My Phone System at Home

My Phone System at Home
Top Left  is a MG1000 gateway connected to he UCx which allows Meridian 1 M2000 and M3900 sets to communicate with UCx.  Top right is the Emetrotel UCx 50 main server.  Below that is an IP Office. Below that on the left is a Nortel BCM50 RLS 6.  On the right is a converted BCM50 ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT2010-SD Digital Telephone and DKT DADM2020 DSS unit at Horizon Books Traverse City, MI

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT2010-SD Digital Telephone and DKT DADM2020 DSS unit at Horizon Books Traverse City, MI
My girlfriend and I visited a bookstore in downtown Traverse City that probably predates Borders Books and Music, which has since went out of business.  This store has great customer service and they use their phone system quite a bit to communicate within the store.  This particular model of phone was introduced around 1993 and ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008HF in yours truly bathroom

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008HF in yours truly bathroom
Connected to my Emeteotel UCx is a Nortel M2008HF digital PBX telephone in my bathroom at home.  I love the simple clean lines of the design of this set! 

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D Digital Telephone at Flacos Tacos Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D Digital Telephone at Flacos Tacos Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 300 IP Phone at Lagunitas Brewery Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 300 IP Phone at Lagunitas Brewery Chicago, IL
I wish I knew why this brewery got rid of their Toshiba digital telephones and went to this Polycom system only a few years after opening with the Toshiba system.   Toshiba is a very reliable product, so I assume they switched to an open source  platform to use SIP running between Lagunitas home base ...

Phone of the Day: ROLM 9200 Series Digital Telephones

Phone of the Day: ROLM 9200 Series Digital Telephones
My favorite retailer Meijer used to install these ROLM digital telephones in their stores in the early to mid 1990s.  These phones looked super futuristic in 1994 when they were installed at the service desk of the new very modern Indiana Meijer stores.  The 9225 was the service desk phone while the 9208 was used ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 at Jewel Osco Palatine IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 at Jewel Osco Palatine IL
Other than the ridiculous ugly strip fluorescent lighting, I did find something a little more modern, a Nortel T7100 at the checkout at this “newly” remodeled supermarket which looks like it was built in 1971. Nice smiley face on the checkout! 

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 6D Digital Telephone at Emmets Brwerey in Palatine IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 6D Digital Telephone at Emmets Brwerey in Palatine IL
Here is a small mini key system digital telephone in use at the host stand at Emmets Brewery in Palatine, IL. I attended a baptism lunch with my girlfriends family here and the beer and food was excellent!    This is a pretty small telephone but it comes with does some feature buttons.  Basically it ...

Phone of the Day: Western Electric 2554 Analog Wall Telephone at my friend Darrells house in Joliet IL

Phone of the Day: Western Electric 2554 Analog Wall Telephone at my friend Darrells house in Joliet IL
My good friend Darrells Father was a phone geek in another era.  He worked for Illinois Bell when it was still owned by the old pre divesture AT&T and he had every type of proprietary Western Electric  telephone in their home.   Darrell continues the tradition at his place with one of the original Western ...

Phone System of the Day: Avaya Partner ACS at Moore Orthodontics in Lake Zurich, IL

Phone System of the Day: Avaya Partner ACS at Moore Orthodontics in Lake Zurich, IL
I visited this Orthodontics office today in the northern suburbs of Chicago and grabbed a bunch of photos to show what an installed Partner system looks like.  The system currently has four extensions and 2 lines, but has capacity for many more.  I programmed an intercom paging group and relocated a telephone for the office. ...