Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $2.2 Million Contract to Supply SatCom Equipment to UltiSat, Inc.
August 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
August 1, 2013--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL)
announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF
Data Corp., was awarded a $2.2 million contract to supply SatCom
equipment to UltiSat, Inc., a global managed VSAT network service
provider. UltiSat will integrate the equipment as part of its turnkey
solution to design, deploy, operate and maintain a global network that
it was recently awarded.
The order encompassed a selection of RF products, the line-up of Advanced
VSAT Solutions and the Vipersat
Management System. The RF products included LPOD Block Up
Converters, HPOD High-Power Amplifiers and MBT-4000 Multi-Band
Transceivers. These outdoor frequency conversion and amplifier models
are rugged, weatherproof and designed to withstand harsh environments.
The products are cost-effective and provide field-proven performance and
The award-winning Advanced VSAT Solutions is a portfolio of managed
high-performance, satellite-based communication solutions that provide
premium services with industry-leading spectral efficiency. It
incorporates advanced FEC, ACM/VCM, header and lossless payload
compression, RAN and WAN optimization, multi-level advanced Quality of
Service (QoS) and dynamic bandwidth management to reduce OPEX by
minimizing leased bandwidth and power consumption and minimize CAPEX by
reducing antenna and BUC size. When used with VMS, the dSCPC capability
enables dynamic allocation and sharing of bandwidth. When a node in the
satellite network detects a change in required capacity, it
automatically requests that change from the VMS. VMS manages the
satellite resource allocations and automatically creates a new frequency
plan, power level, data rate, FEC, and modulation schemes.
"We selected Comtech EF Data's equipment as part of this important
network solution based on their technologies and proven track record.
The advanced features will help us to optimize the network and enable
enhanced applications for our customer," commented Moe Abutaleb, Chief
Executive Officer of UltiSat.
The global network that UltiSat will deploy encompasses more than 150
remote sites all interconnected via satellite to UltiSat's teleport in
Blaavand, Denmark. The Comtech EF Data equipment will support the
transmission of corporate and Internet traffic, Voice over IP, file
transfers and video conferencing.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are honored that UltiSat selected
our equipment, and are confident that their end user will benefit from
our bandwidth efficiencies and link optimization."
About UltiSat, Inc.
Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, UltiSat delivers a wide range of
satellite-based communication solutions ranging from light handheld
satellite phones and portable mobile services to highly customized
managed VSAT network solutions for mission-critical applications. With
customer networks that vary from a few sites to hundreds of locations,
UltiSat's technical expertise and technology-agnostic philosophy ensure
that each customer gets exactly the right solution for its specific
needs. UltiSat customers include government agencies, government
contractors, NGOs, public and private enterprises and end-users in a
number of market segments. For more information, visit www.ultisat.com.
About Comtech EF Data Corp.
Comtech EF Data Corporation 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, Managed Bandwidth 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.
About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
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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