Phone of the Day: Vertical Edge 9840 Color IP Telephone at Macy’s Oakbrook, IL

Phone of the Day: Vertical Edge 9840 Color IP Telephone at Macy's Oakbrook, IL
I noticed this Vertical Edge IP phone sitting on a counter at Macy’s Oakbrook Center today.  What’s interesting is that the store has standard 2500 analog deskphones and Avaya multi line 8400 digital sets around the store, but I spotted this unique set right out in the middle of the sales floor.  I have no ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5316 with KEM and Nortel M5009 City of Chicago City Hall

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5316 with KEM and Nortel M5009 City of Chicago City Hall
My fiancé and I went to buy our parking passes today and I encountered these Nortel phones still happily being used by the city of Chicago at City Hall.  The city of Chicago still relies heavily on Nortel Meridian Centrex or MDC (Meridian Digital Centrex) telephones.  Genband now supports these phones. M5009 and yours truly: ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608G IP Telephone with BM 12 KEM Modules at the Knoll Showroom, Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608G IP Telephone with BM 12 KEM Modules at the Knoll Showroom, Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL
As we were trouncing around Neocon today visiting interior design booths and showrooms, I noticed this massive and high tech looking Avaya IP telephone at the front desk of the Knoll Showroom. What’s interesting is that I am rather surprised to see a business phone in an office showroom.  Many office showrooms have denounced phone ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone with KEM at The Headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone with KEM at The Headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints
I happened to come across an article about the Mormon religion and Utah.  I came across this picture of a Cisco IP 7965 color display telephone on the desk of the head of the church. My Catholic diocese here in Chicago is all Nortel CS1000, but it’s interesting to see what other churches and faiths ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner Euro 8 Digital Telephone at Jos A Bank Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner Euro 8 Digital Telephone at Jos A Bank Chicago, IL
I spotted this Avaya Partner digital telephone set at a suit store in Chicago’s North Side neighborhood of Lincoln Park.  

Phone of the Day: Disney Analog Customer Service Telephone

Phone of the Day: Disney Analog Customer Service Telephone
My friend Justin took this photo of a customer service telephone at Disney World.  It looks like an explosion proof durable telephone made of metal.  Most of Disney is digital Nortel Meridian 1 telephone equipment, but there are tons of analog extensions all around the park.

Phones of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D and 18 Digital Telephones at Beelows Steakhouse Lake Zurich, IL

Phones of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D and 18 Digital Telephones at Beelows Steakhouse Lake Zurich, IL
My fiancé and our friends Jon and Kristen and I visited this awesome steakhouse a few weeks back in the burbs.  The food is amazing here and definitely worth a visit. I spotted these second generation Avaya Partner Digital sets on their front counter.  Popular with many small businesses and retail stores, the Partner was ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at The North Avenue Home Depot, Chicago

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at The North Avenue Home Depot, Chicago
One of the busiest Home Depot’s is this large one in Chicago in the Bucktown neighborhood.  We picked up a van today to  transport some items and I observed quite a bit of Cisco phone action while waiting at the counter, including a ton of overhead paging.

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT 333 Digital Phone at Stanley’s Fruit Market in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT 333 Digital Phone at Stanley's Fruit Market in Chicago
Our favorite small super fruit market…..that is a market that carries mainly fruit items and a deli, has a small Panasonic digital telephone system with paging, intercom and these sleeker looking Panasonic digital telephones.  

Phone of the Day: Vodavi Starplus STS 3515 71 LCD Digital Phone at Pinstripes Restaurant 

Phone of the Day: Vodavi Starplus STS 3515 71 LCD Digital Phone at Pinstripes Restaurant 
My fiancé and I had our wedding shower today at this wonderful restaurant bowling and bocce ball place in Northbrook, IL today. At the front counter I noticed these old school key system digital telephones.  Vodavi is the brand name while the telephones model name is Starplus.  Vodavi was acquired by Vertical Communications in 2006, ...