stands for "small
receiver." It offers
you real-time hit
feedback, via light
the red dot scope)
and sound effects
feedback). We have
invested years and
thousands of dollars
on its research and
The trademark application SATR was lodged in July 2006.
Patent Approved for
was originally filed
in Australia in
December 2006. There
was a soft launch in
November 2008. This
launched in London
in April 2009.
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 20st 2006, is deemed the filling date for the purpose of
determining the term of the US application.
Here is the latest software release,
International patent applications with this filing date have been lodged 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.
See the Attorney's Letter, click here page 1 and
page 2. Read the entire specification (42 pages),
click here. Our patented technology
utilizes a sub-1-GHz transceiver by Texas Instruments. For
the full data sheet see...
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
range communication—up to 500ft (150m) to 660ft (200m). Because our
application has a high data rate, we use a PIC microcontroller and have had
our assembler software to achieve secure and reliable transmissions.
innovative research and development has been recognized with a
national award - the Australian Technology Showcase.
Digital Small Arms Transmitter Receiver System
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 centre through put. 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
Any well developed and successful game system is carefully balanced so
no one tactic or side is, overall, at a significant advantage or
disadvantage. Gamers can be very inventive in finding winning tactics or
strategies and it is
only after a large number of play tests with a variety of players with continuous refinement of the game rules and tools that true
game balance can be assured.
is the live
All our gaming guns
are built tough in
SATR has been tested for compliance for both CE and FCC. Read more
about our Compliance testing and approvals,
Our patented gaming inflatables
enable you to create an instant combat zone. They can be used either indoors
or outdoors. Our patented urban inflatables dramatically changes the
mobility of the
game. For example
our small, medium
pillboxes really add
authenticity to the
venue. These act
as a central feature
of your battlefield,
like just a fort or
Our high wall and low walls in
combination with our doorways and windows link together to form an
equipment is based on years of both on field and laboratory research and
development. Our Battlefield LIVE™ units are
eye safe. Read our updated "Battlefield
Sports Safety Report." [PDF format, 37k]
The development of the perfect sensor to support the Battlefield LIVE™ game
concept has been one of Battlefield Sports' major research and development
projects. See below, a photo of our
brand new Optik-Sensor.
Battlefield Sports is committed to relentless
research and development. Our new Optik-Sensors deliver excellent long range, reliable
performance at the baud rate needed by SATR. For example, a Morita sniper
rifle can routinely hit these sensors at more than 650 feet (200 meters). In
testing we’ve even had a Scorpion hit at 850 feet (250 meters) in full sun!
But we don’t do R&D just for the sake of having more
useless bells & whistles. Rather we focus our efforts on useful
improvements that make the gamer’s experience more authentic and the battlefield owners
business better. For example, the main driver behind the new Optik-Sensor
was the need to support high speed data transmission with the SATR
system. Our new Optik-Sensor design works with our classic system and, with
a minor modification, with the digital SATR system. This means someone
who upgrades to the new sensor for their classic system can easily upgrade
later to the SATR system. And, of course, anyone ordering new SATR
gaming guns will have our latest innovation in sensor technology factory
The new edition head sensor features a heavy duty 6
core cable (that can also come with an adaptor for our older 4 core
plug) that has increased the average life span of the cable. It also
supports SATR’s ability to configure the sensor hit light
in software. The new sensor comes with a Smokey grey dome that looks
very attractive and discrete. Our team has designed a surface mount
PCB which has enabled us to keep a compact size of the sensor. Our
sensors are approximately the size of a silver dollar. These sensors
simply attached with Velcro to any hat or cap or headband as shown
above. This is particularly useful if you are using a particular
style of costume as part of your attraction’s themeing.
The re-design of the Optik-Sensor has also allowed a
lot more varnish to be applied to the board surface therefore
increasing its capacity to resist water substantially. New dome
polycarbonate covers are tough as nails, but easily maintainable.
The Optik Sensors are now in full production,
email us today to ask us
to find out how you can benefit from it. You can see below close ups of
the dome, the Velcro, and the ease by which you can dismantle the dome.
Please note the photos here show a clear polycarbonate dome so you can
see the sensors, production models have a dark grey color tint.
All Battlefield Sports gaming guns have a special extra coating on the
circuitry. This coating has
proven truly amazing advancement in water resistance for electronic
boards. While we still do not recommend play during a heavy storm,
problems associated with high humidly building up in the case is
Live Game Packs - LIVEPLAYS
Our Live Games
vary from basic games to complex re-enactments from WW1, WW2,
Vietnam, to modern warfare. Each on has:
- Mini-movie briefing
- full color conceptual map
- team briefing scripts (to read to the gamers)
- game mechanics and
- victory conditions.
At Battlefield Sports™ we are committed to
bringing the latest innovations and trends in live gaming to you. Please return here for
posts on news regarding Battlefield Sports research and development.