RobCo Termlink is the firmware BIOS that is run when a terminal is started. Its main task is to connect to the mainframe and initialize the operating system.
BIOS is an acronym, short for "Basic Input/Output System". Since it is both an extremely simple and low-level computer utility, it is also a very powerful one that allows a user to bypass more complex systems and (in this case) their associated security protocols.
According to RobCo Termlink, the boot agent was copyrighted by RobCo Ind. in 2201 and expired in 2203. This is improbable, due to the fact that RobCo Industries or any sort of legal system necessary to patent something did not exist 124 years after the Great War. It's possible, though unlikely, that RobCo founder Robert House, still alive through stasis, had something to do with this.
Like any BIOS, RobCo Termlink mainly communicates by error codes.
|Image||Code||Message attached||Purpose||Place where a terminal shows it|
|0x03C663A1||Network connection not found
Dummy terminal inactive
|The BIOS could not find the network link.||1 in a Camp Golf tent, Camp McCarran tent, Securitron vault and Tops 13th floor (room Yes-Man)|
|0x0AABFF00||Primary power source unavailable
Check all cords and plugs for connection
|Power cord / power supply unit failure.||2 in the weather monitoring station|
2 in Allied Technologies Offices
1 in the visitors center
1 in Las Vegas Boulevard Station
1 in the House Resort
|0x07F6BAAC||Bad data. Cannot read||A fatal error due to a
memory / network / storage failure.
|1 in Vault 3 living quarters|
|0x00B636C6||No input device found
Connect a keyboard
|The BIOS could not find the keyboard.||2 in Vault 3's living quarters|
|0xFFFFF710||Processor Corru;xsfkleg,,g364[735}3__.||Corrupt processor.||1 in the Goodsprings schoolhouse|
|0xF141A013||No Data Storage Detected.
Check Tape Drive Connection.
|No storage device present||1 on Tops 13th floor (room Yes-Man)|