Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.1 Million Order for TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxy Equipment
MELVILLE, N.Y., Jun 15, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., has received a $1.1 million order for turboIP® TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies from a leading communications integrator. A department of the U.S. government will deploy the equipment to upgrade its IP-based network.
Comtech EF Data's turboIP Performance Enhancement Proxies were designed to combat the inherent challenges of transmitting TCP over satellite links. Two models are available, turboIP-45 and turboIP, offering the same features and functionality but with different levels of throughput. The units provide transparent acceleration of TCP sessions, increasing throughput over satellite links while requiring minimal topology changes. The Performance Enhancement Proxies are standards-based, supporting the Space Communications Protocol Standard Transport Protocol (SCPS-TP). They provide reliable connection-oriented, end-to-end data transfer for user applications. turboIP and turboIP-45 can also overcome the deficiencies that exist with TCP, including slow start and congestion control. Since they interoperate with TCP/IP networks and devices, turboIP and turboIP-45 can be seamlessly integrated into existing networks in a staged manner, avoiding the need for network-wide upgrades.
"This order is another example of Comtech's ability to support the Government's IP-based networking requirements by delivering solutions that optimize satellite communications," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, IP Encapsulators, Receivers, Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by Intelsat®, 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 believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable or ineffective. 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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Robert G. Rouse,
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer