A leader in interactive technology, Alterface, unveiled its new mobile action device for wireless pointing and shooting at the recent Asian Attractions Expo in Hong Kong.
The compact, portable device, which can be scaled down to the size of a magic wand, looks set to be a game-changer.
Based on Alterface’s patented camera-based detection technology, NOMAD is entirely wireless and can interact with media screens, scenery and animatronics. Its diminutive size makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, and offers new possibilities for personalisation.
What’s more, it can be used by hundreds of visitors at the same time, enabling any type of action such as shooting, moving, circling, pointing, etc.
NOMAD easily turns a ride into an interactive experience
According to Alterface, NOMAD makes it much easier to turn an attraction into an interactive experience. The technology doesn’t require cumbersome encoding technology, is not dependent on wireless networks and doesn’t need power on vehicles.
Players can take their own NOMAD device onto the ride or use one tethered to the vehicle by just two power supply cables for loading the devices.
The company says the shooting precision is ‘millimetric’ and the system has been successfully tested at distances of up to 35 metres, in open air. As with all Alterface shooting devices, the system uses infrared technology, making it totally safe for the players.
NOMAD can be integrated into all existing and new Alterface ride systems, including its recently launched Erratic Ride.
“We are all very excited about NOMAD!” says Benoit Cornet, Founder & CEO of Alterface. “This new and advanced wireless device will bring interactivity to a next level. It offers tremendous opportunities for any kind of attraction, adding dimension to the story and experience.
“NOMAD perfectly fits our vision and offering of non-linear rides, bringing more freedom and customisation to visitors, and optimising space in the parks.”