The telepathic amplifier was a multifaceted object which helped Tarquin, who kept it on his desk, extend the range of his telepathy. A humanoid used the tool by placing a hand atop the object and the person closing his or her eyes. The telepathic amplifier glowed internally while being used.
In 2153, the telepathic amplifier enabled Tarquin to find Human Starfleet Ensign Hoshi Sato, who was meanwhile serving on board Enterprise NX-01. Tarquin believed his discovery of her wouldn't have been possible without the telepathic amplifier. During a visit to his planet, she once tried to use the tool herself, Tarquin showing her how he used it, though the resultant telepathic stimuli proved overwhelming for her. Later, when Tarquin proved extremely reluctant to let her go, Sato threatened to destroy the telepathic amplifier, until he finally did release her. (ENT: "Exile")