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: i2004 (New Model)

Phone of the Day: i2004 (New Model)
Manufactured in 2006 (06/05 to be exact) today’s phone of the day comes to you from the Ballard Community Center – “From the Desk of Katie Howard” – Rec Leader. This is a newer model of the i2004 and as she says “the buttons all have words on them – whereas the phones you and ...

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 ...

Phones of the Day:Nortel SME/Home Phone Catalog 1996

Phones of the Day:Nortel SME/Home Phone Catalog 1996
Found deep in a design magazine from 1996 that I just pulled off the shelf, here is a very well graphically designed Analog phone catalog from Nortel.  These phones powered my 4 years of dorm life at Purdue.  The 8003 was my phone first semester Freshman year, then the 8009 was with me for the ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner Euro 18D Casablanca Mexican Restaurant

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner Euro 18D Casablanca Mexican Restaurant
Today’s phone comes to you from one of my favorite restaurants called Casablanca in East Chicago, IN.  The owner Manuel is extremely gracious and is always awaiting his customers in all white attire in tribute to his restaurant.   The food is incredibly tasty and reasonably priced.  The margaritas are amazing too! I took a picture ...

Phones of the Day: Uniden Analog Set+Intercom Handset Indy Grocery Store

Phones of the Day: Uniden Analog Set+Intercom Handset Indy Grocery Store
Well just when we thought all of today’s grocery retail was up to date with stores such as Kroger, Meijer, Mariano’s, Albertston, and Safeway with their IP or Digital telephone systems with built in Intercom/Paging and wireless handsets,  I found an anomaly this weekend on a road trip to Indianapolis.   I stopped at local grocery ...

Phone of the Day:NortelT7208 Digital Telephone Mariano’s Fresh Market

Phone of the Day:NortelT7208 Digital Telephone Mariano's Fresh Market
Mariano’s, a new grocery chain here in Chicagoland, was developed by Bob Mariano, a former CEO of Dominick’s a large grocery chain that once dominated the Chicago market.  Before he left Dominick’s in the late 1990s, their stores were full of Meridian Option 11 systems….so when he came back with Mariano’s Fresh Markets, a chain ...