Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces the Release of VersaFEC®-2 High-Performance LDPC and Version 1.5 for the CDM-570A/L-IP Satellite Modems
February 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
February 8, 2017--Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s Tempe, AZ
subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., announced today the release of the
VersaFEC-2 High-Performance LDPC option board and version 1.5 for the
CDM-570A/L-IP Satellite Modems. The CDM-570A entry-level point-to-point
and point-to-multipoint solution provides the efficiency, intelligence
and horsepower required to support the ever-increasing demands of
enterprise, energy and maritime users.
waveform is a highly evolved version of the industry-leading VersaFEC
waveform. VersaFEC-2 was designed to provide optimal performance for
latency sensitive applications that require the highest coding
performance at the lowest latency. It features 74 modulation and coding
combinations (ModCods) and a new family of constellations that allows
better operation on non-linear satellite channels, outperforming the
DVB-S2 standard. This new innovation provides two operational modes -
Long-Block and Short-Block.
VersaFEC-2 is available as an optional plug-in board for the CDM-570A/L-IP
Satellite Modems. Presence of the VersaFEC-2 board enables
VersaFEC-2 operation up to the modem's purchased data rate and symbol
"End-to-end latency significantly affects connection-oriented and
interactive applications, either severely reducing the speed and quality
of the application or, worse, causing the application not to operate at
all," commented Naresh Jain, Vice President of Product Management for
Comtech EF Data. "VersaFEC-2 was purpose-built to support these
applications at the low-to-medium data rates."
In addition to VersaFEC-2, version 1.5 also provides CarrierID support
for the CDM-570A/L-IP Satellite Modems. CarrierID is based on Comtech EF
Data's MetaCarrier spread spectrum technology, which embeds a unique
carrier identification sequence for the transmitted carrier to help
identify interfering satellite carriers. CarrierID is a software option
that can be ordered with the modem or enabled in the field using a FAST
code. The CDM-570A/L-IP with MetaCarrier is used in tandem with the
Comtech EF Data's MCDD-100 MetaCarrier Detection Device to provide a
complete MetaCarrier embedding and decoding solution.
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
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