Phone of the Day: Battlestar Galactica

Phone of the Day: Battlestar Galactica
Today’s phone of the day comes to you from Battlestar Galactica. Here in Seattle the Experience Music Project has unique exhibits and recently we had one that featured Battlestar Galactica. So, what does one do when they see a phone? Naturally, snap a quick one! UPDATE: Thanks to Robin for the information: Captain Adama was against ...

Phone of the Day: Aastra (Nortel Networks) Power Touch 390 Analog Telephone

Phone of the Day: Aastra (Nortel Networks) Power Touch 390 Analog Telephone
Today’s phone comes from the Northwoods of Frankfort, MI at the Gateway Village Apartment Development office.  I installed this phone in October 2012 for then Manager Mike Jones, who is a great friend of mine.  They needed a reliable business phone to replace some RCA cheap phone that never worked. This is a pure analog ...

Observation of the day: Paging Systems-Analog vs. Digital

Observation of the day: Paging Systems-Analog vs. Digital
Some Joe paging observations here. Is it me, or has anyone ever noticed how well Nortel phones paged?  When you wired up a direct connection between the page port and an amplifier on a Norstar/BCM, you didn’t get a pop or click when you pressed RLS to hang up the page. For all of you ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital Deskset

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital Deskset
Spotted at the Lighthouse Place DKNY Outlet Store in Michigan City, IN today, I snapped a quick photo of this Avaya 1408 digital set that runs on non IP standard telephone cable.  It is currently a set that can work both on the small scale IP Office and the large scale PBX Avaya Aura platform.  ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8961 Unified IP Phone

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8961 Unified IP Phone
Today’s telephone comes from my friend Jamie in Ohio.  She recently started a new job and told me how wonderful these new Cisco phones are compared to the older 79xx series used at her other jobs. The 8941 is part of a larger group of Unified IP Phones from Cisco.  The 8941 was released in ...

Phone of the Day: Purdue University Nortel 1140E SIP Firmware set

Phone of the Day: Purdue University Nortel 1140E SIP Firmware set
A big thank you to my good friend and former manager at Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, Sara Coapstick, for sending me a picture of her Purdue proud Nortel 1140E SIP firmare phone running on the Nortel CS2100 softswitch at Purdue.  I worked as a telephone operator at Purdue under Sara from 1996-1999.  We’ve kept ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel Taurus Series M3904 Digital Telephone

Phone of the Day: Nortel Taurus Series M3904 Digital Telephone
Thank you to my friend Scott at CenturyLink in Ohio who shared a photo of his M3904 digital deskset from Nortel. The M3900 digital sets were first introduced in 1999 and supported on the Nortel Meridian One PBX X11 Release 24.24 / 24.25, however Release 25 software was almost immediately recommended due to a series ...

Phone of the Day: AT&T MLS-18D

Phone of the Day: AT&T MLS-18D
Today’s phone comes to you from the Navy Recruiting Office in Alaska…Brrrr! It’s an AT&T MLS-18D. Not the greatest of handsets but she sure takes a beating (and by the looks of this one, she’s had quite a life!). The MLS series telephones were developed by AT&T Information Systems, later know as Lucent then Avaya, ...

Phone of the Day Series

They’re everywhere. They Ring. They run over IP and PSTN as well as other technologies. Yep, phones. Some are really big and have lots of function keys, some are nothing more than a handset that direct dials a specific number. The “Phone of the Day” series is something Joe and I are putting together to ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom CX300

Phone of the Day: Polycom CX300
Today’s phone of the day comes to you from my office desk – a Polycom CX300. It’s a simple phone that connects solely via USB (doesn’t have an external power source) and pretty much relays Lync information from my desktop…Here it is in all it’s glory: