MX-1050 Quantum Plane Translocation Marker-Local/Hybrid

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An extracted scan of the MX-1050 Quantum Plane Translocation Marker-Local/Hybrid from Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide.
The quantum marker clamp and translocation beacon.

The MX-1050 Quantum Plane Translocation Marker-Local/Hybrid, commonly known as the quantum marker, is a prototype handheld translocation device in use by the United Nations Space Command.[1]


The device was developed by the Office of Naval Intelligence's translocation grid testing conducted on a variety of Forerunner installations. Currently in testing, it is ultimately intended to be used for the immediate transportation of assets from hostile environments. After enclosing an asset in a slipspace-shielded containment using slipspace crates, operators dispatch a translocation beacon using the marker. Within seconds, the containment unit is sent offsite to a precalibrated receiver node. Although native translocation technology allows the transportation of organic mater, operators are expressly forbidden to use the MX-1050 in this manner due to it being unproven and extremely dangerous.[1][2]

In 2557, MX-1050s were used by UNSC Infinity forces to rapidly translocate supplies from the carrier to Requiem, allowing the UNSC to rapidly establish a foothold on the shield world. However, the encounters with Promethean troops on the plant ultimately saw researchers prioritise the ability to transport people with tools like the MX-1050.[3] By 2560, a similar (albeit more advanced) "Quantum Translocator" prototype was undergoing similar research by the UNSC. Unlike the MX-1050, the Quantum Translocator is capable of moving organic bodies through slipspace - though is expected to remain out of mass deployment for the foreseeable future.[2]

A similar "Teleport" armor ability has also been used in War Games simulations by UNSC Infinity personnel, though its relation to the MX-1050 and Quantum Translocator - if any - and whether the equipment exists outside of the simulations is unknown.


The MX-1050 is used in War Games during the Extraction gametype.


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