Optima gets $5m green light from RTA

Optima gets $5m green light from RTA

The New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) has given the nod to local PC manufacturer, Optima Technology Solutions, to provide hardware and associated services worth up to $5 million.

Optima MD, Cornel Ung, said the two-year deal was for the provision of 4600 desktops and 1400 notebooks. Optima would also be required to provide standard operating environment (SOE) and helpdesk support. The contract included an option for three one-year extensions, he said.

The RTA has a raft of more than 350 applications that Optima will use to further customise the machines - drawn from its WorkPro D9S and Centoris G300 models.

Ung said the RTA had previously used a multinational desktop provider, which had seen it dealing with three separate companies at any given time for hardware, support or SOE assistance. Optima had been up against a raft of multinationals for the latest tender.

"I think the reason the RTA chose a local company this time is because we can provide a complete solution," he said. "There's no need to trace who made a mistake [among multiple companies], the RTA just has to call one number."

According to Optima, it has delivered more than 40,000 systems to the government sector in the last financial year.

Ung said it would focus on winning more sub-5000 seat installations during the year ahead, with a particular preference for NSW State Government contracts.

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