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Master Controller

Portable Game Control Device

The Master Controller is your portable control device that allows the operator efficient and comprehensive control of the game. The Master Controller comes with a handy strap. The image shows the optional upgrade to the whip antenna.

Click here or on the main image to see the Master Controller specs, close-up. 

In SATR3 the Master Controller has four boot-up options for the controller, namely: 

  • Comprehensive Master Controller
  • Simple Master Controller
  • Workshop Master Controller
  • Themed Master Controller. 

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Master Controller

Comprehensive Master Controller 

A master controller controls the games and is normally used by operators/instructors because of this. It has numerous functions to monitor and control devices by radio and infrared communications. The most commonly used functions are to Start a timed game by radio, to set a gaming gun or other device to a particular team, and to reset gaming guns back to a default configuration for the genre. It can also issue pre-recorded phrases on gaming guns in player mode.  The master controller can monitor and provide limited remote control of devices on the same battle as the controller.

Simple Master Controller

If you want a simplified operations. A much simpler version of the master controller without many of the unusual or complex commands suitable for running simple “Laser Tag” events. Commands include:

  1. Respawn (or Reactivate)
  2. Set Game Timer
  3. End (RF)
  4. Start (RF) 
  5. Find (RF)
  6. Team A (set the target devices to Team A) 
  7. Team B (set the target devices to Team B) 
  8. Any Team (sets to Team X, effectively no team)  
  9. Reload (IR) 
  10. Briefing (RF) 
  11. Set Volume

Workshop Master Controller

A Workshop Controller is designed for the depot staff, especially for a rental business.  Commands include Reset, Set Spare, Test RF, Spawn, Shoot, Kill, Unlock, and Lock.

Themed Master Controller

This is a master controller but has extra commands for controlling games using the game modes of Manhunt, Haunted and Apocalypse.

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  • Latest SATR Software system: standard
  • Style Pistol (hand held device)
  • Construction Metal
  • Weight 1.4kgs/3lbs
  • Standard issue color: hammerburst black
  • Antenna: Short (standard) or Whip
  • Gun Length 26cm/10.2"

Master Controller Functions

The Master Controller is your portable control device. As part the SATR System you can boot up an unit can be configured to act as any other. So you can boot up a gaming gun to act as a Controller. But it is best to have a dedicated unit. All units operate peer to peer utilizing the key patented feature of the  SATR system. A game is controlled by the organizer using a master controller. A master controller has numerous features for setting, monitoring and controlling the game and other devices. The most commonly used feature is the game start by radio along with a game timer so that each game runs for a specified period before automatically ending.The Controller is designed to boost your through-put.

Controller Functions in Detail 


This menu includes all temporary settings and commands issued via infrared transmission. The operator needs to point at the target device’s sensors and then pull the trigger on the master controller. IR Commands do not make permanent changes to the target devices configuration.


This menu includes all commands issued via digital radio to all devices on the same battle as the master controller. 


This menu includes all permanent settings and commands issued via infrared transmission. All changes are retained between reboots. Common settings are configuration options that are likely to change frequently.


Search with radio for devices of the selected type. The user then selects the specific device and the system returns key information about that device. Basic scoring information and team setting shown on list of matching devices.


Remotely control devices on the same battle with radio.


Trigger pre-recorded phrases from the master controller to play on gaming guns on the same battle. Notably: “you are victorious” and “change ends”.


System testing and retrieving target device’s data either via infrared (point at target) or a radio.


User specified configurations which can then be used on target devices. For operators that have a common set of configurations to use, this can be used to save time setting the gaming guns. Updates are done by a combination of infrared (one device at a time) and digital radio signal. Can send a broadcast update to all devices on the same battle or all devices regardless of battle, remember to turn off any devices that you don’t wish to have updated.


This menu includes all permanent settings issued via infrared transmission that are infrequently changes. All changes are retained between reboots. Only one setting at a time can be altered.

Even More Detail on the Controller Functions

The User Guide explains each of these master controller functions in more detail. You can download a copy of the latest user guide, here