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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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Transceiver

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Sayid looks for a signal

The transceiver was found in the cockpit by Jack, Kate, and Charlie in "Pilot, Part 1". Sayid tried to use it to send a distress signal, but instead they received a French distress signal with a counter following the message saying how many times it had been repeated. Shannon, who possessed a passing familiarity with French, translated the message, and Sayid concluded that the distress signal had been playing for 16 years. ("Pilot, Part 2")

In "The Moth", Sayid tried to triangulate the signal's origin, but Locke knocked Sayid unconscious and broke the transceiver.

The prop

Notice the hole to the left of the keypad

The prop used in the show is likely a RHP-520, manufactured by Rexon Technology Corp. of Taiwan.[1] The only noticeable differences between the two devices are logos on the below the LCD.[2] The Rexon labeled radio reads "REXON RHP-520", whilst the model seen in Lost has the words "SLS ABT-520". Additionally the text displayed on the screen of Sayid's transceiver is simulated; the RHP has a much more crude display whereas "Acquiring Signal" on Sayid's is very sharp. (Comparison of the two devices)

See also

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
(Redirected to Subspace transceiver article)

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

"The time's come to break transceiver silence long enough to tell Princess Leia about it!"
―Luke Skywalker
A comm slicer using a ship's subspace radio.

Subspace transceivers, also known as subspace radios, were standard devices used for instantaneous, faster-than-light communications between nearby systems. Similar to its shorter-ranged cousin, the comlink, subspace transceivers relied on energy to broadcast signals. Starships carried these units to broadcast distress signals and other important messages. They used subspace as the communications medium. The subspace transceiver of an Imperial Star destroyer had a range of 100 light-years.

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Usage

Many planetary governments, large corporations, and wealthy individuals maintained private subspace transceivers. Because each radio had a range of up to several light years, governments used these units to connect local planets with a sector-wide communications grid. Although much more powerful than standard comlinks, subspace radios were not nearly as advanced or effective as the HoloNet. Most planets were integrated into local subspace networks that used transceivers aboard deep-space satellites to link dozens of worlds in an instantaneous and continuous flow of data. These networks normally handled news, sports, entertainment, and educational programming. Individuals and corporations purchased broadcast time for private messages, with fees running anywhere from one to twenty credits per ten seconds of transmission time.

Hundreds of subspace networks were scattered across the galaxy, so a message could theoretically be sent across the Galaxy by bouncing it across multiple networks. While this process was much more affordable than the HoloNet, messages could be delayed for hours or days as they were routed through different networks. Because each network had different communication protocols, messages could be corrupted or lost, and so it was often cheaper and safer to send long-distance messages by courier ships.

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Behind the scenes

Subspace radios are the primary form of communication on Star Trek.

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

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