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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $3.5 Million in Advanced VSAT Solution Orders from Harris CapRock to Support Growing Needs of Maritime Customers

May 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- May 21, 2012Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded $3.5 million in Advanced VSAT Solution orders from Harris CapRock Communications, a premier global provider of managed solutions for remote and harsh environments and a business division of Harris Corporation. Harris CapRock will deploy the Advanced VSAT Solutions throughout five of their operational hubs and onboard its maritime customers' vessels, including Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd.'s cruise ship fleets.

A suite of the award-winning Advanced VSAT products was ordered, including the CDM-800 Gateway Router, the CDD-880 Multi-Receiver Router, the CDM-840 Remote Router, the CTOG-250 Traffic Optimization Gateway, and the Vipersat Management System (VMS). The Advanced VSAT Solutions provide high-performance satellite-based communication solutions for a diverse range of applications. Incorporating advanced technologies developed by Comtech EF Data, AHA Products Group, Memotec and Stampede, the solutions provide unmatched performance, bandwidth efficiencies and network optimization, while minimizing total cost of ownership.

The Advanced VSAT incorporates industry-leading optimization. DVB-S2 and VersaFEC with ACM/VCM enable efficient physical layer without compromising latency, while the ultra low overhead Streamline Encapsulation and Enhanced GSE enable efficient link layer. Header compression and lossless payload compression enable efficient transport for IP datagrams, and RAN optimization minimizes the bandwidth required for mobile backhaul. WAN optimization provides TCP connection management, TCP optimization, image reduction and smoothing, caching, bandwidth pooling, and other capabilities for significant bandwidth savings. And, the Advanced QoS and Group QoS ensure the highest quality of service with minimal jitter and latency for real-time traffic, priority treatment of mission critical applications and maximum bandwidth efficiency.

"Comtech's Advanced VSAT Solutions will allow a more efficient use of satellite bandwidth for our maritime customers," commented Richard Simonian, President of the Harris CapRock's Maritime Solutions. "The increased data throughput will satisfy even the most tech-savvy crews and passengers."

The Advanced VSAT Solution hardware components will be centrally managed via the Vipersat Management System. The VMS is a feature-rich, automated bandwidth and capacity management system. It will simplify configuration and enable rapid response to network demands. The Advanced VSAT's optimization features combined with the automated bandwidth and dynamic SCPC capacity management of the VMS will facilitate bandwidth sharing and reduce space segment OPEX. Complementing the Advanced VSAT Solutions, LPOD Block Up Converters were also ordered based on their field-proven performance characteristics and unmatched remote monitor and control capabilities.

"The Comtech solution is the only managed solution capable of providing the capacity required by Harris CapRock's maritime customers," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "This second major, recent win in the maritime market is a result of Comtech EF Data's superior performance and proven technologies."

About Harris CapRock Communications

Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed satellite and terrestrial communications solutions, specifically for remote and harsh environments including the energy, government and maritime markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7 customer support centers, local presence in 23 countries, and over 275 global field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

About Comtech EF Data Corporation

Comtech EF Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications 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 Corporation

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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