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Alterface introduces new Nomad mobile action device

Alterface revealed Nomad to the market at this year’s AAE in Hong Kong – a totally wireless interactive pointing and shooting device, boosting interactivity and immersive experiences. It allows customization from the very smallest up to the largest interactive device.

NOMAD stands for “New Optimized Mobile Action Device”, a compact device that enables interaction with media screens, scenery and animatronics. Alterface aligns all this with a technological infrastructure that empowers the interactive ride or attraction. The new wireless pointing and shooting devices can be miniaturized to the size of a magic wand, allowing for as little or as much personalisation required.

Based on Alterface patented camera-based detection technology, NOMAD can be used by hundreds of visitors at the same time, enabling any type of action such as shooting, moving, circling, pointing, etc.

Nomad simplifies the process of turning any attraction into an interactive venue, as it requires no specific infrastructure at the player side; no cumbersome encoding technology, no dependence on wireless networks, no power on vehicles. Players can embark the ride with their own Nomad interactive device or can use one of them, tethered to the vehicle by just two power supply cables for loading the devices.

Shooting precision is millimetric and the system has been successfully tested to distances of up to 35 meters, in open air. Like all other devices designed by Alterface, it is based on infrared technology, totally safe for the players.

“We are all very excited about Nomad,” said Benoit Cornet, Alterface founder & CEO. “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 customization to visitors, and optimizing space in the parks.”

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