POTD: Analog Sets, TRYP, Midtown Manhattan, NY

 

 

This is the cordless phone at the hipster hotel I had stayed when I was in New York City back in October.  As you can tell it’s one of those Teledex, analog sets. No hotel I’ve ever stayed had any native phone system’s sets in the rooms. I guess it’s above my paygrade to stay at a five-star hotel that may have digital or IP sets. I do know the Teledex markets an ‘iPhone” (surprised that didn’t hit Apple’s or Cisco’s lawyers!) that’s a generic SIP phone that functions like an analog set but works on top of an IP network.

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Teledex Analog Telephone – Attitash Resort, Northern N.H.

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This Teledex telephone was taken at the Attitash Resort just a few miles west of North Conway, NH – one of the 3 civilized locale north of the Lakes Region. I was at a conference over the weekend at this location and it’s not that bad of a hotel – can’t complain for a mini vacation and networking with others!

What’s interesting is this resort has some enterprise level Avaya system (not sure if it uses G3r software/hardware or uses CM/G650s.) To be quite honest, they should at least upgrade the analog sets to DCPs because they are just as outdated as the 500 series telephones in todays standards and the cost to replace with refurb cards/telsets could be very cost efficient. Yesterday after my mini vacation/conference, I was contemplating to go up to a Front desk lady named “Carly” but decided against it because at the time I didn’t feel if it was right time to ask if I could see the switch room or ask to take photos of the generic system w/out exploiting any personably identifiable numbers (like the “Sold-To number”, the serial number, etc, etc, etc.)

It was a nice sound to ones ears hearing the 8410s ringing off the hook near the front desk area because so many places closer to home (or civilization) have gone totally to Cisco thanks to CEO “Teflon John” Chambers’ and his salesforce basically paying off local sites of Fortune 500 companies for basically free telephony solutions at the expense of shareholders to Cisco. It’s getting to the point where one can spot a set and say Name a place that doesn’t have a Cisco?

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This Teledex telephone was taken at the Attash Resort just a few miles west of North Conway, NH – one of the 3 civilized locale north of the Lakes Region. I was at a conference over the weekend at this location and it’s not that bad of a hotel – can’t complain for a mini vacation and networking with others!

What’s interesting is this resort has some enterprise level Avaya system (not sure if it uses G3r software/hardware or uses CM/G650s.) To be quite honest, they should at least upgrade the analog sets to DCPs because they are just as outdated as the 500 series telephones in todays standards and the cost to replace with refurb cards/telsets could be very cost efficient. I was contemplating to go up to a Front desk lady named “Carly” but decided against it because at the time I didn’t feel if it was right time to ask if I could see the switch room or ask to take photos of the generic system w/out exploiting any personably identifiable numbers (like the “Sold-To number”, the serial number, etc, etc, etc.)

It was a nice sound to ones ears hearing the 8410s ringing off the hook near the front desk area because so many places closer to home (or civilization) have gone totally to Cisco thanks to CEO “Teflon John” Chambers’ and his salesforce basically paying off local sites of Fortune 500 companies for basically free telephony solutions at the expense of shareholders to Cisco. It’s getting to the point where one can spot a set and say Name a place that doesn’t have a Cisco?