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 ...

Purdue University Nortel Telephone System

Purdue University Nortel Telephone System
Attached are a few pictures from my visit to the Purdue University Phone System, my Alma Mater, a few weeks ago. They are a heavy Nortel CS2100 client along with SIP clients: Here is a photo of the Ultimate Wall of Nortel Phones: And next is Yours Truly posing with an Option 81C cabinet setup ...

Phone of the Day: Disgraceful Analog Phone JW Marriott Indianapolis

Phone of the Day: Disgraceful Analog Phone JW Marriott Indianapolis
While I was thoroughly impressed with my stay at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids Michigan with their full IP based NorAvaya CS1000 phone system, the JW Marriott Mitel telephone system in Indianapolis run by White Lodging, is less high tech and less desirable than that of the Grand Rapids hotel.  I found this piddly ...

Phone of the Day:Avaya 2410 Digital Telephone Chicago Style

Phone of the Day:Avaya 2410 Digital Telephone Chicago Style
Shown below is a beautiful Spring Afternoon view of the Chicago River from the corner of LaSalle and Wacker drive in the Windy City.  I found this Avaya digital 2410 phone sitting on a conference room ledge at a meeting I was attending.  The 2410 can work on all platforms of Avaya systems from the ...

Phone of the Day:Al’s Charhouse Nortel M7310 Norstar phone

Phone of the Day:Al's Charhouse Nortel M7310 Norstar phone
It seems like to me, every great restaurant has a great phone system and Al’s Charhouse is no excpetion with their Meridian phones! Today’s post is showing a Nortel Norstar M7310 digital set with Ameritech branding, at Al’s Charhouse, 32 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL(Phone:708-354-6255).  This evening, I had the best steak I’ve ...