Design and Technology Edit
According to the ad panels in the Blade Plaza, Palisade CTO Masaaki Oshiro drew the first sketch of the blades on the back of a napkin. Subsequently, the planning and designing of the first Palisade Blade spanned a period of two years, involving many experts based in Prague.
The Palisade Blades are notably built on the Vltava river running through Prague. This design is to allow the facility to draw the river's water to cool the computers inside the Blade. During initial operation of the original Palisade Blade, the freezing temperatures of the river's water during winter resulted in a rupture of the facilities water conduits, while excessively high temperatures during summer resulted in fires due to overheating. To counteract seasonal temperature fluctuations in water conditions, the a computer system was developed to regulate the speed, movement, and temperature of the water cooling system.
The Blades use an advanced firewall system designed by Oshiro called the "Lavawall." The Lavawall uses aggressive virtual weapons, including artificial intelligence, that attack hackers who try to infiltrate the Blade. According to Palisade, it is the only firewall in the world that no hacker has managed to breach. This claim held true until the Breach was created by ShadowChild, albeit only as a result of Adam Jensen's physical infiltration of Blade-01.
In addition to the Lavawall, the Blades also employ cameras, turrets, and robots equipped with the HeatEye Sensors that can detect even persons with cloaking augmentations.