Phone of the Day: ShoreTel 655 IP Conference Telephone at a Chicago Area Dairy Company

Phone of the Day: ShoreTel 655 IP Conference Telephone at a Chicago Area Dairy Company
Ever since Nortel tanked, ShoreTel has profited from the users who haven’t wanted to switch to Cisco or Avaya.  I am assuming a lot of phone system buyers out there are impressed by the look and modern feel of the ShoreTel telephones. My fiancé found this phone today at a meeting and she sent me ...

Phone of the Day: Audiocodes 440HD at Meijer Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Phone of the Day: Audiocodes 440HD at Meijer Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Meijer, quite possibly the BEST superstore operator in the world, has recently been upgrading their stores to Microsoft Lync, and in the process using these awesome sleek Audiocodes IP phones at the service desk. Meijer was once an Avaya/Lucent/AT&T Definity customer for years, with a brief ROLM stint during the mid to late 1990s.  Most ...

Phone of the Day: Vodavi Infinite IN1414-51 Digital Telephone at Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin 

Phone of the Day: Vodavi Infinite IN1414-51 Digital Telephone at Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin 
I spotted this phone while attending Copper Falls State Park in Mellen, Wisconsin a few weeks back with my  Fiance and her nephew.  Good phone systems were few and far between in the North Woods.  Only one place had an updated Nortel switch and that was the chamber of commerce which had a Norstar system.  ...

Phone of the Day: Digium D40 IP Telephone at Maple and Ash Restaurant Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Digium D40 IP Telephone at Maple and Ash Restaurant Chicago 
My girlfriend and I celebrated our engagement at this wonderful new restaurant named Maple and Ash in Chicago’s Gold Coast.  I walked in and discovered these Digium branded telephones on the front host stand.  I assume these are sets directly manufactured for Digium to be used on any open sourced SIP phone system such as ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5209 Centrex “P” Telephone at Northwestern University

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5209 Centrex
My friend who works at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL sent me this picture of a pure centrex set in her office. Northwestern is still primarily a Nortel Centrex system with 1100 series CICM phones and M5000 sets.   The hospital, on the other hand, is Cisco and Avaya.

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608 IP Telephone at Kendall College Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608 IP Telephone at Kendall College Chicago, IL
While my fiance and I were checking out a wedding venue in Chicago, I spotted these nice looking Avaya 9600 phones at the front desk of the college.   I took some of the features of the phone and listed them below here: Product Description The Avaya 9608 IP phone is a full-featured IP desk ...

Phone of the Day: Microsoft Lync Cisco Replacement at BP Amoco Houston, TX

Phone of the Day: Microsoft Lync Cisco Replacement at BP Amoco Houston, TX
You don’t hear this very often, but my friends corporation actually ditched their huge Cisco IP phone network for Microsoft Lync.  So instead of my friend having his former fully featured 7975 color display phone, BP decided to switch to one line laptop based Lync telephones.  I don’t know if the Lync phones are still ...

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5304 IP Phone at Super One Foods in Ashland, Wisconsin

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5304 IP Phone at Super One Foods in Ashland, Wisconsin
Today I spotted this checkout telephone at a grocery store in very northern Wisconsin where we were visiting today. This Mitel 5304 IP Phone is a cost-effective entry-level display phone that provides access to the features and applications enabled by Mitel’s IP-based communications platforms. It is a dual-mode, dual-port, two-line phone with a 40-character backlit ...

Phone of the Day: Shoretel 480G at a Surburban Chicago High School

Phone of the Day: Shoretel 480G at a Surburban Chicago High School
I noticed a high school has installed a modern Shoretel system.  My fiances  Mom snapped this photo for me of her newly installed desk phone at her school.  Unlike my high school in 1995, where we could page with the Isotec phone system interfaced with the DuKane paging system, her school doesn’t have a paging ...

Phone of the Day: Vertical Edge 700 Digital Telephone (actually a Nortel LG Product) next to an Intercom Handset at Shopko Park Falls, WI

Phone of the Day: Vertical Edge 700 Digital Telephone (actually a Nortel LG Product) next to an Intercom Handset at Shopko Park Falls, WI
Today my fiancé and I and her family visited this Shopko looking for a butterfly net for fishing.  This store was like walking back in time to the 1980s.  It hasn’t been remodeled since then.   I noticed these Vertical Edge telephones throughout the store, including the first photo where I show one on a ...