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ACCESS SLOT The mechanism used by the OSI/CACD System 2 to access discs. Also known as a disc drive.
 
AI Artificial Intelligence. The underlying logic by which cybertanks function.
 
AUTHORIZE The act of creating a cybertank from a cybertank design. All cybertank designs must be authorized by OSI before a cybertank can be created.
 
BDM Battlefield Design Module. The component of the OSI/CACD System 2 used to create simulation battlefields.
 
CACD Computer Aided Cybertank Design. The process of using powerful computers in the design and implementation of cybernetic machinery.
 
CAM Cybertank Authorization Module. The component of the OSI/CACD System 2 used to identify cybertank design flaws. If any flaws are found, they are reported to the employee.
 
CAPSULE ROUTINE Pre-written sections of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which perform specific functions. These routines can be Incorporated into any employee’s AI.
 
CCL The Cybertank Command Language. The computer language used to construct cybertank AI.
 
CDI Cybertank Directional Indicator. Shows the direction of the cybertank and scanner during a simulation.
 
CDM Chassis Design Module. The component of the OSI/CACD System 2 used to build a cybertank’s chassis/body.
 
CEM Cybertank Evaluation Module. The component of the OSI/CACD System 2 which carries out an employee’s request for a Clearance Evaluation.
 
CHASSIS The body or frame of a cybertank including all electronic devices, weaponry, and armor.
 
CLEAR The act of erasing tent from the AI by first selecting it then selecting Clear from the Edit menu. The text removed is NOT retained In temporary storage.
 
CLEARANCE EVALUATION A formal request for an employee evaluation. If passed, the employee achieves an increase in clearance level.
 
CLEARANCE LEVEL Defines an employee’s position/rank within the OSI high-security complex. As higher clearance levels are attained, the budget increases and additional information and equipment becomes available.
 
COMMLINK A special item available in the Chassis Module which allows communications between cybertank team members. Only useful for team simulation designs.
 
COPY The act of duplicating tent In the AI by first selecting it then selecting Copy from the Edit menu. The text is retained in temporary storage until other tent is copied or cut. Text in storage can be retrieved.
 
CP Construction Panel. An automatic, easy-to-use tool used in the construction of a cybertank’s AI.
 
CSM Combat Simulation Module. The component of the OSI/CACD System 2 used to observe a cybertank battle.
 
CTM Cybertank Test Module. The component of the OSI/CACD System 2 used to test a cybertank design. Includes many powerful diagnostic tools.
 
CUT The act of removing tent from the AI by first selecting it then selecting Cut from the Edit menu. The text removed is retained in temporary storage until other text is copied or cut. Text can be retrieved from temporary Storage.
 
CVI Cybertank Viewing Indicator. Shows the results of the last scanner usage.
 
DCM Design Control Module. The gateway to all aspects of cybernetic design.
 
DDM Data Duplication Module. The component of the OSI/CACD System 2 used to duplicate (or Copy) data files to and from discs.
 
ECM External Control Module. The main component of the OSI/CACD System 2 computer. It is from the ECM that the rest Of the OSI/CACD is accessed.
 
EMAIL Bulletin board system incorporated into the ECM which allows the posting of OSI memorandums and international news bulletins.
 
FRP File Retrieval Panel. The control mechanism used to load data files from a disc. FSP: File Storage Panel. The control mechanism used to record/save data files to a disc.
 
FTP File Termination Panel. The control mechanism used to delete data files from a disc.
 
LABEL A name consisting of ten characters or less that identifies a command routine in a cybertank’s AI.
 
LIBRARY CAPSULE A predefined set of CCL commands Which execute a specific function.
 
OSI The Organization of Strategic intelligence. A pioneer company in the field of cybernetics.
 
OSICOM 1 The OSI communications and surveillance satellite. it is from the OSICOM 1 that an aerial view of a battlefield can be accessed.
 
PASTE The act of inserting temporarily stored text into the AI.
 
PSP Printer Setup Panel. The control mechanism used to configure a printer for the OSI/CACD system.
 
SIMULATION A closely approximated model of a cybernetic battle used for testing or experimentation.
 
VERIFY Checks the cybertank AI for errors and notifies the employee of any problems. Although similar to authorize, verify will not create a cybertank.
 

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