Axon announces acquisition of Virtual Reality training studio Foundry 45

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April 7, 2022 – Axonprovider of connected public safety technologies and the company behind the TASER, has recently announced the acquisition of Foundry 45, a virtual reality (VR) studio focused on developing immersive training modules for large enterprises. Axon stated that the acquisition, which closed on April 5, 2022, will integrate Foundry 45 into the Axon VR team.

Founded in 2015, Foundry 45 has delivered virtual and augmented reality (AR) training applications to global enterprise customers including several Fortune 100 companies. The Foundry 45 team builds VR experiences geared towards improving productivity, boosting knowledge retention and creating better training outcomes.

“We’re thrilled the Foundry 45 team has joined Axon in our mission to Protect Life,” said Chris Chin, VP of Immersive Technologies at Axon. “Their teams of accomplished enterprise VR training experts are a great addition to Axon and I’m excited to join forces and level-up our public safety training capabilities to make safer for all.”

Axon’s VR team is working to transform public safety by making training more accessible, relevant and affordable — with the goal of using new immers enforcement technologies to better prepare law officers for real-life situations in the field. Axon’s VR products provide virtual reality content that helps officers develop critical thinking, de-escalation techniques and tactical skills across a diverse set of realistic scenarios.

Axon added that as virtual reality becomes a game-changing training tool for many industries, the acquisition of Foundry 45 will help Axon to accelerate its delivery of innovative skills- and scenario-based training in public safety, as well as helping to catalyze the company’s expansion into new growth markets globally.

“I’m exceptionally proud of the work our team has accomplished at Foundry 45,” said David Beck, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Foundry 45. “We are one of the most important elements of a company and are excited our values ​​align with Axon. By joining their team, we are able to continue to bring our innovative vision and world-class engineers to the table to build products for public good.”

For more information on Axon and its training solutions and technology for public safety, click here. To find out more about Foundry 45 and its AR and VR training applications, click here.

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Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on both the AR and VR industries. He also has an interest in human augmentation technology as a whole, and does not just limit his learning specifically to the visual experience side of things.

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