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Engineered For Heroes

It is our innovation and technical excellence that sets Battlefield Sports apart. We solve the headache of how to get tweens and teens (who love video games) how to get them engaged in live-action games. As they say "if you can't beat 'em, join them!". This live gaming technology helps gamers live out there hero scenarios. It gets their brain working and their heart pumping!

 

We combine technology with stunning design to create a thrilling live gaming experience.

Battlefield Sports' patented SATR technology allow the battlefield operator to control how simple, or how complex, a game experience you want.

Our unique laser tag equipment system enables you to easily, by just turning the gaming gun on and selecting your choice from a series of menus, to control the way you play.

Better still, you can "set & forget" as your last configuration will be there again next time you turn on your equipment.

Battlefield Sports laser tag equipment is engineered to perform every time. For every game, and every gamer. Battlefield Sports is engineered for heroes.

Impressed with the Robustness

After conducting a lot of research in this area we identified Battlefield Sports as a suitable provider for this unique [laser tag] equipment. After deploying it in weather extremes through the South West of Queensland, we were and still are impressed with the robustness and ease of use of the taggers. When we purchased the SATR equipment we have since found the continual development and upgrades to the product, have actually grown with us.
Clint, Dalby, AU
 

Battlefield Sports builds Laser Tag Systems You'll Love. We call our Patented Technology "SATR"

"SATR" stands for Small Arms Transmitter Receiver

This year we celebrate our third generation live gaming engine: SATR3


Third Generation Digital Laser Tag Technology 

The laser tag system "SATR3" has all the features & benefits you'll love in a range of live gaming equipment & accessories. We've got designs to complement any business.

Here's what you get: 

  • Real-Time hit-feedback (so you know when you've got 'em!) & real-time statistics
  • New games & mission support e.g. new games "Heist" and "Capture the Flag" and "Rush" with new Flag Boxes & Missions Boxes
  • More than 300 emulations as well as favorites like Battlefield LIVE modern firearm emulations, the new Battle Royale LIVE theme (think Fortnite LIVE) and Battlefield TAG gaming guns. There are also American Civil War Muskets to modern weaponry with RPGs & and beyond to sci-fi & fantasy!
  • There's built-in redundancy, where any unit can be booted-up to act as any other unit
  • Up to 7 teams play at once, with up to 8 separate battle groups
  • Up to 21 languages with in-game voice-overs & SFX
  • 13 genres (from family-friendly "Battlefield TAG" to hard-core milsim "Battlefield LIVE")
  • Up to 2,047 gamer IDs - now that's a battle!
  • Highly configurable or easy lock-out mode
  • 100% portable
  • No need for Internet or Wi-fi connectivity
  • Save up to 12 user-defined templates
  • Slots (up to 8 emulations per games)
  • New high-powered micro-processor plus improved radio signal via daisy-chain
  • Variable and splash damage
  • New in-game perks like "super mag" or "stopping power"
  • Armor & shields (including Mystery Armor) 

SATR3
 

Technology That Works For You

With this patented technology you get real-time hit feedback, via light effects (through the red dot scope) and sound effects (through voice feedback).

patented When you shoot an opponent the computer inside the gaming gun issues a sound effect. This sound effect comes in 21 languages.

For example, hit feedback indicates what is happening in the game, so the players intuitively know what is happening in the scenario. The sound effects change depending on the gaming theme.

For "Battlefield TAG" = “tagged” (wound). Or for "Battlefield LIVE" = if you a player shoots another who is above half health they'll hear "hit" or if their opposition is below half health then they'll hear "wound".

For "Battlefield TAG" when someone takes their opposition's last hit point they'll hear “de-activated”. Or if they have no hit points left then they will hear “de-activate already.”

Whereas in "Battlefield LIVE" when someone takes their opposition's last hit point they'll hear "kill". Or if they have no hit points they then they will hear "dead already."

These SFX  voice-overs can be customized.

This system gives the gamer instant gratification because they know immediately if they have gotten an opponent.

This is an emotionally engaging, authentic experience.

Gamers who want to experience something like watching a heart-pounding blockbuster movie, now have the opportunity to be an action hero, or heroine, for a day.

Cool SFX

I like the different types of gaming gun sounds on the equipment.
Kevin, CA, USA

 

SATR3 Field Test 

SATR offers you real-time hit feedback, via light effects (through the red dot scope) and sound effects (through voice feedback). We have invested years and hundreds of thousands of dollars on its research and development to create a gamer-centered laser tag system.

 

SATR offers you real-time hit feedback, via light effects (through the red dot scope) and sound effects (through voice feedback). We have invested years and hundreds of thousands of dollars on its research and development.

The trademark application SATR was lodged in July 2006.

Patent Approved for our Digital Technology
The patent application was originally filed in Australia in December 2006.

  • Yes, Patented in North America (USA)
  • Yes, Patented in Australia
  • Yes, Patented in EU / UK.
 

One Word. BRILLIANT.

One of the main reasons I'd recommend Battlefield Sports is that this technology is amazing!!! Outstanding!! More and more people are interested in our game. One word. BRILLIANT. I would say that the gaming guns are so realistic and that with this technology is the closest you can get to real life. Keep up the good work!!! Thank you!! :)
Andreas, Cyprus

The International filing date, December 20th, 2006, is deemed the filing date for the purpose of determining the term of the US application.patented technology

There was a soft launch in Australia in November 2008.

This innovative product was officially launched in London in April 2009.

Our patented gaming guns use a lensed infrared light system. Our patent application was lodged with the US Patent Office on June 18th, 2009.

Digital Radio Connectivity - Peer to Peer

Our new radio frequency hardware and our upgraded gun software. Currently, our research and development team are working on an amplitude- modulated transmitter and an associated regenerative receiver a radio band. This is ideal for short-range communication—up to 330ft (100m) in ideal conditions. Basically, if you can see them, you can shoot them!

Of course, gamers are not going to make it easy for you to tag them, because this is high-tech hide and seek! Because our application has a high data rate, we use a PIC micro-controller and have had to upgrade our assembler software to achieve secure and reliable transmissions. Our innovative research and development have been recognized with a national award - the Australian Technology Showcase.SATR technology badge

World's First - Hit-feedback in any Terrain

Now you KNOW you've got 'em. Our patented system enables you to not only know when you've been hit but when you've got the other guy. In our previous generation of technology, SATR2, you got 13 languages you can hear "casualty" or "kill confirmed" so the shooters gaming gun gets real-time hit-feedback. The gamer's display is automatically updated in real-time. Gamers can now get k/d ratios, accuracy percentages and much more. Read the summary of the patent points, here.

satr 2

Here are the latest innovations:

  • SATR: digital Small Arms Transmitter Receiver System
  • Gaming Inflatables
  • Eye Safety
  • Optik Sensor
  • Water resistance
  • Live Game Packs
  • Learn about the patent in detail, click here

Robust and Realistic

It is totally safe and superb for the difficult market of 12-17 year olds and will give substantial benefit to us for our visitors' fun. It's the whole safety thing for me and the whole family involvement. We have looked at paintball several times but have discounted it because of the danger factor. Also having looked at all the outdoor laser systems available we concluded that the Battlefield Sports system was the best. The gaming guns are robust and realistic with a range to suit all ages and sizes and we are totally impressed with the service and back-up given by the company.
Rick, North Devon, UK.

Digital Small Arms Transmitter Receiver System

SATR™ system, Battlefield Sports now supports indoor live gaming even better. SATR has a software configured indoor mode than radically reduces infrared ricochets. The ability of SATR to perform global digital radio controlled start, stop, pause and resume means SATR gives the CO additional control to speed up throughput. In other words, you can get through more people through their gamers quicker. Higher throughput means higher profits for you.

Indoor gamers love SATR's key feature in any environment, real-time hit feedback via the shooters gun with real-time on gun statistics. Statistics includes hits made, kills made and accuracy percentage.

Any well developed and successful game system is carefully balanced so that no one tactic or side is, overall, at a significant advantage or disadvantage. Gamers can be very inventive in finding winning tactics or strategies. It has been only after a large number of playtests entertaining a variety of players with a continuous refinement of the game rules and tools that true game balance has been achieved.

This is the live gaming phenomenon. All our laser tag guns are built tough. These laser taggers have been sold all over the world. 

Great Work

This is an excellent product, keep up the great work.
Alan, Wales UK

SATR3 = More Than 300 Emulations

SATR Technology The SATR system emulated all the major real-world weapons from P90 or G36. These are categorized into 4 groups: Rifles (and carbines), Hand Guns, SMGs, and Machine Guns.

  • Here is the list of Rifle emulations, click here
  • The list of SMGs, click here
  • The list of Hand Guns, click here
  • And the list of the Machine Guns, click here
  • Plus new emulations for spells, medics and more. 

Great Zombie Games

We upgraded all of our laser tag guns and I had a team experiment with the Zombie mode. You guys did a great implementation. I think we can create some great games around this new functionality. We have been talking about games with the domination features as well. This upgrade is definitely worth the time!
John Pittman, TX, USA

 

Patented Laser Gun Technology

Unlike paintball guns. gel blasters, or airsoft guns these laser tag guns shoot high-powered infrared "ghost bullets". So there is no actual projectile.

These "gaming guns" work both indoors or outdoors.

Our goal is to do business with people who believe what we believe.

Think back over your life.

There are probably 5 really memorable scenes you can remember. Our goal is to create an experience that is one of a handful of unforgettable times.

That's why we believe in "every game, every gamer" - so no matter if you’re from a busy theme park, an established indoor laser tag arena, planning a mobile business, or simply a group of buddies wanting to set up your own private club, we believe that EVERY person who comes and plays at one of our battlefields should have a bodacious time.

If you imagine, creating a business in your community that helps people build a “Wow!” experience. If you have ideas about all the scenarios you could create. If you are someone who loves creating gaming experiences for your friends, your family, even for people you have just met yet! If you have a dream to build your own entertainment business. Then give us a call. 

Do it for yourself.   

Included in your package, access to the online "Battlefield Sports University" which offers image library, marketing collateral, user guides, etc.   

Check out the full list of Business Perks here.

On-trend: an intersection between video gaming and live gaming.

Gaming has been around for thousands of years but in the last 20 years, three big movements, Paintball, Airsoft, and Laser Tag have attracted millions of gamers. With Battlefield Sports you can experience the best of live gaming.

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Cool SFX

I like the different types of gaming gun sounds on the equipment.
Kevin, CA, USA
 

Patented Technology

When a player tags an opponent their gaming gun instantly says so. The opposition’s gun issues a near-miss, wound or dead sound effect.

Further, the global radio system enables improved gamer throughput due to its global start, stop, pause, resume functionality.

The crux of the new technology and the core of the patent application is its real-time hit feedback system.

This new digital SATR system is a live gaming juggernaut, the instant gratification real-time hit feedback means it gives gamers an adrenaline pump.

Key Battlefield Sports' Patent Points *

A third party asked the Patents Office to re-examine our patent, citing some so-called "prior art". The Patents Office examined these claims and dismissed them - upholding and strengthening our patent.  These dot-points need to be taken as a whole as it is the dependencies that define the invention as much as its individual components.

  1. Combat simulation system including an aimed infrared emitter that sends an infrared signal to a target device and radio transmitter that transmits back to the “shooting” device indicating a kill, wound or dead already. In other words – our world-famous hit-feedback system.
  2. The shooting device issues a sound effect e.g. “kill” or “wound” or “dead already” when it receives the radio signal. This gives gamers an immediate adrenaline pump, with special effects so your players are thrilled out of their brains. Currently has 21 in-game languages (and you can customize your own) allowing massive immersion in your live gaming scenarios. (Gamer statistics are also tracked.) As well as the SFX instant hit-feedback the system has light effect feedback via the scope.
  3. Has at least one sensor on the body or firearm like device (gaming gun) of the target. Currently, the system emulates more than 300 simulations (approx 200 weapons) from ray guns to P90 to sniper rifles! Weapon commentary in an authentic accent.
  4. The gaming gun has a lens to focus the infrared beam so it is relatively narrow.
  5. The target receiver filters out infrared radiation, not from a shooting gun.  In other words, this means we have error detection to make sure no spurious signals count as a hit. (You can also turn friendly fire on or off.)
  6. We can adjust the range such as indoor, short, medium or long.
  7. A “Third Signal” can be used to control the apparatus or in other words the gaming guns. This really relates to controlling the gaming guns by a master controller.
  8. The system will have multiple channels. In other words, this is what we call our battle groups. That is the infrared and radio system can be configured to operate in separate groups without cross-fire. Currently, we have battle groups from 1 through to 8.  
  9. A gun ID code in the shooting packet is used in the feedback to the shooter confirming a hit, kill or dead already by the digital radio system. (Digital radio means increased profits with instant start/pause/resume for an unlimited number of gamers – from 2 to 2,000 gamers – many times higher throughput.
  10. The system is hub-less, meaning we use peer-to-peer hit feedback.
  11. Target gaming gun accepts a hit and can be become temporarily inoperable, meaning a gamer cannot shoot for a short period of time, like a second in standard mode.
  12. Has an electrical triggering mechanism, e.g. the trigger switch.
  13. The invention is not limited to military-style, can be used for science fiction style games or other themes, as well.
  14. The controller can control one or more apparatuses, e.g. gaming guns and other devices such as mines or other battle boxes.

* Please note this is not a legal argument, rather it is a summary of the patent's points from the inventor. To read the patent's lawyer's exposition, click here. Plus the full patent brief.

 

Battlefield Sports Copyright

Battlefield Sports owns the copyright to all its resources associated with SATR. This includes a copyright on its User Guide, and graphics to do with SATR, and indeed photos of C.O. Siren and its laser tag equipment. Here is a letter of copyright assignment from Mike Curtain, photographer, click here.

Battlefield Sports Patented Technology for You

SATR DisplayThis latest technology breakthrough provides a sought after blend of innovative features and tough-working performance. The emphasis is on high quality, and value for money.

SATR using a combination of lensed infrared and radio data transfer enables real-time hit-feedback and other statistics such as fire accuracy without requiring a central computer system.

Many features mean live gaming operators around the world can increase profits, e.g. the system uses global start/stop/pause/resume features means 100 or more laser tag guns can instantly be paused and re-started. It scales up to an unlimited number of players. More, operators can run up to four separate groups simultaneously without cross-fire. This means many times higher throughput.

Gamers worldwide can gear up for the most immersive, authentic, live gaming experience. Computer gaming is going through the roof. This next generation of gaming gun ushers in a new generation of live gaming - be a part of the action.

This live gaming system is simple to maintain. It was designed with easy maintenance in mind.

 

Research and Innovation

SATR research and development

SATR stands for "small arms transmitter-receiver." It offers you real-time hit feedback, via light effects (through the red dot scope) and sound effects (through voice feedback). We have invested years and hundreds of thousands of dollars on its research and development.

The trademark application SATR was lodged in July 2006.

 

Patented Digital Technology for Tactical Laser Tag

The patent application was originally filed in Australia in December 2006.

There was a soft launch in Australia in November 2008.

This innovative product was officially launched in London in April 2009.

Our patented gaming guns use a lensed infrared light system.

Our patent application was lodged with the US Patent Office on June 18th, 2009.

The International filing date, December 20th, 2006, is deemed the filing date for the purpose of determining the term of the US application.

Great Zombie Games

We upgraded all of our laser tag guns and I had a team experiment with the Zombie mode. You guys did a great implementation. I think we can create some great games around this new functionality. We have been talking about games with the domination features as well. This upgrade is definitely worth the time!
John Pittman, TX, USA

International patent applications with this filing date have been successful in the UK and the USA. SATR has been deemed, in a written opinion under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, to be novel, inventive and industrially applicable, as of January 2008.

Our patented technology utilizes a sub-1-GHz transceiver by Texas Instruments. For the full Data Sheet see...

 
 
 

What you see is What you Get: WYSIWYG

Current trends in movies and video games is towards modern and near-future genres rather than far future.

This trend is one of the drivers for the more "realistic" style of live play. Sometimes known as "tactical laser tag". With our live gaming technology, we believe in "what you see is what you get" or WYSIWYG.

That's why we believe small gaming guns should have less ammo than larger ones. That small one should be quieter than the big gaming guns, etc. That's why we build a range of laser tag guns, from compact SMGs like the Cobra, machine pistols like the Spitfire to the 3-foot monster sniper rifles like the Morita.

what you see is what you get - live gaming
 

WYSIWYG is the future of Live Gaming

Some manufacturers still make just one laser tag gun model. And configure that pew-pew pistol to act like all manner of weapons. But nowadays with video games giving players a range of weapons, things needed to change. Battlefield Sports has been a leader in this vanguard.

SATR is so flexible, so the choice is yours. On boot up, you configure the weapon how you want. You can completely change the sound effects and display from a Battlefield LIVE theme to a softer Battlefield TAG (laser tag) theme. So you can go from "Kill Confirmed" to "De-activated" for the sound effects.

Even the display changes! Once you have a scheme that suits you, you can set & forget, because the system remembers what it was booted to last time. You have gone for a simple "lock-out" mode or you can get access to every option under the sun.

 

Leadership in Real-Time Peer-to-Peer Live Gaming Innovation

New 4 Layered Board: "Quad-Core"

Battlefield Sports offers another live gaming innovation, the Quad-Core motherboard. This 4 layered board cements Battlefield Sports' position as the technology leader in the peer-to-peer laser tag equipment category.

The SATR PCB combines industry-leading functionality with a doubling of layers on its motherboard.

The additional layers in this PCB design are internal power planes. These additional planes provide improved reliability.

The base material is FR4. Its bow and twist is less than 0.7%.

The R&D team also improved the RF routing on the main PCB and more bias was added to the ground plane.

The new Quad-Core is standard in all new gaming gun orders.

SATR3 motherboard

Reliability

This is reliable equipment with good servicing that will last a very long time. [I like the] reliability, look, and the ease of maintenance.
Darren, England
 

Flexible Technology to Suit Your Battlefield Business

The enabling technology made possible through a technological breakthrough enabling an extended range of infrared units in all playing conditions in a playable manner. Extensive testing was carried out to achieve optimal levels of range and firepower of each gaming gun/sensor for the most satisfying gaming experience in a commercial environment.

Friendly-Fire Control

The computer inside the gaming guns can identify friend or foe, or, in other words, you can turn on or off friendly fire. While most Battlefield Operators run events with two teams i.e. Team Alpha versus Team Bravo you can actually have up to 7 teams within one battle.  

Octo-Zone Control

Play up to eight separate battle groups without crossfire. Great for busy venues. Many busy paintball fields, for example, have a series of fields but they are in close proximity to one another. With our digital laser tag system (SATR3) you can have up to 8 different battle groups (each with their own teams, see above, without crossfire. 

Live-Action Gaming

The system has built-in “themes”. There are 12+ gaming themes. And you can switch between the themes via a simple re-boot and re-set of the gaming units. 

The system can emulate more than 300 emulations. The system replicates the exact ammo and reload time for, say, the P90 or G36. What you hear is what you get, most emulations have authentic sound effects. But it also has family-friendly laser tag phaser settings. More, it also for fantasy game-play emulate spells and shields.

Reliable

The equipment is really reliable.
Dereck, UK

Master Controller

A simple to use a handheld device to run all your operations. No need for complicated computer systems. More, any unit can be configured to act as a Master Controller. Built-in redundancy. 

Battery Meter

On boot-up, the gaming gun will show on its display that the unit’s battery charge.

Gamer’s Display

Not only does the display show the gamer, in real-time, his/her number of hits (or tags) and a number of kills (or De-activations) and their accuracy %. it also shows the timer count-down so they know how much longer they have in this game. Battle Box This unit reduces your staff overhead, as gamers can respawn (re-activate) themselves at their base. Battle boxes can be set to also know which team it will respawn. The box can also act as an Ammo Dump or a Repeater Station (to extend the battlefield terrain). No individual's score/ranking – totally team focused on objectives + statistics in real-time

No Lasers!

The core technology used by Battlefield Sports™ is infrared light. Infrared is on the safe side of the visible spectrum and is the spectrum of choice also for military-grade combat simulation equipment like the US Army MILES system.

The combat game style of Battlefield LIVE™ has been influenced in playing style by video games and the technology is an adaptation of the military technology for combat simulation training.  

You can benefit from our experience. The team have operated our own commercial operations (indoor, outdoor and mobile) for the last 18 years has led to Battlefield Sports developing the Battlefield LIVE™ equipment and the refinement of the game and business concepts.

Many of the Battlefield Sports staff are also regular paintball players, a source of experience that has been heavily drawn on in the development of Battlefield Sports™.

Battlefield Sports' primary strength is our team. We have a unique combination of professional game developers and business development professionals.

Flexibility

I like the this laser tag, it is highly reliable. I also like the flexibility of equipment. Keep up the good work.
Joshua, NSW Australia

 

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