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MANCHESTER, NH Aug. 24, 2016 Blending big data with advances in mobile technology, new software platform BioSension launches this month, elevating the art of firearms and tactical training to an entirely new level.
Combining biometric technology, gaming, and augmented reality techniques, BioSension is a software/hardware solution developed to advance and improve the training of law enforcement personnel, military, and specialized tactical teams. Available as a mobile and computer-based application, BioSension is composed of several modules designed to improve the marksmanship skills of a single shooter or group of students.
“The inefficiencies of traditional training techniques can end up costing quite a bit of money and time,” said Troy Nolen, CEO and founder of the New Hampshire-based company Norrad. “We saw the gap in the market and launched BioSension with the idea that we can use the advantages of modern technology to decrease the time required to train shooters, and minimize ammunition costs.”
Through the use of remote sensors, video, and biometric feedback, the application enables shooters to progress rapidly through their training program, or improve their skills. Trainers are able to give immediate feedback, on the spot, to correct deficiencies.
Fully customizable for any organization, BioSension allows instructors the ability to monitor and communicate with multiple students at different locations from one centralized point. This provides real time, on-the-spot coaching and correcting of deficiencies, instead of coaching after the fact. Trainers are able to use the biometric data on each operator, in a way never before available in a training environment.
Based in Windham, New Hampshire, BioSension is a product of Norrad, a technology company with over thirteen years' experience in building, designing, and developing mobile enterprise solutions that serve a variety of industries, solving real world problems. BioSension is the latest development applying biometrics technology geared toward the law enforcement, military, and private security sectors.
SUWANEE, GA Aug. 23, 2016 Meggitt Training Systems, the leading supplier of integrated live fire and virtual weapons training systems, will showcase weapon simulators delivered under contract to the Australian Defence Force and the new FATS® 100e small arms trainer at Land Forces 2016 in Adelaide, Australia, 6-8 September.
“Defence forces and law enforcement agencies see us as a strategic partner, which is why we have sustained world leadership in live-fire and virtual training systems,” said Chris Jordan, managing director, Meggitt Training Systems Australia. “Our partnership with the Australian Defence Force and other organisations throughout the Asia-Pacific region proves the enduring value of our approach to systems and simulators, which offer enhanced training and increased capabilities through simple marksmanship, diagnostic and small group training tools. This empowers instructors and commanders to get their personnel trained quickly.”
At booth 2V29 at Land Forces 2016, Meggitt will be demonstrating its new FATS® 100e and a range of recently delivered weapon simulators including the 84mm Carl Gustaf with various ammunition natures and patented BlueFire® simulators.
The FATS® 100e system is an extension of the proven and popular FATS® M100 and a major expansion in weapons training capability, introducing new features such as Crytek-based 3D marksmanship, automatic coaching and VBS3-based collective training. The 3D marksmanship provides visually realistic and highly detailed terrains and targets, including weather, and striking visual effects including wind-blown environments, birds in flight, dirt splashes and explosions. Automatic coaching has never been available in the small-arms training market, and VBS3-based collective training is a new Meggitt offering.
The latest Carl Gustaf 84mm simulator enables use of the full suite of 84mm ammunition available to the Australian Defence Force. Trainees can now engage simulated targets with air burst or impact using the simulated FFV441 HE round, impact and delay with the FFV502 HEDP round, illuminate or obscure the battlefield with the FFV545 Illumination or FFV469 Smoke rounds and engage armoured vehicles with the FFV551 HEAT rounds.
Visit booth 2V29 at Land Forces 2016, 6-8 September 2016, Adelaide Convention Centre - Adelaide, Australia or http://meggitttrainingsystems.com/About-Meggitt/Trade-show-schedule/Land-Forces-Conference-2016/e/ to schedule an appointment.
Meggitt Training Systems
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, is a Meggitt business unit. The leading global supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, more than 13,000 Meggitt live-fire ranges and 5,100 virtual systems are fielded internationally, providing judgmental, situational awareness and marksmanship training to the armed forces, law enforcement and security organizations.
Meggitt Training Systems employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Atlanta and at facilities in Orlando, Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, UAE, Australia and Singapore. It can deploy service personnel anywhere in the world for instructor training, system installation and maintenance. www.meggitttrainingsystems.com
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy. Meggitt employs nearly 11,000 people at more than 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.
CHICAGO Aug. 17, 2016 A program designed to build trust and collaboration between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve will receive a second consecutive year of funding from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI).
The foundation’s grant will provide ongoing support as the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) develops training and technical assistance to three pilot sites. The sites will implement recommendations from the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which previously were validated by evidence-based research.
Previously launched with Motorola Solutions Foundation funding, the IACP program features an innovative approach that helps build trust between law enforcement agencies and community members. The training helps organizations create a high-trust culture of collaboration and engagement, resulting in greater speed and lower risk throughout the organization.
“We live in a time of escalating need for productive dialogue on community-police relations,” said Vincent Talucci, executive director/chief executive officer of the IACP. “We are grateful for the foundation’s ongoing support of our efforts to encourage and develop higher levels of interdependence.”
The foundation’s public safety grants program serves the needs of first responders, their families and the general public in the United States. The Motorola Solutions Foundation considers first responders to include federal and local law enforcement, veterans, professional and volunteer fire service personnel, emergency medical professionals and disaster response professionals.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation donation to IACP is part of a $3.45 million portfolio of grant funding in 2016 directed to 83 non-profit organizations. The diverse groups aim to help improve safety and security in communities across the United States, honor the families of fallen first responders, and help bolster public safety education. About 1 million first responders and community members will benefit from initiatives funded through the competitive grant program.
“We wholeheartedly support innovation that results in constant improvement among public safety leaders and first responders through education and training,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “The programs we’re supporting will benefit a broad range of communities served by law enforcement officers and staff, fire service personnel, federal agents, emergency medical service providers and our men and women in the military services – both active duty and veterans.”
Examples of 2016 grant recipients and their past impacts include:
- The American Red Cross of South Florida is preparing Florida communities for potential disasters. Our grant funding allows our dedicated team of Motorola Solutions employees to educate low-income neighborhoods with fire safety presentations, smoke-alarm installations and more.
- 2015 impact: Along with Motorola Solutions employees, firefighters and volunteers, the Red Cross installed about 500 smoke alarms in low-income neighborhoods in Broward County.
- The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides training to law enforcement agencies on model policies and best practices to respond to missing children cases. Each year, the organization hosts nearly a dozen multi-day, training sessions.
- 2015 impact: Nearly 300 participants completed the Missing Children Seminar for CEOs, including many police chiefs and sheriffs. Participants rated this course very favorably and recommended that their peers participate in a future session to improve preparations for responding to missing children cases.
- Troops to Firefighters aims to provide firefighter and emergency telecommunicator training, certification and job placement for up to 250 veterans and transitioning troops annually.
- 2015 impact: Motorola Solutions Foundation funding supported an initial training and mentorship pilot for 15 students in a three-week 911 emergency dispatch operations course. Additional funding will allow students to participate in a subsequent firefighter or 911 emergency dispatch training and certification course.
- Washington D.C. Police Foundation provides nearly 200 young people ages 10-21 with mentoring and exposure to careers in public safety through its innovative Junior Cadet, Classrooms to Careers and Public Safety Academy programming.
- 2015 impact: The new focus of all three of Washington D.C. Police Foundation's key programs was recruiting minority youth from complex neighborhoods. Additional outreach efforts to create a more diverse police force began at employment fairs and were supported through social media marketing campaigns.
The National Emergency Number Association is one of 14 organizations new this year to Motorola Solutions Foundation support. Its Friends of 9-1-1 scholarship program allows more of the nation's call takers to attend workshops on evolving next generation technology and innovative training.
See the full list of grant recipients at: https://www.motorolasolutions.com/content/dam/msi/docs/about-us/cr/2016-public-safety-grant-recipients.pdf.
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit our website: www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.
LEHIGH ACRES, FL Aug. 16, 2016 Missionary medic Paul Heier has partnered his organization Misión Hispana with Guatemalan firefighters to provide CPR, First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, and Trauma classes across the country. Heier attended paramedic school with the desire to help people in remote areas and teach these critical subjects to short-term missionaries and national firefighters. His work has spanned across Guatemala from Santiago, Sacatepéquez all the way to Puerto San Jose, Escuintla.
The medical mission work started when Heier offered to help a Guatemalan fire chief bring his crew up-to-date in CPR. He couldn't imagine the response that followed. Heier has been asked to teach classes to dozens of firefighters and police officers across the country. He was recently honored with a television interview on a Guatemalan news channel to explain why he's willing to help. He was even made an honorary assistant chief of one fire department. Heier says this work is his way of loving his neighbor.
"This work has been incredibly rewarding for us and impactful for those who are accessing this much needed training," says Heier. "Right now we have more requests than we can handle and desperately need volunteers to come and help teach. We encourage all those who truly want to serve people in need to connect with us and learn more about our mission work and trips."
Guatemala and many Latin American countries face severe poverty and the needs of the people are great. Poverty hasn't changed much in Guatemala during the last 20 years, according to the World Bank. Close to 75 percent of the population is estimated to live below the poverty line and almost 58 percent live below the extreme poverty line which the World Bank defines as struggling to afford even a basic basket of food. The services provided by Misión Hispana meet a critical need that is not being met in the country.
Misión Hispana recently celebrated 11 years of helping to reach the forgotten in Latin America. The organization relies heavily on volunteers and donor funding to meet its mission. Over the years, Misión Hispana has hosted groups from the U.S. and Canada on mission trips in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. For more information about their work, to donate or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, visit ReachingtheAmericas.com.
About Misión Hispana
Founded by missionaries Paul and Thania Heier, Misión Hispana has been providing critical services to the people within villages across Latin American countries since 2005. The Heiers started their work in Nicaragua where they spent nearly seven years starting a Hope Center, a small camp, and helping to build ten churches. Later they provided other mission services in Honduras and Guatemala. For more information visit, ReachingtheAmericas.com.
MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 15, 2016 EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, announced today that it is to star in new TV documentary series, Mega Shippers.
Filmed globally at some of the world's leading factories and busiest ports, Mega Shippers lifts the lid on the extraordinary engineering and logistics at the heart of the high pressure world of global shipping. Over 20 million containers are crossing the world's seas at any given time carrying anything from toys to luxury sports cars and this 8-part documentary series gets exclusive access behind the scenes to companies and ports globally.
The programme EDM features in follows the journey of one of its Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainers (CEETs) from its factory in Newton Heath, east Manchester all the way to Ethiopian Airlines' Aviation Academy in Addis Ababa. Separated and packaged into six modules and loaded onto three heavy goods vehicles, the Mega Shippers film crew follows the CEET as it is driven to the Port of Southampton and shipped by sea to Ethiopia for installation. The transportation logistics were handled by EDM's shipping partner, All Seas Global.
The Mega Shippers documentary featuring EDM can be seen on Quest TV (Virgin-172, Sky-144, Freeview-37) at 9pm on 16th August 2016.
For more information about Mega Shippers visit: http://www.questtv.co.uk
For more information about EDM visit: http://www.edm.ltd.uk
EDM is a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation, defence, rail and other industries. Combining the highest engineering standards with leading-edge technologies, EDM provides airlines with Door Trainers, Cabin Service Trainers, Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainers and Full Size Mockups and defence organsiations with Procedure Trainers, Maintenance Trainers, Ejection Seats, Simulators and Full Size Replicas. Serving organisations worldwide from its UK headquarters, EDM is committed to delivering exceptional quality and value to its clients to help them enhance safety and operational efficiency.
OMAHA, NE Aug. 15, 2016 Union Pacific launched a railroad safety campaign on YouTube, Facebook and Pandora reminding drivers and pedestrians to use caution when approaching railroad tracks. The campaign reminds drivers that "Your Life is Worth the Wait" at railroad crossings, and urges people to not take "selfies" on or around railroad tracks.
Your Life is Worth the Wait
Two commercials ask viewers "What is your life worth?" One, titled Curfew, features a teenage boy racing to get his date home before curfew and racing to beat an oncoming train at a railroad crossing. A second ad, titled Interview, depicts a woman contemplating driving around crossing gates so she can arrive on time at her job interview. In each scenario, drivers hit the brakes and stop just before the train continues through the crossing. They are relieved and realize their life was worth the wait.
Save Face - Selfies off the Tracks
In a second set of videos, Union Pacific uses animation to address pedestrian safety and the dangers of taking photos on railroad tracks. One features a soccer fan taking a selfie on the field during game action and another shows people taking selfies in front of landmarks. While there are all kinds of unique places to take selfies, Union Pacific reminds everyone that railroad tracks are not among them.
The public safety campaign includes a Chicago-focused Pandora commercial encouraging passenger train commuters to turn down the volume on their earbuds when near railroad tracks.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2006-2015, Union Pacific invested approximately $33 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
WESTMINSTER, CO Aug. 10, 2016 3xLOGIC, Inc. a leading provider of integrated intelligent security solutions today announced a significantly expanded 3xLOGIC University training schedule and locations; a new, larger HQ; and an expanded Florida Innovations Center facility.
Under the leadership of Donny Shaffer, 3xLOGIC Director of Customer Support Services, the company made a significant investment in upgrading and expanding training resources in 2016. During the last year, Shaffer and his team built two comprehensive training programs for 3xLOGIC video and access control and succeeded in getting both certified by BICSI for greater student value. Now, those training programs are being offered 19 times at 16 different locations throughout the US between now and the end of July 2017.
Recently, 3xLOGIC completed its move to a new Corporate Headquarters located at 10385 Westmoor Drive, Suite 210, Westminster, CO 80021. The new, larger space was designed to specification for the company and features an expanded training facility, as well as plenty of space for continued growth in personnel.
3xLOGIC’s Innovation Center in Orlando, FL has also moved into a new space located at 12000 Research Parkway, Suite 128, Orlando, FL 32826. This facility was also designed to the company’s specifications and is centrally located just steps away from the UCF (University of Central Florida) campus.
“2016 has been a great year for us,” said Matt Kushner, 3xLOGIC CEO, “and 2017 looks to be even better. Our sales continue to grow very robustly, we’re planning additional hires to add capabilities and ensure we stay ahead of our growth, we’re filling out our Regional Sales Manager network, and we’re looking forward to making some exciting announcements before the conclusion of the year.”
3xLOGIC Inc. has been a leading innovator in server and cloud-based security technology for 15+ years. The company is recognized for providing easy-to-use surveillance and business intelligence solutions that seamlessly integrate video, access control, and disparate data such as ATM, Point-of-Sale, analytics, and more.
3xLOGIC’s video surveillance solutions are engineered for ease of installation, scalability and affordability combined with a managed services portfolio that enables integrators to effectively evolve from dealers to high-value strategic partners. For more information about 3xLOGIC, please visit our website http://www.3xlogic.com.
GRAPEVINE, TX Aug. 9, 2016 The team at Argus Rising is pleased to offer certified drone training for law enforcement, fire, and rescue personnel.
To cater to the needs of first responders across the country, Argus Rising offers several drone training courses. There are four courses currently available for law enforcement: Bootcamp, Search & Rescue, Crime Scene Photography with Orthometrics and Active Crime Surveillance. Additionally, there are three courses for specific to fire and rescue including: Bootcamp, Search & Rescue and Active Fire & Accident Surveillance.
According to Argus Rising’s founder, Allen Beach, “Aside from the standard uses of drones for first responders Argus has developed a new way of managing Crime Scene Photography (CSP). Argus can photograph a large outdoor crime or accident scene utilizing AutoPilot in just minutes and then process all the images into a single orthomosaic photograph with GPS designations and then we can turn that into a 3D Model. It’s a whole new way of looking at a crime scene allowing both Detectives and Juries to see things they have never seen before. Drones are a natural fit for law enforcement and fire and rescue teams everywhere.”
Beach went on to add, “Drones have become such an effective tool in many areas, even beyond surveillance or locating lost or missing people. Drones are streamlining many processes for companies worldwide and giving us information and data we wouldn’t have been able to collect previously.”
The certified drone specialists at Argus Rising also offer solutions for real estate, including aerial stills and video of residential and commercial properties, as well as Texas ranches. Their services also include packages for some of Texas’s finest golf courses – from individual flyovers of each hole or flyovers of the entire course.
More information can be found at http://www.argusrising.com.
CINCINNATI Aug. 01, 2016 According to the American School Bus Council, an estimated 480,000 school buses carry 26 million children – more than half of America’s school children – each day, making school buses the largest form of mass transit in the U.S. and driver training a top priority for school districts.
To help keep students safe, Scenario Learning, the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools, colleges and workplaces, and School Bus Safety Company (SBSC), the leading resource for school bus driver training, announce a partnership to deliver premium SBSC training courses online through the SafeSchools Online Staff Training System. The market-leading safety and compliance training system now offers SBSC’s Driver Training Course, comprised of 25 modules on important topics every bus driver should know to safely transport students.
“As customer needs have evolved, we sought a way to deliver our industry leading school bus driver training through a web-based platform,” says Jeff Cassell, president of SBSC. “More than 3,000 school districts use our DVD training materials, and we’re excited to partner with Scenario Learning to provide a new, convenient way to train bus drivers on important topics that will ultimately save lives and keep students safe.”
Topics covered in the online Driver Training Course include Checking for Sleeping Children; Danger Zones; Driver Distractions; Safe Backing; Safety Best Practices and more. All modules in the Driver Training Course are 100 percent school bus driver focused and written by school bus safety experts to ensure that the content is relevant and applicable for all transportation staff members. Using the online system, administrators can easily assign training courses, automatically track progress, download compliance reports and view or print certificates of completion. Group training offline can even be tracked and documented in the system as well, allowing for convenient training in a classroom setting.
“Creating safer school environments is at the very core of what we do, and we’re thrilled to offer life-saving online training to school bus drivers through our partnership with SBSC,” said Scenario Learning CEO Brian Taylor. “Providing training through our online system speaks to the commitment SBSC has made to student safety and we’re honored to work with such an outstanding company.”
Thousands of districts nationwide, including 33 of the top 100 largest in the U.S. use the SafeSchools Online Training System to efficiently manage safety training compliance. The system’s comprehensive online library includes hundreds of courses covering important school safety and compliance topics, all written by the nation’s leading safety experts. The system is a perennial Top 100 Best in Education award winner, as voted by District Administration readers over the past six years.
For more information on the SafeSchools Training System or the online Driver Training Course, contact Scenario Learning at 1.800.434.0154 or info(at)scenariolearning(dot)com. For more information about the partnership, contact Jim Nulsen, Vice President of Business Development for Scenario Learning at jnulsen(at)scenariolearning(dot)com.
About Scenario Learning
Scenario Learning is a leading developer of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer and more inclusive schools, colleges and workplaces. The company’s web-based product portfolio includes solutions for staff and student training, bullying/incident reporting, accident reporting, SDS management and Special Education professional development for the education and business markets. The company is experiencing record-setting growth, serving thousands of school districts, colleges, insurance providers and businesses around the world. For more information, visit http://www.scenariolearning.com. Connect with us on Twitter by following @ScenarioCEO and on Facebook by visiting http://www.facebook.com/scenariolearning.
About School Bus Safety Company
For 10 years, the experts at School Bus Safety Company have been designing award-winning school bus driver training programs with a single purpose – Making Kids Safer™. The company’s breakthrough series of school bus safety video programs and study guides are designed by a team of performance improvement experts with specialties that include fleet operations and safety, industrial psychology, instructional design and media production. For more information, visit http://www.schoolbussafetyco.com or call 1.866.275.7272.
July 26, 2016 Custom Canine, a global canine provider and training company, offers a variety of online training courses for both law enforcement canine handlers and pet owners. They are now announcing open registration for their Law Enforcement Canine Officer training course. This course consists of four classes, each with a goal targeted to a specific area of K9 officer training.
Because of the liability associated with training canines for law enforcement, Custom Canine stays up-to-date with current case law and industry standards, and they only hire trainers who have been handlers or officers themselves. The course is designed for a K9 Unit Supervisor, Department Administrator, or officers who are aspiring to be a K9 Unit Supervisor, and it covers maintaining a K9 unit, managing the risks associated, understanding the liabilities associated, keeping handlers happy, selecting canines and their handlers, and achieving the best results from the unit.
Each topic is broken down into the following classes:
- K9 Supervisor Course - The goal of this course is to provide the K9 Unit Supervisor, Department Administrator, or aspiring K9 Unit Supervisor with the knowledge needed to manage a K9 unit. (Includes the below courses as well)
- K9 Supervisor Liability Class - Covers the liabilities K9 officers face and how to effectively manage the risks.
- K9 Handler Compensation - Covers the basics of handler compensation, and how to keep your K9 handlers happy.
- K9 Handler Selection - Covers the proper selection of K9 and Handler to achieve optimal on-duty performance.
In addition to this coursework, Custom Canine is also offering a supplemental Kennel Master Course, the goal of which is to provide kennel operations-related knowledge. This knowledge includes boarding, health and wellness, sanitation, laws, best practices, and training techniques.
For those interested in learning more about Custom Canine’s online training classes, visit http://www.customcanineunlimited.com/online-k9-training/.
About Custom Canine
Custom Canine is a global canine provider that also specializes in dog training for both the domestic setting and for law enforcement. They only hire trainers who have experience in their specific field, and the provide a full warranty on each of their training courses, as well as a complete manual detailing what each class is covering.