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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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The inContact Switchboard is PC based, and requires only that call handlers have a telephone for receiving calls, as well as Internet access.
"Our new number and telecommunications equipment will allow patients to cancel appointments outside of peak hours relieving pressure on the switchboard at peak times by introducing elements of call automation."
The Swedish telecomms company Trio AB said today (27 January) that it had signed a contract with the Swedish municipality of Landskrona to connect 1,000 mobile phones to its switchboard.
And a confused female passenger asked: "At what airport does the flight to Heathrow land?"Switchboard operators said they were often treated like an information bureau.
In addition to switchboard outsourcing, the company can be called in to handle calls when customers' switchboards are swamped for some reason, or when staff call in sick.
It's feared some firms may not have properly prepared switchboard equipment for the new 024 Coventry code.
Last night he admitted: "I didn't expect to get beyond the switchboard. Then the operator said: 'Cherie is going to fetch him for you.'
Some people ring the switchboard when 999 is clearly warranted.
Officials at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in Norwich said switchboard staff had been inundated with calls for Kray since it was announced last week that he had just days to live.
So, for example, the main switchboard number at Coventry changes from 01203 633633 to 024 7663 3633 while the Nuneaton office can be contacted on 024 7638 2664.
Furious Mirror readers bombarded Cam-elot's switchboard yesterday to slam the mega pay rises of Lottery bosses.