Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $5.3 Million Order for Ka-band Satellite Power Amplifiers
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
June 11, 2014--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced
today that, in April 2014, its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary,
Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., received an order from an existing
customer valued at $5.3 million for state-of-the-art 500W Ka-band
high-power amplifiers to be used in the High Throughput Satellite (HTS)
These 500W amplifiers will be located at multiple gateways to enable
high-capacity consumer broadband applications. HTS satellites provide
significantly more total throughput compared to a classical spacecraft,
thus significantly reducing cost-per-bit. This is accomplished by
re-using spectrum across geographical areas with spot beams and
operating at Ka-band where greater amounts of spectrum are available.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp., stated, "We're pleased to see that our
state-of-the-art high-power Ka-band amplifier technology continues to
drive our success in the HTS gateway market. That the performance and
reliability of our products keep customers coming back to us in this
space is truly gratifying."
Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high-power amplifiers,
manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power
amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications.
The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with
frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 45 GHz spectrum.
Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and
airborne mobile applications. Please visit www.xicomtech.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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