Aperture Science Pneumatic Diversity Vent

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| type = Product distribution system
| maker = Aperture Science
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The '''Aperture Science Pneumatic Diversity Vent''' is a suction and directional component for the Aperture Science Pipe Network|Tube Network used throughout the Aperture Science Aperture Science Enrichment Center|Enrichment Center. This component is used as a means of delivering products throughout the facility.

Gameplay-wise, these components are the vacuums carrying Chell through the facility in ''Portal'', and eventually with Wheatley in the single-player campaign of ''Portal 2''.

== Overview ==
Created sometime in 1998, the Pneumatic Diversity Vent is the receiving and checkpoint components of a Aperture Science Pipe Network|Pipe Network, opposite to that of a Aperture Science Vital Apparatus Vent|Vital Apparatus Vent that only delivers testing elements throughout the facility.http//gameinformer.com/mag/portal2.aspx Game Informer, April 2010 issue

Although these vents were not introduced in ''Portal'', the pneumatic pressures still existed throughout the Tube Network. This would mean that Chell had always been carried through the Tube Network in ''Portal'' with the aid of the Pneumatic Diversity Vents. The Pneumatic Vent produces an incredibly strong suction, and therefore are placed throughout the Pipe Network as checkpoints to prevent objects from slowing down during distribution.

The Passive Monitoring system ensures objects in the vent are identified, but never judged.

The vents were used again in ''Portal 2'' by Chell and Wheatley when sucked through what used to be a neurotoxin channeling tube, where they are then carried throughout the entire Aperture Science Enrichment Center|Enrichment Center to the Central AI Chamber.

Any object sucked by a Pneumatic Diversity Vent can be sent to a Diversity Furnace, the possible nature of the orange glow seen in a Pipe Network throughout ''Portal''.

"Diversity" is a registered trademark of Aperture Science.

== Behind the scenes ==
* The Pneumatic Diversity Vent was first introduced as a testing element during the Portal ARG|''Portal'' ARG, in one of the ASCII art images given by the BBS.

* Further revealing shows it was originally a testing element in the April 2010 issue of Game Informer, followed by an updated and animated diagram during E3 2010.http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nOY9YoGT0w&hd=1 Pneumatic Diversity Vent demonstration on Combine OverWiki's YouTube channel

== Trivia ==
* The Pneumatic Diversity Vent was cut from testing in ''Portal 2'' after playtesters had issues with its use in gameplay, as well as Valve deciding that it didn't have much use other than eliminating turrets.

* The concept of a portal "vacuum" may have been recycled into the final scene in ''Portal 2'' where Chell causes a decompression in Wheatley's chamber by firing at the Moon. The way objects were sucked out of the portal might have utilized the same game code the Pneumatic Diversity Vent used.

== Gallery ==
=== Pre-release ===
==== Diagrams ====

FilePneumatic diversity vent poster.jpg|The original diagram.
File01980182.265.png|ASCII art version.
FileDiversity vent diag.jpg|The updated diagram.


==== Screenshots ====

FileDiversity vent sucking wall.jpg|The testing element version sucking Aperture Science Panel|panels through a portal.
FileDiversity vent sucking turrets.jpg|Absorbing the Aperture Science Sentry Turret|Turrets sent under through a portal.
FilePneumatic turret suck.jpg|Ditto.


=== Retail ===
==== Passive Monitoring screens ====

FileVacum scanner tv vert boxedturret.png|Passive Monitoring for a boxed Sentry Turret.
FileVacum scanner tv turret01.png|Unused monitor screen, for a Sentry Turret.
FileVacum scanner tv table01.png|Ditto, for a table.
FileVacum scanner tv hover01.png|Passive Monitoring for the cut Hover Turret.
FileVacum scanner tv cube01.png|Unused monitor screen for the Companion Cube.
FileVacum scanner tv chair01.png|Ditto, for a chair.


== List of appearances ==
* ''Portal'' {{1st}}
* Portal ARG|''Portal'' ARG
* ''Portal 2''
* ''The Final Hours of Portal 2''

== References ==
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== External links ==
* {{YouTube|9nOY9YoGT0w|Demonstration video}}

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