Phone System: Before Norstar there was Vantage

Phone System: Before Norstar there was Vantage
Before the ever so popular Norstar system from Nortel introduced in 1988, Northern Telecom marketed the Vantage Key system from the early 1980s to the 1990s. The early handsets were called the Vantage Modular Sets and did not resemble modern day Meridian nor SL-1 Q sets. Instead they were more primitive with black buttons and ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian1 M2008 Digital Set, Lyric Opera Chicago

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian1 M2008 Digital Set, Lyric Opera Chicago
As viewed from my walk home last night, I viewed this M2008 display set on the host stand of the Lyric Opera Restaurant. Sorry for the poor quality from the window shot. <img src="http://blog.squarebaboon.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/20140607-113335- 41615208.jpg” alt=”20140607-113335-41615208.jpg” class=”alignnone size-full” />

Phone of the Day:Nortel T7316E Digital Set Rite Aid Pharmacy Spring Lake, MI

Phone of the Day:Nortel T7316E Digital Set Rite Aid Pharmacy Spring Lake, MI
On my recent Memorial Day trip up to northern Michigan, I thought I would check out a fellow retail drug store and see how it looked. I bought a pack of gum and observed a Nortel phone mounted on the panel by the checkout. (Look to the upper middle of the photo and you see ...

Phone System of the Day: Shoretel IP Telephone System Opto Retail Fixtures Wood Dale, IL

Phone System of the Day: Shoretel IP Telephone System Opto Retail Fixtures Wood Dale, IL
As a retail designer, I am very lucky to work with some awesome fixture manufacturers. In this case, I work with Opto International who designs and builds fixtures at their immaculate plant in the Chicago west suburb of Wood Dale, IL. They build products for many large retail chains, both speciality and mass retailers. I ...

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom Meridian M7208 Digital Set El Taco Real Restaurant Hammond, IN

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom Meridian M7208 Digital Set El Taco Real Restaurant Hammond, IN
Thanks to my great friend Randy, he posted a picture of this set near the bar at one of my top favorite Mexican restaurants in Northwest Indiana, El Taco Real. The M7208 is the basic multi line set from the Norstar line introduced in 1988. This set can be found at many grocery store checkouts, ...