Scanners allow pilots to detect and identify objects in space and display information about them such as type, distance, faction or status. Employed in conjunction with a tractor beam, scanners allow for the retrieval of goods from downed ships.
By speeding up the lock-on process, scanners improve the speed at which one can travel between the planets in a star system. The ability to lock onto a target, is also beneficial when firing certain types of thermal fusion weapons or missiles.
Scanners at any level, will give the users the IFF of all ships in a system. The ships will be designated red for enemies, yellow for neutrals and green for allies. The color is determined based on the status of the pilot's relation with a faction. Note: While a tractor on one's ship is collecting cargo, the ship's scanner won't scan anything until the tractor beam stops.
| Show Class|
|Telta Quickscan||2||4000 ms||No||No||2,191||2,438|
|Telta Ecoscan||3||3000 ms||No||Yes||7,608||8,647|
|Hiroto Proscan||6||1800 ms||No||Yes||32,668||38,955|
|Hiroto Ultrascan||7||1800 ms||Yes||Yes||84,269||95,309|