Approved Optics and Power & Telephone Supply Co. Announce Reseller Agreement

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Providing service providers a reliable source for industry-leading optical transceivers, cables and cable management systems.

With service providers focused on meeting the ever-increasing demands of their subscribers while maintaining network integrity, our partnership with Approved Optics is an all-around win.

Power & Telephone Supply Co. (Power & Tel) and Approved Optics announce they have reached a non-exclusive reseller agreement for the US, Canada, and Mexico. This agreement allows Power & Tel to sell and distribute Approved Optics enterprise class, third-party networking products for the smart data center. The objective of this partnership is to utilize both companies’ strengths to efficiently supply high quality and cost-effective solutions that allow service providers to ensure compliance throughout their network.

“Approved Optics technical expertise has allowed us for over a decade to consistently deliver customers first-to-market compatibility solutions in the most rigorous, optical networking environments,” stated Rick Hall, National Account Manager. “Power & Tel is a perfect partner with their proven 50-year track record of consistently meeting their customers’ ever-changing product and logistics needs. Their total solution offering and marketplace leadership enhances our ability to distribute our products into the field.”

Tom Tighe, Executive VP, Sales & Marketing at Power & Tel said, “Power & Tel is excited to bring Approved Optics and their product line to our customers. Being able to offer their high-quality transceivers, direct attach cables and cable management systems enhances our optical networking and data center solution set. ” Tighe added, “With service providers focused on meeting the ever-increasing demands of their subscribers while maintaining network integrity, our partnership with Approved Optics is an all-around win.”    

About Power & Tel
Founded in 1963, Power & Tel’s extensive distribution system provides service providers and contractors an effective way to get the wide-range of products needed to build and maintain communication networks. As a value-add partner, the company also offers efficient solutions for the management of material and transactions; asset visibility; and maximizing resource & facility capacity. Company headquarters are located in Memphis, TN, with branch offices and distribution centers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Power & Tel’s inventory, experience and technologies can help reduce the costs within your supply chain and allow you to reach your profit objectives. To learn more visit or call 800-238-7514.

About Approved Optics
Approved Optics is the industry authority on enterprise class, third-party networking products for the data center. Headquartered in Los Angeles, we provide technical, logistical and sales support to over 3,000 clients in 30 countries.

Approved’s core competencies include: transceivers, direct attach cables, fiber cabling and cable management. Because we partner with the largest global contract manufacturers, we’re able to provide customers with high quality, cost-effective solutions in direct contrast to the budget prohibitive prices commonly associated with OEM networking products.

In addition to our extensive product line, our customer service has earned us a reputation of trust that is unparalleled in the industry. We help clients navigate the complexities of their hardware architecture to guarantee compliance throughout the network. Our service success is proven by the loyalty and support of some of the largest data centers in the world, including: telecommunications, corporations and government agencies.

Power & Tel Press Contact: Keith Cress, Director of Marketing, keith.cress(at)ptsupply(dot)com

Approved Optics Press Contact: Kurt Dunteman, Managing Director, kdunteman(at)approvedoptics(at)com

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