Update to Centrex Post Yesterday: P Phone

Update to Centrex Post Yesterday: P Phone
Here is a pic I found online showing what the original Northern Telecom DMS100 “P” phones looked like.  These eventually were replaced by the M5000 Delta series and then the M5000 Aries series which are still manufactured ironically by Mitel now.   

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962 IP Telephone + 7915 IP Expansion Module @ a Discount Store in Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962 IP Telephone + 7915 IP Expansion Module @ a Discount Store in Chicago, IL
Since I have zoomed so close into this phone, I don’t want to give the name of the retailer I took this photo at, seeing they might get angry I posted it. I will say that the photo below is quite interesting.  Notice the TOA (high end retail sound system) microphone behind the phone. Obviously ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel M5316 and M5008 Centrex Sets at the Chicago Public Library Bucktown neighborhood Chicago

Phones of the Day: Nortel M5316 and M5008 Centrex Sets at the Chicago Public Library Bucktown neighborhood Chicago
I have lived in Chicago for 12 years and have yet to visit a Chicago Public Library.  I’ve been missing out, there are quite a few awesome books, magazines and DVDs. Apparently the Chicago Public Library uses Nortel Meridian Digital Centrex for their libraries.  Centrex, was developed by ATT during the early 1960s to bring ...

Phones of the Day 2: Hitachi and NEC telephone systems @ Geneva Grand Resort, Lake Geneva Wisconsin

Phones of the Day 2: Hitachi and NEC telephone systems @ Geneva Grand Resort, Lake Geneva Wisconsin
A few weeks ago I stayed at the Geneva Grand Resort in Lake Geneva Wisconsin.  The resort at one time was the Playboy Club, a quintessential gentlemans resort.  The resort is more recently an upscale family resort with an adjacent Timber Ridge Waterpark Resort and Hotel.   As I approached the front desk at Timber ...

Phone of the day:  ITT 2554 Analog Wall Telephone @ Meijer Highland, IN 

Phone of the day:  ITT 2554 Analog Wall Telephone @ Meijer Highland, IN 
Last night in a rainy Friday evening my girlfriend and I met my Sister and Brother in Law for dinner at a great Mexican restaurant in Northwest Indiana named LaCaretta.  Afterwards we stopped at Meijer, the 24 hour super center and I snapped a photo of this standard black ITT 2554 wall phone originally introduced ...

NEC D Term Series E DTP-16D-1 Digital Telephone @ LeMeridien Hotel San Francisco California

NEC D Term Series E DTP-16D-1 Digital Telephone @ LeMeridien Hotel San Francisco California
I visited San Francisco last weekend and this elegant hotel in the heart of the Embarcadero utilizes a NEC PBX with Dterm digital sets at main stations and analog sets in the hotel rooms.  These sets are the fourth generation digital sets. NEC stands for Nippon Electronic Corporation, and their PBXs are probably the most ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel 1140E and M3904 Large Hospital Northwest Indiana

Phones of the Day: Nortel 1140E and M3904 Large Hospital Northwest Indiana
My Dad is currently being treated at a hospital in NW Indiana which is a huge Nortel CS1000 user.  I spotted this desk outside his room with 2 Nortel phones, the sleek 1140E set and the workhorse M3904 set.     

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone @ Ulta Beauty Store Highland Indiana 

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone @ Ulta Beauty Store Highland Indiana 
Today’s phone comes from a photo I took a week ago at this beauty superstore in Indiana right over the border from Chicagoland.   Ulta is a cosmetics and beauty superstore which specializes in perfumes, hair products, grooming, salon, and anything related to female and male beauty.   Ulta recently has been beginning to pitch ...

Phone of the Day 6: Panasonic 7633T digital telephone @ Pizzeria Orgasmica San Francisco CA

Phone of the Day 6: Panasonic 7633T digital telephone @ Pizzeria Orgasmica San Francisco CA
My girlfriend and I stopped for an awesome piece of pizza on our way home at Pizzeria Orgasmics on Clay St in downtown San Francisco.  Their main phone is a digital Panasonic digital 7633T telephone located at the main checkout area.      

Phone of the Day 5: Cisco SPA504G 4 Line IP Phone @ Triple Voodo Brewery in Dog Patch neighborhood San Francisco

Phone of the Day 5: Cisco SPA504G 4 Line IP Phone @ Triple Voodo Brewery in Dog Patch neighborhood San Francisco
Well what would a San Francisco brewery be without a Cisco telephone on the bar?  I mean Cisco is from the Bay Area and all.  This newly opened brewery has awesome beer.  I tried their West Coast flight which contained many pale ales and IPAs, which tasted flavorful and non bitter. I recommend the 2245 ...