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This company makes the only computer known to be in direct competition with ADEPT, although they are only marketing on Mars, have their own OS, and tend to be ignored by most Terrans. However, they do run all ADEPT software, and in most cases run it better for the same level of platform. ADEPT has tried to sue SIL over the so-called emulator. SIL has so far ignored the legal suit, and does not operate in countries where such suits are brought into the court (several countries have thrown such actions out, no doubt in an attempt to undermine ADEPT?s monopoly).

SIL computers are purely optical technology. Their main logic board is literally an optical processing block connected by fibre cables to the optical dynamic screen, keyboard, I/O devices, etc. All this is encased in a high-impact resin and consumer-grade Blacksteel. SIL guarantees their products for 100 years, planetary-impact-proof at terminal velocities, and they promise never to release a model to supersede their current models for certain markets. This is an impressive boast, but one which has held up under the improvements in Terran computer technology over almost a century. Robotic brains for consumer products also use the same technology.

SIL are also the reputed manufacturers of the legendary sixth-order-matrix computers, which can serve as either computer or robotic brains. These systems when large enough are known to self-aware, and such systems are automatically considered Aratani citizens and given full rights as per humans under Aratani law.

Although the Andorians and Mechs have examples of extremely high-tech machine intelligences, many suspect that the sixth-order systems may be better, and certainly the Andorians do not dispute that fact.

Categories: Corporations

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