Today’s installment of that AT&T Sourcebook is pages 30 to 40 of POTS telephones, and apparatuses.
In this video, I show my latest eBay finds of old Dimension PBX and Bell System Practices on the Dataphone from 1983! Enjoy!
The AUDIX never failed. Apparently it was me who didn’t realize he didn’t have a “null” modem cable. Once I figured that out, and some questioning around the person who gave me the system, I got it to function. Wasn’t that complicated.
The confirmation that things were working was the infamous prompt.
Welcome to AUDIX. For help at any time, press star-H. Please enter in extension and pound sign.
No I don’t want to go back to a VOIP system that I was doing to replace the broken Cisco CME system. The Avaya was supposed to be “temporary”. Well let’s just keep that as long as I can! 😀
The AUDIX board is now working!!!
If you can recall, I had a series of issues when I received this around late February. It turns out it needs a “null modem” cable because it’s basically a modem connection to in basic terms make the keyboard and monitor acting as a terminal session to work. I thought I had such cable, but apparently a null cable is thicker than a typical RS232 cable, which was what I only had until recently, I bought an ol US Robotics modem (that’s the supported modem for ether the PBX or AUDIX box) at a thrift store.
Thank you to a follower in California who sent me a vintage book from Bell Laboratories on the business, logistical, technical and engineering aspects of AT&T pre Divestiture
Since the world is going so mobile, I should write a little blurb about cell phones relates to me. This took nearly seven months to finally “publish” it…
I had 2 toy cell phones, the one that looks like a brick (I should go on eBay to find one again since the local thrift stores I’ve never run into them.) I’d bet it’s the size of an iPhone 6 because it was scaled to children. Another one posted below was a flip phone. I felt like the important person in recess in elementary school.
Some people get away from publishing sites – like this one. Some also run away to Narnia; some are on waitlists to get to Hogwarts (not an original, I saw a t-shirt once.) Some just start building Lego and build their own little world.
This is mine
It’s been a while since I have been updating the site. In fact, I haven’t logged in for a while ether. While I have some time catching up on things, I thought I’d share the unboxing (albeit sound only) of an Aastra 390 screenset, received by Joe the UCX Guy earlier last month. Joe: I’ve tried to reach you for acknowledgment and my email has been acting very moody. Future correspondences can be sent via steven@vanitydomain (see banner). I have not forgotten you.
I’ll have stills and hopefully a video portion sooner than later.
Anyways back to some emails and other things I have to follow up. Been a busy summer for me, hence the silence here.