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Old 09-30-2016, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by LSLGuy View Post
What do you suppose is the function of every receptionist at every hotel and large corporate office in the land? That person has a fancy phone and distributes incoming calls on a shared main number to the appropriate extensions. Functionally speaking that's a PBX even if it doesn't have those pre-1960s plugs and wires.
When I worked for Bell Labs in Denver in the early 80s, it was usually called the "PBX Lab", although I believe the official designation was "Business Communications". The computer based system we were developing at that time was usually referred to as the "Dimension 85 PBX" ("Antelope" was the internal code name for the project). BTW, we referred to the operators on such systems as "attendants".