An explanation of Data Links
Data Links represents the way different pieces of machinery and humans
communicate together. There are several different standards, but
any device using a known standard can share the data on that channel
with any other device with that standard. Prefixes represents
non-imperial uses (Z for Zhodani, etc), and suffixes represent limits
and variations to the standards.
Here is a list of the known standards and their uses:
TAC Carries tactical data; ennemy number, type and
position, current device status, current tactic pursued.
- FLICK Means device can be activated using Zhodani 'flicking'
- Z- Means a Zhodani variation on the standard.
- -SLO Means that data trickles at a slow rate, typically 10
rounds instead of one.
- -R Means the channel is in receive mode only and cannot
- LIFE Means transmission of lifesign data.
- NAS is transmission of neural activity data.
- VISU is visual data.
- AUD is audio data.
- OLF is olfactory data.
- VEH is vehicle location and control status.
- STAT is device status.