Comtech EF Data Heights Networking Platform Enables Unprecedented Throughput, Capacity and Efficiency
September 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT
Over 1 Gbps per Network on a High Throughput Satellite, WAN
Optimization & Dynamic Mesh
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
September 7, 2016-- Comtech EF Data Corp. announced today the
availability of the HeightsTM Networking Platform Release
2.4, which enables unprecedented throughput, capacity and efficiency in
a fully managed environment for Mobile Network Operators, Service
Providers, Premium Enterprise, Mobility and Government vertical markets.
The release features additional throughput capabilities, embedded WAN
Optimization, Dynamic Mesh support and an embedded Mobility Controller.
Additional throughout - the Heights Networking Platform now
supports shared outbound carriers up to 150 Msps each, capable of
delivering over 700 Mbps of user LAN throughput to a group of remote
sites. Combined with return traffic, a single network can transport
over 1 Gbps of user LAN traffic. A Heights hub can support multiple
networks, capable of delivering multiple Gbps on a single platform in
a fully managed environment.
WAN Optimization - the release enables embedded WAN
optimization in all of the Heights Remote Gateways. WAN optimization
with TCP / http acceleration, persistent TCP connections, image
smoothing, DNS caching and object caching will significantly improve
the user's web browsing experience while reducing the amount of
Dynamic Mesh Capability - allows Heights Remote Gateways to
setup single hop remote to remote links on-demand avoiding double hop
connection through the hub. This reduces latency and required
bandwidth for remote to remote communication by 50%.
Mobility Controller - the release also includes an embedded
Mobility Controller for the Heights Remote Gateways supporting
automatic beam switching for a mobile terminal. The embedded Mobility
Controller interfaces with the Antenna Control Unit for seamless beam
switching as terminal crosses beams.
"The Heights Networking Platform is a fully managed carrier-class
platform with fully dynamic bandwidth sharing on demand," commented
Naresh Jain, Vice President, Product Management for Comtech EF Data.
"Coupled with industry-leading IP and WAN optimization, Heights
continues to be the leader in providing the highest LAN throughput with
most efficient use of expensive satellite resources."
Heights supports multiple business models simultaneously, from full hub
ownership and collocation at a third party teleport facility to Virtual
Network Operator (VNO) operations. Modular in design, the platform
consists of scalable hubs that support any satellite architecture at any
frequency band and allows for multiple cost-effective expansion paths.
Different hub configurations are offered, each seamlessly enabling
connectivity with existing IP infrastructure and capable of providing
over 1 Gbps per network.
The four remote gateway options within the Heights
Networking Platform meet the unique, industry-specific needs of end
users, and are capable of delivering LAN capacity over 200 Mbps to an
individual site. Each remote gateway in a network is assigned bandwidth
on-demand by the Heights' dynamic QoS and bandwidth allocation engine
blending the flexibility of MF-TDMA with the efficiency of SCPC. In
addition, each remote gateway in the network leverages its own optimal
modulation and coding method and is not limited to a fixed combination
that disadvantages remote gateways to allow for worst-case remote
operation, as is the case with a static or adaptive TDMA method.
Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications
Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) and part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment,
is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and
link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the
Heights Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite 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 sells products to a diverse customer base in the
global commercial and government communications markets.
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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