Phones of the Day: Cisco 7945 IP Sets at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana

Phones of the Day: Cisco 7945 IP Sets  at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana
I attended my first ever Notre Dame game today and was quite impressed by the phone system I did observe on campus. They have a majority of Cisco 7900 series color display telephones but possibly a few Nortel M5000 Centrex sets still installed around campus. Back in the 1980s and 1990s Notre Dame was an ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone with 7916 KEM at The Home Depot Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone with 7916 KEM at The Home Depot Chicago, IL
The service desk of a Home Depot is the nerve center of the store. They have the king of all Cisco IP phones, a color display 7965 with a blue background 7916 KEM. They park and page calls here as well as process returns. They page overhead quite frequently with the same system they used ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel Meridian M2000 and M3900 Digital Telephones and Meridian 1 Cabinet at My Friends RV Camper in Pennsylvania

Phones of the Day: Nortel Meridian M2000 and M3900 Digital Telephones and Meridian 1 Cabinet at My Friends RV Camper in Pennsylvania
So my friend Joseph’s Nortel Meridian1 System sits outside his RV in a water tight area right next to his bar. Yes, Joseph has a fully featured Meridian 1 PBX in a campground site in Pennsylvania. He keeps it operational during the warm season from April to September. He told me he uses trunks through ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-TD7696 Digital Cordless Telephone at Corridor Brewing in the Southport Corridor Chicago

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-TD7696 Digital Cordless Telephone at Corridor Brewing in the Southport Corridor Chicago
My wife and I checked out this new brewery this past Saturday night and when we arrived I noticed this wireless handset that looks like any typical residential grade handset, but in this case it’s a fully digital proprietary set that only works on a Panasonic system. This set is extremely expensive though $599 on ...

Phones of the Day: Italian Payphones Asiago, Italy

Phones of the Day: Italian Payphones Asiago, Italy
My friend Henry, who just retired from being a senior technician for ATT, sent me these photos of Payphones he observed on a trip to Italy. They look rather futuristic, but in my opinion not quite as durable as the Nortel Millenium Payphones. I’ll have some more photos from Henry in the next few posts. ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5316 Centrex Telephone at Chicago Police Headquarters

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5316 Centrex Telephone at Chicago Police Headquarters
I saw this interesting image online attached to an article about the former Chicago Police Superintendent. The photo shows a M5316 with an M522 key expansion module. The city of Chicago runs Nortel Centrex throughout all of their facilities. It’s good to see the system alive and well here. I believe it’s the safety and ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at FedEx Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at FedEx Chicago, IL
I spotted this M2616 at a Fedex facility in Chicago.

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7861 at the AT&T Wireless Store Bucktown Chicago

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7861 at the AT&T Wireless Store Bucktown Chicago
Well I went in to see when I can order a new iPhone and I ended up seeing that ATT has ditched their Avaya Partner phones for these Cisco SIP phones. The 7861 is a larger sized SIP phone for use on Cisco Call Manager platforms or on hosted systems by Asterisk and Broadsoft. I ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at The Lucky Monk Brewery in South Barrington, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at The Lucky Monk Brewery in South Barrington, IL
We dined at a nice brewery last week and I saw these Nortel phones at the front host stand.

Phone of the Day: Nortel/Aastra M9417CW Analog Telephone at Roots Clothing Shop in Banff, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Nortel/Aastra M9417CW Analog Telephone at Roots Clothing Shop in Banff, Alberta
I spotted this two line analog set on the counter of the iconic Canadian retailer Roots. Although this phone looks like a digital or IP set, it’s actually an analog set that runs off typical analog phone lines from the phone company, or on a PBXs analog line. This set is the second generation telephone ...