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switchboard

an assembly of switchgear for the control of power supplies in an installation or building

Switchboard

Similar in function to an electric panelboard but considerably larger and standing on the floor, usually with access from the back. Sometimes referred to as switchgear.

switchboard

[′swich‚bȯrd]
(communications)
A manually operated apparatus at a telephone exchange, on which the various circuits from subscribers and other exchanges are terminated to enable operators to establish communications either between two subscribers on the same exchange, or between subscribers on different exchanges. Also known as telephone switchboard.
(electricity)
A single large panel or assembly of panels on which are mounted switches, circuit breakers, meters, fuses, and terminals essential to the operation of electric equipment. Also known as electric switchboard.

switchboard

A large single electric control panel, frame, or assembly of panels on which are mounted (either on the back or on the face, or both) switches, overcurrent and other protective devices, buses, and usually instruments; not intended for installation in a cabinet but may be completely enclosed in metal; usually is accessible from both the front and rear.
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Hospital managers say the problem is caused by switchboards having to cope with thousands of calls every day, many of them vitally important.
Telenor said that the Out of Office system in the inContact Switchboard was based on software from Netwise.
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The record number of calls follows a move away from local switchboards to a central call centre at police headquarters, and the adoption of a single number to make a non-emergency call to police - 0845 113 5000.
Our innovative Evolution Series Switchboard breathes life into a concept previously regarded as unobtainable," said Adam Mease, senior product manager for Industrial Solutions.
The record number of calls follows a move away from local switchboards to a central call centre at police headquarters and the adoption of a single number to contact the police in a nonemergency - 0845 113 5000.
If the switchboard has not been re-programmed to handle the new local numbers, staff or customers using the new eight-digit local numbers without the 024 area code will not be able to get through.
Barrett has been a long-time member of the 21-person Board, previously serving Switchboard as Vice Chairman and Treasurer.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-6 May 2004-Telenor launches new switchboard solution(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Pauline Wells swivels in her chapped vinyl chair to face the focus of her days, a technological artifact from the first half of the 20th century, an honest-to-goodness old-fashioned telephone switchboard.
SportsMEDIA's DMX Switchboard also provides multiple real-time interface ports for the publication of SportsMEDIA's on-site content to multiple on-air and off-air display devices.
The Queensland Government Is Seeking Proposals For Low Voltage Electrical Systems Engineeringthe Scope Of Works For This Tender Includes Delivery Of Standardised Switchboard Arrangements For Main Switchboards, Main Distribution Switchboards And Distribution Switchboards (Goods).