About Us

IRT (formally TVI) was incorporated January 28, 1977 when it introduced its patented Radiant Heating Panels to the commercial marketplace. In 1980, IRT responded to a request from the Department of Defense (DoD) for technical assistance in the area of military thermal targets. The DoD was interested in the application of IRT’s radiant heating panel technology to the development of thermal targets in support of M60A3 tank gunnery training and certification.

IRT has been ISO 9001:2000 Certified and our products and services are used by the Army National Guard and Air Guard in all 50 U.S. states. US Army has deployed IRT shelters in Puerto Rico, Korea, Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, and with the Ministry of Defense in Australia. We design, manufacture and market a variety of products, including rapid deploy shelter systems for first responders, first receivers, government, military, and commercial markets.


Our continually increasing commitment to research and development (R&D) is a key component to our product and service offerings.

  • Decontamination Systems Rapid deployment, self-contained systems, allowing multiple lines and stations for ambulatory and non ambulatory patients to be decontaminated in multiple environments. Currently used globally for commercial sectors and both military and government agencies.

  • Chem/Bio Isolation Systems Systems to isolate patients during an incident. Customers include military and healthcare industry.

  • Infection Control Isolation products for infection control for all levels of the healthcare industry.

  • Mobile Hospital Surge Systems Transportable rapid-deployment shelter systems allow healthcare providers to extend bed capacity and reach remote locations; currently in use at all levels of the healthcare industry, from military and government agencies to commercial sectors.

  • Rapid Deployment Shelter Systems Systems that deploy with minimal personnel in minutes. Currently used in military and government agencies and commercial sectors around the globe.

  • Infrared (IR) Technology Both passive and active infrared technology products for marking, targeting, and combat identification.

  • Combat Identification Infrared detectable products for identification of friend or foe (IFF) to domestic military sector.

  • Thermal Targets Heat-sensing gunnery equipment targets for domestic and international military sectors.

  • Landing Marker Systems Infrared detectable products for domestic military sectors’ helicopter temporary forward arming and refueling points (FARP).

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPR) and support products for domestic and international military and government sectors.

  • Remote Base Camp Deployment Controlled environments, services, and facilities for events, support, and relief efforts. Customers include FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, US DoD.

  • Disaster Response Logistics Support Emergency response logistics services for government and industry during natural or manmade disasters.