Upgrading an 1120e (Unistim) Firmware with UCx

Here’s how you can upgrade the Unistim firmware of your phones (this post talks specifically about the 1120e) with your UCx, using it as a TFTP server: [FW] DOWNLOAD_MODE AUTO VERSION 0624C8Q FILENAME 0624C8Q.bin PROTOCOL TFTP SERVER_IP 1.2.3.4 SECURITY_MODE 0

Establishing a Dial Plan

One of the most overlooked and often under planned things with telephony installations is/are the dial plans. There’s a lot of things you need to think about when taking in to consideration a dial plan… Extensions Outgoing line(s) Paging Zone(s) Room for expansion Trunking …and many more things. As an example, I’ll take my configuration ...

Joe’s Grand Rapids Experience and Nortel Phones 1999-2002

Joe’s Grand Rapids Experience and Nortel Phones 1999-2002

Converting my Norstar DR5.1 to the new BCM in 2009.

Converting my Norstar DR5.1 to the new BCM in 2009.
After Conversion to my BCM. 2009

Moving to Chicago 2002-2009

Moving to Chicago 2002-2009
Here are photos of my First Norstar system, first in my first apartment in Chicago in Lincoln Park….then in my condo in the Loop starting in 2004.  I had a Norstar system up till 2009 and here are some photos showing it.

Joe’s Purdue Phone History 1996-1999

Joe's Purdue Phone History 1996-1999
 

“Wirelessly” Connecting your 1165e to the PBX

So I was posed with a challenge when Joe asked me to start adding telephones at random to the telephony network…I don’t have a wired network around my house like he does. Nor do I have the ability to just start knocking down walls or running 100 feet of patch cable around to wire up ...

Who is Joetheucxguy?

Well hello out there….I think Alexander Graham Bell would be pretty proud of Justin and I, lol… As Justin mentioned, we met at Purdue University, lived on the same floor in the dorm, and as soon as I purchased a then expensive Nortel M9000 series set that could plug into the analog lines in our ...

Welcome!

Two guys and their phones is a blog put together by Joe and Justin – two friends who met in college and enjoy pushing the limits when it comes to telephony and technology. We hope to share how-to’s, our stories and just about anything interesting about telephones and technology. We live far apart, but due to ...