A bliptrans is a Space Pirate communication protocol referred to in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Although the name "bliptrans" implies that the communications are brief and thus likely to be of low data capacity, they are apparently sufficient to transfer images and possibly video. The exact carrier medium is unknown, although the fact that bliptrans seem to be transmitted at faster than lightspeed indicates the use of a technology other than conventional radio waves or other electromagnetic communications media.
Space Pirate data decoded.
Entry: (Bryyo Falls)
Data moved to Logbook for review.
Command has received disturbing reports from Bryyo. Contact with our outpost there has been terminated. A coded bliptrans showing Commander Rundas falling in battle to Samus has arrived. Worst of all, the Bryyonian Seed has been demolished. The Hunter's might is great, and she is as efficient as ever when it comes to disrupting our operations.
Our spies within the Federation tell us she travels to Elysia soon. We plan on having an appropriate welcoming party in place for her when she arrives. Commander Ghor is a very...accommodating host.
- In real-life, travelling at lightspeed would be impossible.