Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 Marriott Courtyard Novato California

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 Marriott Courtyard Novato California
Greetings from right North of the Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area. This Courtyard by Marriott Hotel not only has an amazingly friendly staff, but it also has my favorite Meridian1 Option 11 telephone system. This Meridian Nortel M2008 set was seen on the front desk when checking in with friendly Mark. The Bay ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Set BART Dublin, CA Train Station

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Set BART Dublin, CA Train Station
Wow I’ve never seen a full Nortel phone system on a public transit system. I wonder if these phones are connected via fiber to all of the stations on the BART here in the San Francisco Bay Area….or maybe there is a PBX housed at this train station? This phone is located inside the attendant ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Set Harry Caray’s Midway Airport Chicago

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Set Harry Caray's Midway Airport Chicago
Spotted in the host stand at Harry Caray’s at Midway is a Nortel Norstar set. They must have a very large Norstar system in this airport as the whole airport uses Norstar phones. Maybe it’s a large cics or BCM450 switch. The T7316E set is part of the newer generation of Norstar telephones developed in ...

Phone of the Day:Avaya 9611g Nordstrom Rack Northbrook, IL

Phone of the Day:Avaya 9611g Nordstrom Rack Northbrook, IL
Spotted at a Nordstrom Rack in Northbrook, IL is a sleek looking Avaya IP set with the Nordstrom Rack logo screensaver on the phone display. All of the employees wear those annoying robotic headsets so they probably never use these phone for paging or intercom, a waste! I did have a very nice cashier. Loved ...

Phone of the Day:Nortel 1120E IP set, Ravinia Festival Highland Park, IL

Phone of the Day:Nortel 1120E IP set, Ravinia Festival Highland Park, IL
Thanks to the friendly staff at the Ravinia Festival Camping Chair Rental for their enthusiastic friendly attitude and also for posing for me in front of their sleek Nortel 1120E IP set. The chair rental is well worth it and much better than sitting in the ground! As for the phone, based on the display ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 6408D+ First Draft Tavern Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 6408D+ First Draft Tavern Chicago, IL
Welcome to First Draft, a brand new gastropub at 649 South Clark in Chicago. The food is amazing! I had half price Monday appetizers which were excellent. Pork shoulder wings and onion rings that tasted amazing. Danny and the amazingly friendly wait staff took great care of us. The amount of awesome microbrews on tap ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7906 IP set Bank of America Building downtown Chicago

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7906 IP set Bank of America Building downtown Chicago
Located in a phone cove at the Bank of America building in Chicago at the former headquarters of Lasalle bank, this Cisco 7906 IP telephone is a simple yet sophisticated telephone. This is the single line set but it does have call waiting capability to accept a second incoming call. This phone cove is located ...

Phone of the day: Polycom SoundPoint IP 331 telephone DL Couch Merchandise Mart Chicago

Phone of the day:  Polycom SoundPoint IP 331 telephone DL Couch Merchandise Mart Chicago
Today’s phone was discovered while I attending Neocon, the interior design worlds trade fair at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. They are using a Pure SIP platform with the nice looking Polycom sets.

Phonesof the Day: Avaya 6408 and Avaya Partner 18D Euro Phone

Phonesof the Day: Avaya 6408 and Avaya Partner 18D Euro Phone
Spotted tonight at Bella Bacinos in the Club Quarters Hotel at 75 East Wacker, on Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago are two phones, one for the hotel and one for the restaurant. Too bad they didn’t figure out a way to combine both phones into one.

Phone ofthe Day: Cisco 7821 IP set Strack and Van Til Grocery Munster, IN

Phone ofthe Day: Cisco 7821 IP set Strack and Van Til Grocery Munster, IN
Today while visiting family in my hometown of Munster, IN, I stopped at our local grocery store called Stracks….and it is going through a huge remodel, that exposed the original structure of this circa 1970 building originally built as Burgers Foods, a Former Northwest Indiana grocery stronghold. The remodel is looking great. It looks as ...