updated 12/15/2010 10:17:01 AM ET 2010-12-15T15:17:01

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., obtained a $1.0 million order for modems, the Vipersat Management System (VMS) and performance enhancement proxies. The equipment will support a Vipersat-powered network for a United States government agency. Initially, it will connect a hub to 32 remote sites to facilitate voice and data services.

The SLM-5650A Satellite Modem was specified in the order, which is MIL‑STD‑188‑165A modem types I, II, IV, V and VI compliant. When configured with the Network Processor module, it provides a wide variety of advanced Internet Protocol (IP) features including routing, switching, Quality of Service, and Vipersat dynamic bandwidth control. The demodulator-only version of the SLM-5650A Satellite Modem was also ordered, the SLM-5650AD.

The VMS provides dynamic Single Carrier per Channel (dSCPC) bandwidth management of the space segment. When integrated with the SLM-5650A Satellite Modem, the dSCPC technology provides the mechanism to automatically establish the high-speed IP SCPC carrier when a remote has an application to transport over the satellite link. 

Also included in the order was the turboIP®-G2 Performance Enhancement Proxy, which combats the inherent challenges of transmitting TCP over satellite links. Transparently accelerating TCP sessions at speeds of 15 or 45 Mbps, the turboIP®-G2 increases throughput over satellite links while requiring minimal topology changes.

"This government agency selected Comtech products based on our consistent track record of enabling bandwidth-efficient satellite transport for both commercial and government applications," 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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