Command and Control Station
The command and control station, also known as a Captain's Chair, is placed on the spacecraft bridge and functions as a central command seat, allowing an avatar to access key spacecraft systems from a single spot. So long as there is a third party (NPC or avatar) seated at the console your trying to access.
NPC Officers will prefer to be seated at a command and control station, though this is not required for them to perform their duties.
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