The U.S. General Services Administration has designated Crestron—a communication and control technologies provider located in Rockleigh, N.J.—as an “IT Schedule 70” vendor.
Known as the “Multiple Award Schedule” (MAS), the Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70 grants agencies direct access to commercial experts who can thoroughly address the needs of the government IT community through 20 “Special Item Numbers” that assist with IT hardware, software and services, Creston says in a written statement.
The MAS allows for choice, flexibility, ease of use and access to the highest quality of IT products, services and solutions from small businesses and industry giants, the company says. In addition, local, state and federal governments can now work closely with the sales team at Crestron to obtain fair and reasonable approved pricing and license terms.
As a MAS vendor, Crestron can complete contracts with agencies faster and with fewer obstacles. “Becoming an authorized vendor partner enables us to provide more opportunities to our dealers and to support our government partners quickly and more efficiently,” said Landon Lovett, Crestron’s director of federal government markets. “Crestron understands the unique needs of government agencies and the importance of securely automating control of the technology throughout their facilities.”
Crestron control systems and touch panels also recently received Joint Interoperability Test Command Information Assurance Certification to provide automation and control on secure networks.