|1980 - 1989
||As personal computers expanded their reach into homes and small
offices, they were shedding their early reputation as novelties,
and were becoming essential parts of everyday business. But,
the emerging technology was not yet widely understood, and integrating
off-the-shelf components into a system that could run home and
business applications required technical skill.
In 1981, General Technics was founded by Lou Cetrangelo with
the mission to make modern computing easy and accessible to anyone.
Having served in the US Navy, Lou had a strong technical background
with engineering experience designing military computer peripherals.
General Technics produced step-by-step manuals that could help
anyone assemble their own personal computer. GT also provided
components and complete systems in kit form, as well as helpful
With an established name and reputation for honest business,
the customer base quickly grew across the country.
|1990 - 1999
||Soon, many early adopters of PCs and business machines looking
to maximise their initial investment wanted to upgrade their
hardware to support newer applications of the day. General Technics
filled this need by providing repairs and upgrade solutions to
most of IBM’s® line of PS/2 computer systems. The service was
so helpful, that IBM’s own support center began referring their
customers to General Technics for upgrades.
With a huge boost in sales, the first office location was quickly
outgrown. To keep pace with growing demand, GT moved into a
much larger office and warehouse facility in Ronkonkoma, NY in
September of 1992.
Ever focused on the future of technology, General Technics turned
towards the rapidly growing market of industrial computers. After
partnering with Joyance® Enterprises, GT became the prime distributor
of ruggedized rackmount computer chassis in the US. Serving
banks, universities, and large corporations, General Technics
provided integrated rackmount computer systems and servers.
With the explosion of the Internet in the mid-90’s, GT saw incredible
demand for lower-cost low-height rack mountable PCs that could
power web servers and internet service providers. With the technology
and resources already available, General Technics was in a prime
position to develop and supply these unique solutions.
|2000 - 2009
||The success of the expansion into new markets made it necessary
once again to relocate to a larger building. So, in July of
2000, General Technics purchased its current 10,000 square foot
manufacturing and assembly facility on Long Island. The additional
office space, assembly and testing rooms, and larger warehouse
made it possible to continue growing and serving more customers.
In 2002 General Technics was recognized as an Intel® Premier
Provider for outstanding sales and support of Intel system boards,
processors, and server products. GT has proudly maintained this
premier status for over 10 years, and is now a Platinum member
of Intel’s Technology Provider program. Working so closely with
Intel gives General Technics enhanced knowledge and expertise,
access to direct technical support, and insight into new opportunities
GT recognized that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions,
and that each customer faces their own particular challenges.
To help meet these needs more effectively, General Technics
began offering custom design and engineering services. Among
the developments were ultra-quiet rackmount computer systems
for video surveillance, compact and short depth chassis for high-density
computing, and super-rugged rack systems for aerospace applications
with high shock resilience and mass storage. General Technics
continues to develop and manufacture computer chassis with improved
performance and design.
|2010 - Today
||In recent years, General Technics has acquired contracts with
massive deployment opportunities. As a result we have expanded
and streamlined our warehouse and assembly facility to build,
test, and ship ever larger ongoing orders. General Technics
continues to hire and train additional staff to meet the promised
delivery dates with the same high standards of quality and reliability.
Today, General Technics serves businesses in aerospace, science,
data storage and cloud computing, video security, and government
agencies. We remain committed to providing the best solutions
for each customer, embracing new technologies as they emerge,
and adapting to changing markets. As computers grow faster,
smaller, and more powerful into the future, we will continue
to make them accessible and affordable to you and your business