Phone of the Day: Microsoft Lync Cisco Replacement at BP Amoco Houston, TX

Phone of the Day: Microsoft Lync Cisco Replacement at BP Amoco Houston, TX
You don’t hear this very often, but my friends corporation actually ditched their huge Cisco IP phone network for Microsoft Lync.  So instead of my friend having his former fully featured 7975 color display phone, BP decided to switch to one line laptop based Lync telephones.  I don’t know if the Lync phones are still ...

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5304 IP Phone at Super One Foods in Ashland, Wisconsin

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5304 IP Phone at Super One Foods in Ashland, Wisconsin
Today I spotted this checkout telephone at a grocery store in very northern Wisconsin where we were visiting today. This Mitel 5304 IP Phone is a cost-effective entry-level display phone that provides access to the features and applications enabled by Mitel’s IP-based communications platforms. It is a dual-mode, dual-port, two-line phone with a 40-character backlit ...

Phone of the Day: Shoretel 480G at a Surburban Chicago High School

Phone of the Day: Shoretel 480G at a Surburban Chicago High School
I noticed a high school has installed a modern Shoretel system.  

Phone of the Day: Vertical Edge 700 Digital Telephone (actually a Nortel LG Product) next to an Intercom Handset at Shopko Park Falls, WI

Phone of the Day: Vertical Edge 700 Digital Telephone (actually a Nortel LG Product) next to an Intercom Handset at Shopko Park Falls, WI
Today my fiancé and I and her family visited this Shopko looking for a butterfly net for fishing.  This store was like walking back in time to the 1980s.  It hasn’t been remodeled since then.   I noticed these Vertical Edge telephones throughout the store, including the first photo where I show one on a ...

Phone of the Day: Throwing out the Nortel M3904 for an Avaya 9608G IP Phone

Phone of the Day: Throwing out the Nortel M3904 for an Avaya 9608G IP Phone
Welp my friend works for a large telecommunications firm that decided that their Nortel phones were no longer worth operating and they replaced them with Avaya 9608G sets.  Sad day for sure. The M3904s and 1100/1200 Nortel IP phones are still manufactured by Avaya so I don’t understand why they needed to upgrade to the ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7911 IP Telephone at Dicks Sporting Goods Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7911 IP Telephone at Dicks Sporting Goods Chicago IL
Dicks uses Cisco IP phones for their stores but only for external communication.  They do not allow overhead paging or intercom dialing on the phones, they have to use their walkie talkie headsets.  Just go buy a 4 line sip phone for a couple of places in the store and be done with it. Why ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-T7736 at Genes Sausage Shop Lincoln Square Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-T7736 at Genes Sausage Shop Lincoln Square Chicago IL
My girlfriend grabbed a photo for me of this digital multi line telephone at Genes Sausage Shop rooftop patio in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.   This is a late model Panasonic telephone that works on the Panasonic Key Systems.  Below is a brochure for the phone and then a picture of the featured ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 300 IP Phone at Red Robin Woodfield Mall Schaumburg IL

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 300 IP Phone at Red Robin Woodfield Mall Schaumburg IL
Spotted at the Red Robin Restaurant inside Woodfield Mall is this Polycom VVX 300 IP Phone.  This is a SIP telephone that may either be connected to a small IP PBX or a larger hosted network.  Red Robin used to use Toshiba DK Strata sets.  

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at BMW of Orland Park, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at BMW of Orland Park, IL
I was out in the burbs today and I stopped at a BMW dealership in Orland Park.  I was standing and waiting for my touch paint to be delivered to the parts counter,  and I heard a familiar Nortel page beep and a page about picking up line 1.  I noticed the Nortel T7316E sitting ...

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom Unity 1 Analog Telephone Fredericton, New Brunswick  

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom Unity 1 Analog Telephone Fredericton, New Brunswick  
My friend Trent Mitchell from Canada, sent a photo of an interesting NT Analog Unity telephone from his office, that probably dates to the early 1990s.  These sets were designed to compliment the design style of both the early M2000 series Delta  (boxy styled sets) or the M5000 Centrex sets.   There were many versions ...