Phone of the Day: Cetis 110A Analog Phone at Four Points Sheraton West Lafayette, IN

Phone of the Day: Cetis 110A Analog Phone at Four Points Sheraton West Lafayette, IN
This rather light weight inexpensive hotel room telephones was one of the better looking models I’ve seen from the company that produces Teledex and Telematrix telephones for hotel use.   The hotel is running a Mitel PBX with IP phones (which I will feature another day) at multiline locations.  The building is rather old (a ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Digital Telephone at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant in Lafayette, IN

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Digital Telephone at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant in Lafayette, IN
I noticed this M7310 while having breakfast during this Purdue  Homecoming weekend in Lafayette, IN.  Cracker Barrel has always been a huge Nortel Norstar customer. 

Phones of the Day: Nortel and 1A2 Phones at CBS New York

Phones of the Day: Nortel and 1A2 Phones at CBS New York
Just like at ABC News, CBS is also a large Nortel (Avaya Blue) customer.  I captured these photos of Dan Rather, Dave Letterman and others, around Nortel phones at CBS in New York.  It appears that CBS was originally using the Delta series M2009 sets during the 1990s as there were always two sets sitting ...

Phone of the Day: Lucent Avaya 8410B Digital Telephone (Voice Terminal) at Nordstrom Schaumburg IL 

Phone of the Day: Lucent Avaya 8410B Digital Telephone (Voice Terminal) at Nordstrom Schaumburg IL 
I spotted this Lucent branded 8410B telephone at the fitting room at a Nordstrom I was visiting.  This phone must have been installed in the late 1990s per the Lucent Logo.  After 2001, these phones would be branded with the Avaya logo, as Avaya was created and Avaya bought out the enterprise telecom division of ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 VoIP Phone at The Original Pancake House Fishers Indiana

Phone of the Day: Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 VoIP Phone at The Original Pancake House Fishers Indiana
While visiting my friend Derek in Indy this past weekend, we had Sunday breakfast at this wonderful pancake house.  I noticed this Polycom Soundpoint IP Telephone at the front register.  More and more small businesses are realizing the potential of IP phones and cloud based technology and they are dropping the old school POTS telephone ...

Phone of the Day: Yealink SIP-T28P IP Phone at Scotty’s Brewhouse West Lafayette IN

Phone of the Day: Yealink SIP-T28P IP Phone at Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette IN
Today my fiancé and I made a visit to West Lafayette and Purdue and I discovered this awkward Cisco looking Yealink SIP-T28P IP Phone at Scotty’s Brewhouse.  This is a pure sip phone that will work on any IP PBX as a SIP client.  The actual model of phone has been discontinued by Yealink.  

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian Centrex M5316 on the Smithstonian 9/11 Tribute 

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian Centrex M5316 on the Smithstonian 9/11 Tribute 
This excerpt is taken of a sad moment from 9/11 showing a photo of a typical 2001 Nortel telephone.  This is an M5316 Centrex set which is found all around the US Capitol.  Ironically 2001 was Nortel’s heyday, when Nortel phones were everywhere, while today it is Cisco. 

Phone of the Day: Aastra Nortel Vista 350 Analog Telephone from Trent in Fredericton, Nova Scotia

Phone of the Day: Aastra Nortel Vista 350 Analog Telephone from Trent in Fredericton, Nova Scotia
Trent from Nova Scotia sent along this photograph of an innovative early 1990s that was perhaps ahead of its time.  It tapped ADSI, (explained below) way before Internet was a standard household name.  Here is a description: The Aastra PowerTouch 350 single line, analog, screen phone is an ideal, value priced communication tool. It is ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic Digital Business Telephone VB-44210 at The Limited Woodfield Mall Schaumburg Illinois 

Phone of the Day: Panasonic Digital Business Telephone VB-44210 at The Limited Woodfield Mall Schaumburg Illinois 
I spotted this late model Panasonic digital phone while shopping with my fiancé.   This system was quite common in Limited Brand stores such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Express, and The Limited in the late 1990s, as this was their standard phone system at the time.   These were ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7821 at H&M Department Store Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7821 at H&M Department Store Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL
While at Woodfield Mall with my fiancé this past Sunday, I spotted this newer but beat up Cisco 7821 IP phone on one of the stores columns.  H&M is a Swedish chain, so I wonder if they use Cisco phones in Europe or the more common Ericsson sets.  I also would be surprised if they ...