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A better way to engage trainees

/A better way to engage trainees

Written by Michelle Henderson – March 18, 2019

A better way to engage trainees

Lacking visual interest, typical paper targets can quickly lead to boredom, obviously something no range can dare afford. In contrast, the XWT ProImage™ projects images onto a paper target that involve the user in interactive situations. You have an option of diverse, existing computer-generated imagery or custom authored live images via camera. For those in law enforcement, you can expose trainees to the most pertinent scenarios they may encounter: Use-of-force, multi-cultural issues, mental health de-escalation and active shooter. Custom authoring means a shooter can take a photo or movie on their cell phone and engage the target the same day. This ground-breaking system provides endless possibilities for target training. Whatever the scenario, image or target you envision, you can create and train on it.

Users choose from a variety of these vivid targets, based on their preference and skill, from novice to experienced. Being on the range becomes a multi-sensory experience that engages the user in a complete learning experience.

The XWT ProImage also brings a new level of user-centric operations. Unlike typical static ranges, Meggitt’s system offers unparalleled flexibility. It can move to specified distances and even adjust to user capabilities. Unlike any competitive products, by being attached to the XWT, the ProImage goes up and down the rail with the target carrier. In fact, it can traverse the entire distance, from the start of the shooter’s stall all the way to the end of the track by the bullet trap.

Monitoring and management made easy

Because of its camera, the XWT ProImage facilitates accurate monitoring. For example. shooters (or instructors) obtain real-time views of the downrange target image from their display, allowing instant feedback without retrieving targets. Whether the target is close or far away, you can still monitor it. In addition, there is automatic marking of shot locations on images as well as comparative racking of new shots vs previous shots. You can also manually mark shots on moving targets and images.

The XWT ProImage is easy to set up and a simple addition to any XWT GEN3 or GEN4 target carrier system. It uses lithium batteries, and, with the XWT, it docks and charges while in operation. While the XWT ProImage batteries charge in place, they are also “hot-swappable” during high-volume use.

Users can load their own imagery or videos into the system through the Range Control Computer. The ProImage projects to any size image up to 58 inches.

Picture the future

The XWT ProImage represents the next big step in technology for both law enforcement and commercial ranges. By enhancing the user experience, the system directly benefits officers as well as range owners. Consider a few of the ways it can dramatically change the range environment:

  • Competitive shooting. Range managers or shooters themselves can take advantage of the visual and tracking features for range shooting competitions.
  • Flexible lane use. While it makes possible a premier range category, ProImage can cost-effectively co-exist with regular shooting on the same lane or other lanes in the range. Unlike competitive products, the ProImage does not require a dedicated lane and avoids loss of revenue.
  • Reviewing a visual record of shot performance. Shooters can save a session for after-action review, using visual overlays of successive shots.

Finally, the XWT ProImage makes sense from a utilization standpoint. Law enforcement officers find the training more engaging and worth their time, hence improving their skills. For commercial range owners, the ProImage increases time at a lane, overall range participation, customer satisfaction, increase return visits and revenue.

To learn more about the XWT ProImage, click here.

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