The Android Application

Lasertag.net has created a single android application for monitoring and managing all the processes in the laser tag center. All the owners of the NETRONIC platform get a free license to the application with support, plus future updates.

We regularly release firmware and software versions that open up new capabilities of the equipment. You can download the latest version of the Lasertag.net Operator from the Play Market or from the company’s website in the software section.

The functionality overview of the Lasertag.net Operator application

Contents:

  1. Key features;
  2. Training;
  3. Game Room section;
  4. Player Statistics section;
  5. Accessories section;
  6. Scenarios section;
  7. Presets section;
  8. Fiscal Statistics section;
  9. Connection setup;
  10. Future updates.

1. Key features of the LASERTAG.NET OPERATOR

  • Game sets and scenario devices parameters setting;
  • Remote start of the game and disconnection of gaming equipment after the sessions;
  • Using ready-made scenarios or creating your own scenarios and characters for exciting games;
  • Collection of detailed statistics to display it on a large screen or to print;
  • Track detailed fiscal statistics of all the games held to prevent unauthorized sessions.

2. Training

The first thing you will see when opening the application is the training window. Here you will get acquainted with the main elements of the interface, as well as the features of the application. Training appears every time you start the app by default, you can skip it by clicking, “Skip training”. You can disable it in the setup menu by removing the corresponding checkmark.

3. The Game Room

The “playroom” menu was created to prepare the game sets for the session, and also to control the parameters during the game. Here you can configure and track both the game and technical indicators of the equipment.
Game parameters:

  • Preset (game characters) and individual kit settings;
  • The game scenario;
  • The name and ID of the player, for easy statistics tracking.

The technical parameters:

  • Battery level;
  • The equipments firmware version;
  • RSSI (distance to the router) indicator is necessary to prepare the site for the Battle Royale scenario.

Game preparation

The preparation for the game has several stages:

  • Distribute the game kits between the teams: this can be done manually or using automatic sorting;
  • Use the same settings for a team, several teams, or configure individual parameters for each set;
  • Choose the scenario and duration of the game;
  • Press start and, if necessary, stop the game with the corresponding button.

After the game, you can in one click:

  • Turn off all the game kits;
  • Reset player names.

The automation of the games significantly reduces the time for the preparation of sets for the next session. Due to this, you can conduct more games in one day, and minimize the number of instructors involved in one session.

The game kits are always under the control of an administrator or an instructor. You can track the parameters of the sets regardless of whether they are in the game or being prepared for the session.

There is a log at the bottom of the screen, where all the game events are displayed, this allows you to quickly track the history of game events.

4. Player Statistics

This section contains three main tabs for convenient work with statistics:

Table
A tab designed for working with personal statistics of players. It displays a chart with personal statistics of each player for the past round. To provide statistics to players, you need to save it in PDF format. Connect to a router with the Internet and then it can be posted on social networks or printed on a letterhead of your laser tag center.

Achievements
In this tab you can see which players got this or that achievement. For performing certain actions, the player will receive a characteristic title: for example, “Unstoppable” for the maximum number of points scored or “Sniper” for the highest percentage of accuracy. Achievements are needed to motivate and reward the best players in the round.

Team
A chart with a comparison of statistics for all the teams. Allows you to compare the overall performance indicators of the players of each team as a whole. Because of this, teams will be able to analyze their weaknesses and understand what they should learn from the rivals.

5. Accessories

This section displays all the scenario devices that are currently connected to the access point. Here you can select their operating mode, and set the:

  • ID;
  • Action radius;
  • The volume of sound indication (if it is available on the scenario device);
  • Additional parameters inherent to a particular scenario device.

This menu item is responsible for the autonomous configuration of scenario devices (not in terms of the scenario). To configure in terms of the scenario, go to the “scenario” section.

6. Scenarios

The section is for working with scenarios. Here you will find both ready-made scenarios and a constructor that will allow you to create your own stories. By going to this menu item, you will see a list of ready-made scenarios that you can edit by clicking on the “Gear”. If you want to create your own game plot, click on the “Plus” and select “Add”. So that everyone can easily create their own game modes, all the settings of the scenario are divided into three main sections.

Scenario settings

  • The name of the scenario
    Give the scenario a distinctive name and write down its description, which will help the instructors quickly deal with the features of this plot, and will also serve as an additional reminder for you.
  • The number of points received for certain actions
    Set the number of points that players will receive for hitting different zones of the game kit and for interactions with the scenario devices.
  • The conditions for the end of the round
    A round can end when a variety of conditions are fulfilled: a point limit, capture of a base or domination box, last player standing, etc.

Team settings

  • The choice of the number of teams
    1 – 4 teams can participate in the scenario, each of them has its own color and corresponding indication.
  • General settings for teams
    If the script provides the same parameters for all the teams, then select “General settings”. Then proceed with the installation of the general parameters for all the game kits of the session.
  • Individual settings for teams
    In the case where different teams play in different conditions, with different parameters of the game sets, the settings are done individually. You can set general settings for one team or even give individual parameters for each game set.

Accessories Settings

  • Here you can add interactive devices to the script: SIRIUS, Multistation, and SMART Domination box;
  • In the individual settings of each scenario device you can select its operation mode and additional settings.

You can use the scenarios of other clubs or share your own by clicking on the yellow “plus” button in the lower right corner of the screen. Click “import” if you want to use someone else’s script or “export” to create your own separate file for sharing with others.

7. Presets

Opening the preset menu, you will see a list of ready-made characters. Presets are very convenient, because by clicking one button you can assign the necessary parameters to a specific game set.
You can edit ready-made presets or create your own game characters from scratch. To create a new character, click on the yellow plus sign and select “Add” from the drop-down list.
In the character creation menu, you can select a large number of various parameters:

  • Character’s name and description (similar to scenarios);
  • Basic role: sniper, vampire, zombie or hostage;
  • The number of health units;
  • General blaster settings, and the mode and type of the first and second weapons;
  • Differentiated Damage Parameters (different damage hitting different zones);
  • Special parameters, such as the effect of radiation, the ability to change teams after deactivation, as well as the percentage of vampirism (the number of health units that the player will receive for causing damage).

As with scenarios, you can import and export character files for easy sharing with the Lasertag.net community or transfer to another device.

8. Fiscal statistics

A feature that will be available soon. Now reports on all the sessions that took place in your laser tag center will be sent and stored in the cloud. You can track the time and date of the game, its duration and the number of sets that were involved. This function prevents unauthorized rentals, and also allows you to analyze the cost-effectiveness of your laser tag center.

9. Connection settings

Here you can familiarize yourself with the status of the connection to a WiFi network:

  • The name of the access point your smartphone or tablet is connected to;
  • IP router;
  • Your IP address;
  • A port for TV-out.

These parameters will help you when connecting the game kits to a router (access point).
Here you can turn off training when the application starts, and also see the version of the application that you are using.

10.What is planned in the future?

In the future, the LASERTAG.NET OPERATOR application will become a single solution for playing games in the outdoor and indoor laser tag. We have implemented the full compatibility of the NETRONIC and GALAXY platforms.

Stay with us to not miss the release of new functionalities!