Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Comtech Telecommunications wins $1.3 million order for MIL-STD-188-165A modems

MELVILLE, USA: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.3 million order for MIL‑STD‑188‑165A modems. The modems will upgrade tactical satellite terminals in an existing US military network.

The SLM-5650A Satellite Modem was ordered, which is compliant with the strict requirements defined in MIL‑STD‑188‑165A, modem types I, II, IV, V and VI for applications on DSCS, WGS and commercial satellites.

The SLM-5650A features DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression, advanced forward error correction, the transmission security (TRANSEC) and Network Processor modules. The modem provides reliability, flexibility and ease of use, which are critical for tactical terminals. Also ordered was the demodulator-only version of the SLM-5650A Satellite Modem, the SLM-5650AD.

"Comtech has a consistent track record of supplying market-leading satcom products to the US military," said Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech. "This order demonstrates the military's continued confidence in Comtech solutions to support mission-critical communications."

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite earth station communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Frequency Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by worldwide and regional satellite networks.

Comtech 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.

It conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. 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.

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