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control desk

[kən′trōl ‚desk]
(computer science)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

control board, control desk, control panel control rack

One or more panels comprised of an assembly of master switches, adjustable controls, indicating dials or numerical readouts, and the like, used to control and monitor the state of a remotely operated system (e.g., a lighting system, sound system, or air conditioning system) and equipment.

control desk

A position in a library, public lobby, hospital, etc., where activities may be overseen or supervised.
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Swavek gave credit to his amazing crew and volunteers who helped with everything from control desk operations to set up/tear down.
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LONG queues at Heathrow Airport's passport control desk are a "serious embarrassment" to the country, according to a senior Labour MP.