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These technologies allow characters to acquire protected information and to gain access to places that others try to keep them out of. Many of these devices are mesh-capable and equipped with radios.

Bugs and SurveillanceEdit

Though surveillance technologies are pervasive and easy to come by in Eclipse Phase, secretly obtaining information on someone who wants to retain privacy can be quite difficult. Microbugs, smart dust, and similar recording devices that are all but invisible may be exceptionally easy to put into place, but once they begin actively transmitting, they are easy to to detect (see Wireless Scanning, p. 251). An eavesdropper may attempt to stealth the signal (see Stealthed Signals, p. 252), but this is not guaranteed to work. Once a signal is detected, locating the broadcasting device is usually just a matter of time (see Tracking, p. 251).

Some recording devices attempt to avoid this problem by using Miniature Quantum Farcaster, but those are far larger and more difficult to hide. Often the most effective way to acquire discrete information is to plant a surveillance device, set to record but not transmit, and then retrieve it later. While doing this is often difficult and risky, the recording device never reveals its presence by broadcasting and so is more difficult to detect.

EquipmentEdit

Name Description Cost
Chameleon Cloak A chameleon cloak allows a character to effectively become invisible.
[ Low ]
Covert Operations Tool A handheld device that is the ultimate in infiltration technology.
[ High ]
Cuffband A smart plastic loop that restricts around a prisoner’s limbs.
[ Low ]
Dazzler A tiny laser system that detects the lenses of camera systems and overloads them.
[ Moderate ]
Disabler A emitter that overloads and incapacitates anything with a cyberbrain.
[ High ]
Fiber Eye A flexible length of fiberoptic cable and viewer.
[ Low ]
Invisibility Cloak A cloak that makes it and anything it covers invisible.
[ High ]
Microbug This device is a tiny camera and microphone 1 millimeter across. [Special]
Prisoner Mask A hood that prevents communication and vision.
[ Moderate ]
Psi Jammer This device jams frequencies used by brainwaves within a 20-meter radius.
[ Moderate ]
Quantum Computer These advanced devices make use of quantum computation.
[ Expensive ]
Smart Dust Nanobots that cover an entire room and record all details down to DNA.
[ Moderate ]
Traction Pads Allows characters to stick themselves on a wall or ceiling.
[ Low ]
White Noise Machine Generates masking sounds that protect a conversation.
[ Trivial ]
X-Ray Emitter Emits a focused beam of lowpowered x-rays.
[ Low ]

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