Starfleet Tricorders

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For more information, see Starfleet Tricorder (Memory Alpha)

A tricorder is a multifunction hand-held device useful for data sensing, analysis, and recording data with many specialized abilities that make it an asset to crews aboard starships and space stations as well as on away missions. The Starfleet tricorder was the versatile, portable sensing device developed by Starfleet Research and Development specifically for use by Federation Starfleet personnel. Varying models of the Starfleet tricorder were put into service beginning as early as the twenty-third century and lasting well into the twenty-ninth century.

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TR-590 Mark X Tricorder
(2371-2383)

TR-590 Mark X Tricorder (2371-2383)

For more information, see TR-590 Mark X Tricorder (Memory Alpha)

The TR-590 Mark X tricorder was introduced in 2371 as successor to the TR-580 Mark VII tricorder. This tricorder design, while nearly identical in physical design and control interfaces, was streamlined and made much smaller than its predecessors with a much more angular design. A durable casing design of duritanium allowed the TR-590 to function in otherwise hostile environments such as underwater, temperatures of five-hundred Kelvin, the upper atmosphere of a planet, and planets suffering nuclear winters.

TR-590 tricorders were capable of performing a variety of tasks ranging from recording time trials to playing holographic messages. They featured directory structures and built-in universal translators to facilitate organization and analysis of sensor data. Sensor emissions from TR-590s were reported to cause unpredictable changes in certain temporal distortions. To prevent such interference with other objects, the TR-580 could be configured to perform passive scans or even be locked into a continuous scan, thereby recording data even when stowed. The TR-590 tricorder was capable of interfacing with a variety of other computer systems including non-Starfleet networks and could even be linked with other tricorder units to form a small, independent network. It was also designed to upload data it acquired remotely to a Federation starship.

TR-590-B Mark X Tricorder
(2379-Present)

TR-590-B Mark X Tricorder (2379-Present)

For more information, see TR-590-B Mark X Tricorder (Memory Alpha)

The TR-590-B Mark X tricorder was introduced in 2379 as successor to the TR-590 Mark X tricorder. This tricorder design represented another iteration of Starfleet tricorder which differed from its predecessors by departing from the distinct, flip-open style. Distinguished by a slim, PADD-like appearance, the tricorder in use aboard Starfleet vessels in the late 2370s featured a large touchscreen interface. Silver in color, it was trimmed with black pads at the bottom and sides with several buttons at the top. These buttons could be covered by a small, hinged door lined with indicator lights. A durable casing design made of duritanium still allowed the TR-590-B to function in otherwise hostile environments such as underwater, in temperatures of five-hundred degrees Kelvin, the upper atmosphere of a planet, and on planets suffering nuclear winters.

TR-590-B tricorders were capable of performing a variety of tasks equal to and even greater than that of their predecessors including the ability to interface with starship systems such as force-field control. The TR-590-B tricorder was capable of interfacing with a variety of other computer systems including non-Starfleet networks and could even be linked with other tricorder units to form a small, independent network. It was also designed to upload data it acquired remotely to a Federation starship.

TR-620 Mark XI Tricorder
(2383-Present)

TR-620 Mark XI Tricorder (2383-Present)

For more information, see TR-620 Mark XI Tricorder (Memory Alpha)


The TR-620 Mark XI tricorder was introduced in 2383 as successor to the TR-590 Mark X tricorder. This tricorder design featured the familiar hinged cover design but contained more touch-control surfaces in place of toggle switches. A dark-grey, durable casing design made of duritanium allowed the TR-620 to function in otherwise hostile environments such as underwater, in temperatures of five-hundred degrees Kelvin, the upper atmosphere of a planet, and on planets suffering from the effects of a nuclear winter.

TR-620 tricorders were capable of performing a variety of tasks equal to and even greater than that of their predecessors including the ability to interface with starship systems such as force-field control. The TR-620 tricorder was capable of interfacing with a variety of other computer systems including non-Starfleet networks and could even be linked with other tricorder units to form a small, independent network. It was also designed to upload data it acquired remotely to a Federation starship.


TR-620 Mark XI Medical Tricorder
(2383-Present)

TR-620 Mark XI Medical Tricorder (2383-Present)

For more information, see TR-620 Mark XI Medical Tricorder (Memory Alpha)

The TR-620 Mark XI Medical tricorder was introduced in 2383 as a variant of the TR-620 Mak XI tricorder and successor to the TR-590 Mark X tricorder. Medical TR-620 tricorders were essentially similar in design to that of the standard TR-620 tricorder with the same available features and interface. The major difference between the two versions was the addition of a small antenna scanner capable of providing detailed scans of an entire individual or giving focus to a singe area. It was not necessary to use the scanner for the Medical TR-620 to function. A dark-grey, durable casing design made of duritanium allowed the TR-620 to function in otherwise hostile environments such as underwater, in temperatures of five-hundred degrees Kelvin, the upper atmosphere of a planet, and on planets suffering from the effects of a nuclear winter.

TR-620 tricorders were capable of performing a variety of tasks equal to and even beyond those of the TR-590. Perhaps most important was the TR-590 tricorders' ability to communicate with many Starfleet devices including PADDs and starship library computers. They were also designed to work closely with the surgical support frames attached to biobeds. The TR-620 tricorder was also capable of interfacing with a variety of other computer systems including non-Starfleet networks and could even be linked with other tricorder units to form a small, independent network.