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Smart Domination Box

“Smart” company of the LASERTAG.NET devices has just grown up and we are happy to present to your attention totally new laser tag device on the market which has stepped out of the standards – Smart Domination Box.

Smart Domination Box represents new generation of laser tag equipment and has been long-awaited by both players and owners of laser tag clubs all over the world. Step-by-step modification of the Standard Domination Box which is used by most laser tag clubs led to the creation of the totally new additional laser tag device.

It’s not only the design that makes the New Domination Box stand out but also the functional features. The default function of the device is still to register the capture. But the main difference between classic Domination Box and the Smart one is that the first one is kind of a timer, measuring time the teams are in control of it, while the latter one can measure both time and shots, as well as works in 10+ game modes and does also display the capture level of each team.

Features

Device type Domination Box (DM)
Ways to capture DM by shots, by time
Quantity of game modes 5*
Control and Configuration with Remote Control, Remote Control Smart Mini, Android**
Data transfer IR, Wi-Fi
Battery type Li-ion
Time of autonomous work min. 24 hours
Speaker yes
Wi-Fi module yes

* Next update of the device will reveal more than 10 game modes

** Control with Android based devices will be available with the next update

Design & Special Features

Our design and engineering department has paid a special attention to the design of the new Smart Domination Box. The device has an outstanding and impressive design, which makes it fit into both interstellar and military styled laser tag clubs.

The Dom Box is light but robust. Its body is made of a dense plastic, and due to its transmitting acrylic top cover the IR receiver is safely placed inside the body and cannot be hit from afar. On the sides of the device, you will find 3 transparent PVC columns with LEDs and strengthening tie rods inside. The triangular steady stand makes the DM stable and easy to transport without a risk to accidentally turn it over.

3 smart LED scales are located along all 3 faces of the device. They provide bright illumination and indication that can be seen from afar by both players and instructors even on a very sunny day. In the evening or on a cloudy day this kind of illumination impressively spreads over the site, creating special game atmosphere and mood. It really looks cool!

The connection between the DM and game kits is made through the IR channel. IR emitters are also used to activate radiation mode in some gaming scenarios. Inbuilt Wi-Fi module provides fast and failure-free connection between the Domination Box and other devices, wireless firmware update, and collection of the game statistics.

Operating principle

The Domination Box is kind of digital shots or captures time meter. It works based on the chess-clock principle. To activate the “meter” the player has to tag the box by shooting into the zone marked on the top panel. The Domination Box captures the tags of players from different teams, sums up the total time the team was in control or the number of shots it made and then chooses the winner.

Function

Smart Domination Box is a completely new device that has no analogs on the laser tag equipment market. The capture process is fully visualized on LED scales which drastically increases the excitement players feel, expands the possibilities to adapt game strategy and coordinate the teamwork. Laser tag game that we all know so much about steps out of the ordinary!

Eye-catching LED indication, the standard mode that a classical DM has, as well as new game modes and scenarios never implemented before – altogether it will impress both new players and the most experienced ones. All these features turn the new smart Domination Box into a must-have device for any laser tag club.

5 game modes

The Domination Box can be captured by time or by shots. Currently, there are 5 game modes available.

Capture by time – a classic mode that makes the DM register and measure the time that each team is in control.

The capture process is indicated on all 3 LED scales that are gradually filled up with the color of the team in control.

Triple capture – an alternative to the classic mode allowing simultaneous participation of 3 teams. The level of capture is displayed independently for each team, making it visible even from afar. The gaming process in this mode looks especially impressive. LED indicator shows the level of capture for each team – when another team comes in control the scale of the former leader gets frozen but still visible. Teams can follow their progress from a long way off and adapt their strategy promptly.

Tug-of-war – another way to capture the Dom Box by time. Three indication zones are filled with two colors at the same time during all the game. They indicate the real time capture level of each team. Two teams can participate in one game.

As the game progresses the domination team step by step fills up the scale with its color.

Capture by shots – dynamic game mode. The Domination Box counts the shots made by each team. Another feature of this mode is the radiation mode set by default. It affects all the players in close proximity to the DM each 5 seconds. This feature prevents players from gathering around the DM and thus provides equal conditions of the game.

The closer victory is the more LED scale is filled up with the color of the winning team. The moment of re-capture is displayed immediately, just like in other modes – the scale reflects the progress of the team which is currently in control of the Domination Box.

Raise the flag – the mode of the game for 2 teams. It is an similar to the tug-of-war mode but here it’s not the time but the number of shots that matters. You can’t “raise the flag” if you don’t shoot down the flag of your opponent first.

LED indication directly reflects its name. When the device is in control of the first team the scale will be gradually filled with its color. Further, when another team comes in control, it will have to fill up the scale with its color downwards, thus shooting the flag of the opponent down and only then raising its own, filling the scale upwards.

Capture time or the number of shots can be set up for each gaming mode independently. It will allow one to control the duration, difficulty, dynamism, and intensity of the game, adapt it for the players of different age, and fitness level.

Configuration & Control

On/off button is located on the top panel of the Domination Box. The service button is placed right under it. When pressed once – it shows the battery level, when pressed long – it activates the service mode of the device.

You can control the Domination Box using Remote Control or Remote Control Smart Mini (with particular configuration).

Use “Power” button to change the game modes (it changes modes in cycle) or “Life x2” button (it changes modes in reversed order). To set time or quantity of shots needed to capture the DM use “Team color” button (to increase) or “Remove” (to decrease).

Color indication helps to set the necessary mode. “Capture by time” is indicated with white color, “capture by shots” – with yellow, “tug-of-war” – with red, “triple capture” – with green, “raise the flag” – with blue.

Service mode allows one to configure the device and update the firmware. Firmware is updated through wireless Wi-Fi channel – you don’t need any wires or difficult actions.

Remote control

Inbuilt Wi-Fi module with the coming update will reveal remote control and wireless connection with other laser tag devices, as well as online statistics that will emphasize the high technology of the laser tag game. Control with Android smartphone or tab will shorten the time needed to service the game, make the work easier for the instructor, as well as better the quality of the whole game process.

Indication of capture

Using RGB LEDs have granted the device a really impressive illumination. Indication area is kind of a scale, filling up with the team color to display its progress and how close it is to win.

Interactive LED indication increases the level of how dynamic and comfortable game is. At the same time it makes equipment configuration easier as well as the work of the instructor. Instructor won’t need to answer the questions like “Which team is in control now?” or “What’s the progress of the capture?” – he can directly watch the game progress. The Domination Box reacts with light to each command – you can easily see what mode it is in, what the battery level is. Players see the result of their capture on the scale of the DM, reacting immediately.

At the start the Domination Box will light up with white color, showing that it’s in the neutral position and is not controlled by any team yet. It will help the players notice the Dom Box in the afternoon. When the DM is captured completely it is filled up with the color of the winning team and one can see the winning illumination. Combined with the sound effects it looks really bright!

Compatibility

The Domination Box is compatible with the game kits working on the Miles Tag protocol. But all the working features, such as on-line statistics and Wi-Fi connection with other gaming devices and game kits are available only for the users of the lasertag.net equipment.

You can use Smart Domination Box in both indoor and outdoor laser tag clubs as well as for away games. Using this multifunctional device you can make any game special, create unusual scenarios, and drastically expand the service list of laser tag club.