February 25, 2014 -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:
CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech
EF Data Corp., received a purchasing agreement from Harris CapRock
Communications for satellite communications infrastructure equipment.
Under the terms of the agreement, Harris CapRock will procure Advanced
VSAT Solutions and RF products. The first $5.4 million equipment
order as part of the purchasing agreement was received by Comtech EF
Data during Comtech's quarter ended January 31, 2014.
Harris CapRock's customers in the energy, maritime and government
sectors are experiencing ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, higher
link availability and improved connection quality. After extensive
evaluations of industry offerings, Harris CapRock teamed with Comtech
because its Advanced VSAT technologies offered the best solution to
support customers' dynamic operations.
"We recently deployed Comtech's Advanced VSAT solution on Royal
Caribbean's global fleet and on networks for customer operations in the
Gulf of Mexico," said Andy Lucas, Global Operations Officer for Harris
CapRock. "These projects validated the benefits to our clients in terms
of reliability, flexibility and efficiency, while delivering unmatched
packets per second processing capacity and nearly 20 times the
information rates of a prior solution. Deploying Advanced VSAT globally
positions Harris CapRock to offer high-capacity, dynamic solutions that
meet or exceed our customers' service level agreements and bandwidth
Designed to deliver Premium Enterprise services, the Advanced VSAT
Solution leverages the versatility of the Vipersat
Management System to dynamically reassign satellite capacity on
demand subject to the remote site's traffic profile. Utilizing DVB-S2 on
the shared outbound channel, the patented VersaFEC®
Forward Error Correction on the dynamic SCPC return channels and
multi-level optimization provides industry-leading bandwidth
efficiencies and performance enabling users to achieve information rates
exceeding 160 Mbps per outbound and 15 Mbps per return. Bi-directional
Adaptive Coding and Modulation assures connectivity even in the harshest
conditions, while potentially doubling throughput during optimal
periods. Multi-level Quality of Service (QoS) ensures the highest
service quality with minimal jitter and latency and priority treatment
of mission-critical applications while maximizing bandwidth utilization.
Advanced VSAT simplifies network deployment with seamless layer 2
operation supporting VLANs and jumbo frames.
"Our decision to invest significant research and development in the
Advanced VSAT Solution is validated with this commitment by Harris
CapRock," commented Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Historically, Harris CapRock has
been quick to consider and adopt new Comtech offerings. This agreement
is consistent with their vision, track record and leadership of
providing the most reliable communications solutions for
mission-critical customer applications on a worldwide scale. We are
proud of our relationship with Harris CapRock and Harris Corporation,
and expect it to grow in lockstep with end users' demands for more
bandwidth and higher service level performance."
As a leading buyer of satellite infrastructure equipment, Harris CapRock
is dedicated to making the right technology investments to support
dynamic customer operations and help create more cost-effective
solutions for those customers. In collaboration with Comtech, Harris
CapRock has worked to influence and shape the design of Comtech EF
Data's Ku- and C-band LPOD Block Up Converters (BUCs). Harris CapRock
will standardize and deploy these rugged and weatherproof BUCs, which
are designed to withstand harsh environments.
About Harris CapRock Communications
Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed
satellite and terrestrial communications solutions specifically for
remote and harsh environments including the energy, government and
maritime markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global
infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7
customer support centers, local presence in 23 countries and more than
275 global field service personnel supporting customer locations across
North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia
About Comtech EF Data Corp.
EF Data Corp. is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth
efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions
encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization,
Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products. The Company is
recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for
exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable
commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase
throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based
applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.
About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
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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