The Marineville Control Centre is the hub of all
activities. From here all wasp
and Sea Leopard, can be contacted immediately and sent to any area in the world – above or below the surface of the sea. Housed in this fantastic building is the most modern and up-to-date equipment ever known to man.
Part of the intricate machinery in the Control Room is the Videophone. Connected to wasp
headquarters in Washington, the videophone is television phone link, allowing the caller to see as well as hear the person to whom he is speaking. But a control is attached to eliminate vision if required. The Automatic Sea Map at the right, another part of the wasp
machinery, is used extensively to track the course of vessels at sea. An electrically controlled Locator Compass is used in pinpointing the exact bearing of wasp
The Communications Room is the nerve centre of wasp
headquarters. Banks of highly sensitive two-way videophones, monitor and de-coding equipment line the room. Constantly manned, the Communications Room receives a never-ending stream of messages from wasp
aquanauts working in all parts of the world. When in-coming traffic becomes too heavy the Communications Director simply switches over to a computer which stores the messages in its brain.