Phone of the Day: Avaya 6408D Digital Telephone at a discount store in Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Avaya 6408D Digital Telephone at a discount store in Chicago 
I spotted this 6408D on the wall near the fitting room at a clothing discounter in Chicago.  The 6408D has great styling and  very good audio quality.  This set has some yellowed button labels, but other than that, it still looks pretty sophisticated even today.

Phones of the Day: Nortel M5208 and M5316 at The Fire Department of New York Command Center

Phones of the Day: Nortel M5208 and M5316 at The Fire Department of New York Command Center
After visiting the 9/11 Memorial last week, I was doing some more research about communications on 9/11 and I came across these photos of the new command post opened a few years after 9/11.  An article was published about how high tech it is, so I was expecting to see Cisco or no telephones at ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962 IP Telephone at Duane Reade Drugstore New York City

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962 IP Telephone at Duane Reade Drugstore New York City
As we walked past a Duane Reade, a Walgreens Pharmacy, I saw the newer Cisco phones that were installed to Walgreens standards.   Originally Duane Reade was a mix of Nitsuko NEC and Avaya IP Office 1600 IP sets.  In 2010 Duane Reade was in the process of upgrading all stores to Avaya IP Office. ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 8410B Digital Telephone at Macy’s Herald Square New York City

Phone of the Day: Avaya 8410B Digital Telephone at Macy's Herald Square New York City
On our NYC trip last weekend, we became fully immersed in the Christmas Spirit.  Visiting the worlds largest  department store, the Macy’s at Herald Square, really put us in the spirit.  The store is equipped with a larger Avaya PBX, I am assuming a legacy Definity or an upgraded Aura.  The store is a mix ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 at The World Trade Center NYC 9/11 Memorial Museum

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 at The World Trade Center NYC 9/11 Memorial Museum
Gina and I visited the 9/11 museum last weekend in NYC.  9/11 affected me in many ways, from reeling on the attack of architecture, an attack on Humans, and an attack on telecommunications.    The original WTC was a Nortel powerhouse.  The entire building Port Authority management communications was controlled by Nortel Meridian 1 telephones, ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1603L IP Telephone

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1603L IP Telephone
I set this phone up today on my IP Office. It was fairly easy, I just created an extension on my IP Office, entered the IP address of the IP Office, extension and password on the phone and I was up and running in no time. Below is a message the phone displayed while updating. ...

Phone of the Day: Teledex Hotel Analog Phone at Four Points Sheraton Chelsea New York City

Phone of the Day: Teledex Hotel Analog Phone at Four Points Sheraton Chelsea New York City
I spotted this hotline telephone in the hall at this hotel I was at this past weekend in the big city.  The phone rings directly to the front desk, which is a large Polycom IP telephone.  Due to the Polycom SIP phones, I assume the hotels phone system is running on some type of SIP ...

Phone of the Day: Siemens Analog Euroset 5010 Gigaset Telephone in Lucerne, Switzerland at Hotel De La Paix

Phone of the Day: Siemens Analog Euroset 5010 Gigaset Telephone in Lucerne, Switzerland at Hotel De La Paix
My friend Chris captured this analogue telephone while vacationing in Switzerland.  This durable analog telephone was in his hotel room.  I don’t know what PBX is behind the telephone though.  I assume a Siemens?   Siemens had a brief stint with big telecommunications goals in the USA when it bought ROLM in 1988-1989.  See the ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT333 Digital Phone at The Bowery Kitchen Supplies in Chelsea Market NYC

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT333 Digital Phone at The Bowery Kitchen Supplies in Chelsea Market NYC
I spottted this potentially disconnected Panasonic KX-DT333 Digital Phone at this lovely upscale kitchen supply place at Chelsea Market in New York City today.  You walk into the space and it smells like Thanksgiving dinner being prepared, delicious! This is the same phone on my desk at work here in Chicago.  This phone is compatible ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 Digital Telephone at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City 5 Avenue

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 Digital Telephone at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City 5 Avenue
I spotted these various Nortel M2008 phones on the sales floor of the luxurious Saks flagship in New York City.   The newer Saks stores are using Avaya IP phones, but this location seems to be alive and well with Nortel sets, presumably running on a CS1000. Notice the Saks text on the display of ...