Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces the Release of VersaFEC®-2 High-Performance LDPC and Version 1.5 for the CDM-570A/L-IP Satellite Modems

TEMPE, Ariz.--()--February 8, 2017--Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s Tempe, AZ subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., announced today the release of the VersaFEC-2 High-Performance LDPC option board and version 1.5 for the CDM-570A/L-IP Satellite Modems. The CDM-570A entry-level point-to-point and point-to-multipoint solution provides the efficiency, intelligence and horsepower required to support the ever-increasing demands of enterprise, energy and maritime users.

The VersaFEC-2 waveform is a highly evolved version of the industry-leading VersaFEC waveform. VersaFEC-2 was designed to provide optimal performance for latency sensitive applications that require the highest coding performance at the lowest latency. It features 74 modulation and coding combinations (ModCods) and a new family of constellations that allows better operation on non-linear satellite channels, outperforming the DVB-S2 standard. This new innovation provides two operational modes – Long-Block and Short-Block.

VersaFEC-2 is available as an optional plug-in board for the CDM-570A/L-IP Satellite Modems. Presence of the VersaFEC-2 board enables VersaFEC-2 operation up to the modem’s purchased data rate and symbol rate.

“End-to-end latency significantly affects connection-oriented and interactive applications, either severely reducing the speed and quality of the application or, worse, causing the application not to operate at all,” commented Naresh Jain, Vice President of Product Management for Comtech EF Data. “VersaFEC-2 was purpose-built to support these applications at the low-to-medium data rates.”

In addition to VersaFEC-2, version 1.5 also provides CarrierID support for the CDM-570A/L-IP Satellite Modems. CarrierID is based on Comtech EF Data’s MetaCarrier spread spectrum technology, which embeds a unique carrier identification sequence for the transmitted carrier to help identify interfering satellite carriers. CarrierID is a software option that can be ordered with the modem or enabled in the field using a FAST code. The CDM-570A/L-IP with MetaCarrier is used in tandem with the Comtech EF Data’s MCDD-100 MetaCarrier Detection Device to provide a complete MetaCarrier embedding and decoding solution.

Additional details on the release are available in the Product Bulletin http://www.comtechefdata.com/files/bulletins/CDM-570A%20Product%20Bulletin%20v1_5.pdf.

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) and part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Heights Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite 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.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

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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Contacts

Financial Media:
Michael D. Porcelain
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Telephone: (631) 962-7000
E-mail: info@comtechtel.com
or
Division Media:
Sue Lassandro
Director, MarCom
Comtech EF Data Corp.
Telephone: (480) 333-2289
Email: slassandro@comtechefdata.com

Contacts

Financial Media:
Michael D. Porcelain
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Telephone: (631) 962-7000
E-mail: info@comtechtel.com
or
Division Media:
Sue Lassandro
Director, MarCom
Comtech EF Data Corp.
Telephone: (480) 333-2289
Email: slassandro@comtechefdata.com