Consoles are ship modules that provide a bonus to traits of your starship.
There are three types of consoles; [these console types correspond to your officers classification (tactical, science, engineering.). If you have a science ship for example, you get more slots for science consoles. This also applies to engineering classes and tactical.]
- Provides benefits for different kinds of weapons, like a bonus on all phaser or disruptor fire, or an increase in torpedo-damage.
- Effects science powers, like a boost to Spatial Anomalies or the ship's Emitters.
- Provides a vast variety of benefits to the ship, from improving the crew-recovery rate to boosting shield strength. They can also give bonuses to energy-transfer rates of different subsystems. Also, some consoles are providing resistance against some sort of weapon fire or another.