Transportation device that converts objects or persons to energy, sends that energy to the destination, and reconstitutes the objects/persons back into matter.
Transporters cannot beam objects through shields.
They are usually operated by a specifically-trained crewperson (or a droid), as seen on the SCS Goliath, the SCS DeepShip 86, and the StarCon Shuttles. On the SCS Eureka, however, Cliffy rigged the system to be voice-activated. Cliffy also carries a remote control which can be used to remotely activate the device.