Battlefield Live Orlando
When you hear “Laser Tag” you might immediately think indoor, black light, and light-up plastic guns-type game.
However the sport of “Laser Tag” has changed as we know it - Battlefield Live Orlando is bringing their Hi-Tech Outdoor Laser Tag for us to experience firsthand at Otronicon.
Capitalizing on the popularity of first-person shooters, Battlefield Live Orlando immerses you in an experience you can’t get in a videogame. So turn off that console, toss your headset and throw away the controller for a gaming gun that features realistic sound effects. Utilizing the latest technology in outdoor laser tag, all gaming guns are equipped with a red dot scope for target accuracy. Safe, infrared technology means no projectiles, no mess, no pain and no bruising!
Battlefield Live Orlando will transform the SunTrust Terrace into a combat zone and run games for 8 hours each day. It’s more than just a game; it’s an experience! Games will run 8 minutes with between 12-16 recruits playing at a time, with another set of 12-16 recruits getting briefed and prepared to play on a rotating basis.
Participants must be 7 years or older to play. The event is weather-permitting and first-come, first-served.
12 January 2012
Posted in Battlefield Live Orlando
This weekend, Battlefield Live Orlando brings their brand of hi-tech outdoor laser tag to Otronicon for guests to enjoy safe and fun combat. Battlefield Live Orlando is more than your typical laser tag that’s usually reserved indoors with black lights and plastic toy guns; their brand of laser tag is a tactical game featuring gaming guns with an authentic military look and realistic sound effects.
In fact, the technology used by Battlefield Live Orlando was influenced by military training scenarios. These real-world applications have been taking place since 1980 as part of the MILES system.
MILES stands for Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System and is used by our nation’s armed forces, with Otronicon partner Lockheed Martin holding the contract for the U.S. Army. In live training exercises, soldiers are equipped with the same guns they use on the battlefield, except instead of bullets, they transmit lasers. With laser receivers attached all over their bodies, hits can be recorded and registered as injuries and even kills. Sensors are also installed on soldiers’ guns as well as tanks and personnel carriers.
The receivers can determine what the laser was fired from, who shot the laser and the severity of damage from the hit. A trainee armed with an M16 rifle, for example, will only register hits fired upon targets within the range of a real M16. Likewise, each weapon’s hit effectiveness is also comparable. To continue the example, an M16 can’t destroy a tank, but it can register a kill to a soldier exposed in the hatch.
In its current form, MILES XXI, the training system boasts an After-Action-Review. This gives training forces feedback so they can judge their performance. Soldiers can evaluate their target accuracy, “wounds” instilled during combat and kills made.
Just another example of how simulation technology is being used in the military as a training tool. Experience Battlefield Live Orlando outdoor laser tag and discover all that interactive technology has to offer this year at Otronicon!