Is this a telco switch? Or a PBX?

From: Bruce Lane <>
Date: Tue Jan 19 16:06:33 1999

At 12:58 19-01-1999 -0800, you wrote:

>Come across something in the basement. Working on making it mine.
>It's a 6" rack labeled "[Bell logo] DIMENSION". Has a serial port and lots
>of trunk connectors. Is this a telco switch?

        Lucky for you lot that I've spent a lot of time in the telephone industry.

        What you have there, Daniel, is a Dimenision PBX. It requires a special
operator console, and in some cases special phones, in order to work.

        They're -neat- to play with. A friend of mine used to manage one. If you
can find the rest of it (docs, console, whatever), you can actually run a
PBX of your Very Own. ;-)

        Too bad you're not nearer to WA, or I'd come by and give you a hand with
it. I speak Bell System pretty fluently.

Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho, Blue Feather Technologies
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Received on Tue Jan 19 1999 - 16:06:33 GMT

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