Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608 IP Deskphone Corporate Office Austin, MN

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608 IP Deskphone Corporate Office Austin, MN
Here is a photo of an Avaya 9608 IP Deskphone on a side table at a large corporate office.  As far as I am concerned these sets look way better than the Cisco, Polycom, Shoretel, and Toshiba sets out there today, but I still love the Nortel 1100 IP sets the best.    

Phones of the Day:  Alcatel Lucent Digital and IP Telephones at a Lutheran Hospital near Chicago 

Phones of the Day:  Alcatel Lucent Digital and IP Telephones at a Lutheran Hospital near Chicago 
Today my girlfriend and I visited her cousin who just had a baby at a hospital in Park Ridge, IL.  I spotted these unique looking French based Alcatel Lucent telephones.   The first phone is a digital 4020 set.  Notice the interesting keyboard for text messaging.      Next is the newer generation 4038 IP ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1120E connected to a Nortel BCM telephone system

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1120E connected to a Nortel BCM telephone system
My friend Joseph in Pennsylvania shared this photo of an 1120E at his house, that we had to convert from SIP 2.2 to unistim to work on the BCM.  It took forever!  The older 2.0 SIP firmware was quirky at trying to convert over to unistim.  We finally got it over to the phone via ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel Aastra M5316 Digital Centrex Telephone at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center Philadelphia,Pennsylvania  

Phone of the Day: Nortel Aastra M5316 Digital Centrex Telephone at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center Philadelphia,Pennsylvania  
My friend Joseph sent me this pic of a Meridian Digital Centrex telephone from a medical center in Philadelphia. This MDC M5316 telephones time and date is obviously not synced with the Nortel Central Office switch as this photo was taken in mid afternoon.   These telephones were originally called P telephones in Nortel lingo ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital or 1608 IP telephone at Barneys Market New Buffalo, MI

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital or 1608 IP telephone at Barneys Market New Buffalo, MI
This past weekend my pretty girlfriend and I took a trip to New Buffalo, Michigan.  New Buffalo is across the lake from Chicago and is a frequented by Chicagoans who want to get away from the city and enjoy the small town charm on the sugar sand beaches of Lake Michigan.   One of the ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-T7731B Digital Telephone at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks Michigan

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-T7731B Digital Telephone at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks Michigan
On this wintry Sunday afternoon, my girlfriend and I visited and toured this awesome distillery about an hour and a half from downtown Chicago.  She is so cool for suggesting this fun tour.  Three Oaks is a cool little town that has turned yuppie.  The spirits taste unbelievably amazing and the actual building was very ...

Phone of the Day: Mitel Superset 4150 Digital Telephone at The Marina Grand Resort in New Buffalo Michigan

Phone of the Day: Mitel Superset 4150 Digital Telephone at The Marina Grand Resort in New Buffalo Michigan
I spotted this Mitel digital telephone at this really nice resort in New Buffalo Michigan.  Like most of the hotels in the world, this resort uses a Mitel PBX.   Mitel is a quiet Canadian company that competed directly with Nortel.  Recently Mitel acquired Aastra which manufactured Nortel analog and digital centrex telephones.     

Phone of the Day: Avaya 6408D at a Tile Facility Elk Grove Village, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 6408D at a Tile Facility Elk Grove Village, IL
I picked up some tile for my bathroom at a regional tile distribution facility and spotted this Avaya 6408D telephone on the counter of the facility.   

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1165E Color LCD Display Telephone 

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1165E Color LCD Display Telephone 
The Nortel 1165E is probably the most top of the line IP telephone ever manufactured by Nortel and later Avaya.  I believe the wonderful people at Avaya have recently discontinued it.   

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at Beatrix Restaurant Chicago  

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at Beatrix Restaurant Chicago  
I had lunch with my good friend Jimmy today and snapped this photo of a Nortel T series digital telephone.   The food and service at this restaurant was amazing, I would definitely check it out in Chicago.