Phone of the Day: Polycom Soundpoint IP 321 PoE – The Southern Soul Food Restaurant Chicago IL Wicker Park Neighborhood 

Phone of the Day: Polycom Soundpoint IP 321 PoE - The Southern Soul Food Restaurant Chicago IL Wicker Park Neighborhood 
My wonderful lady invited me to join her for brunch today at a great Southern food inspired restaurant with awesome interior decor and awesome food.  I enjoyed the Brunch burger which came with bacon, sunny side egg, brioche bun and pimento cheese, with awesome fresh cut fries on the side.  She enjoyed a really tasty ...

Phone of the Day (2): Ma Bell 2554 wall telephone Meijer South Bend IN

Phone of the Day (2): Ma Bell 2554 wall telephone Meijer South Bend IN
Here is a photo of a standard wall phone at a Meijer supercenter in the South Bend area of Indiana.     

Phone of the Day: Polycom Soundpoint 550 IP Telephone Fairfield Inn Marriott Columbia TN

Phone of the Day: Polycom Soundpoint 550 IP Telephone Fairfield Inn Marriott Columbia TN
The attached photo is of a Polycom 550 IP SIP telephone introduced in 2001.  It was one of the first desktop IP phone models introduced by Polycom, who previously only manufactured video conferencing and and the boomerang conferencing telephone units.  Marriott hotels have a slough of telephone systems, mostly Avaya, Nortel, and Mitel.  This is ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3903 Digital Telephone-Consumer Research Facility San Antonio Texas

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3903 Digital Telephone-Consumer Research Facility San Antonio Texas
My beautiful girlfriend spotted this Nortel digital telephone at a consumer research facility on a work trip to San Antonio before the big floods last week.  The M3903 was introduced in 1999 as the next generation Taurus series digital telephones with revolutionary self labeling keys, soft keys, and phone personalization that previously was only M1 ...

SNOM PA1: Quite Possibly the Best Paging Module Ever!

SNOM PA1: Quite Possibly the Best Paging Module Ever!
So in today’s environment, there are still many places that rely on paging systems for day to day work and public safety.  A good paging system is all about the sound quality and audio quality translation between the phone system and the sound system. Many key systems in the past provided a 2 wire audio ...

Phone of the Day: Inter-Tel Axxess 550.8520 Digital Telephone or IP 550.8622P @ Specs Wine and Spirits Houston Smith Street 

Phone of the Day: Inter-Tel Axxess 550.8520 Digital Telephone or IP 550.8622P @ Specs Wine and Spirits Houston Smith Street 
Spotted in the cheese department at my favorite Texas liquor store, Specs, is an Inter-Tel digital telephone (maybe IP telephone) that works on the Inter-Tel Axxess telephone system software version 7.0 or newer or the Inter-Tel/Mitel 5000 system V1.1 later.  I can’t completely guarantee this is a digital telephone as I didn’t see the cable ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608G with a BM12 BLF Module – University of Oklahoma Norman Visitor Center 

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608G with a BM12 BLF Module - University of Oklahoma Norman Visitor Center 
On my University telephone quest for figuring out what digital or IP phones campuses across the USA are using, I discovered this Avaya central answering position at the Visitor Center of OU in Norman.  I was happy to see my second favorite to Nortel, an Avaya 9608G set with an attached BLF module named a ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7841 IP Telephone at a large Casino in Lake Charles Louisana

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7841 IP Telephone at a large Casino in Lake Charles Louisana
On the way back on our road trip, my friend from college Derek, and I hit up a brand-new gold inspired casino in Lake Charles Louisiana. Now I don’t want to say the name of the casino but I’m sure you can figure it out. Most casinos I’ve seen throughout the Chicago area and in ...

ATT Long Lines Switching Facilities, Houston Texas  

ATT Long Lines Switching Facilities, Houston Texas  
At a pool party here in Houston I discovered this large imposing ATT central office building off Wesleyan Avenue in Houston towering over these new apartment units where we were having the pool party at.  It looks as though Microwave communication horns used to be on the roof but since have been removed, more than likely ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Kroger Polk and Cullen Houston Texas

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Kroger Polk and Cullen Houston Texas
My Houston friend and Raul made a quick trip to get some half and half for coffee to the local old greenhouse styled Kroger near his neighborhood south of downtown Houston.   The older greenhouse style Krogers were built in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but were replaced in the late 1980s with larger ...