Laser Tag Glossary
ACC: Arena Components
In brief, Arena Components are devices that are installed inside the arena, and add additional options to the laser tag game. Moreover, some components interact with the phasers, they can tag players or be tagged by them. Also, they can deliver bonus points and extra features or act as an additional opponent. In addition, some components interact with each other, e.g. a lighting component can change its color based on an event triggered by a target and so on.
Furthermore, Arcade Games fight boredom and offer an additional source of income!
Delta Strike offers a lot of different interactive arena components to enhance your game area. Need some inspiration? Have a look at Free Arena Design, Arena Theming Companies, and our arena-related eBooks at the Laser Tag Academy.
In brief, some centers refer to their vesting room as “armory”. Here the laser tag equipment, the phasers and vests, are stored and charged.
Delta Strike offers great looking vest mounts and chargers for your armory or vesting room.
Automation is vital to ensure a high customer throughput in your center. To sum up, the more actions happen automatically, with the click of a button, the more reliable and fast your game turnaround will be. Most important Delta Strike’s software and hardware is optimized for automation, to make operating games much easier.
As a result, profit from that customer group by catering to their wishes – e.g. by offering birthday party rooms or VIP phasers for the VIP guest celebrating his birthday in your center!
Of course depending on the type of center and your preferences, the core system can be extended by adding extra features. Additional features are e.g. base stations, targets, intelligent lighting and other interactive arena components or membership systems.
First, Dedicated Players are the ones that are really into laser tag. In addition, they are mostly between 16 and 30, competitive players and demand more complicated games. Also, they are difficult customers, but also the ones most likely to become repeat customers.
Consequently, to keep dedicated players interested, simple “point-and-shoot” games are not sufficient. Thus, Delta Strike offers a membership system, various game types with different difficulty levels and interactive arena components to keep your dedicated customers entertained.
In brief, Delta Tag is a laser tag game, especially developed for Family Entertainment Centers and the needs of social groups. Thus, it is the easiest form of a laser tag game, with a simple point-and-shoot principle.
DMX is a standard for digital communication networks, commonly used to control lighting and effects. Hence, DMX lighting is easily integrated with a Delta Strike laser tag system.
Also, an event can be connected to a player tagging a special arena component, a special amount of game time passed, etc.
It is very simple to use. It supports 3 team colors and 8+ game modes. For detailed equipment, specifications see our product brochure.
It is very simple to use. It supports 9 team colors and 25+ game modes. The PRO version offers access to advanced features, like the membership system. For detailed equipment, specifications see our product brochure.
In brief, FECs are multi-entertainment centers. They often provide food, arcade games, and a number of other entertainment services such as bowling, wall climbing, etc.
Thus, FEC customers don’t necessarily visit the center to play laser tag. E.g. a group could come for bowling and then try laser tag because there is a package deal. Therefore, FEC laser tag needs to be easy and fast to grasp, but still entertaining.
In addition, the powerful tool enables you to create exclusive games with stunning game options.
Games Per Hour
Subsequently, it all comes down to the length of your customer’s entertainment time. So to learn more about entertainment time, read our eBook on “Increase your Catchment Area”.
We usually replace the “g”-word with the term “phaser”. The laser tag phaser is used in the game to tag other players. More information about our phasers can be found at “What is laser tag?” and at “Equipment”.
Why don’t we use the “g”-word? Laser tag is mostly played by children from 8 to 12 years. Our phasers are designed to not look like toys because we take your customers seriously. On the other hand, they also don’t resemble guns too much. Players use phasers designed to look like equipment for futuristic space warriors – this way you avoid having children pointing realistic looking guns at each other.
In brief, Haze Machines are similar to smoke machines, but better adapted to laser tag arenas. In addition, they produce a see-through mist, that improves the visibility of laser beams and colored lighting.
Of course, most video games show players a heads up display with game play information. And this information can be the player name, game messages, or information about weapons and shield. In addition, our phasers are equipped with an LCD screen that offers similar information.
Icing on the cake
Laser tag equipment usually uses laser or infrared signals for tagging. Of course, laser beams are very thin and can travel long distances. Infrared produces a narrow beam that is better suited for tagging sensors.
Consequently, we use a combination of both, infrared (which is invisible) for tagging, laser to show the players where they shoot at. Compare both systems with our eBook.
The membership kiosk is usually run on a touch screen device. IMembers can log on and use their earned game points to purchase extra weapons and attachments.
If your arena has a viewing gallery, you can install a coin-operated phaser that allows non-players to tag players from above.
LCD is a technology used for e.g. laptop screens. Delta Strike phasers use it for the heads up display.
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In addition, second level structures could be wooden or made from steel, and add a whole new dimension to your customers’ laser tag experience.
In brief, Multi Entertainment Centers offer more than one amusement attraction. For example, a center could include bowling lanes and a laser tag arena, or add a laser maze and/or climbing walls to it.
Hence a laser tag center offering a few arcade machines is usually not defined as a multi-entertainment center.
Plug & Play
In brief, Plug & Play is a principle used in the construction of our laser tag phasers. Hence all our parts are modular, and can simply be unplugged and replaced by a new one.
In brief, Pre-Installation is the time span during or after planning and before the actual building or renovating takes place. Delta Strike provides you with a Pre-Installation Manual with detailed information on how to prepare your building for your new laser tag system.
Our products are subject to a vigorous quality control process before they leave our factory. Therefore, please see detailed information in our product brochure.
In brief, RFID is used to uniquely identify and track tags attached to objects. Delta Strike’s membership cards use a RFID log-in.
A social group is one of the customer types you will meet in your laser tag center, mostly in FECs. Social groups haven’t necessarily played a laser tag before, they don’t want a too complicated game.
Phasers and vests have taggable sensors on them, that can be tagged by other players. Hence, those are the so-called tag areas.
In general, throughput is defined as the rate in which items can be processed.
In brief, with laser tag arenas, throughput means, how many people can play per hour, or how long it takes for one game – from the start of vesting and briefing until the receiving of score sheets – to be processed. Fast throughput is essential for a successful laser tag business.
The word laser tag consists of two parts. ‘Laser” describing the beam that is used in the game (that is a simplified description, if you want to learn more, refer to infrared), “tag” to what the players do with it.
Players aim with their phasers at the tag areas on the opponents’ phasers and vest. If they shoot the beam and hit a sensor, the opponent is “tagged”. The player earns points, the opponent loses shield and is deactivated after a set amount of hits.
In brief, Referred to laser tag, turnaround is the time between two games.
That means, you are aiming to reduce the time it takes you to lead group A out of the arena and them turning off their vests and getting their score sheets, and the time to introduce group B to the game and prepare them to enter the arena. Turnaround time can be anything between 3 minutes and a quarter an hour, but you should aim at having it as short as possible.
In brief, UV lighting is a special kind of lighting, which is often used in arena theming. Special paint glows in the dark when it is illuminated by UV lighting.
The video base station is a world first in interactive laser tag arena components. It provides a base station with a LCD screen, that directly explains players how to use it in the game and offers a lot of additional game options.
World of Games
Delta Strike’s own version of the classic “infection” laser tag game, Zombie takes the battle of good versus evil to a whole new level. The uninfected must fight off the zombies before they can spread, while the zombies seek to zombiefy everyone in the arena.