Patented Laser Tag System
Battlefield Sports laser tag guns have become popular for live-action role-plays. The Battlefield Sports laser gaming factory is in Australia.
Many battlefield operators come there in search of their ultimate live gaming arsenal.
The Battlefield Sports laser tag guns are famous for their ergonomic balance.
These gaming guns are not just functional, they are gaming props that look and feel authentic.
Battlefield Operators, for example, can specify customized sound effects. The team makes up to 250 per month. Running at full capacity the production line can produce up to 30 gaming guns (laser taggers) a day.
The construction of a Battlefield Sports laser tag gun begins with its chassis or enclosure. Battlefield Sports offers two main types of frame: fiber-reinforced poly-carbonate or light-weight aluminum.
The hull design reflects the different designs available, from compact Sub-Machine Guns to full-sized Sniper Rifles.
Seen [right] is the internals of the best-selling laser tagger, the Cobra.
Within the frame or laser tag gun, an enclosure contains the electronics of the laser tag gun. The laser tag system itself is patented.
The heart of every Battlefield Sports laser tag gun is the SATR live gaming engine. The patented SATR system enables real-time hit feedback, so gamers know when they’ve got their opponent. More, it works peer-to-peer so without complicated installation, the set-up is 100% portable.
No need to wait for a printout, gamers get instant feedback. Although with the addition of the SATRWARE apps you can email gaming statistics to players as an after-action review. SATR gives gamers real-time stats as they go, plus a game score and session score. The session score is the gamer's accumulative ratio. Gamers can also track their statistics, such as shooting accuracy, number of tags, number of de-activations, on their gaming gun in real-time.
"For our metal gaming guns range we use aluminum because it is light-weight and resistant to damage," said Peter Lander, Founder, Battlefield Sports.
"The aluminum is powder-coated in a variety of colors. For our polycarbonate models we use fiber-reinforced polycarbonate for maximum robustness," he said.
With the enclosure painted and the electronics ready to go, the next step is assembly.
"Timing is of the essence," said Adam, the Tech CO "we have to make sure we have all the components on hand ready to be installed at the proper time otherwise the whole production line can crawl to a halt."
Once assembled the laser tag equipment goes through a thorough quality control check. That way Battlefield Sports delivers exactly what the Battlefield Operator ordered.
A typical laser tag system consists of a laser tag gun (also known as gaming gun or laser tagger, or phaser).
The laser taggers emit infrared and register hits on sensors. Despite the sport being called "laser tag" there are no real lasers, rather digital infrared and digital radio signals are used.
Anyway, players shoot at the laser tag gun's sensors to score a hit. The sensors are usually integrated into the gun barrel and the player's head, secured on a headband.
Traditional and tactical laser tag also can have the sensors on a vest.
The idea is to aim your laser tagger at your opponent and hit one of their sensors. Just like in a video game, players have set a number of hit points. The number of hit points allocated depends on the laser tag game.
If playing the Battle Royale game in the Battlefield ROYALE theme, for example, players start with 100 hit points.
But if playing a simple Team Elimination game in the Battlefield TAG theme, then players start the game with 5 hit points.
But nowadays laser tag can be players outdoors.
The basic idea with the new technology is that if you can see your opponent then you can get them!
While laser tag guns are robust and simple to use, the supporting system is sophisticated. Real-time scoring and realistic sound effects add to the thrill of the game.
To win at laser tag your team needs to work together towards the game's objective. Communication, good reflexes, ability to aim with a scope are all important skills.