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Enhanced version of the DHARMA cabling map
DharmaTel is a word that was visible on the blast door map inside the Swan. Its exact meaning is unknown, but it is believed to be an island-wide network connecting the DHARMA Initiative stations, the "?" (The Pearl) at the center of map, and the Barracks.



Clear references on the blast door map

  • "no safe location for DharmaTel servers/hub/cabling or infrastructure" – 7:00 position
  • “stationwide failure of dharmatel intranet 4.08.00 8.15.01 01.06.03” – 6:00 position
  • “sightings coincide with emergency shutdown of INTRANET SERVICES OF HEIGHTENED SECURITY” – 4:00 position

Possible references on blast door map

  • There are several distinct straight lines drawn to/from each of the stations. These lines could be indicating DharmaTel connections between locations.
    • If you look closely, you can see that the lines between the stations form an envelope.
  • "suspected shut down date: 10.28.84" – 2:00 position
  • “complete shutdown in effect” – 6:00 position

Likely functions

  • The instant messaging on the Swan computer, when Michael communicated with Walt.
  • The video feeds for the monitors in The Pearl.
  • Provides an early warning system to Ben's house when the sonar fence is turned off.
    • A phone system seen in the Barracks.

The DHARMA cabling map

Main article: DHARMA cabling map

The DHARMA cabling map was found by Sayid in a DHARMA Initiative manual set at the Flame. It shows that the DharmaTel infrastructure extends from the Flame station to the Barracks.

The Flame station seemed to be the communications hub for the entire island. It connected the Barracks with the other stations on the Island. It also contained a satellite uplink for communications with the outside world and controlled the sonar beacon.

This is also what is probably used to connect and communicate between the hatches.

See also

This article uses material from the "DharmaTel" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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