Phone of the Day: Cisco 7906 IP set Bank of America Building downtown Chicago

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7906 IP set Bank of America Building downtown Chicago
Located in a phone cove at the Bank of America building in Chicago at the former headquarters of Lasalle bank, this Cisco 7906 IP telephone is a simple yet sophisticated telephone. This is the single line set but it does have call waiting capability to accept a second incoming call. This phone cove is located ...

Phone of the day: Polycom SoundPoint IP 331 telephone DL Couch Merchandise Mart Chicago

Phone of the day:  Polycom SoundPoint IP 331 telephone DL Couch Merchandise Mart Chicago
Today’s phone was discovered while I attending Neocon, the interior design worlds trade fair at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. They are using a Pure SIP platform with the nice looking Polycom sets.

Phonesof the Day: Avaya 6408 and Avaya Partner 18D Euro Phone

Phonesof the Day: Avaya 6408 and Avaya Partner 18D Euro Phone
Spotted tonight at Bella Bacinos in the Club Quarters Hotel at 75 East Wacker, on Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago are two phones, one for the hotel and one for the restaurant. Too bad they didn’t figure out a way to combine both phones into one.

Phone ofthe Day: Cisco 7821 IP set Strack and Van Til Grocery Munster, IN

Phone ofthe Day: Cisco 7821 IP set Strack and Van Til Grocery Munster, IN
Today while visiting family in my hometown of Munster, IN, I stopped at our local grocery store called Stracks….and it is going through a huge remodel, that exposed the original structure of this circa 1970 building originally built as Burgers Foods, a Former Northwest Indiana grocery stronghold. The remodel is looking great. It looks as ...

Phone System: Before Norstar there was Vantage

Phone System: Before Norstar there was Vantage
Before the ever so popular Norstar system from Nortel introduced in 1988, Northern Telecom marketed the Vantage Key system from the early 1980s to the 1990s. The early handsets were called the Vantage Modular Sets and did not resemble modern day Meridian nor SL-1 Q sets. Instead they were more primitive with black buttons and ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian1 M2008 Digital Set, Lyric Opera Chicago

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian1 M2008 Digital Set, Lyric Opera Chicago
As viewed from my walk home last night, I viewed this M2008 display set on the host stand of the Lyric Opera Restaurant. Sorry for the poor quality from the window shot. <img src="http://blog.squarebaboon.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/20140607-113335- 41615208.jpg” alt=”20140607-113335-41615208.jpg” class=”alignnone size-full” />

Phone of the Day:Nortel T7316E Digital Set Rite Aid Pharmacy Spring Lake, MI

Phone of the Day:Nortel T7316E Digital Set Rite Aid Pharmacy Spring Lake, MI
On my recent Memorial Day trip up to northern Michigan, I thought I would check out a fellow retail drug store and see how it looked. I bought a pack of gum and observed a Nortel phone mounted on the panel by the checkout. (Look to the upper middle of the photo and you see ...

Phone System of the Day: Shoretel IP Telephone System Opto Retail Fixtures Wood Dale, IL

Phone System of the Day: Shoretel IP Telephone System Opto Retail Fixtures Wood Dale, IL
As a retail designer, I am very lucky to work with some awesome fixture manufacturers. In this case, I work with Opto International who designs and builds fixtures at their immaculate plant in the Chicago west suburb of Wood Dale, IL. They build products for many large retail chains, both speciality and mass retailers. I ...

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom Meridian M7208 Digital Set El Taco Real Restaurant Hammond, IN

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom Meridian M7208 Digital Set El Taco Real Restaurant Hammond, IN
Thanks to my great friend Randy, he posted a picture of this set near the bar at one of my top favorite Mexican restaurants in Northwest Indiana, El Taco Real. The M7208 is the basic multi line set from the Norstar line introduced in 1988. This set can be found at many grocery store checkouts, ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7316E Chicago Brauhaus

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7316E Chicago Brauhaus
Here I am with friends at the Chicago Brauhaus at 4732 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago 773.784.4444, just had an amazing German Bratwurst on a bun and a Bitburger beer. Best bratwurst in Chicago! After this we are walking on over to the German Maifest…..maybe my future wife awaits lol. Here is their Nortel M7316E ...