Doron Transforms Concept into Reality and Unveils New Interactive Fire Truck & Law Enforcement Driving Simulation Systems

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Doron Precision Systems, Inc. ( announces the launch of the new 460Fire and the new 550LE driving simulation systems.

Doron Precision Systems, Inc. ( the launch of the new 460Fire and the new 550LE driving simulation systems. The 460Fire and 550LE interactive driving simulator systems were transformed from concept into reality to meet industry requests for effective and cost efficient driver training. The formal launch on the two new systems will take place on Dec. 6 at the 2004 IITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference) in Orlando, Florida.

The 460Fire simulation system is designed to assist EVOC trainers address the rising number of Fire Department vehicle collisions, 15,550 in 2002, and the reality that Firefighters are more likely to die traveling to or from a fire than fighting one.” (NFPA Fire Database -2004)

The 550LE simulation system is the next generation in law enforcement driving simulators. Doron currently has over 100 of the 550LE’s predecessors in place at law enforcement agencies around the world and has regularly been credited with a reduction in accidents after agency execution of simulation based driver training programs. The Philadelphia Police Department implemented a simulation based law enforcement driver training program and reported accidents being reduced by 23% between 1998 – 2003 (1998:826 accidents, 2003:635 accidents)

Emergency vehicle drivers and law enforcement officers training on state-of-the art interactive simulators create opportunities to further develop more complex cognitive and perceptual skills, while increasing the ability to comprehend and appreciate vehicle physics. Drivers are able to experience, recognize, and deal with potential hazards before they become real-life threats. Inherent dangers involved with practicing the occurrence of these events during the course of a normal drive are eliminated due to the safe controlled environment of simulation.

The 460Fire and 550LE simulators replicate the driving compartments and essential components of typical late model emergency response and law enforcement vehicles. The real-time visual system is comprised of high resolution DLP rear projection and/or plasma displays, and remote controlled real-time rear view mirror images. It allows drivers to operate their vehicles in a seamless CGI “virtual world” that is comprised of rural, suburban, and urban areas.

Instructors are supplied with a library of scenarios, complete with animated fire and smoke, but can easily create new scenarios to address specific training objectives.

The 460Fire and 550Le are linkable with other Doron interactive emergency vehicle simulators and allows multiple operators the opportunity to interact with each other within the same virtual world.

The simulator systems have interchangeable cabs that allow for different vehicle styles to be simply rolled into place and connected. Don Wenzinger, President, Doron Precision Systems, Inc. says that, “The training synergy provided by interchangeable cabs and linkable systems is going to be the future of emergency training and will surely identify with Homeland Security training requirements. Our system is engineered to be cost–effective and obtainable by the greatest number of agencies.”

About Doron Precision Systems, Inc.

Doron Precision Systems ( an employee owned company that designs, manufactures, and sells entertainment simulators and “complete driving simulation systems” for non-military land vehicles from its 90,000-sq.-ft. facility in Binghamton, New York. They have over 2000 simulator systems placed in 60 countries.             


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