patch panel

[10.6.2.112] In television, film and theater lighting:

1) An assembly of plugs, jacks, and cords (either independent or retracting) serving as a cross connect to permit connection of various load circuits to dimmers or non-dim circuits.

2) Functional section of computerized lighting control equipment that assigns dimmers (or attributes of automated luminaires) to channels on the control system. (See cross connect.)

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