The printers from Zebra are very good. You can use the desktop TLP2844 printer for almost any industrial application as well. Printing from Linux might work through CUPS somehow, but the printer language (EPL) is quite easy and depending on your requirements it might be worth writing a small app. You can take a look at this application which writes labels (barcodes and corresponding numbers on small lables, source code available): http://www.emilda.org/index.php?q=emilda-print
I hope they are not using caller-id to "pair" the devices... Actually, that might be kinda fun
conq writes "Skype has launched a new offensive to go after small business dollars. From the BusinessWeek article: 'The company is unveiling Skype for Business, aimed at small companies with fewer than 10 employees, on Mar. 9. Skype for Business will include a new Web site, Skype.biz, as well as a host of features and hardware. While Skype has introduced features appealing to business users one by one for the past six months, the new announcement marks the beginning of a concerted effort.'"
I've been creating a personal homepage for myself, and recently created a blog for it. I won't probably post anything new here (not that I have posted anything for over a year). Check it out at http://matta.nordstrom.fi/