MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
June 9, 2014-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $4.2 million order for DMD2050E Satellite Modems. A systems integrator ordered the equipment on behalf of the United States Army. The modems will be deployed to support mission-critical communications associated with a major military program.
The DMD2050E Satellite Modem is compliant with MIL-STD-188-165A, STANAG 4486 Edition 3, the draft standard MIL-STD-188-165B, and the IESS-308, IESS-309, IESS-310 and IESS-315 commercial standards. The modem provides highly advanced and bandwidth-efficient forward error correction and modulation capabilities. When integrated with the revolutionary DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, users can minimize required satellite bandwidth and maximize both throughput and availability without using additional transponder resources. The best fit for the DMD2050E is for communications at-the-pause, flyaway and integrated satellite terminal communication applications.
“Our satellite modems are utilized in the majority of the Department of Defense’s tactical terminal programs,” commented Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “This order demonstrates the U.S. Government’s confidence in Comtech to supply infrastructure products for significant communication programs.”
Comtech EF Data Corp. is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too expensive. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves.
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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