SOURCE: Finisar

May 20, 2008 08:00 ET

Technical Communities and Finisar Corporation Sign Government Services Partnership

Government, Military, and Federal Contractors Save Taxpayer Money When Buying Technical Equipment

SAN BRUNO, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a global technology leader in fiber optic solutions for high-speed networks, and Technical Communities, Inc., a leading service provider for technical organizations that sell to U.S. government agencies, military, and prime federal contractors, today announced a government services partnership agreement. The agreement authorizes Technical Communities to market Finisar's Network Tools products including high-speed serial design and test equipment, protocol training and testing services to the government community.

"Through our partnership with Technical Communities, Finisar is now able to provide Government and Military customers with the same leading-edge products and services currently available to commercial OEMs," said Rick Kilduff, vice president of sales for Network Tools at Finisar Corporation. "Having these products approved by the General Services Administration (GSA) will allow government agencies to easily acquire the test equipment and services needed during deployment and test phases."

"Technical Communities is excited to offer the federal government an array of high-quality technical products from Finisar," said Peter Ostrow, president and CEO of Technical Communities. "Our goal is to continue to optimize the GSA buying and selling experience for organizations such as Finisar."

Finisar's Network Tools products are listed by GSA's Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) managed by Technical Communities. Technical Communities provides content, transaction, marketing, sales administration, and reporting services to support these products. Technical Communities also provides presentation materials and order processing through GSA's e-commerce web site, www.gsaadvantage.gov, and the company's on-line marketplaces: www.gsamart.com, www.testmart.com, and www.navicpmart.com.

About Technical Communities

Technical Communities, Inc. is the premier one-stop service solution for technical organizations that sell to U.S. government agencies, military organizations, and prime federal contractors. We use our contract management expertise and powerful technology solutions to enable organizations to more effectively manage sales, marketing and procurement -- which lowers costs, saves time and reduces risks. The company, with offices in the California's Silicon Valley and the Washington, DC area, is owner and operator of ecommerce properties www.gsamart.com, www.testmart.com, www.navicpmart.com and www.eurekaspot.com. Online content-focused sites include www.govcontractsmagazine.com and www.testequipmentmagazine.com. For more information, visit www.technicalcommunities.com.

About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic components and subsystems and network test and monitoring systems. These products enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage and wireless applications over Local Area Networks (LANs), Storage Area Networks (SANs), and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using Ethernet, Fiber Channel, IP, SAS, SATA and SONET/SDH protocols. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. More information can be found at www.finisar.com.

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