Steradian Laser TagAnytime, Anywhere
SunPlay TechnologyAll Steradian laser tag sets incorporate our exclusive Sunplay technology, which enables our equipment to function perfectly in full sunlight, something that other laser tag guns can’t do. SunPlay sensors are guaranteed to detect a signal from an opposing gun at over 650’ (198m) in full sunlight.
SunPlay technology has been exclusive to Steradian for ten years, and its sensitivity and precision remain unmatched in the industry. Our customers can play laser tag anywhere, anytime, without suffering from reduced ranges or hit detection errors.
Sunlight is composed of radiation of a wide range of wavelengths, including the infrared wavelengths used by remote controls and laser tag guns. Full sunlight swamps stock off-the-shelf sensors with excess infrared radiation, making it hard to hit even at short and medium ranges. This is similar to being unable to hear someone’s voice in a room full of talking people; your ears work just fine, but there’s just too much noise to pick out one person.
SunPlay technology allows Steradian equipment to distinguish a gun’s signal from surrounding noise, so that the guns work at long ranges whether or not the sun is shining. The technology also allows us to use smaller emitters, resulting in a lighter and easy-to-handle gun. The underlying technology is related to the wargaming systems used by militaries around the world, but modified for commercial use. Multiple SunPlay sensors are built into both the guns and the lightweight Sunband headgear, ensuring that if a player can see or shoot you, you can hit him, too!
How to Accurately Test Laser Tag Equipment RangeSince our claim for range is made under full sunlight, your test to compare equipment should also be made outdoors on a sunny day.
We use a calibrated light meter to be sure that we are testing under at least 120,000 lux of sunlight. This is because many kinds of infrared sensors will work at fairly long range at lower light levels (for example, if the day is even a little cloudy or hazy). So, it’s important to make sure the testing conditions are the same that you'll be playing under on a hot summer's day. One typical light meter is
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- Take a rolling distance marker or measuring tape, a companion, and either cellphones (if you have signal) or walkie-talkies to a part of your field where you and your companion will have a clear path of at least 500 feet.
- Have your companion wear the SunBand. Check that your phones or radios are working and separate to about 300 feet.
- Write down the number of lux read from the light meter, and fire at the SunBand. Have your companion communicate to you when the hit is recorded by his gun.
- Repeat at various increases of distance until your companion no longer is registering hits. You may want to use a scope on the gun to make long distance hitting easier. Measure and record. Re-check the light level and record it alongside the measurement.
- Using the longest distance you were able to score hits on the SunBand, repeat a couple times to be sure of your results.