The Bivelox

A bivelox (Biv, Bivel-Set, or Bivel) is a computer created for individual use. It’s internal drive, called a systems caster, is a portable version of the large stationary operating systems found in the hardware of the Femakixirpaxul.

The Bivel has evolved over the years and remains the standard in administrative, medical, and business, computing. The most accessible versions are the biveltop, wherein the bivel interface screen spans the entire surface of a desk, and Bivel Units, portable laptop style computers, used by various institutions throughout Ramaxia.

During their post-graduate years in Mynu, bizak Laxum Brigitat, and hizak Iba Ukel designed the first miniature systems-caster. In 2203, Fusat took this design to her kerma’s company, Brigitat Digitronics, who in turn registered the mini-caster with the Third Office of the Committee as the Systems Caster-Bivel. Using the technology, Brigitat Digitronics developed the first Bivelox, releasing it to the citizenry in 2204.

The success of the Bivelox strained the relationship between Laxum Brigitat and Iba Ukel. Ukel, with a working knowledge of the systems-caster component, created the Outreach, a small storage drive, for Ukel Systems. Countering competition from Ukel System’s Outreach, Brigitat designed the Digimark, a wearable recorder that served as an alternative to the bulky Digicax and Digimar and large Maruk devices produced by Ukel Systems. After Brigitat and Ukel ascended to ownership of their respective companies, each put aside their differences in 2212, when the Fourth Office of the Committee, Tee Banto, enacted broadcasting restrictions on the Digimark that censored user created content. Brigitat and Ukel oversaw the development of the Filmark, a handheld device with a direct connection to Intragux*. Their ensuing battle with the Fourth Office fostered a partnership that led to a universal sync function between all devices created by Brigitat Digitronic, and Ukel Systems.

In 2214, the Fourth Office of the Committee, Tee Banto, put forth a motion in Cloister to block Ukel Systems and Brigitat Digitronics from profiting on technology that directly connected to a hive in the Collective (Intragux). When her motion met immediate resistance from Tenth-Gen members of the Chamber, Sernatae Yir Gizul docked the motion as incomplete-business, and set it aside for the following session.

Brigitat and Ukel went to the Cloister during what was the Citizenry Session (third session of the year) and pleaded that the Filmark and Digimark were citizenry-tech, and unlike the BEBBLE that connected citizens freely to the communication bands of Intragux, while users of the Filmark and the Digimar paid a fee for access. Tee Banto pointed out that the price paid by device owners went to Brigitat Digitronics and Ukel Systems respectively; enabling users access to each company’s free connection to Intragux.

The Sernatae found that the access each company sold was in itself a ‘citizenry market item’, and that neither the Filmark or Digimar were necessities, and thus barred from ownership by the Citizenry and therefore needed no regulation by the government. The Chamber agreed with the Sernatae and voted accordingly. Undaunted, Tee Banto then put forth a motion that the interHive itself be brought under the auspices of the Fourth Office. Her proposal never went to vote, being struck down by Sernatae based on dome Utama’s sole rebuke with multi-chair support from the Chamber. The Jyr Directive of 2208 stated that no aspect of the Collective is subject to oversight by any one Office of a Ruling Gen, or combined offices of the Ruling Gen Platform.