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10:07 Jan 15, 2002
English to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications) / telephones
English term or phrase:telephone exchange
I am interested if this is the correct term for what I have in mind. I found this term in my Wordfinder dictionary.
So: it is the main telephone in a company which is used for putting through the calls in a company (I think they call it Telefonzentrale in German). You can also program different features on this phone and give permissions to the extensions (e.g. full, limit access to exterior lines, etc.).
I can give more info in case this is not enough.
Explanation: You can also call the central telephone throuh which calls are routed an "operator console" since nowadays most such "exchanges" have a computer display and the word "telephone exchange" has become somewhat old-fashioned.
Hope this helps!
Bob Kerns Germany Local time: 09:04 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English