Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.4 Million Contract for Over-the-Horizon Microwave System
November 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM EST
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- November 26, 2013 -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc., recently received a $2.4 million contract to install the world's first digital over-the-horizon microwave communications system, to be used on a deep water tension-leg oil platform for a major international oil company.
The design of this system was first developed by Comtech Systems, Inc. for a semi-submersible platform in 2008 and was recently deployed in the South China Sea in the summer of 2013. These systems are unique for troposcatter communications because they require a stabilized antenna system on the offshore floating platform able to keep locked to a fixed antenna at a shore location in a variety of sea states, all of this while maintaining the high quality of service required by the customer for its communications to the land-based communications center. Comtech was chosen for this project due to its innovative antenna stabilization design, its long history as a world leader in troposcatter equipment and systems, and its high data rate, field proven troposcatter digital modem. The system will have a data rate of up to twenty megabits per second (20Mbps), and will be used to carry both digital voice and data traffic. Comtech Systems will be supplying its adaptive digital modem, troposcatter radio system and high-power amplifiers, as well as antennas.
In commenting on this award, Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said "Once again, Comtech was chosen due to our extensive experience and proven design capability in fielding high capacity troposcatter products and systems, as well as our proven tropo modem performance."
Comtech Systems, Inc. (www.comtechsystems.com) specializes in system design, integration, supply and commissioning of turnkey communication systems including over-the-horizon microwave, line-of-sight microwave and satellite.
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.
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Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer