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HOLOGATE Awarded Swiss Police ETSVR Tender

Extended Reality Operational Training [© HOLOGATE]

HOLOGATE, a leading provider of Extended Reality (XR) solutions, has been awarded the Swiss Police ETSVR training programme tender.

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Press Release, Munich, 03 June 2024: HOLOGATE, a leading provider of Extended Reality (XR) solutions, has been awarded the Swiss tender ‘Operational Training – Simulation Virtual Reality’ (ETSVR).

Swiss Police Technology and Information Technology (PTI), the central procurement agency for IT, telecommunications and police technology, has signed a five-year framework contract with HOLOGATE. Under this agreement, HOLOGATE under its HGXR division will provide the Swiss police force with state-of-the-art multi-user XR training systems, with a maximum contract sum of EUR 25 million set as the imputed value.

The contract covers the provision of mobile and semi-stationary VR systems for operational training. Mobile systems can be used in rooms that are designated for other purposes, such as sports halls or offices, while semi-stationary systems are designed for permanent training rooms. The flexible XR training solutions from HOLOGATE allow all Swiss police forces to benefit from the new training offer, regardless of spatial constraints.

The aim of the project is to provide Swiss police officers with a safe, flexible and sustainable extended reality solution for holistic operational training. HOLOGATE’s multi-user XR solutions combine state-of-the-art hardware with HGXR’s intuitive, innovative HOLOFORCE Blue software and high-end graphics. These systems provide maximum flexibility, creating realistic and immersive training scenarios in interactive, true-to-life representations of topography and infrastructure.

Extended Reality Operational Training [© HOLOGATE]

The virtual training is tailored for all emergency personnel and is conducted at reconstructed operational sites in group formation. The usage of resources such as firearms, pepper spray and destabilisation devices is incorporated and realistically simulated. The focus is on the correct behaviour of each individual in the group and the tactical approach. The free-roam systems offer the trainees complete freedom of movement. Thanks to precise full-body tracking, the movements of the trainees are captured exactly, enabling natural and realistic interactions with the environment, objects and virtual and real people.

The scenario editor allows for the independent adaptation or creation of scenarios, enhancing the training’s flexibility. The after-action review is also an essential component of virtual training. The systems capture each training session in 3D, anonymously recording comprehensive data and analyses. This enables movements and actions, such as direction of gaze and shooting, to be analysed from various perspectives and tracked repeatedly until learning objectives are fully achieved. HOLOGATE’s XR systems guarantee a high-quality and customisable training environment for the Swiss police force, perfectly tailored to meet diverse requirements and circumstances.

A representative of the Swiss police commented: “With the new VR technology from HOLOGATE, we can prepare our forces realistically and safely for a wide range of scenarios. This will greatly enhance the quality of our training and effectively prepare our police officers for their missions.”

The decision to choose HOLOGATE was based on the high quality and performance of the systems offered, which best met the selection criteria in a rigorous evaluation process.

“We take pride in knowing that our innovative XR systems will provide long-term support for the training of the Swiss police force, making a substantial contribution to enhancing public safety in Switzerland. This project underscores the vast potential of virtual reality in modern police training,” remarked Leif Petersen, CEO and Founder of HOLOGATE.

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