Axon Acquires the Virtual Reality Training Studio Foundry 45
Axon acquires Foundry 45

Axon Acquires the Virtual Reality Training Studio Foundry 45

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The global leader in connected public safety technologies, Axon, has acquired the leading virtual reality studio developing immersive training modules for large enterprises, Foundry 45. The acquisition will integrate Foundry 45 into the Axon VR team.

Foundry 45 has delivered several virtual and augmented reality training applications for its global enterprise customers comprising many Fortune 100 companies. The team has amassed a tremendous reputation for developing exceptional VR experiences that have helped to improve productivity, augment knowledge retention, and lead to 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, Axon. “Their team 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 communities safer for all.”

Axon’s VR team is focused on public safety, in a bid to make training in the domain more accessible, relevant, and affordable. The company plans to deploy immersive technologies to better provide officers with a deeper insight into real-life situations in the field. Its VR offering provides content to develop critical thinking, de-escalation techniques, and tactical skills through a wide range of realistic scenarios.

Virtual reality is emerging as a game-changing training tool for many industries and sectors. The acquisition will help enable Axon to further develop platforms for fostering the development of innovative skills and scenario-based training for public safety. It is a brilliant stepping stone for the company to venture into the global markets to explore lucrative opportunities in the field.

“We believe purpose is 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 the public good,” said David Beck, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Foundry 45.

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