Laser Range uses the same five components as all firearms training simulators:
- Computer – the brain of the system
- Software – to create targets and environments
- Projector – to display life-sized images of the simulation
- Camera – to track laser “shots”
- Laser Training Device – a gun configured to fire laser light instead of bullets
In basic terms, the computer and software work together to create targets and environments which are displayed on a wall or screen by the projector. The shooter fires at the targets using a laser training device. Shots are detected by the camera and relayed back to the computer, which calculates shot placement and responds accordingly.
Advantages of Simulation Training
You can bet that large departments and agencies wouldn’t spend $100,000 or more on simulated training unless it offered some serious benefits.
- Simulation training allows you to practice anytime, anywhere
- Practice a variety of skills in a completely safe environment
- Save money on ammunition, range fees, and other associated expenses
- Because simulated targets are free to move and respond to a shooter’s actions, simulation offers a more realistic form of practice compared to static live-fire ranges
Take a look at what the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) had to say about the benefits of simulated training by clicking here.
The Laser Range Advantage
Simulators used by the military and law enforcement use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, so the same computers, cameras, projectors, and laser training devices used by professionals are widely available to everyone.
Laser Range focuses on developing exceptional simulation software that can run on an affordable Windows computer. And because a specialized camera is required to detect invisible infrared light – we bundle a custom IR camera that is perfectly matched with the Laser Range software.
This means that you get many of the same advantages of firearms training simulators costing $50,000 – $100,000 for just a small fraction of the cost.