Phone of the Day: Avaya 9508 Digital Telephone at the Rimrock Resort Banff, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9508 Digital Telephone at the Rimrock Resort Banff, Alberta
A few weeks ago on our honeymoon I spotted these Avaya sets at the hotel we stayed at. I am almost certain they had a Meridian 1 switch and recently threw it away and put in an Avaya switch with pure digital (non IP) 9508 telephones. Rooms are equipped with cheap hotel analog telephones. The ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8941 IP Telephone at Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8941 IP Telephone at Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
I won’t say much because I am heartbroken that my Alma Mater, Purdue got rid of their trusty Nortel CS-2100 Genband C-20 Soft switch and replaced it in favor of these Cisco IP phones. The Nortel system did serve Purdue well for the last twenty years, and it outlasted the first digital AE 4600 installed ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel Aastra M5316 and M5008 at the Chicago Public Library

Phones of the Day: Nortel Aastra M5316 and M5008 at the Chicago Public Library
Chicago’s Library system is still on Nortel Centrex. These phones are reliable and easy to use, as many city governments and universities still use these M5000 sets. They look very similar to the M2000 digital sets, but these are in fact, analog digital hybrid sets that only work on a Meridian Digital Centrex or the ...

Phone of the Day: Audiocodes IP440HDEG SIP IP Telephone at Meijer In St. Joseph, Michigan

Phone of the Day: Audiocodes IP440HDEG SIP IP Telephone at Meijer In St. Joseph, Michigan
My favorite Midwestern retailer has dropped Avaya and gone with Skype for Business running Lynx with AudioCodes telephony gateways at each store. Gone are the Avaya 9600 sets seen at most Meijer stores, now replaced with these Audiocodes IP sets. Managers carry around IP wireless sets, so no walkie talkies are required here. This particular ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco SPA504G with SPA500S KEM, SIP IP Telephone For Sale!

Phone of the Day: Cisco SPA504G with SPA500S KEM, SIP IP Telephone For Sale!
Have you ever wanted a Cisco phone that works on anyone’s SIP network? Well this set looks like a proprietary Cisco set but it actually works on any SIP server. It’s Ciscos attempt to work on the small business market and compete with the Polycom and Grandstream sets on the market. These sets somewhat mimic ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel T7316E and T7208 at Homegoods Chicago, IL

Phones of the Day: Nortel T7316E and T7208 at Homegoods Chicago, IL
Sorry I haven’t been on here in a while, I’ve had a ton of stuff going on in life from a wedding to a honeymoon to a family illness and funeral. I am finally starting to catch up on the blog. We did some household item shopping this past Saturday at a Homegoods on Elston ...

Phone of the Day: NEC DT730 Digital Telephone at Woodmans Market in Kenosha, WI

Phone of the Day: NEC DT730 Digital Telephone at Woodmans Market in Kenosha, WI
My wife and I were passing through Kenosha last Friday to go camping and we stopped at Woodmans, a very very large grocery store. If you’re expecting fancy and modern like a Meijer or Target, you’re in for a shock at Woodmans. It’s barebones strip fluorescent lights and 1980s decor. What makes the store cool ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Set at The Home Depot Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Set at The Home Depot Chicago, IL
I grabbed this great pic of a Cisco phone in operation at my favorite home improvement store. The Home Depot uses their phone system exactly how I like it….lots of overhead paging, wireline and wireless phones all over the place and just a good heavy telephony presence at this store. I also grabbed a photo ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Digital Telephone at The Thunderbird Gifts in Banff, Alberta Canada

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Digital Telephone at The Thunderbird Gifts in Banff, Alberta Canada
This big gift shop in downtown Banff uses a Nortel Norstar system with Norstar M Series telephones. Most of the gift shops around Banff had telephones that were as cheesy as the merchandise they sell, but this larger establishment had a large assortment of quality goods and of course a higher quality Nortel system. The ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel/Avaya T7316E Digital Set at the Maligne Lake Lodge in Jasper National Park, Canada

Phone of the Day: Nortel/Avaya T7316E Digital Set at the Maligne Lake Lodge in Jasper National Park, Canada
I spotted this T7316E at a beautiful spot with my wife in the visitor center for the beautiful Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park Canada, about thirty miles northeast of the town of Jasper. This is a Parks Canada operation. I observed that in the larger Parks Canada operations such as at Maligne Lake, where ...