The Containment Observation TV is a television set adapted to project a feed of the interior of the Containment Unit.
Comparing notes with the Real Ghostbusters of Dimension 68-R made Ray Stantz curious about the inner workings of his team's Containment Unit. Beforehand, Ray assumed it functioned in a similar manner to the Traps and kept a ghost's psychokinetic energy compressed and inert. The possibility that they inadvertently tapped into a pocket dimension where captured entities could roam free was too tempting for Ray. He felt observation could lead to new understanding. Egon Spengler preferred to operate on the side of caution. Ray reminded him it was a lot of days since the last incident and the experiment would be safe as long as the Containment Unit and Interspatial Teleportation Unit weren't turned on at the same time.  He left a diagnostic running to sync up the monitoring equipment to the interdimensional transport array.
After Jenny Moran sacrificed herself to stabilize the Containment Unit, Ray shot the teleportation unit in anger. Holtzmann objected but Peter asked if she heard what just happened then reckoned Egon could fix it in a couple of hours. Egon claimed less. Holtzmann rescinded her panic then reminded Ray about the Containment Observation Monitor he and Egon were working on. After a day's worth of work, Egon, Ray, Egon 68-R, and Holtzmann of 80-C finished work on the Containment Observation Monitor. Once the grid was stable and the monitor was ready, it was turned on. It worked and Ray inputted Jenny's P.K.E. signature. Jenny was found but a Mail Fraud Ghost charged her. Ray was aghast but Holtzmann told him to slow down. Jenny punched out the ghost. Holtzmann declared they were locked in there with her. Ray was relieved and hugged everyone at once. Ray vowed to make sure Jenny's promise they would see each other again would come true.
The monitor can home in on a specific entity for observation once its P.K.E. signature is inputted.
- Ray Stantz (2018). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #1" (2018) (Comic p.6). Ray Stantz says: "It'll be fine so long as no one activates both the portal and the Containment Unit at the same time... I mean, what are the odds on that even happening?"
- Ray Stantz (2018). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #8" (2018) (Comic p.17). Ray Stantz says: "I'm inputting Jenny's PKE signature now... everybody cross everything."