Phone of the Day: Nortel 1110

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1110
So today’s phone of the day is the Nortel 1110. I just got this beauty in the mail today to integrate it in to my eMetroTel UCx system. The little gem runs SIP firmware as well as Nortel/Avaya UNIStim. A little note, it originally ran UNIStim when first released in 2008 (the 1100 series were ...

Phone(s) of the Day: Nortel M7208 and Nortel T7316E

Phone(s) of the Day: Nortel M7208 and Nortel T7316E
“Hey would anyone like any mozzarella cheese sticks or some extreme fajitas or how about some extreme shooters?”  Welcome to TGI Fridays in Wheeling, IL.  I snapped this photo today at lunch of 2 Nortel phones from 2 different generations. The T7316 was the first generation of this phone introduced in 2001 by Nortel Networks. ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Callmaster 302C Attendant Console

Phone of the Day: Avaya Callmaster 302C Attendant Console
Today’s phone comes to you from a Nordstrom Rack in Chicago.  For some reason, the store has 2 of these behemoth Call Center/Attendant Call Center sets at their main checkouts, but their employees use annoying wireless headset radios instead of this set.   They also have 6400 sets at each register, but again they are rarely ...

Phone of the Day: Battlestar Galactica

Phone of the Day: Battlestar Galactica
Today’s phone of the day comes to you from Battlestar Galactica. Here in Seattle the Experience Music Project has unique exhibits and recently we had one that featured Battlestar Galactica. So, what does one do when they see a phone? Naturally, snap a quick one! UPDATE: Thanks to Robin for the information: Captain Adama was against ...

Phone of the Day: Aastra (Nortel Networks) Power Touch 390 Analog Telephone

Phone of the Day: Aastra (Nortel Networks) Power Touch 390 Analog Telephone
Today’s phone comes from the Northwoods of Frankfort, MI at the Gateway Village Apartment Development office.  I installed this phone in October 2012 for then Manager Mike Jones, who is a great friend of mine.  They needed a reliable business phone to replace some RCA cheap phone that never worked. This is a pure analog ...

Observation of the day: Paging Systems-Analog vs. Digital

Observation of the day: Paging Systems-Analog vs. Digital
Some Joe paging observations here. Is it me, or has anyone ever noticed how well Nortel phones paged?  When you wired up a direct connection between the page port and an amplifier on a Norstar/BCM, you didn’t get a pop or click when you pressed RLS to hang up the page. For all of you ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital Deskset

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital Deskset
Spotted at the Lighthouse Place DKNY Outlet Store in Michigan City, IN today, I snapped a quick photo of this Avaya 1408 digital set that runs on non IP standard telephone cable.  It is currently a set that can work both on the small scale IP Office and the large scale PBX Avaya Aura platform.  ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8961 Unified IP Phone

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8961 Unified IP Phone
Today’s telephone comes from my friend Jamie in Ohio.  She recently started a new job and told me how wonderful these new Cisco phones are compared to the older 79xx series used at her other jobs. The 8941 is part of a larger group of Unified IP Phones from Cisco.  The 8941 was released in ...

Phone of the Day: Purdue University Nortel 1140E SIP Firmware set

Phone of the Day: Purdue University Nortel 1140E SIP Firmware set
A big thank you to my good friend and former manager at Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, Sara Coapstick, for sending me a picture of her Purdue proud Nortel 1140E SIP firmare phone running on the Nortel CS2100 softswitch at Purdue.  I worked as a telephone operator at Purdue under Sara from 1996-1999.  We’ve kept ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel Taurus Series M3904 Digital Telephone

Phone of the Day: Nortel Taurus Series M3904 Digital Telephone
Thank you to my friend Scott at CenturyLink in Ohio who shared a photo of his M3904 digital deskset from Nortel. The M3900 digital sets were first introduced in 1999 and supported on the Nortel Meridian One PBX X11 Release 24.24 / 24.25, however Release 25 software was almost immediately recommended due to a series ...