The folded-space transporter was a special type of transporter used by the Ansata, that functioned by dimensional shift. However, constant use of the inverter was lethal to a few species, like the Rutians. (TNG: "The High Ground")
Fan continuities Edit
Folded-space transporters were also used by the Simpsons, despite the fact the Simpsons were a pre-warp civilization. It was first used on Simpson's Planet by Professor Frink to kidnap T'Val away from the RIS Bouteina. (RIS Bouteina: "What about some D'oh!")
- It is unclear whether the Simpsons were affected by the transporter the same way the Rutians were.