The smart PRO remote control replaces the well-known PRO remote control, which is rightly the “device number 1” of any laser tag club. Progress doesn’t stand still and the new device can brag of more informative display including to 5 lines of the text, the convenient intuitively-understandable interface considerably facilitating a choice of commands, as well as the capacious built-in battery which can be charged from any USB-charging.
Energy-saving technologies and settings of economical operating modes allow the remote control to stay in sleep mode for up to six months, while maintaining its operability without additional charging.
The new remote has become even more compact (13 x 6 x 2.5 cm compared to 15 x 8 x 3 cm of the previous version) and lighter (125 grams instead of 295 grams). The OLED display, which displays several lines of information, allows you to navigate through the menu. The body panel is made of rough plastic, which makes it comfortable to hold the device in the palm of your hand without fear of dropping it. Turn on the device by pressing the “ESC” key. The device will turn off after the set period of time. Convenience, thoughtfulness, ergonomics are the fundamental things LASERWAR specialists are working on.
Charging the remote control
The device has a built-in Li-battery and can be charged from any USB charger or computer. The charging process is controlled by the indicator and is no different from charging your smartphone.
When the battery is fully charged, the battery life of the remote control depends on the brightness settings, sleep time and vibration level. We measured its continuous operation time with a continuously lit indicator and it exceeded 27 hours, and in everyday use, its activity time is measured in minutes. The power saving mode allows you to do up to six months without recharging.
To update the remote control’s firmware, connect it to your computer, download the firmware file and copy it to the remote control. To do that, do the following:
1) Connect the remote control to the computer via a USB cable. Enter the loader mode by simultaneously pressing the “down” and “ESC” keys for 10 seconds. Then let go of “ESC”. The bootloader splash screen will appear on the remote control screen, and a new device will appear in Windows Explorer, where you will see a readme file with hints and an Internet shortcut, which will take you to the page with the description of the remote control and firmware:
2) Download firmware and copy the file with the extension .bin to the remote memory.
3) If the firmware is correct, the remote control will automatically restart with the new firmware.
Cost and market launch
You can already order a new Smart PRO remote at the LASERWAR on-line shop for 125 dollars. We are sure that instructors and administrators of laser tag clubs will appreciate the convenience and functionality of the new device. We wish you interesting games and good luck in business!