Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone ABC7 Chicago WLS-TV

As seen on Christmas Eve news on ABC7 WLS-TV Chicago last night, it appears that their station is run by a Nortel Option PBX.  This phone was pictured in the stations control room.

I am pretty sure this is a M2xxx set and not a M5xxx set, seeing that the Hold key is grey and RLS key is red.  Usually on M5000 sets the Hold is Red while the RLS is Orange.  Nevertheless, its great to see a heavy phone dependent operation such as a newsroom, still proudly using their Meridian phones.  You also see the Meridian phones in the State Street Studio facing the sidewalk.

It should also be noted that ABC7 Chicago aka WLS TV has been a Nortel client for years.  I remember back in the early 1990’s, a boxier shaped Delta set used to sit on their News set.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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