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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.0 Million Order to Support Maritime Fleet Upgrade

MELVILLE, New York, Feb. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $2.0 million equipment order for a Vipersat-powered network from a managed network solutions provider. The equipment will support the network upgrade of a global maritime fleet.

The order included the supply of a Vipersat-powered network, specifically the CDM-570L Satellite Modems, the CDD-564L IP Demodulators, the Vipersat Management System and the Roaming Oceanic Satellite Server (ROSS). With its innovative architecture and support for advanced capabilities, the IP Module-equipped CDM-570L will allow for efficient networking and transport over satellite. The header and payload compression capabilities significantly reduce bandwidth requirements and the multi-level Quality of Service functionality enables priority treatment of mission-critical applications and the reduction of jitter and latency for real-time applications, such as ship monitoring systems. 

The Vipersat-powered network will integrate the CDM-570L and the CDD-564L with the feature-rich, automated bandwidth and capacity management tool, the Vipersat Management System. The combination provides dynamic Single Carrier per Channel (dSCPC) bandwidth management of the space segment. When integrated with the CDM-570L Satellite Modems and the CDD-564L IP Demodulators, the dSCPC technology automatically establishes the high-speed IP SCPC carrier when a remote has an application to transport over the satellite link. ROSS is an integrated location server that works with VMS to facilitate on-the-move satcom for oceanic vessels.  It enables remote modems to interface with stabilized, auto-tracking antennae, maintaining connectivity as vessels move through footprints of different satellites.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., commented on the order, "We are honored to have been selected as a key contributor to this maritime fleet upgrade project. Our technologies will facilitate satellite bandwidth savings while providing quality of service for the transmission of monitoring/tracking systems and crew welfare communications."

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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