EV-series Supervisor Droid
The EV-series supervisor droid was a model of supervisor droid manufactured by MerenData. Originally designed to be an efficient taskmaster for automated labor pools, the droid series suffered from a number of unfortunate "glitches" and was one of the largest corporate disasters in history. During production, the standard EV motivator originally planned for the EV was accidentally swapped with the MDF motivator, a contraband piece of hardware designed for use in torture droids. While the droids with the swapped motivators actually outperformed the unaltered droids when it came to managing the droids under their care and worker motivation, they used sadistic methods to accomplish their tasks. MerenData remedied the problem by introducing a new version of the EV known as the EV-II and recalled the defective units to exchange motivators. While most were brought in and repaired, the manufacturer's recall efforts did not reach every EV and some customers preferred the flawed model. MerenData also commissioned the V-series supervisor droid, targeted to the Imperial Military. Unfortunately, both lines failed miserably.
Bronze-colored droids with polished plastron plating, they were equipped with a heuristic processor and an advanced personality matrix. In addition to Basic and binary, a new EV could speak 3 unassigned languages. Their heads featured an auditory receptor, a broadband broadcast antenna/receiver system, its logic center, a pair of golden Human-range photorecptors, and a speech mimic flap synchronized with its vocabulator. An EV also had an internal high-frequency binary comlink and its cervical servomotor was located in its chest. Their power axis contained a recharge coupling access port and was attached to the droid's pelvic mount, which could lock into legs or a motorized cart. When equipped with legs, they stood 1.9 meters tall. They also had a pair of manipulator arms tipped with hand appendages.
EV-series supervisor droids could be modified to perform different functions. Many military units swore by the use of an EV unit as a quartermaster for supplies thanks to its meticulous skill at keeping supplies protected and in good working condition. This relativity simple modification process was started by installing a video recorder the droid could use to keep a visual catalog of supplies and to track missing items. A power charger was then installed in the droid's torso so it could keep power packs fully charged. Finally, the EV was given a datapad with access to the military unit's inventory. They could also be used as technicians. Although this modification may have seemed unlikely for a supervisor droid, EV units had a working knowledge of how machines functioned and could be quite adept at fixing them. This modification emphasized the droid's ability to make repairs and adjustments to machines and other droids or cybernetic beings. It included removing the EV unit's internal comlink and, in its place, installing a diagnostics package to help it find and fix problems. It also entailed equipping the droid with a tool kit and a roll of mesh tape for emergency repairs. Optionally, one of the EV unit's hand appendages could be swapped out for a tool appendage wit a multifunction apparatus, giving it the ability to connect up to three tools needed to perform a particular job. Finally, a targeting scope was added to the droid's head and calibrating it, which required 15 minutes of work.
Notably, the Everant Vaguun Company purchased many of the defective droids and converted them to administration units to assist traders in locating suitable shipping contracts for their vessels and installed them in spaceports throughout the galaxy.