress Band
The SKIF Stress Band adds even more realism to your training by creating a pain stimulus when a trainee is “shot”. The SKIF Stress Band is a safe way to bring stress-based training to DART courses. Simply sync the Stress Band to a SKIF Vest and set the intensity mode, which ranges from a simple vibration to a mild or strong shock.
Requires a SKIF Vest to operate.
Adds an element of stress to the training process
Allows the trainee to feel a conditional hit
Muscle contraction with the hit enhances training realism
Rechargeable battery lasts 8 hours
Extremely rugged and durable
Four intensity levels and vibration mode