control room

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A production control room at Sky Sport24.
The control room in a museum in Germany


control room (plural control rooms)

  1. The area inside a recording studio designed to facilitate the mixing of audio for studio recordings.
  2. A room serving as the centre of monitoring a building, controlling an operation etc.
    • 1959 June, “The N.E.R.'s new wonder signalbox at Newcastle”, in Trains Illustrated, page 327:
      In the control room the operating console and illuminated layout diagram are divided into four sections, each controlled by a signalman and set at different angles to allow any one of the four signalmen and the Traffic Regulator an unrestricted view of the whole panel, which is 53 ft. long and 4 ft. 6 in. high overall.
    • 2018 February, Robert Draper, “They are Watching You—and Everything Else on the Planet: Technology and Our Increasing Demand for Security have Put Us All under Surveillance. Is Privacy Becoming just a Memory?”, in National Geographic[1], Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 14 June 2018:
      The two men sit 10 feet apart, behind a long console in Islington’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) control room, painted and carpeted in gray, with no adornments.