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) market.
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.”
Comtech 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.
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