Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $5.0 Million Order for Modular Transportable Troposcatter Systems
November 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST
MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc., received an order valued at approximately $5.0 million for its Modular Transportable Troposcatter System (MTTS) from a prime U.S. defense contractor in support of the U.S. Army's Warfighter Information Network - Tactical Program (WIN-T). This is the second order received for our modular transportable systems which represents a major advance in troposcatter systems. Truly modular, the terminals are designed to be used in line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and full troposcatter
applications, thereby providing the warfighter with never before available communications flexibility on the battlefield.
At the heart of the MTTS system is the industry-leading Comtech Systems CS6716A digital troposcatter modem, which provides the highest capacity throughput of any troposcatter modem available today. The CS6716A modem features turbo code forward error correction, ethernet baseband connectivity and variable rates from 2 Mb/s to 22 Mb/s. The communications link is further protected through Automatic Power Control and a unique Auto Coding Rate (ACR) function. In adverse link conditions, ACR will reduce the transmit rate to maintain the link and will then return to the normal transmit rate when link conditions permit. Coupled with the CS6716A modem is Comtech Systems' CS4400 frequency converter, the smallest available quad diversity, digitally controlled, frequency agile converter for troposcatter or line-of-sight microwave links.
The MTTS solution delivers high-throughput capacity to enable mission-critical surveillance, situational awareness and real-time data transmission to remote, infrastructure-challenged locations while ensuring seamless compatibility and interoperability with legacy-fielded troposcatter systems.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "MTTS provides cost-effective, high-bandwidth communications in a package that small teams can easily deploy and is expected to play an increasingly important role in delivering mission-critical bandwidth to the battlefield."
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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