Founder: Jim and Steve Kessler
Date Established: September 23, 1986
Date Closed: Still Active
Number of Locations: Active Manufacturer - Please contact the manufacturer for number of locations.
First Location: LaserTron, 5101 N. Bailey Avenue, NY, U.S.A opened on December 28, 1988
Equipment: The LaserTron equipment is known as the LT series and they are currently on system LT-12. There a total of 7 sensors on the LaserTron Lt-12 equipment, 3 on the phaser, 1 on each shoulder, one on the back, and one on the front of the chest.
According to the LaserTron website, “The LaserTron phaser is fitted with a soft protective foam glove, which covers 50% of the phaser, protecting against injury. Our phaser also has a big, red "safety button." Easy to understand, the "safety button" ensures two-handed, controlled play.”
LaserTron LT-5 at the now-defunct Exhilirama. Photo courtesy of Charles Peklenk.
LaserTron Briefing Video Approx. 1994
History: On September 23, 1986 LaserTron was incorporated in Amherst, NY under the chairman James (Jim) Kessler. 2 years later, in December of 1988, LaserTron’s equipment was first used in a facility. 4 years later, in 1992, LaserTron began to sell their equipment.
In 2003 LaserTron and the ILTA had a disagreement that became well known in the industry. After this disagreement, LaserTron led the movement to create the LTMSA.
In 2012 LaserTron introduced their most recent product, the LT-12.
This LaserTron, based in Amherst, New York, is not related to the LaserTron that existed before it in Auckland, NZ.
LaserTron Briefing Video 2