Phones of the Day: Cisco 7821 and 7861 IP Sets at Kroger Marketplace in Fishers IN

Phones of the Day: Cisco 7821 and 7861 IP Sets at Kroger Marketplace in Fishers IN
I was down in Indianapolis this weekend and today I checked out a new Kroger store in the northeast suburb of Fishers.  This is a brand new type of store that mimics a Meijer or Fred Meyer store.  Kroger has since upgraded from Nortel BCM to Cisco.  Unfortunately they haven’t worked the Kinks out of ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at Loft in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at Loft in Chicago
As we were Christmas shopping this past Sunday, I discovered this Norstar/BCM digital telephone at the checkout at a local retailer.  The usual problem of the button labels falling off, has occurred.  My fiancé is actually using the phone call another store to see if they have a product. 

Phones of the Day: Nortel M5208 and M5316 at The Fire Department of New York Command Center

Phones of the Day: Nortel M5208 and M5316 at The Fire Department of New York Command Center
After visiting the 9/11 Memorial last week, I was doing some more research about communications on 9/11 and I came across these photos of the new command post opened a few years after 9/11.  An article was published about how high tech it is, so I was expecting to see Cisco or no telephones at ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at Starved Rock State Park Information Center Utica, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at Starved Rock State Park Information Center Utica, IL
My fiancé and I visited this awesome free treasure in Illinois, Starved Rock State Park.  I noticed this T7316E behind the information desk, so it would appear that Illinois State Parks use some type of Nortel Norstar or BCM system throughout the park system.   The State of Illinois has long been a Nortel user ...

Phone of the Day: Virtual Nortel Meridian M2616 on the Hofstra University Website.  The Campus of Hofstra was the site of the First 2016 Presidential Debate Tonight

Phone of the Day: Virtual Nortel Meridian M2616 on the Hofstra University Website.  The Campus of Hofstra was the site of the First 2016 Presidential Debate Tonight
As tonight’s Presidential debate was on I looked up Hofstra University’s telecom page and found they are operating on the Best telecom system ever made, a Nortel Meridian1 PBX.   Many universities and hospitals are still using these phones as they are extremely reliable and easy to use.  Their industrial engineering still looks contemporary to ...

Phone of the Day: Aastra Nortel M5316 Centrex Telephone in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Phone of the Day: Aastra Nortel M5316 Centrex Telephone in Fredericton, New Brunswick
A friend of mine in New Brunswick sent me a picture of this Aastra Nortel M5316 Centrex telephone at his office.  This set is a copy cat of the M2616 PBX telephone, but it’s an analog/digital hybrid P telephone which means it only works on Meridian Digital Centrex either a Nortel DMS 100, SL-100 or ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8841 IP Telephone at My Friend Jessica’s Auto Parts Corporate Office

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8841 IP Telephone at My Friend Jessica's Auto Parts Corporate Office
My friend Jessica sent me this pic of the new phone that showed up on her desk a few days ago.  This phone replaced an Avaya digital 2410 telephone.  It looks like another company that ditched Avaya and went with Cisco.  Avaya is a solid product with a core telephony background, so it is disappointing ...

Phone of the Day: ShoreTel 655 IP Conference Telephone at a Chicago Area Dairy Company

Phone of the Day: ShoreTel 655 IP Conference Telephone at a Chicago Area Dairy Company
Ever since Nortel tanked, ShoreTel has profited from the users who haven’t wanted to switch to Cisco or Avaya.  I am assuming a lot of phone system buyers out there are impressed by the look and modern feel of the ShoreTel telephones. My fiancé found this phone today at a meeting and she sent me ...

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5224 IP Telephone

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5224 IP Telephone
Today’s phone was photographed at a suburban office.  It’s a sleek Mitel IP proprietary IP set.  I like everything about this telephone set except the cheap looking stainless steel ring around the speaker.  It doesn’t match anything else on the telephone.  A nice perforated techy looking speaker cover would have looked a lot better on ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 at Mariano’s Fresh Market Gurnee, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 at Mariano's Fresh Market Gurnee, IL
Today, my girlfriend and I stopped to get some food to grill for dinner tonight at a really nice Mariano’s in Gurnee, IL.  We were up in the Northern Chicago suburbs for a family event and we decided to stop at this former Dominick’s now Mariano’s. It still baffles me how many grocery chains (Some ...