This pocket watch-sized device links in with the TARDIS Scanner allowing the Time Lord to activate and control his TARDIS's Scanner while in the field. Since the Scanner can also be re-focused to scan inside the TT Capsule the Portable Scanner is also allows the Time Lord to monitor the interior of his TARDIS while not on board. Due to the density of the data transmission the transmission range is only 10 kilometres
The following color code is used:
- Black: For information from the TV Series, including Dimensions in Time, and 1996 TV Movie.
- Blue: For information from the Novels and Audios including Target, Virgin, BCC, and Big Finish.
- Green: For information from 'licensed' reference sources such as the Technical Manual, Doctor Who Magazine, and the Role Playing Games.
- Red: For information from unofficial sources -The Faction Paradox series, behind the scenes interviews, author's speculation, and popular fan belief.
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