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A vidsys is a terran device used for long distance communication between star systems. In use by 2488,[1] by 2503[2] they had been in use long enough for some models to be rendered out of date.[3] They are quite expensive to use—twice as much as an interplanetary fone.[1]

The visdys has a screen and a light for indication of incoming calls, flashing red when one is received. Messages can be sent and viewed later[3] or a two-way connection can be established with communication in real-time.[4] At least some locations (e.g. Umoja) have signal origin codes that are given.[5]

The vidsys appears to be a somewhat resilient piece of equipment, with second-hand systems and/or battered ones still able to function (quirks aside).[3][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dietz, William C. (April 6, 2010). StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.
  2. April 6, 2010. "Timeline". StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). pp. 311 - 323. ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Golden, Christie (May 22, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7125-1.
  4. Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7126-8.
  5. 5.0 5.1 McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). StarCraft: I, Mengsk. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1-4165-5083-9.