Phone of the Day: Mitel 5312 IP Telephone at Starved Rock State Park Gift Shop Ottawa, IL

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5312 IP Telephone at Starved Rock State Park Gift Shop Ottawa, IL
When we were visiting Starved Rock State Park, I discovered this Mitel IP phone in the concession area of the visitor center.  This is a low end IP phone with limited display space.  The state government portion of the building is all Nortel, while the hospitality portion is Mitel connected to the lodge at the ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at Starved Rock State Park Information Center Utica, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at Starved Rock State Park Information Center Utica, IL
My fiancé and I visited this awesome free treasure in Illinois, Starved Rock State Park.  I noticed this T7316E behind the information desk, so it would appear that Illinois State Parks use some type of Nortel Norstar or BCM system throughout the park system.   The State of Illinois has long been a Nortel user ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 500 IP Phone at Tangled Roots Brewing Company in Ottawa, IL

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 500 IP Phone at Tangled Roots Brewing Company in Ottawa, IL
My fiancé and I visited this awesome new brewery that opened up in the quaint town of Ottawa, IL.  We went for a hike at Starved Rock State Park and she planned a visit to this brewery for me.  The staff is extremely friendly and the beers are amazing at Tangled Roots.  I tried their ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom Soundpoint IP 560 Telephone at Tucanos Brazilian Grill Noblesville IN

Phone of the Day: Polycom Soundpoint IP 560 Telephone at Tucanos Brazilian Grill Noblesville IN
A few month back I visited my great college friend Derek and we ate at a nice Brazilian steakhouse in Noblesville.  This Polycom late model Soundpoint telephone was spotted at the host stand.  This phone will work on any SIP IP PBX. 

Phone of the Day: Virtual Nortel Meridian M2616 on the Hofstra University Website.  The Campus of Hofstra was the site of the First 2016 Presidential Debate Tonight

Phone of the Day: Virtual Nortel Meridian M2616 on the Hofstra University Website.  The Campus of Hofstra was the site of the First 2016 Presidential Debate Tonight
As tonight’s Presidential debate was on I looked up Hofstra University’s telecom page and found they are operating on the Best telecom system ever made, a Nortel Meridian1 PBX.   Many universities and hospitals are still using these phones as they are extremely reliable and easy to use.  Their industrial engineering still looks contemporary to ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at a Kroger Supermarket in Ottawa, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at a Kroger Supermarket in Ottawa, IL
Today my fiancé and I went to Starved Rock State Park near Ottawa, IL and we stopped at Kroger to pick up items for a picnic lunch.  Kroger has thousands of these Nortel phones installed throughout their chain.  Overhead paging is frequent in the store, by utilizing the Nortel phones.  This phone was spotted at ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT3220-S Digital Phone at Marianos Fresh Market Bucktown Chicago, IL 

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT3220-S Digital Phone at Marianos Fresh Market Bucktown Chicago, IL 
Spotted at the checkout is a Toshiba Digital DKT3220-S 20-button Speakerphone without a handset.  This is the latest model (originally introduced in 1990)  of the DKT series which according to the Toshiba website appears to be discontinued and superseded by the 5000 series digital telephones.   These were originally named EKT for electronic key telephones ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT343 Digital Telephone and Wireless Telephone at Garwood Orchard LaPorte, IN

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT343 Digital Telephone and Wireless Telephone at Garwood Orchard LaPorte, IN
These Panasonic digital telephones are popping up everywhere (including my desk phone at work)  as a legitimate solid business telephone system for the small and medium size businesses.  The amount of calls coming into the main building was astonishing.  No wonder they need a full featured system. The 343 comes with 24 function keys and ...

Phone of the Day: Ma Bell 2554 Wall Phone at Macy’s Louis Joliet Mall In Joliet IL

Phone of the Day: Ma Bell 2554 Wall Phone at Macy's Louis Joliet Mall In Joliet IL
Today’s phone is different from the Indianapolis ROLM Macy’s (original Lazarus FederatedDepartment  Store) phone I featured a few weeks back.  Todays Macy’s store in Joliet, IL is a former Marshall Fields, which was always a user of ATT Lucent Avaya Definity systems (under Dayton Hudsons Target)  and integrated into Macy’s North.  Most all of the ...

Phone(s) of the Day: Toshiba DKT2010H Phone Telephones at Barnes and Noble Webster Place  Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Phone(s) of the Day: Toshiba DKT2010H Phone Telephones at Barnes and Noble Webster Place  Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
Barnes and Noble has long been a Toshiba DK Strata customer.  I remember seeing these non display Toshiba DKT2010H Phones at Barnes and Noble stores dating to 1993.  These phones are still alive and well at Barnes and Noble bookstores.  They are extremely reliable and well made digital handsets. These telephones were a third generation ...