Manufacturer: Ketsurui Zaibatsu
The MTBU is routinely used for the following purposes:
Operation of the Mental Transfer and Backup Unit should be supervised by trained medical personnel.
Making a complete backup can take between 15 and 30 minutes depending upon the age of the individual. Updating an existing backup usually takes approximately 10 minutes.
Downloading a backup into a body takes 10 minutes longer than it took to make the backup. This is because after the download, the SIU performs a verification.
Image of the Type 30 MTBU
The MTBU consists of the following:
The Synaptic Interface Unit (SIU) resembles a visor. When placed upon the subject the SIU performs a scan to identify the type of brain to be interfaced to. It then calibrates its internal circuits accordingly. The SIU also has the ability to sedate the subject if desired.
This is a specially designed adjustable bed. It is covered in a waterproof synthetic substance. The bed has built-in biometric sensors that allow the operator to monitor the status of the subject.
The System Control Interface (SCI) is the heart of the system. It allows the operator to specify the desired task, controls the SIU and encrypts the backup for storage, and transfers the backup into the designated storage repository. On starships memory backups are typically stored in a Soul Savior Pod, but if one is not available they can be sorted in the ship's computer.
Close up of the biometric bed and SIU