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 communicate by error codes.
|Code||Message attached||Purpose||Location where a terminal shows it|
|0x03C663A1||Network connection not found
Dummy terminal inactive
|The BIOS could not find the network link.||Camp Golf|
|0x0AABFF00||Primary power source unavailable
Check all cords and plugs for connection
|Power cord / power supply unit failure.||Camp Golf|
|0x07F6BAAC||Bad data, read error||A fatal error due to a
memory / network / storage failure.
|0x00B636C6||No input device found
Connect a keyboard
|The BIOS could not find the keyboard.||Vault 3|