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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.3 Million Order for Satellite Earth Station Equipment to Support Network Expansion in Asia

August 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.3 million order for satellite communications equipment to support a customer's network expansion in Asia.

This order included several models of Comtech EF Data's satellite modems including the CDM-625, the CDM-700 and the DMD20 models. The CDM-625 combines advanced forward error correction, such as VersaFEC® and Low Density Parity Check codes, with the revolutionary DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, allowing for maximum savings under all conditions. The CDM-700 High-Speed Satellite Modem operates in broadcast, circuit restoration, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications with exceptional power and bandwidth efficiency. The DMD20 satellite modem supports multiple standards and enables switching between spur-free 70/140 MHz operation and L-Band without any configuration changes. Additionally, the order specified Comtech EF Data's Radyne-branded C-Band and Ku-Band synthesized frequency down converters, which are designed to provide performance that meets or exceeds industry standards and can easily be integrated and operated in any size earth station.

"This order is a testament to our market leadership position and our one-stop-shop approach. The satellite earth station products ordered will enable our customer to realize significant efficiencies and facilitate a cost-effective network expansion," commented Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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. Please visit www.comtechefdata.com for more information.

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, 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.

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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