Battlefield Sports announced today that the United States Patent and
Trademark Office has granted the company patent no. 8,282,486 entitled "Live
Lander; Peter John (Queensland, AU)
Battlefield Sports has patented the killer app - their real time
hit-feedback technology called SATR.
The SATR (Small Arms Transmitter Receiver) gaming gun enables live-play
gamers to fire infrared 'bullets' to simulate direct firing with realistic
So you instantly know when you've got the other guy.
SATR works peer to peer, so there is no need for a central computer system.
The system works both indoors or outdoors and is 100% mobile.
The technology uses infrared and RF. And when the gamers pull the trigger
there are great light and sound effects.
"While Battlefield Sports has been well known in the industry as a leading
innovator of laser tag equipment for more than a decade, it is still
satisfying to get the official credit for our inventions," said Peter
Lander, Battlefield Sports Founder.
"This patent whose priority dates back to December 2006, is recognition of
some of the pioneering innovations that have been really game changing in
the combat entertainment industry."
According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office:
"An electric game apparatus ('The first apparatus`) for use by a player in a
live combat simulation, the apparatus including a firearm-like device,
transmission means configured to transmit first and second signals, and a
target receiver, the first signal being transmitted towards a target
receiver of a like apparatus of another game player (`second apparatus`) in
response to firing said device when aimed at the target receiver of the
second apparatus, the second signal being transmitted in response to the
target receiver of the first apparatus being hit by a said first signal from
a second apparatus to indicate the hit to that other player."
The patent notes the Priority Date is December 21st, 2006 Application no.
About Battlefield Sports
Battlefield Sports™ is the world leader in live gaming combat
entertainment. With more than a decade of experience, Battlefield
Sports is the pacesetter in combat entertainment. This year, the company introduces its patented SATRŪ System.