InVeris Training Solutions, a provider of virtual and live-fire training systems for domestic and international law enforcement customers, has acquired Dallas-based SURVIVR.
Brian Hoang and his co-founder, Marwan Kodeih, originally founded SURVIVR in 2016 as a game development studio called Immosis. In 2017, it transitioned to serve clients across training, education, gaming, and healthcare.
Today, the public benefit corporation has grown to tout a premier, patented virtual reality police training technology. Devoted to public safety, SURVIVR has been chosen by multiple law enforcement departments and the U.S. Air Force Security Forces to offer simulation training that mirrors real-life experiences.
Georgia-based InVeris will add SURVIVR to its industry-leading readiness training solutions portfolio. InVeris said SURVIVR will complement its recent research and development as it continues to build on a long-standing commitment to delivering effective, reliable products and services that prepare professionals for split-second decisions.
“Good training saves lives”
“All police forces—large and small, urban and rural—need and deserve the most realistic, effective training,” InVeris CEO Al Weggeman said in a statement. “This acquisition by InVeris strengthens our product offering to better prepare law enforcement officers for real-life situations in their community.”
SURVIVR will be combined with InVeris’ BlueFire simulated weapons technology and VR-DT virtual reality de-escalation and safety training solutions. Instructors can use dynamic branching for a wide range of responses depending on a trainee’s verbal statements and physical actions.
According to the companies, this will create a new generation of immersive, 3D, scenario-based training. The tech is based on the critical idea that “good training saves lives.”
InVeris is a leader in the space with its team of 400 employees and facilities on five continents. During its 95-year history, InVeris, along with its legacy companies, FATS and Caswell, has fielded more than 15,500 live-fire ranges and 7,500 virtual systems.
“Joining InVeris enables us to combine the best aspects of both systems, providing an unrivaled solution for existing and future customers,” Hoang says. He will now serve as InVeris’ director of VR/AR strategy.
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