Idol Smasher was developed by the New Republic to be one of the strongest communications encryption systems created. Used to secure communications during the Yuuzhan Vong War, the Idol Smasher system was used by the Republic, the Imperial Remnant, the Hapes Consortium, and the Chiss Ascendancy, so that the galaxy's major powers could coordinate efforts from their own systems, without being discovered by the Yuuzhan Vong