Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E with 2 KEMS IP Phone at a US Senators Office at the US Capitol Building Washington DC

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E with 2 KEMS IP Phone at a US Senators Office at the US Capitol Building Washington DC
Since its the 4th of July, I thought I would post a photo of a US Senators Desk where a rather large Nortel IP phone sits on the desk. Unlike the White House which is all Cisco now (it appears Avaya was dumped at the White House when President Trump came in) the US Capitol ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 2410 Digital Telephone at Al’s Supermarket Michigan City, IN

Phone of the Day: Avaya 2410 Digital Telephone at Al's Supermarket Michigan City, IN
A local friendly hometown grocery store chain in Northern Indiana around Michigan City uses Avaya IP Office Systems in their stores.   In one location, a former Jewel store with a Norstar system, they took over the digital M7000 phones left over from Jewel and put them on an IP Office.   This location, near ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8841 at Presence Medical Center Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8841 at Presence Medical Center Chicago, IL
We were visiting my finances Grandmother in the hospital today and I spotted these new Cisco color display phones that look amazing.  They replace a Nortel Meridian 1/CS1000 system with M2000 and M3900 sets, so I am sad to see those are gone since the last time I visited the hospital.    These new phones ...

Phone of the Day: Bell 2500 Analog Telephone at Cook County Office of Recorded Deeds, Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Bell 2500 Analog Telephone at Cook County Office of Recorded Deeds, Chicago, IL
We went to get our wedding license two weeks ago and I discovered this analog original bell telephone at the reception desk to the space.  Unlike the adjacent Chicago City Hall which uses Nortel Centrex sets, the entire Cook County building is run on an Avaya system with 6400 sets for multiline digital phones, but ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian M7208 Digital Telephone in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian M7208 Digital Telephone in Fredericton, New Brunswick
My friend Trent from Fredericton, New Brunswick sent me this photo of a Meridian M7208 digital telephone from his Norstar system at home.  The M7208 was originally introduced in 1988 by Northern Telecom with their revolutionary Norstar platform that changed the world of key box hybrid telephone systems.   From drugstores to medical clinics to ...

Phones of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D Euro and 18D Series II Digital Telephones at J. Alexanders Restaurant Oakbrook, IL

Phones of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D Euro and 18D Series II Digital Telephones at J. Alexanders Restaurant Oakbrook, IL
Busy restaurants tend to put two phones next to each other at a host stand in order to handle the large amount of calls coming in to make reservations or check on wait times.   This restaurant, which has awesome service and awesome food, has two different generations of Avaya Partner sets next to each ...

Phone of the Day: ATT 4 Line Telephone at Lacoste Outlet Aurora IL

Phone of the Day: ATT 4 Line Telephone at Lacoste Outlet Aurora IL
Shown below is ATTs replacement for the small 4X8 Norstar by Nortel, a cheap residential grade piece of garbage phone. This ATT telephone contains space for four lines and intercom dialing between phones.  No KSU exists for these phones and things like call transfer and park do not exist inherently in the phones themselves.  The ...

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5340 IP Telephone at Fairfield Inn Ottawa, IL

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5340 IP Telephone at Fairfield Inn Ottawa, IL
While staying at a hotel this past weekend in Ottawa, IL, a cool town in itself, I spotted this Mitel set at the front desk.  The desk was set with two of these phones and one console, I’ll feature another day. The 5340 series sets are being replaced by the new IP 6900 sets, which ...

Phone of the Day: ROLM RP612L Digital Telephone at Sears Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL

Phone of the Day: ROLM RP612L Digital Telephone at Sears Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL
While passing through a Sears store at Oakbrook, I noticed these somewhat modern second generation ROLM telephones that are located at many checkouts throughout the stores.   While Sears has long been struggling in the 2000s, it is impressive to see they went all digital throughout the entire stores, with their ROLM telephones in the ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at Ace Hardware Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at Ace Hardware Chicago, IL
Ace Hardware stores had been a Nortel customer for years, with Norstar systems in their stores and a CS1000 at their corporate office in Oakbrook, IL.  I don’t know if they still have Nortel at their corporate office, but they would be a good candidate for The E-Metrotel UCx if they do. This phone was ...