Dear Future Laser Tag Owner:
On behalf of the largest laser tag company in the world I commend you for the research that you
are conducting. The fact that you would want to compare laser tag systems in a fair and
impartial manner shows your desire to run a quality and profitable laser tag experience.
This particular document will compare the industry’s best selling laser tag product “NexusFEC”
against LaserTron’s LT-11.5. We have tried to make comparisons easier by accurately showing
the strengths and weaknesses of both systems.
There is no perfect laser tag system for all needs and applications. A manufacturer should try to
develop a product to reach the broadest audience possible and NexusFEC has shown that the
market truly appreciates its features.
Before you start comparing the products, many of our past clients have considered LaserTron
before making the right decision to go with NexusFEC. Not only is NexusFEC more affordable
than LT-11.5, it also comes with far more features than LaserTron has to offer.
As you will see in this document, NexusFEC offers features such as: 8 colors, super light weight
packs, green lasers, indestructible plastics and many other features. LaserTron simply does not
compare to the features that you receive with the NexusFEC product.
We strive to provide current, accurate and truthful information. If there is any information that is
no longer accurate or has been changed, please inform us as we want to ensure only the truth is
in this comparison.
Please use this document to aid your project in the research to ensure that you are purchasing the
best laser tag product on the market. If you have any questions regarding NexusFEC laser tag or
how it differs from the other manufacturers, feel free to contact us at 866-966-3797 or by e-mail
We wish much success!
VP of Marketing
Nexus Laser Tag & Zone Laser Tag
Batteries NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Battery Life 24 Hours 20 Hours LaserTron claims a 20 Hours battery life, but one of their locations has to shut down
(Single Charge) laser tag on busy Friday and Saturday nights to recharge their vests.
Battery Charge Time 6 Hours 8 Hours Friday and Saturday overnighters can deplete your batteries. This can jeopardize your
(To Full) birthday party business if the batteries do not have enough recharge time.
(See Exhibit A)
Game Data Retention Yes Yes
Construction NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Unbreakable Plastics Yes Yes
Incased Phaser Cable Yes Yes
Locking Connectors Yes Yes
ADA Compliance with Yes Yes
LCD Yes No An LCD allows for clear text messages which make it easier to determine when a
battery is low or when a player has been tagged as well as increase game functionality
by displaying important information to players.
Limitations NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Number of Teams 8 4
Number of Bases 3 4 The additional base for LT‐11.5 will cost an average of $1,500.
Number of Packs 250 48
Radio NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Radio Based Yes Yes A radio based system allows for real time game scoring and faster transition between
games because there is no down time to download game scores. This decrease in
down time increases revenue.
Radio Signal 900 MHz 900 MHz
Real Time Scoring Yes Yes
Illumination NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
LED’s on Phaser 17 2 A better illuminated Phaser reduces facial injuries.
Ultra‐Bright LED’s Yes Yes
Multi‐Color Vesting Yes No NexusFEC offers color changing vesting racks which can change color at any time.
Racks (See Exhibit B)
NexusFEC Vesting Racks: LaserTron Vesting Racks:
Sensors NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Shoulder Sensors Yes Yes
Number of Sensors 16 12 The more sensors that a pack has, the harder it is for your customer to cover their
360 Degree Tag Radius Yes Yes
Sound NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Dual Processing Yes No Dual Processing Speakers allow the packs to produce two sounds at once: being tagged
Speakers and tagging.
Customizable Yes No NexusFEC uses MP3 players for sound files. You can easily upload any sound file that
Voice/Sound Effects you wish to use.
Weight NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Pack and Phaser Weight 5.5lb 8lb NexusFEC is lightweight and will not restrict the customers who can play laser tag due
to the weight like LT 11.5 (See Exhibit C)
Formats NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Continuous Games Yes No Continuous games allow for you to bring customers into a game at anytime. This
could be a positive thing for players who show up late for a birthday party or group
Late Game Entry Yes Yes* With LT‐11.5, if a guest goes into the game more than 60 seconds late, the guests
pack will not be registered and they will not receive a score card.
Unique Game Formats Yes Yes
Number of Game 586,282,412 +/‐ 250 The number of game formats available for NexusFEC is only limited by the amount
Formats of space on your hard drive
Birthday Yes Yes Zone’s game format plays the “Happy Birthday” song before the game begins while
Announcement the birthday player is surrounded by all of their friends.
LaserTron announces “Happy Birthday” at the end of the game on the Birthday
players pack. Alone in the dark arena away from their friends, the effect is lost.
Point of Sale NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
POS Software Optional Yes AcaciaPOS, offered by Zone, can be modified because we have programmers on
staff. LaserTron outsourcers their POS system which means it will cost them money
to hire the company to modify the software. (Exhibit D)
POS Software Cost $9,995 $19,995
POS Updates Free Extra To receive software updates with LaserTron, you will need to sign up for a service
plan which costs extra. (Exhibit E)
POS Support Free Extra To receive support for your POS with LaserTron, you will also need to sign up for a
service plan which costs extra. (Exhibit E)
Exhibit D: Exhibit E:
Miscellaneous NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Operating System Window XP Linux There are claims that Windows XP has stability issues but Linux has issues as well.
(Figure 3) Stability is compromised by the drivers that are plugged into the computer.
We deliver the gaming system free of errors and with the appropriate stable drivers.
Memberships Yes Yes
“Instability can be caused by poorly written programs, aside from intrinsic OS stability. Software crashes, however, can be recovered without restarting the entire
operating system, and losing data from other applications. In terms of potential uptime, lists of the highest web server uptimes had shown Linux and Windows to
"Comparison of Windows and Linux." 26 Mar. 2008
Warranty NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Length 2 Years 5 Years A 5 year extended warranty is offered for NexusFEC with the payment not being
due until the 3rd, 4th and 5th years. This saves you an average of $100/per pack
Wear & Tear Covered Covered
Consumables Not Covered Not Covered
Acts of God Not Covered Not Covered
Phaser Covered Covered With LaserTron, if you open the Phaser you void the warranty. We send you a
spare parts kit and encourage you to fix the broken Phaser yourself. Being able
to fix the broken Phaser in less than 3 minutes means you can put it back into
service increasing revenues.
Repair Time 48 Hours 48 Hours
OVERVIEW OF THE ZONE ASSURED SUPPORT WARRANTY
Zone Systems dba Zone Laser Tag doesn’t like to have a lot of exceptions or exclusions to its contracts and its warranty coverage so
here is what your warranty will cover in plain English:
Phaser Plastics - Covered under warranty except for Acts of God, abuse, vandalism, or intentional neglect.
Phaser Electronics - Covered under warranty except for Acts of God, abuse, vandalism, or intentional neglect.
Phaser Cable Cord - Covered under warranty except for Acts of God, abuse, vandalism, or intentional neglect.
Vest Plastics - Covered under warranty except for Acts of God, abuse, vandalism, or intentional neglect.
Vest Materials - Covered under warranty except for Acts of God, abuse, vandalism, or intentional neglect.
Vest Electronics - Covered under warranty except for Acts of God, abuse, vandalism, or intentional neglect.
Computer & Printer - Covered under warranty except for Acts of God, abuse, vandalism, or intentional neglect.
Score Monitor - Covered under warranty except for Acts of God, abuse, vandalism, or intentional neglect.
Software Upgrades - Free during the warranty period
What is Not Covered - Consumables such as score cards, membership buttons, fuses, manuals, etc.
The term of the warranty will be decided by you during this negotiation stage. The minimum amount of warranty time is one (1) year
and can run up to five (5) years for NexusPro and two (2) years for the NexusFEC System. Specific details regarding your warranty
will be in the sales agreement.
Arena Construction NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Arena Provided Yes Yes
Construction Method Custom design and Sewer Tubes with
Themed arena on a neon tape on a
steel mezzanine. steel mezzanine.
Relocatable Yes Yes There are very few instances in the 25 year history of the laser tag
industry that a business has relocated.
Theme NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Number of Themes 13 4 Zone offers themes to fit your needs and budget. Why be limited to
only 4 themes? (Figure 4)
NexusFEC Arena: LT‐11.5 Arena:
Artwork NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Images Over 1000 Approx. 50 (See Exhibit G)
Readymade Flyers, Over 300 Approx. 30
TV and Radio Spots Yes No
Conferences NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Dedicated and Exclusive Yes No Zone has been offering an exclusive 2 day conference for its operators for over 14
Operators Conference years. LaserTron does not offer exclusive conferences but instead co‐hosts the
events while trying to sell their expensive package to you.
Start‐up Yes Yes To attend the informational days of the LaserTron conference, you must sign a
developer agreement stating that you will buy their equipment. (See Exhibit H)
Zone requires no commitment to attend their conference.
Exhibit G: Exhibit H:
Memberships NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
ILTA Facility Yes No An ILTA Facility Membership can generate thousands of dollars for your laser tag center
Membership every year. The membership dues are paid by Zone if you buy Zone Equipment.
Web NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Site Listed on Website Yes Yes
Web Forum Yes No We use a web forum so you can contact other operators and find out answers to
questions and input on operational issues. (See Exhibit I)
Value NexusFEC LT‐11.5 Notes
Territory Protection No 5 Years Territory Protection does not protect you from competitors because there are
other manufactures who can sell gear in your territory.
List Price for a 30 Player Approx. Approx. With NexusFEC, you must keep in mind that we offer a variety of discounts to our
System $84,000 $117,000 + future operators. Our clients rarely pay list price. LaserTron will rarely discount
$19,995 for their product.
97% of our Operators who chose Nexus considered LaserTron as an option
before making the right choice.