Guide to Communication Devices

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Spread throughout the Aurora, you will find multiple tools for Communication with your peers. This guide aims to help you do just that.

Hand-held Devices

Headset

Headset.png The Headset is the main form of Communication on the Aurora. You will use it every round. Every Crewmember has access to one at round start.

  • :c for Command
  • :s for Security
  • :u for Supply
  • :e for Engineering
  • :m for Medical
  • :n for Science
  • :v for Service
  • :h for quickly speaking on your departmental channel
  • and just ; for general channel

PDA Messaging Server

PDA Server-On.pngPDA.png The PDA Server is available every round through telecommunications. It can be accessed through your PDA.

  • The PDA chat feature is active anywhere that Telecomms is active. If telecomms goes off, so does the messaging server.
  • To access this feature, you will have to hold the PDA in your hand and click the 'Messenger' button. You will get a full list of every active PDA.
  • The Messaging Server is a very unreliable form of communication, it's best used for casual conversation.

Station-bounced Radio

Station Bounced Radio.png A Station bounced radio is a small, upright green device. The station bounced radio can not be modified or attached!

  • The Station-bounced Radio is capable of broadcasting and receiving from the Station without Telecomms being active and powered. It is the first line of defense when it comes to emergency communicaton. However, it cannot transmit signal across Z-levels.
  • Hold the Device in your pocket or hands and click it to enable the Microphone. The microphone must be enabled to broadcast. Keep in mind that the microphone catches and transmits everything you or others say.
  • Hold the Device in your pocket or hands and click it to enable the Speaker. The speaker must be enabled to receive communication.
  • Many Departments have special frequencies accessible only by their intercomms and bounced radios. Keep an eye out for them.
  • Station bounced Radios can be printed from Autolathes.

Departmental Devices

AI Holopad

AI Holopad-On.gifHolopad.png A floor-mounted device for projecting holographic images.

  • The AI Holopad is capable of sending and receiving communication. It's most commonly used for personal communication with the Station AI, but the Station Crew can call other Holopads as well to speak to each other.
  • Stand ontop of the device, activate it, and choose to either contact the 'AI' or 'Holocomms'. Holocomms will give you a prompt to select the recipient Holopad.
  • On receiving a Holocall, the recipient Holopad will ring until picked up.
  • AI Holopads are found in most rooms where a Station intercom can be found, they are best used to contact and speak to specific Crewmembers without having to meet in person.

Requests Console

Req comp.gif A console intended to send requests to different departments on the station.

  • The Requests Console is capable of printing forms, providing blank sheets of paper and sending messages to any other Request Console on the Station.
  • Move one tile away and click the device. It will bring up a menu with all of the information and buttons to operate the device.
  • The Console will blink when you receive messages from it. You can link your PDA to be notified directly. To link your PDA, click the Console with your PDA in your hand.
  • Request Consoles are found inside of sub-departments and exist to send out information and requests throughout the Station. It's a good idea to link your PDA if you want keep an eye on it.

NTNet Relay Chat Client

Mod Console.pngLaptop.pngTablet.png This is a downloadable application that any device with a Network card and Storage can access. This includes most modular computers, including Laptops, Tablets, and many Departmental Consoles.

  • You can create your own Chatroom or join others. To do this, you will have to download the application on your device first.
  • To access the application, you click the Console that has the application, and simply click to join or create a room. You can change your nickname in the same area, as well as toggle administrative mode.
  • Administrative mode is locked behind ID recognition hardware or Departmental Consoles.

Station Intercom

Wallradio.png More or less exactly like the Station bounced radio, the Station intercom ensures no department is without the ability to talk, so long as the Station is still powered.

  • The Station Intercomm is capable of broadcasting and receiving from the Station without Telecomms being active and powered. It is the second line of defense when it comes to emergency communicaton.
  • Click the Device to enable the Microphone.
  • Click the Device to enable the Speaker. The speaker must be enabled to receive communication.
  • Many Departments have special frequencies accessible only by their intercomms or bounced radios. Keep an eye out for them.
  • Station intercoms are found all over the Station, few rooms don't have one.

Ringer Terminal

Bell Standby.gif A ringer terminal, PDAs can be linked to it.

  • Notifies any linked PDAs upon hitting the connected Ringer.png desk ringer.
  • To enable or disable it, simply click it.
  • Click it with your PDA in your hand to link it. The PDA should have an ID inside it, or it won't connect.
  • Ringer terminals are most commonly found at department desks.
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