The TC-40 Padlink was a device manufactured by Tagge Company. It enabled users to hook into a computer terminal and allow them access the system from a datapad. The comm attachment was installed into the master terminal, while a mobile unit connected to the datapad through the device's minor coupler ports. Popular with executives, it allowed them work without being forced to sit in front of a computer all day long.
The TC-40 was used by Alliance technicians to slice into restricted files. However, the Padlink device had to be previously installed on the master system beforehand. General Aire Cracken used the TC-40 during an operation on Arsteni to download troop reports without entering the building.