Phone of the Day: Virtual Nortel Meridian M2616 on the Hofstra University Website.  The Campus of Hofstra was the site of the First 2016 Presidential Debate Tonight

Phone of the Day: Virtual Nortel Meridian M2616 on the Hofstra University Website.  The Campus of Hofstra was the site of the First 2016 Presidential Debate Tonight
As tonight’s Presidential debate was on I looked up Hofstra University’s telecom page and found they are operating on the Best telecom system ever made, a Nortel Meridian1 PBX.   Many universities and hospitals are still using these phones as they are extremely reliable and easy to use.  Their industrial engineering still looks contemporary to ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at a Kroger Supermarket in Ottawa, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at a Kroger Supermarket in Ottawa, IL
Today my fiancé and I went to Starved Rock State Park near Ottawa, IL and we stopped at Kroger to pick up items for a picnic lunch.  Kroger has thousands of these Nortel phones installed throughout their chain.  Overhead paging is frequent in the store, by utilizing the Nortel phones.  This phone was spotted at ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT3220-S Digital Phone at Marianos Fresh Market Bucktown Chicago, IL 

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT3220-S Digital Phone at Marianos Fresh Market Bucktown Chicago, IL 
Spotted at the checkout is a Toshiba Digital DKT3220-S 20-button Speakerphone without a handset.  This is the latest model (originally introduced in 1990)  of the DKT series which according to the Toshiba website appears to be discontinued and superseded by the 5000 series digital telephones.   These were originally named EKT for electronic key telephones ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT343 Digital Telephone and Wireless Telephone at Garwood Orchard LaPorte, IN

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT343 Digital Telephone and Wireless Telephone at Garwood Orchard LaPorte, IN
These Panasonic digital telephones are popping up everywhere (including my desk phone at work)  as a legitimate solid business telephone system for the small and medium size businesses.  The amount of calls coming into the main building was astonishing.  No wonder they need a full featured system. The 343 comes with 24 function keys and ...

Phone of the Day: Ma Bell 2554 Wall Phone at Macy’s Louis Joliet Mall In Joliet IL

Phone of the Day: Ma Bell 2554 Wall Phone at Macy's Louis Joliet Mall In Joliet IL
Today’s phone is different from the Indianapolis ROLM Macy’s (original Lazarus FederatedDepartment  Store) phone I featured a few weeks back.  Todays Macy’s store in Joliet, IL is a former Marshall Fields, which was always a user of ATT Lucent Avaya Definity systems (under Dayton Hudsons Target)  and integrated into Macy’s North.  Most all of the ...

Phone(s) of the Day: Toshiba DKT2010H Phone Telephones at Barnes and Noble Webster Place  Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Phone(s) of the Day: Toshiba DKT2010H Phone Telephones at Barnes and Noble Webster Place  Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
Barnes and Noble has long been a Toshiba DK Strata customer.  I remember seeing these non display Toshiba DKT2010H Phones at Barnes and Noble stores dating to 1993.  These phones are still alive and well at Barnes and Noble bookstores.  They are extremely reliable and well made digital handsets.  These telephones were a third generation ...

Phone of the Day: NEC Touchscreen UT880 IP Telephone

Phone of the Day: NEC Touchscreen UT880 IP Telephone
NEC has introduced a fully touch screen IP telephone.  Nortel introduced a touch screen monochromatic M3000 digital set version around 1990, but it never caught on.   This NEC set does support SIP, but whether it works on open sourced SIP is yet to be discovered.

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT-3010S Telephone, 10-Buttons, Speakerphone at David Nelson Jewelers Joliet, IL

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT-3010S Telephone, 10-Buttons, Speakerphone at David Nelson Jewelers Joliet, IL
I have to give high marks to this awesome jewelry store that went above and beyond to help me create a sparkly gorgeous engagement ring for my fiancé. This is a photo of one of their stores telephones.  This constantly redesigned  model of the Toshiba DK Strata digital telephone, was originally released around 1990.

Phone of the Day: Vertical SBX IP 320 Telephone at Standard Market and Grill in Lincoln Park, Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Vertical SBX IP 320 Telephone at Standard Market and Grill in Lincoln Park, Chicago 
While dining with my fiancé at a very nice modern, clean and tasty dining spot, named Standard Market and Grill, I spotted this IP telephone on the main carry out pick up counter.  Standard Market also has a full line grocery store in Westmont, a Chicago suburb.  When you are in Lincoln Park you definitely ...

Phone of the Day: ESI 48 Key IPFP2 IP Feature Phone 2 at a Wedding Photographer Studio

Phone of the Day: ESI 48 Key IPFP2 IP Feature Phone 2 at a Wedding Photographer Studio
Ever since Nortel went out of business all of these lesser known systems keep popping up in small businesses.   As my fiancé and I were visiting a photo studio for a possible wedding photographer, I captured a picture of this ESI 48 Key IPFP2 IP Feature Phone 2.  It’s very similar to the same ...