Tuesday, May 21, 2013

9 Cisco 504g phone install and 10 CAT5 jacks.

OK, so just as I was getting sick I was tasked with this job. It required 10 CAT5 runs for 9 IP phones, a small 12 port patch panel, and a device to connect the VoIP system to their overhead paging speakers.

The UTI-1 device that we use to connect to the overhead paging had not arrived in time for the installation, so I will be returning to install that within the next few days. 

The patch panel was mounted towards the center of the warehouse.
The wiring was run above the HVAC vents, so the excess loop is exposed
and tie-wrapped just above the panel.

Patch cords connected to the newly installed switch. 

Cisco design engineers are either genius or complete idiots.
The 504g does not fit on a standard wall plate (although it has the mounting holes for it)
because the power and ethernet wires protrude out the back.
The official bracket is in the $20-30 range.
So I invented my own bracket with a $5 low voltage single gang surface mount box.  

Another view of the 504g mounted with my solution.

Full front view of 504g wall mounted on single gang surface mount box

While not ideal, I had to run several runs across the front of this shelf unit.
I mounted the wire as far as possible from the florescent bulbs as to
reduce any potential interference the ballasts may cause. 

And more newly installed surface run cables. 

BONUS: This location was an old customer of my previous employer.
I installed this 66 block several years ago before I started photographing much of my work.
It replaced about 5 or 6 NW1 jacks and really neatened up the TELCO DEMARC.
I only wish that I had a before pic for you to compare it to. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Useful numbers page purged of non-working numbers.

Tested most of the numbers on the useful phone numbers page located HERE

Crossed out all numbers that no longer work, or no longer provide the function they are listed for.

Numbers remain (but crossed out) for historical, and archival purposes. As phone numbers can eventually be reassigned, please refrain from calling the crossed out numbers, unless there is a reason to do so, as I have personally confirmed they no longer function as specified, and may no longer belong to the same owner. The owner of a toll free number pays for incoming minutes, so be reasonable.

Trainphones Photo blog is going into archive status and will no longer be updated.

Since most payphones in the NYC subway system have been being removed, and there has not been any actual updates to that site in quite some time, it is going to remain as an archive only, and the link at the top of NYPHONEJACKS will be removed. Visit trainphones.nyphonejacks.com/ for a trip back in history when payphones still existed.

Friday, May 3, 2013


READERS: If you want me to continue providing useful, original content then I urge you to join me fighting against these bottom feeding scum sucking content thefts who try to claim that they are a "search engine"


a search engine does not archive and make available the ENTIRETY of copyright content it just indexes it for search, and sends viewers to the officially sanctioned version of that content.

stop hiding behind some bullshit claims that you are a "search engine" and admit to the fact that you are the biggest kind of content pirate scumbag on the internet.

i do not know how many FUCKING times I have to tell you to take down ANY and ALL content produced and owned by me immediately and permanently.

can you not read? my feed is labeled ©nyphonejacks, (that's copyright douche bag)  and the profile explicitly prohibits by name TOPSY from republishing ANY content on my feed, or elsewhere on the internet.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Paging, door phone, patch panel install.

Most of the wiring was in place, for the most part but the wires had 8p8c (RJ45) plugs on the ends of them, not a patch panel. Not only is this not messy, it is not recommended, because when not if, the clip breaks on the plug a tech will need to go out to crimp a new one on.

2 port patch panel was installed to neaten up the network wiring.

UTI-312 paging interface was installed for a 15W self amplified bogen horn in the warehouse (not photographed). This installation only has a single speaker on a single zone, but unfortunately we were unable to obtain a UTI-1 in time to get this install completed. 312 is programmed to automatically page to zone 1 with no need for DTMF selection of zone.

Viking RC2A relay is used to activate door release that locksmith will wire to the wires I prewired to the door frame for him. E20-B is installed as door phone (not photographed)

Linksys PAP2 is used to provide 2 analog extensions. 1 extension goes to the door phone and relay, the other extension goes to the UTI-312 for paging.

Job took 5 hours to complete, including testing, several wire runs, and training of VoIP phones previously installed. Had the wiring been in place from previous speakers, and door phones, and had the customer not required additional training of the phones this could have been completed within an hour start to finish.

The open space is for the computer tech to mount an 8 port or 16 port switch. Currently they are using a BEF41 linksys router with DHCP turned off as a 4 port switch and require additional LAN ports for the currently unused jacks.