These devices allow for wild and domestic animals to be recruited as scouts or controlled for other purposes. They come in a number of varieties - Avian, Canine, Rodent, Feline and Ruminantia. Use with an incompatible Suborder can result in failed implantation with unpredictable consequences, frequently fatal to the subject. Due to liability concerns, no Primate compatible versions have been made available to the general market.
The implant is quite small when initially injected - Large veterinary syringes are sufficient for these purposes, but they need to be delivered directly into the subject’s brain. The components will subsequently assemble and integrate with the subject’s nervous system.
Once integrated, the animals behaviour can be nudged and controlled - this is especially effective when accompanied by training and conditioning. In addition, the subject’s sensory pathways are patched into digital storage and transmission. Class I implants do not support quantum linkage, so the available transmission bandwidth and storage only allows for low resolution images and recordings. Touch and Olfactory senses are not recorded.
Some versions include a self-destruct circuit which triggers a lethal brain hemorrhage on command.
These devices require surgery to implant, being too large to deliver via injection. They include quantum linkage and storage, allowing full-color high fidelity images can be taken and transmitted, as well as captures of all senses. In addition, detailed bio-telemetry is available, allowing breathing, heart rate and other factors to be recorded.
Class III devices include direct control over various aspects of the brain, allowing such things as triggering adrenalin production, as well as as overriding both voluntary and involuntary systems. They require both direct implantation, as well as a period of time for the nanobots to fully integrate into the subjects neurons.