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Tadao Technologies Yakuza OLED Board for the Closer/Marq Reviews
The Yakuza Series for the Bob Long Closer, Marq, Vice, and Protege is the first aftermarket circuit board to include a graphical OLED based display system. OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays have numerous advantages over traditional LCDs. They have lower power consumption, higher contrast, and, due to the manufacturing process, are sealed, making them highly resistant to vibration and moisture. Unlike LCDs, each pixel of an OLED screen is a light emitting diode, and emits its own light. This makes power consumption directly proportional to how many pixels are lit, making it easy to view even in direct sunlight.
All the necessary information is shown on the OLED screen, including eye status, battery life, current fire mode and max rate of fire, and a game timer. The settings are also easily adjusted through the full text based menu system.
The Yakuza software takes a major step forward over the last iteration of Musashi. With all new hardware the asynchronous interrupt based trigger scan is monitored at 4 million times per second, with the microcontroller running at a full 16 Mhz. The fire modes have been consolidated, but include a few new adjustable parameters, giving even more flexbility than before. Notable settings include ramping percentage, screen text size, screen brightness, and settings profiles which can be used to save and load your settings for different formats and playing styles.
As before, the 4CTM eye system is supported, meaning both the top and bottom eye sets are fully utilized to ensure the fastest rate of fire and lowest chance of chopping. Also included is the new Anti-Breech Bounce software, which helps to eliminate chops when a loader is running low on paint and isn't capable of providing a steady feed rate. RF support is also present with the inclusion of a dedicated transmitter socket and wiring harness.
The circuit board is the most important part of any electronic paintball marker, and upgrading it can enhance all the performance characteristics. Tadao's leading edge Yakuza Series provides the user with the ultimate in adjustability and speed.
Additional white OLED display modules now available!
Yakuza Series OLED graphical display system shows eye status, battery life, current fire mode and max rate of fire, game timer, and menu system
Includes super thin grip panels with a window for the OLED display
Advanced microcontroller running at 16 Mhz
Fully legal in the NPPL, PSP, and Millennium tournament series (13.3 bps and 12 bps compatible for 2008 rules!)
Licensed 4CTM technology enables automatic detection and use of 4 Eye boards (both normal and "laser" style)
Utilizes the top eye set if present to dynamically maximize rate of fire and reduce chops
Anti-breech bounce software to reduce chopping when a loader is running out of paintballs
RF socket and wiring harness included to support Magna, Pulse, and other RF transmitters
Multiple modes of fire
PSP 3 round burst
3 round burst
Tadao trigger logic asynchronously monitors the trigger switch, using an interrupt based scan at 4 million times per second for the quickest response time and fastest semi-automatic
Tadao dynamic eye logic watches for the bolt to return every shot, cycling the marker as fast as possible
Rate of fire adjustable from 10 to 30 bps, plus unlimited rate of fire, and a 0.5 ms fine tuning setting
Adjustable ABS programming eliminates first shot drop-off
AMB (anti-mechanical bounce) and CPF (cycle percentage filter) algorithms help to prevent mechanical and switch bounce without missing real trigger pulls
G-mode setting allows 3 different options for every firemode
More than 1 billion unique ways to adjust settings
Extremely easy to use graphical and text based menu system for changing settings for nearly any variable, including debounce, dwell, loader delay, AMB, anti-bolt stick, fire mode, max rate of fire, fine rate of fire adjustment, eye mode, CPF, g-mode breakout, ramp start, ramp percentage, screen settings, settings profiles, and more
All settings are stored in non-volatile memory so they are not lost when the battery is disconnected
Power efficient software and hardware lengthen battery life
Automatic 20-minute idle power down saves batteries
One-touch startup enables the marker to fire almost instantly
Uses spring battery contacts so there‚Äôs no wiring harness to break or wear out
80-gram trigger microswitch
Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects
Free Yakuza software updates
Standard OLED color is blue - additional white OLED screen modules available separately
The Tadao Technologies Yakuza OLED Board for the Closer/Marq is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
super easy to program
its made by tadao
A bit pricy!
screen may be hard to see for some (kinda small)
ok so i broke down and bought the yakuza board for my marq rapper and i have to say its one of the best boards i have ever used. The Oled screen is one of the nicest advances in aftermarket board technology but i think it could be just a little bigger,
but aside from the size it is very easy to read even outside in the sun light you can still read what it says. another cool feature about it is when you turn the gun on it tells you what mode you are in (ramping, semi, response,ect) your balls per second rating, and if the eyes are on. i personaly like the fact that the display is on the side of the gun but thats my preference. programming is a breeze as is with all tadao boards,and with the yakuza you can even save a profile for a quick recall of your favoirte setting. so in short this is a pretty big step in the way of aftermarket boards. Tadao relly outdid themselves with the yakuza board. oh i forgot to mention that it also comes with some pretty sweet thin grips with the tadao logo on them and they already have a little screen cut out for the OLED!
yeah this board is on the expensive side, but i think it blows virtue out of the water.
easy programabilty, the Oled screen and the customer service you get from Tadao is unbeatable.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, October 16th, 2008 at 3:57 pm PST