CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, has launched an official Star Trek PADD (Personal Access Display Device) application for the iPad.

The app features a reproduction of the LCARS interface -- a fictional computer operating system depicted in the Star Trek franchise. It provides an extensive database of the television series with information on the characters, species, vessels, locations and episodes.

It also has Trek latest news updates from the franchise's Facebook page and Twitter feed. The information on the database is drawn from the official Web site as well as from the movies, television shows and the animated series.

Apart from the visual treats like the LCARS graphical user interface, the app also has Star Trek-related sound effects and prompts from a recognizable computer voice.

The app was made by development studio ArcTouch in conjunction with CBS mobile and is available for $4.99 in the App Store.