The SACN Access Nodule is a component of the Type 33 Star Army Communications Network Encryption System, it became available in YE 33.
This nodule allows an NH-Series life form to be able to be compliant with the Type 33 Star Army Communications Network Encryption System. It provides the soldier with a fractal encryption code. It also periodically checks on the status of the soldier. As long as the soldier is listed as active and in good standing the nodule will continue to function. The nodule is used to control the Wireless and SPINE access to restricted content.
The SACN Access Nodule comes in two versions, organic intended primarily for Minkan and Nekovalkyrja, Type 33 life forms. It is possible to upgrade other organic Military Nekovalkyrja. It is also available in a cybernetic form for the NH-32.
The nodule does a security status check every time it is used to connect to the network. In the event soldier does not access the network it will do periodic security status check via the PANTHEON. Security status checks are performed on a 17-23 day interval; starting from the last contact.
If the soldiers security status has been revoked, the nodule will release a number of nanomachines to initiate the discharge protocol. If the nodule can not access the network, it will reschedule another check. If the nodule fails to connect for three consecutive checks, it is considered compromised and the discharge protocol will be triggered.
The upgrade process must be performed in a facility with access to a “trusted” PANTHEON of Compact Integrated Electronics System (CIES) or greater. The procedure can be perform on a bed or in an Hemosynthetic Reconstruction Tube. Once the nodule is formed it is then synched with the network and the soldier security status initiated. Regardless of the method the soldier must be unconscious during the upgrade.
Process takes 15 minutes in a Hemosynthetic Reconstruction Tube, 25 if done on a bed.