updated 11/9/2010 10:16:33 AM ET 2010-11-09T15:16:33

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received $1.0 million in orders for satellite modulators and demodulators from a leading Direct-To-Home ("DTH") service provider. The equipment will be used to facilitate expansion of DTH services throughout the United States.

The orders specified the DM240XR Digital Video Broadcast Modulator, the DD240XR Digital Video Broadcast Demodulator and the RRS11 Solid State Transfer Switches. Designed to exceed the DVB, DVB-S2 and DVB-DSNG standards and provide superior Modulation Error Ratio performance, Comtech EF Data's modulators and demodulators can meet the growing needs of DTH providers. The products incorporate high capacity, programmable FPGA cores, allowing users to expand networks and minimize the impact of new technologies on service offerings. The modulators/demodulators also support an assortment of interface options for maximum platform flexibility.

"As the leader in DTH head-end transmission equipment, we empower service providers to increase offerings and reduce recurring costs," commented Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.  

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, 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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