My Purdue friend Derek’s Norstar DR1 Home Phone System

My Purdue friend Derek's Norstar DR1 Home Phone System
So here you have it, a large family….2 daughters, a great wife and a big dog and of course my great college friend Derek the master of a large household in Noblesville, IN.  How do you keep communications going in a 3 level house with a large garage?  That was the question Derek asked me ...

Phone of the Day: Lucent (Avaya) Avaya Partner 18D Euro Phone Redhead Piano Bar Chicago

Phone of the Day: Lucent (Avaya) Avaya Partner 18D Euro Phone Redhead Piano Bar Chicago
Tonight, my good friend and I visited the Redhead Piano Bar 16 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 640-1000 for a few drinks and some live piano music.  This is a very popular bar for conventioneers, doctors, lawyers or anyone that enjoys a classy crowd who just want to relax to their Billy Joel ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone
Developed around 1999, the Euro styled T series phones were developed to work on the emerging Enterprise Edge Nortel Key/PBX hybrid systems being introduced around the same time.  The system went on to be called the BCM or Business Communications Manager.  Even though these phones were developed for the new product, they were also backwards ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel Analog M9417 (Meridian) 2 Line Telephone

Phone of the Day: Nortel Analog M9417 (Meridian) 2 Line Telephone
Today’s phone, the M9417 Analog/Centrex/PBX phones, comes from my days at Purdue and is now located at my sisters house on her standard ATT UVerse Phone Line (Analog/VOIP line).  So while this phone is technically considered an analog phone, it is using the UVerse service which actually takes a VOIP line and converts it back ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT3220-S Telephone Mariano’s Fresh Market Chicago

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT3220-S Telephone Mariano's Fresh Market Chicago
As seen at Mariano’s Fresh Market in Ravenswood Chicago on Thursday April 17th, 2014, is a Toshiba Digital DKT3220-S phone.  This is the non display version and it is used at the checkouts at the new Mariano’s stores.  The rest of the store uses the Toshiba DKT3220-SD Display Telephones. The Dominick’s stores that were taken ...

Phone of the Day: NEC 22-Button Display Phone Charcoal 80573 Auto Doctor Evanston, IL

Phone of the Day: NEC 22-Button Display Phone Charcoal 80573 Auto Doctor Evanston, IL
Today’s phone comes from my trusty, reliable and friendly mechanics in Evanston, IL: Charlie, Wally, Kent, and Bob that comprise the Auto Doctor in Evanston, IL. They specialize in all vehicles and take care of my 2000 BMW 5 series with the utmost care and honesty.  I love visiting them and bringing them a case ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1230 SIP IP Telephone Purdue University

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1230 SIP IP Telephone Purdue University
A few weeks back, I spotted this SIP unregistered IP phone being tested at Purdue University in their Telecommunications Building.  It is branded an Avaya set, but in reality was developed by Nortel as a less expensive option to the designer 1100 IP phone sets.  It is being tested on a Nortel Baystack 460-24T Full ...

Nortel Norstar System installed at a Non-Profit

Nortel Norstar System installed at a Non-Profit
A few months ago, a good friend of mine Dan Raftrey knew of my intense Nortel phone interest and asked if I would like to help out a non profit group named Youth Conservation Core in Waukegan, IL.  I took a winter’s afternoon trip up there and installed a Nortel 6×16 Norstar DR1 telephone system ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital Deskphone Saks Style

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital Deskphone Saks Style
Up on the 7th Floor of the Saks Fifth Avenue on Chicago’s Magnificent Michigan Avenue mile, is a great bar to enjoy the great store design and beautiful women at the store.  It’s called Sophie’s.  I grabbed a few photos of the newly installed Avaya 1408 Digital Deskphones.  Interesting enough, Saks used to be a ...