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September 27, 2007

Phone Geek


I've been called a phone geek, but I don't think I can claim sole title at Gold Systems.  This is a photo of the desk of our Unified Communications Program Manager, Bo Molai.  He only straightened it up a little for this photo!

From left to right, back to front you have:

Hot laptop from Dell (Or at least it was hot a year or two ago)

Polycom Tanjay without a dial-pad.  VoIP.  This works with Microsoft Office Communicator software and is a USB device.

Polycom USB Speaker Phone.  Very cool - I could see traveling with this and it even comes with a case.


Polycom Tanjay with touchscreen, fingerprint reader, presence indicator and Ethernet.  Works alone or with Microsoft Office Communicator.

Catalina wired, USB headset with call control buttons

Cisco 7960 VoIP phone

Treo 700w Windows Mobile Device

Plantronics digital headset

Lucent/Avaya digital display phone

I think the boxes in the background are full of VoIP gateway devices.

(Not visible in photo - Microsoft Roundtable conference device)

(P.S - I sure would like to know how to format photos better in Typepad.  I would have liked the text to appear below the photo.  Any ideas?  Thanks!)

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When you are adding a photo in Typepad, after you’ve hit “Browse”, and have chosen your photo, don’t hit the “insert image” button yet. Instead, look under number 2: “Set Image Option”. Choose “Use Custom Setting”.

New settings will pop open. Make sure the box by “Wrap Text” is NOT checked (wrapping text is what makes your text show up alongside your photo instead of only underneath or above it). Instead, check the box by “Create Thumbnail”, and choose your pixel width (400 is about max). Now scroll down and hit the “insert image” button. (Doesn't matter if the "Pop-Up Window" box is checked or not.)

If you want to change a photo that is already in a published post, you’ll have to remove it and then re-insert it. Just do that with your “edit post” function.

Posted by: Bren | Sep 27, 2007 10:22:30 AM


This is a scary picture... but I'm not sure which would scare me more: Does Bo have 5 different extensions for these phones... or 1 extension that rings all 5.


Posted by: Jim Pollock | Sep 27, 2007 10:46:42 AM

I do have a couple of extensions - as we often use some of these for testing - however with Office Communicator I have the "simultaneous ring" feature enabled which means if someone calls me via Communicator my laptop "rings" - both Tanjays ring, and my "normal desk phone" also rings. It does sound a little bit like the Space Shuttle powering-up but, that is part of the fun :-)

If I wanted, I could have it ring my mobile phone, home phone, or Terry's phone! It's a very nice feature to be able to enable with only a few mouse clicks.


Posted by: Bo Molai | Sep 27, 2007 12:42:42 PM

Terry, I think I saw this desk back in late July, mine isn't quite so good, but all hell braks loos when they all ring!

Posted by: Andrew Fryer | Oct 23, 2007 6:26:37 AM