The State of California approves IT networking solutions from InterOptic​


CHICAGO – April 12, 2017 

InterOptic, a data interconnect company, secured a California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) contract with the State of California, Department of General Services which gives state and local government agencies the option to specify lower cost brand-equivalent products for their optical networking needs. As a trusted supplier to the U.S. Government, InterOptic is expanding its reach to the state and local government level in California, which includes cities and counties, the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems, K-12 public schools and California Community Colleges that are empowered to expend public funds.

“The State of California is always looking for innovative technology solutions, and this is especially true in the area of IT networking “ said Ron Hughes, former Director of the Office of Technology Services for the State of California. “InterOptic is unique in its knowledge of optical networking and its ability to meet the State’s ever-increasing bandwidth and interoperability needs. Procuring these products at a fraction of what the OEMs charge is an additional and non-trivial advantage when it comes to the mission-critical nature of these projects.”

Under this new CMAS contract, InterOptic is now authorized to offer these government entities its full suite of IT networking solutions at 30-50% savings over OEM products. The company’s product line supports 20 data equipment manufacturer platforms including Cisco, Juniper, Arista, Brocade, Extreme, D-Link, HP, NETGEAR and Palo Alto Networks, among others.

“As a General Services Administration (GSA) provider to the U.S. Government, InterOptic products are approved for and deployed in the largest, most critical and secure global networks with the U.S. Government including NMCI, NGEN and DISA,” said Robert Coenen, VP at InterOptic. “By leveraging our decades of design and development experience, we look forward to extending the same level of excellence to change the way the State of California looks at optical interconnect deployment in its mission-critical networks.”

InterOptic sources its components from OEM-qualified manufacturers and a finely tuned supply chain ensures fast turnaround to support fluctuating network demands. The company is authorized to begin selling its IT networking solutions to state and local government entities in California immediately. For more information about InterOptic and data interconnect solutions, visit

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