The Integra Optics Story

100% focused on uptime

Who is Integra Optics? We’re the company that understands that business and consumer end users expect their internet and phones to work 100% of the time. That’s why Integra Optics is 100% focused on uptime. Our mission is to ensure that our customers can turn up services faster, build out the fiber networks they need to be competitive, and keep them up and running.

A vision of more reliable uptime

Dave Prescott had a vision when he founded Integra Optics. As a network engineer for a major cable company, he experienced the frustration of downtime caused by inferior optics and long wait times for replacements. He decided to start a company that could provide a responsive, reliable source of high-quality optical transceivers to help network engineers and managers be successful. Prescott’s vision was to create a new category of network solutions – engineered, coded and tested to outperform every other transceiver on the market.

Integra Optics was founded in Albany, New York in 2007 and quickly became a leader in the telecommunications industry. Recognized for our innovative network solutions, product reliability, technical expertise and personalized customer service, the company is one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies on the INC 5000 list. Today, we’re an international organization with a total of 80 employees working in our Latham, NY,  headquarters and in satellite locations across the United States, Canada and South America.

Founded on three guiding principles

Integra Optics delivers on our promise of uptime by focusing on three basic principles for our manufacturing and supply chain operations.

  • Interoperability: We manufacture our transceivers to be 100% interoperable across all OEM platforms.
  • Reliability: We deliver them correctly coded and tested 100% of the time using the only high-speed robots in the Western Hemisphere. As a result, Integra brand optics are 33 times more reliable than both OEM and third party generics.
  • Availability: Because we have the largest inventory in the Western Hemisphere, Integra customers are increasingly turning to us to manage their supply chains.

Serving telecom, cable and data network industries

Integra Optics helps network engineers, designers and managers around the world build out new fiber optic networks, extend the value of their existing networks and maintain uptime with the most reliable transceivers and fiber optic components available. We’re providing network solutions for over 300 organizations worldwide. Our customers include:

  • Telecommunications Companies, Cable/MSO Service Providers.
  • Enterprise Data Centers in government, corporations, healthcare, utilities, and education verticals.

Veteran-owned and committed to hiring vets

Integra Optics is a Veteran-Owned Business verified by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The company’s founder, Dave Prescott, served as a nuclear engineer for the United States Navy. He applied his military discipline to his organization’s core processes. And he hired military veterans in key roles, and as part of his Veteran-owned business strategy. Precision and character are core values of the brand today. We are grateful to the many customers and channel partners who recognize and give priority to Veteran-owned businesses in their procurement policies.

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Integra Optics holds the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification for the processes involved in the design, engineering, development, production, distribution, installation, and servicing of our line of fiber optic products. Integra earned ISO certification by focusing on customer support, planning, leadership, a dedicated approach to quality, fact-based decision-making, mutually-beneficial supplier relationships, and, of course, continual improvement.

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Meet our Leadership Team