Following information on the old Quortech-website, there have been 7 different phones on the market.

The following image is an overview of those devices:
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Left to right: Multi-Pay Terminal, Coin Terminal, eMillennium, Graphical Terminal, Card Terminal.
Below first two devices: Desk Terminal. Not pictured: Inmate Terminal.

The following information is gathered from the above linked Quortech-website, as found on archive.org. It mentions a lot of product-numbers, that aren't mentioned in the leaked MTR1.9 (January 1997)-manual. On the other hand, only while the manual mentions M1211, M1221 and M1231, on the later one can be found on said website.

M1000 Millennium Coin Basic Terminal without Display

Public communications access terminals need to be ready for the future even if they only accept coins today. That's why the Millennium Coin Terminal offers choices.

The basic M1000 terminal comes without a display but field service can quickly install a 2-line x 20-character illuminated display anytime, turning the terminal into the M1001 to generate new sources of revenue.

An ideal solution for low-revenue sites, this terminal is part of the Millennium platform which means it's driven by the powerful Millennium Manager.
  • Voice Prompts offer dialing assistance. User-friendly system enhances operational effectiveness.
  • Language Selection key gives users added flexibility.
  • Electronic Coin Validator prevents use of slugs or foreign coins. Automatic cash box accounting reduces operational costs, and Electronic lock protects access and streamlines key management (optional).
  • Built-in Self Diagnostics monitors terminal performance.
  • Vandal Resistant Design assures availability.
  • Branded Upper Bezel calls attention to the service provider's name.
  • Field-Upgradeable Illuminated Display and card reader can be added to drive usage, promote services and generate advertising revenue.
  • Optional bank of Quick Access Keys to services, local businesses and security impacts caller satisfaction and generates revenue as well as provides opportunities to cross-sell services.
Height 533mm (21 in.)
Width 194mm (7.8 in.)
Depth 155mm (6.1 in.)
Weight 19.05 kg (42lbs)
Handset * Enhanced G-Type
* Electret microphone and dynamic receiver
* Armored cable connection
Environment Temperature
Operating-40'C to +60'C
Non-Op. -50'C to +70'C

Humidity
Operating Up to 95% at +40'C
Power Supplementary power*
Local power Wall plug-in class 2 transformer (110 VAC) or Direct current from a central location
*In the event of a power failure, Millennium will automatically switch to its power-fail mode so customers can still reach emergency numbers and place operator assisted calls.
Line Requirements Business analog central office (CO) line with answer supervision.
Design Features for the Physically Challenged * Visual and voice prompts
* Adjustable volume control
* Recessed coin slot
* Oversized, wide-set dialing buttons
Compliance for Hearing Aids EIA RS504 and CSA CAN#-T515
Display Vacuum Fluorescent (VFD)
Languages (Primary /Secondary) * English
* French
* Japanese
*Spanish

M1001 Millennium Coin Basic Terminal with Display

Shares description on website with M1001 Millennium Coin Basic Terminal with Display

M1131 Millennium Card Terminal with Multi-Card reader

For service providers who want to deliver advanced public communications access while eliminating the cost of handling coins, QuorTech has the perfect solution - the Millennium Card Terminal.

Calling cards. Credit cards. Cash cards. Smart cards. Millennium Card Terminals handle them all with ease. What's more, these terminals are simple to install and virtually maintenance free
  • Voice Prompts offer dialing assistance. User-friendly system enhances operational effectiveness.
  • Language Selection key gives users added flexibility.
  • Built-in Self Diagnostics monitors terminal performance and can notify the nearest service center when attention is required.
  • Vandal Resistant Design assures availability.
  • Branded Upper Bezel calls attention to the service provider's name.
  • Vacuum Fluorescent (VFD) Blue with scrolling display. Visible from high and low vantage points.
  • Quick Access Keys link to services and local businesses; impacts caller satisfaction and generates revenue as well as provides opportunities to cross-sell services.
  • Next Call Key makes it easy to place additional calls with the same card.
  • Multi-Card Reader gives customers more options for payment by accepting both magnetic stripe and “smart chip” cards. Card Icons identify which cards are accepted.
Height 533mm (21 in.)
Width 194mm (7.8 in.)
Depth 82mm (3.2 in.)
Weight 10.8 kg (23.8lbs)
Handset * Enhanced G-Type
* Electret microphone and dynamic receiver
* Armored cable connection
Environment Temperature
Operating-40'C to +60'C
Non-Op. -50'C to +70'C
Temp Shock -40'C to +60'C in 5 minutes

Humidity
Operating Up to 95% at +40'C
Power Supplementary power*
Local power Wall plug-in class 2 transformer (110 VAC) or Direct current from a central location
*In the event of a power failure, Millennium will automatically switch to its power-fail mode so customers can still reach emergency numbers and place operator assisted calls.

Recommended Source
0.5A, 24VDC+/- 15%

Acceptable Voltage After Startup
14VDC to 30VDC
Line Requirements Business analog central office (CO) line with answer supervision using battery reversal.
Compliance for Hearing Aids EIA RS504 and CSA CAN#-T515
Display Vacuum Fluorescent (VFD) Blue with scrolling display. Visible from high and low vantage points.
Languages (Primary /Secondary) * English
* French
* Japanese
* Spanish

* M1211 Millennium Multi-Pay mag strip Terminal

This devices is mentioned in the leaked manual.

No information whatsoever have been posted on the website for this devices. Judging by the product-number, it probably has the same hardware-platform as the M1231 Millennium Multi-Pay Terminal with Multi-Card Reader - but with only a mag-strip-reader instead of a combined magstripe/smartcard-reader.

* M1221 Millennium Multi-Pay smart card Terminal

This devices is mentioned in the leaked manual.

No information whatsoever have been posted on the website for this devices. Judging by the product-number, it probably has the same hardware-platform as the M1231 Millennium Multi-Pay Terminal with Multi-Card Reader - but with only a smartcard-reader instead of a combined magstripe/smartcard-reader.

* M1231 Millennium Multi-Pay Terminal with Multi-Card Reader

This devices is mentioned in the leaked manual. Also, this device seems to be the most common device to be found these days on the streets.

This Multi-Pay Terminal accepts a range of coins, including the dollar coin, plus magnetic stripe commercial credit cards, calling cards and "smart" chip cards.

Coins are held in escrow until positive call connection is detected, eliminating the need for a separate coin return mechanism; fewer mechanical parts mean increased reliability.

The visual display shows credit remaining for coin calls. When a user places the card in the reader, the terminal automatically reads the account number in the magnetic stripe -eliminating long distance dialing sequences. The consumer can make multiple calls after a single card insertion by using the Next Call key rather than having to re-insert the card.
  • Recessed Coin Slot helps callers insert coins properly, and can accommodate a $1 US or $1 CDN coin. The electronic coin validator is equipped with a sensor to prevent the use of foreign coins or slugs.
  • Language Selection Key provides callers with a choice of a primary or alternate language - such as English/French, or English/Japanese.
  • Voice Prompts offer dialing assistance. User-friendly system enhances operational effectiveness using a high quality recorded voice.
  • Adjustable Volume lets the user adjust handset volume in 6dB increments.
  • Built-in Self Diagnostics monitors terminal performance.
  • Branded Upper Bezel calls attention to the service provider's name.
  • Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) Blue with scrolling ability. Remains visible from both high and low vantage points.
  • Quick Access Keys to services and local businesses. Impacts caller satisfaction and generates revenue as well as provides opportunities to cross-sell services.
  • Next Call Key makes it easy to place additional calls with the same card.
  • Multi-Card Reader gives customers more options for payment by accepting both magnetic stripe and “smart chip” cards. Card Icons identify which cards are accepted.
Height 533mm (21 in.)
Width 194mm (7.8 in.)
Depth 155mm (6.1 in.)
Weight 19.05 kg (42lbs)
Handset * Enhanced G-Type
* Electret microphone and dynamic receiver
* Armored cable connection
Environment Temperature
Operating-40'C to +60'C
Non-Op. -50'C to +70'C
Maximum temp. shock -40'C to +60'C in 5 minutes.

Humidity
Operating Up to 95% at +40'C
Power Supplementary power*
Local power Wall plug-in class 2 transformer (110 VAC) or Direct current from a central location
*In the event of a power failure, Millennium will automatically switch to its power-fail mode so customers can still reach emergency numbers and place operator assisted calls.

Recommended Source
0.5A, 24VDC+/- 15%

Acceptable Voltage After Startup
14VDC to 30VDC
Line Requirements Business analog central office (CO) line with battery reversal.
Design Features for the Physically Challenged * Visual and voice prompts
* Adjustable volume control
* Recessed coin slot
* Oversized, wide-set dialing buttons
Compliance for Hearing Aids EIA RS504 and CSA CAN#-T515
Display Vacuum Fluorescent (VFD)
Languages (Primary /Secondary) * English
* French
* Japanese
* Spanish

M1241 Millennium Multi-Pay Multi Application Terminal

The Multi-Application Terminal includes the best of Millennium Multi-Pay Terminals. This terminal accepts both "smart" chip and magnetic stripe cards, as well as coins. Plus, it is designed to accommodate emerging technologies. Downloadable code allows terminals to do an automated firmware upgrade over an X.25 line.

Until now, to update terminal versions or firmware, technicians had to visit each phone and replace the firmware chip on the control PCP. The standard bright yellow card reader and the "smart" chip and magnetic stripe icons give this Millennium a distinctive image that attracts use by consumers.

M1245 Millennium Graphical Terminal

Beyond providing traditional call revenue with advanced multipay options, the M1245 terminal can offer a variety of additional revenue opportunities that allow Payphone Service Providers (PSPs) and site agents the ability to sell products via ads and direct-dial links.

Enhance image and brand awareness. Provide public service announcements. Deliver electronic promotional messages. Display advertising links the selected call-to-action to specific, consumer response keys for immediate, direct response. PSPs and site agents work together to promote their own products and services via key linked messages or sell response key positions and promotional screens to third party advertisers for additional revenue generation.

Consumers benefit as well with interactive links to timely and relevant information and quick, easy access to the products and services they want. And as consumers take advantage of the M1245 terminal's many conveniences, profitability for the PSP and site agent can increase through follow-on calls, directory assistance and call commissions.

No technical or physical specification has been posted on the website. Apart from the display, it's probably pretty much the same like the other Millennium-phones with VFDs.

M1361 Millennium Desk Terminal with Multi-Card Reader

This devices can/could be found in hotels and Airline-Lounges.

When you want to offer customers the convenience of a payphone, but don't want it to look like one, choose the Millennium Desk Terminal.

With a compact design and sophisticated features, the Millennium Desk Terminal lets customers get down to business-even when they're away from the office. There's no need for coins. Use a calling card, credit card, smart card, or cash card-without dialing lengthy codes. Just place your card in the reader. The display prompts walk you through the call.

Millennium validates the card in real time, protecting against unauthorized use. To make another call, just press a key.

Connect a lap-top computer for business on the go. Or, press one of the Quick Access keys for one-touch dialing to access services, information, and local businesses.

With Millennium, convenience is looking better than ever.
  • Multi-Card Reader gives customers more options for payment.
  • Language Select Key provides callers with a choice of primary or alternative language.
  • Next Call Key makes it easy to place additional calls with the same card.
  • Voice Prompts provide dialing assistance.
  • Hearing Aid compatible
  • Adjustable volume
  • Data Jack lets consumers connect a computer for convenient access to email or other information services.
  • Self Diagnostics allow the terminal to call the nearest service center for assistance.
Height 112mm (4.4 in.)
Width 305mm (12 in.)
Depth 218mm (8.6 in.)
Weight 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs.)
Handset Electret microphone and dynamic receiver
Environment Temperature
Operating 0'C to +50'C
Non-Op. -40'C to +70'C

Humidity
Operating Up to 90% at +40'C
Non-Op.Up to 95% at +40'C
Power 24V dc +_ 15% at 0.5A. Terminal may be locally powered using AC adaptor, or remotely powered from a central power source.
When the power fails, Millennium automatically switches to power-fail mode- so customers can still reach emergency numbers and place operator assisted calls.
Compliance for Hearing Aids EIA RS504 and CSA CAN#-T515

eMillennium

It is rumored, that few of those devices were deployed at big airports.

Introducing eMillennium - The evolution of Public Access

Welcome to the next level. QuorTech Solutions has forever changed the face of public communication by bringing the power and attraction of the Internet to the already well established Millennium payphone family.

eMillennium is public communication for the 21st century. It offers superior multi-pay voice access in combination with powerful, yet user-friendly web applications. Users can check e-mail, get stock quotes, make on-line purchases, even cruise the Internet all while talking on the phone. A built-in Ethernet data port provides the additional option of high-speed web access through a laptop computer.

eMillennium is as functional as it is eye catching. The 6.5" full VGA colour screen offers amazing visual clarity, while the standardized keyboard and built-in mouse make for easy and familiar navigation. Whether you're a current Millennium operator or new to the Millennium line of phones, upgrading to eMillennium is simple.

The eMillennium dimensions are the same as any other payphone terminal, so no new furniture is required.

Best of all, eMillennium is designed with customization in mind. It's built on an open platform, so both advanced HTML and Java applications can be developed quickly.

Direct connections with taxis, hotels, restaurants or any other imaginable product or service can be the first thing a user sees when they approach the phone.

eMillennium is connection without limits. It ushers in an era where the boundries of old public access no longer exist. The future of communication is here.

The future is eMillennium.
  • TFT 6.5“ VGA LCD Display provides superior advertising and Internet browsing opportunities. Take advertising and cross-sell services to the next level.
  • Voice Prompts offer dialing assistance. User-friendly system enhances operational effectiveness.
  • Language Selection and Operating Assistance is available through clear on-screen prompts and “Soft Keys”.
  • Standardized Keyboard with Mouse Controls allows for easy operation. Anyone familiar with a standard keyboard will feel right at home.
  • High Speed Ethernet Port is the evolution of the Millennium data jack. Plug-in and browse from your own laptop at Ethernet speeds. Send e-mail, transfer files – anything is possible without wasting valuable time.
  • Built-in Self Diagnostics monitors terminal performance and can notify the nearest service center when attention is required.
  • Branded Upper Bezel calls attention to the service provider's name.
  • Multi-Card Reader gives customers more options for payment by accepting both magnetic stripe and “smart chip” cards. Card Icons identify which cards are accepted.
Height 533mm (21 in.)
Width 210mm (8.3 in.)
Depth 351mm (13.8 in.)
Weight 19.05 kg (42lbs)
Handset * Enhanced G-Type
* Electret microphone and dynamic receiver
* Armored cable connection
Environment Temperature
Operating 0'C to +60'C
Non-Op. -20'C to +70'C

Humidity
Operating Up to 95% at +40'C
Power Supplementary power*
Local power Wall plug-in class 2 transformer (110 VAC) or Direct current from a central location
*In the event of a power failure, Millennium will automatically switch to its power-fail mode so customers can still reach emergency numbers and place operator assisted calls.

Recommended Source
* (Revision) 1.0A, 24VDC+/- 15%

Acceptable Voltage After Startup
14VDC to 30VDC
Line Requirements Business analog central office (CO) line with battery reversal. High-Speed data access such as DSL, ADSL, Cable, etc.
Compliance for Hearing Aids EIA RS504 and CSA CAN#-T515
Display Colour TFT LCD Module, 6.5” (VGA)
Languages (Primary /Secondary) * English
* French
* Spanish

Millennium Inmate Terminals

The Millennium Inmate System is a mature Inmate Services platform which has been developed by QuorTech to offer Inmate Service Providers with a network compatible, system based solution, which can provide broad service capabilities nation-wide. In addition, the Millennium System investment provides several opportunities to expand Sprint services into other transaction based businesses.

The Millennium Inmate Payphone and support system provides prison officials with additional control features which are needed to compete in this market today. Features offered include limited call duration, programmable curfew periods, and blocking of calls to specified numbers (numbers may be blocked per inmate, per prison or nation-wide).

The system also allows calls to specific 1-800 numbers and provides an emergency / auto dialer button. It can also assist with recording and monitoring efforts of prison officials by interfacing to recording equipment, providing call detail records and advising both calling and called parties that the calls may be monitored or recorded. Prison officials are able to adjust controls and request a variety of reports through software on their PCs.

There are two types of the Millennium Inmate payphones included in the Millennium Inmate Systems solution:

Millennium Inmate Payphone with card-Reader

Millennium Inmate Payphone without Card-Reader

No technical or physical specification has been posted on the website.

Judging by the advertising-text, the hardware corresponds to one of the Coin-Only- or Card-Only-devices and additional software to be run on the prison-computer-system - so probably just an extension of the Millennium Manager.

Millennium Manager

Feature Benefit
Reliable, fault tolerant Minimized denial of service or loss of revenue due to system downtime.
Scaleable capacity 6K expandable to 250K sets on single system with the addition of systems operating hardware.
Fast transaction process Handle large number of terminals without impact on response time.
Central control Control entire PCS requirements from a single operator console.
Central data Summary data for entire PCS all centrally managed. Early data reporting through SQL.
Integrated Solution Direct Links to existing PCS OpBut it is known, that the Millennium Manager erator's System (i.e. billing, rating, etc.).
MILLENNIUM Manager can be configured to support regional operations Regions need only deal with their own reports, alarms and installations etc.
Sophisticated fraud management Real time monitor for entire PCS environment to look for fraudulent activities. Direct bank validation Hotlist and country code screen & range screen.
Platform for the future Smart Card Services, Debit Services

No detailed specification has been posted on the website.

The Millennium Manager is said to cost around 1 Million US-Dollars if to be bought and there are not many know running instances of it - one is at WiMacTel/Quortech. Price aside, another reason for this might be, that the software only runs on HP Tandem-servers.

Addons/Upgrades

Except for the eMillennium and the M1361 Desk Terminal, (probably) all phones can be upgraded with the following options. At any given time, there can only be one option installed.

  • No upgrade / blank panel
  • 5 Button Quickdial-panel
  • 10 Button Quickdial-panel
  • SMS/eMail/TTY-keyboard

Each phone can also be fitted with a modem-/data-jack, which is installed on the side of the box. This upgrade does not inhibit the above mentioned addons. The datajack has also been seen as an integrated part of the cardreader-bezel.

Also, it is (probably) possible to pass from one phone-type to another by replacing the card-reader and/or display.

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