Phone of the Day: Nortel Aastra M9316 Analog Telephone at the Miette Hot Springs near Jasper, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Nortel Aastra M9316 Analog Telephone at the Miette Hot Springs near Jasper, Alberta
When my wife and I went into the hot springs, after climbing up to the top of the Sulphur Skyline trail, I spotted this analog set sitting at the admission desk to the Miette Hot Springs. Parks Canada seems to use a lot of the trusty and durable M8000-M9000 analog sets. I’ve seen them throughout ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7945 IP Telephone at the United Airlines Club at O’Hare Airport Chicago

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7945 IP Telephone at the United Airlines Club at O’Hare Airport Chicago
My wife was traveling today for work and she snapped this photo of a color display Cisco 7945 set in a phone room at the United Club at O’Hare. United provides these phones free of charge for their special United Club guests. I do like the look of these sets but they are gradually being ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 Digital Telephone at Pay Less Supermarket on Guam

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 Digital Telephone at Pay Less Supermarket on Guam
I was looking at some google maps photos today of Guam, thinking how far I’d like to get away from the mainland of the USA with all of the bad news, and I came across this supermarket chain in Guam. It appears they use a Nortel Meridian 1 System in their stores. That’s interesting as ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1220 IP Telephone with a 1200 KEM

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1220 IP Telephone with a 1200 KEM
I took a few photos of my latest IP deskphone operating off my UCx from Emetrotel. It’s a 1220 IP Telephone with Unistim firmware with a KEM expansion unit attached. A SIP firmware load is also available for this Telephone.

Phones of the Day: Cisco 7945 IP Sets at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana

Phones of the Day: Cisco 7945 IP Sets  at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana
I attended my first ever Notre Dame game today and was quite impressed by the phone system I did observe on campus. They have a majority of Cisco 7900 series color display telephones but possibly a few Nortel M5000 Centrex sets still installed around campus. Back in the 1980s and 1990s Notre Dame was an ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone with 7916 KEM at The Home Depot Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone with 7916 KEM at The Home Depot Chicago, IL
The service desk of a Home Depot is the nerve center of the store. They have the king of all Cisco IP phones, a color display 7965 with a blue background 7916 KEM. They park and page calls here as well as process returns. They page overhead quite frequently with the same system they used ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel Meridian M2000 and M3900 Digital Telephones and Meridian 1 Cabinet at My Friends RV Camper in Pennsylvania

Phones of the Day: Nortel Meridian M2000 and M3900 Digital Telephones and Meridian 1 Cabinet at My Friends RV Camper in Pennsylvania
So my friend Joseph’s Nortel Meridian1 System sits outside his RV in a water tight area right next to his bar. Yes, Joseph has a fully featured Meridian 1 PBX in a campground site in Pennsylvania. He keeps it operational during the warm season from April to September. He told me he uses trunks through ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-TD7696 Digital Cordless Telephone at Corridor Brewing in the Southport Corridor Chicago

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-TD7696 Digital Cordless Telephone at Corridor Brewing in the Southport Corridor Chicago
My wife and I checked out this new brewery this past Saturday night and when we arrived I noticed this wireless handset that looks like any typical residential grade handset, but in this case it’s a fully digital proprietary set that only works on a Panasonic system. This set is extremely expensive though $599 on ...

Phones of the Day: Italian Payphones Asiago, Italy

Phones of the Day: Italian Payphones Asiago, Italy
My friend Henry, who just retired from being a senior technician for ATT, sent me these photos of Payphones he observed on a trip to Italy. They look rather futuristic, but in my opinion not quite as durable as the Nortel Millenium Payphones. I’ll have some more photos from Henry in the next few posts. ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5316 Centrex Telephone at Chicago Police Headquarters

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5316 Centrex Telephone at Chicago Police Headquarters
I saw this interesting image online attached to an article about the former Chicago Police Superintendent. The photo shows a M5316 with an M522 key expansion module. The city of Chicago runs Nortel Centrex throughout all of their facilities. It’s good to see the system alive and well here. I believe it’s the safety and ...