NEC phone systems

NEC was originally known as Nippon Electric Company, and was established in Japan in 1899 as a joint venture with Western Electric Company, the manufacturing arm of AT&T.


"Nippon" is a Japanese word for "Japan;" and just as Western Electric was the main supplier to AT&T, Nippon Electric was the main supplier to NT&T, the Japanese national phone company.


NEC employs more than 150,000 people worldwide, and has annual sales of more than $40 billion. The company produces a wide range of products, and has been a major supplier of business phone systems in the US since the 1980s.

AbleComm became a major seller of NEC's fine DS and DSXC phone systems. Although the DS and DSX systems are no longer being made, we still have some circuit boards and phones.

The replacement system is the superb SL1100. We think it is too complex for most do-it-yourself installers. We can provide very limited tech support. If you can arrange for professional installation by a qualified technician or have suitable experience, we will sell you a system. No refunds will be provided if you get in "over your head."