Phone of the Day: Mitel 5312 IP Telephone at Four Points Sheraton West Lafayette, IN

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5312 IP Telephone at Four Points Sheraton West Lafayette, IN
I spotted this sleek IP telephone at a not so sleek tired hotel in West Lafayette, IN. Originally a circa 1974 Holiday Inn with a Holidome, I am sure this hotel has seen its share of telephone systems.  I am wondering if this hotel had a Nortel PBX before the Mitel due to the fact ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D Digital Telephone at Portillos, Homewood, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D Digital Telephone at Portillos, Homewood, IL
Portillos is the all around best fast casual hot dog and hamburger chain in the world.  Portillos is an extremely festive fun environment with a lot of design flair and activity going on.  The associates all talk behind the scenes with wireless radios, that broadcast through the back of house sound system to say things ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3904 Digital Telephone Smith Barney New York City 2006

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3904 Digital Telephone Smith Barney New York City 2006
I was reading through a brochure today about office furniture and I came across this photo of a Nortel M3904 digital phone.  These phones were introduced in 1998 as a radically different Nortel and business telephone in general due to the digitally labeled DN autodial buttons and large display with softkeys, which has since been ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at Blue Door Kitchen and Garden Chicago

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at Blue Door Kitchen and Garden Chicago
Ahhhhh comfort!  The sight of a Nortel telephone still alive and well in a busy Chicago restaurant.  This Nortel BCM Norstar T7316E was spotted at a restaurant created by the famous Art Smith, Oprahs chef, Blue Door Kitchen and Bar on Elm St. in Chicago’s Gold Coast.   The restaurant experience was awesome for my ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom Soundpoint IP 335 SIP Telephone at Mad Mushroom Pizza West Lafayette, IN 

Phone of the Day: Polycom Soundpoint IP 335 SIP Telephone at Mad Mushroom Pizza West Lafayette, IN 
This small West Lafayette pizza place has some very advanced Polycom SIP 335 telephones sold by Ring Central.   These sets appear to be single line extension that can toggle between calls using display softkeys.

Phone of the Day: A News Legend Peter Jennings and his trusty Nortel M2616 telephone.

Phone of the Day: A News Legend Peter Jennings and his trusty Nortel M2616 telephone.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, ABC news trusted the reliability of the Nortel Meridian1 telephones, which can be heard ringing in the background of a number of newscasts.  This photograph shows legendary Peter Jennings next to a M2616 digital set. 

Phone of the Day: Cetis 110A Analog Phone at Four Points Sheraton West Lafayette, IN

Phone of the Day: Cetis 110A Analog Phone at Four Points Sheraton West Lafayette, IN
This rather light weight inexpensive hotel room telephones was one of the better looking models I’ve seen from the company that produces Teledex and Telematrix telephones for hotel use.   The hotel is running a Mitel PBX with IP phones (which I will feature another day) at multiline locations.  The building is rather old (a ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Digital Telephone at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant in Lafayette, IN

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Digital Telephone at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant in Lafayette, IN
I noticed this M7310 while having breakfast during this Purdue  Homecoming weekend in Lafayette, IN.  Cracker Barrel has always been a huge Nortel Norstar customer. 

Phones of the Day: Nortel and 1A2 Phones at CBS New York

Phones of the Day: Nortel and 1A2 Phones at CBS New York
Just like at ABC News, CBS is also a large Nortel (Avaya Blue) customer.  I captured these photos of Dan Rather, Dave Letterman and others, around Nortel phones at CBS in New York.  It appears that CBS was originally using the Delta series M2009 sets during the 1990s as there were always two sets sitting ...

Phone of the Day: Lucent Avaya 8410B Digital Telephone (Voice Terminal) at Nordstrom Schaumburg IL 

Phone of the Day: Lucent Avaya 8410B Digital Telephone (Voice Terminal) at Nordstrom Schaumburg IL 
I spotted this Lucent branded 8410B telephone at the fitting room at a Nordstrom I was visiting.  This phone must have been installed in the late 1990s per the Lucent Logo.  After 2001, these phones would be branded with the Avaya logo, as Avaya was created and Avaya bought out the enterprise telecom division of ...