Cardassian shatterframe, button pad & Operations interface

A Cardassian shatterframe display. (Upper image)

A shatterframe was a computer display used by the Cardassians. (ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia)

Quark disliked the shatterframe displays on Deep Space 9. (DS9 novel: The 34th Rule)

When Kurn saw one of Julian Bashir's medical staff using a shatterframe on Deep Space 9 he was initially confused, although he soon remembered that the station was Cardasian in origin. (KE novel: A Burning House)

The term is also used in Twilight, The Art of the Impossible, Fearful Symmetry and The Soul Key.
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