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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.0 Million Order for Bandwidth Efficient Satellite Modems

MELVILLE, N.Y., Mar 08, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1 million order for satellite modems from Satcom Resources, a global supplier of satellite communications equipment and network solutions. Included in the order are the CDM-570 and CDM-600 series modems.

The CDM-570 Satellite Modem product line will be deployed by Satcom Resources in both L-Band and 70/140 MHz installations. The optional IP Module and powerful 2nd Generation Turbo Product Coding will expand the functionality of these modems to provide additional bandwidth efficiencies. The high performance CDM-600 family of modems with an array of forward error correction and modulation will round out the Comtech solution for Satcom Resources.

"Comtech's commitment to quality parallels Satcom Resources', said Fred Pope, president of Satcom Resources. "With a consistent track record of delivering reliable products and providing top-notch customer service, we have confidence when designing Comtech into our customers' networks."

Comtech EF Data is a technology leader and innovator of satellite modems, with offerings such as the industry's most bandwidth efficient forward error correction. Products are installed in more than 160 countries, supporting a wide range of commercial and government applications.

"This contract is another example of Comtech's ability to provide advanced technologies for reducing satellite communications operating expenses for a number of markets - from enterprises and educational institutions to military and government agencies," said Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Satcom Resources, based in Avon, Colorado, is a global supplier of satellite communications equipment and satellite-based communication network solutions. Focusing on network design, order consolidation and system integration, the Company differentiates itself with commitment to customers, suppliers, team members and excellence. For more information, please visit www.satcomresources.com.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of Data and RF products for satellite communications, including Satellite Modems, Network Monitor and Control Software, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxy, Converters, Solid State Power Amplifiers, Transceivers and Satellite Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by Intelsat(R), Eutelsat, Insat, AsiaSat and other 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 conducts its business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company offers niche products, systems and services where it believes it has technological, engineering, systems design or other expertise that differentiate its product offerings.

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.


SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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