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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.0 Million of Orders for SATCOM Products to Power Government Network

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received $1.0 million of orders from a European systems integrator for SATCOM products. A government agency in the Middle East will utilize the infrastructure products to power its IP-based, secure satellite communications network.

The customer selected the SLM-5650A Satellite Modems and the Vipersat Management System (VMS). The SLM-5650A Satellite Modem is compliant with MIL‑STD‑188‑165A, modem types I, II, IV, V and VI for applications on government and commercial satellites. Advanced SLM-5650A options ordered were the TRANSEC module that provides bulk AES-256 encryption/decryption certified to FIPS-140-2 Level 2 and the Network Processor module featuring advanced Internet Protocol features — routing, switching, Quality of Service and Vipersat dynamic bandwidth control.

The SLM-5650A integrates with the Vipersat Management System for fully automated network and capacity management. The VMS is the engine that provides dynamic Single Carrier per Channel (dSCPC) bandwidth management of the space segment. When a remote in the network has an application to transport over the satellite link, dSCPC technology provides the mechanism to automatically establish the SCPC carrier for that transmission. dSCPC resizes the carrier based on the increase/decrease in applications being sent over the link, and it returns the remote to its home state once the application is completed. dSCPC yields true bandwidth-on-demand, providing low-latency, low-jitter dedicated SCPC connections when needed, optimizing space segment efficiency.

"The Comtech technologies were selected based on our ability to facilitate efficient bandwidth utilization," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "The customer will leverage our dynamic bandwidth switching, enhanced Quality of Service, optimum forward error correction and secure encryption over their satellite links."

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, 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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