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Interface 2024

The Interface in 2024

For the TNG episode of the same name, please see "Interface".
For the type of control panel, please see control interface.

The Interface, also referred to as just Interface, was the planetary communications system of early 21st century Earth. It could be accessed from a terminal, whereby users were issued accounts on the Interface, which they then could use to access various functions. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part II", "Little Green Men")

One major component of the Interface was the ability to log onto the Net. Once online through the Interface, users were able to perform a wide range of tasks, from ordering replacement ID cards, to access to databases such as SafeTech's fingerprint database, to access to television and video broadcasts, both incoming and outgoing.

One of the primary providers for the Interface was a company called Interface Operations, which was controlled by Chris Brynner in 2024.

Channel 90 of the Interface featured news broadcasts, whereas Channel 178 provided retinal scan services. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I")

Restrictions that applied to the Interface included the government's ability (and common procedure) to cut Interface access off for outgoing broadcasts during hostage situations. Additionally, overriding such a government block constituted a violation of an owner/operator's Interface operating license.

During the Bell Riots of 2024, several hostages were taken in the Administrative Building in Sanctuary District A, where the hijackers attempted to use their access to the Interface to announce their demands, but were cut off mid-announcement. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part II")

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