Home » About the Company » Newsroom » Archive – 2014 News Releases » News Release – December 9, 2014

News Release – December 9, 2014

Comtech EF Data Expands LPOD Block Up Converter Product Line with Introduction of New LPOD-R Models

Tempe, Arizona, December 9, 2014 – Comtech EF Data Corp., the market leader in optimized satellite transmission technology, announced today the expansion of its LPOD Block Up Converter product line with the introduction of the new LPOD-R Block Up Converter models. Each LPOD-R consists of a SSPA module with a Monitor/Control Processor, a power supply and a fan assembly. Equipped with temperature compensation, power monitor and power factor corrected supply as standard features, LPOD-R also features data logging and remote monitor and control (M&C) capabilities that are unique to the industry.

Each LPOD-R product features a low loss combining technique and Monitor/Control Processor-based temperature-versus-gain compensation. Working in combination, these features ensure the maximum usable output power is available for implementation while allowing stable operation over a wide range of environmental conditions.

The built-in data logging functionality of the LPOD -R is a true differentiator, greatly enhancing system maintainability and providing the insight required to maximize network uptime. By recording critical operational parameters including temperature, output power and mute status users can quickly gather intelligence about the unit and its operational environments, taking the appropriate corrective actions when necessary.

There are a variety of methods for monitoring and controlling the LPOD-R Block Up Converters to maximize uptime – through Advanced FSK, via its on-board Ethernet port, through a hand-held device or via Comtech EF Data’s NetVue Integrated Management System. When teamed with Comtech EF Data modems, the LPOD-R provides enhanced functionality utilizing an extended industry-standard FSK communications channel, offering full control of single thread and redundant systems from the modem front panel without additional cabling or cost. The unit can also be accessed via the Ethernet M&C port of the modem and controlled via Embedded Distant-end Monitor and Control (EDMAC). Additionally, a variety of hand-held controller devices are available to conveniently configure and monitor the LPOD-R.

The units are fully manageable via the NetVue Integrated Management System, which provides the level of insight required to optimally run satellite networks. NetVue provides a single intuitive graphical user interface that acts as a user-friendly front-end to monitor and control network equipment. It features a robust, comprehensive network management and analytics engine that allows users to intelligently maximize resources, ensure network uptime and provide the elevated levels of service that are required to support fixed and remote sites in the field.

Compact in size and weight, the LPOD-R complements existing LPOD product line offerings, providing an excellent high-performance option for installations with limited available mounting space. The LPOD-R meets the demands of satellite network sites, whether they are fixed, ship-borne, “flyaway” or Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vehicles.

“Our market-leading RF designs are leveraged by our worldwide customer base to provide the highest levels of performance possible,” commented Steve Good, Vice President of Marketing for Comtech EF Data. “This latest product entrant demonstrates our commitment to providing flexible, reliable and field-proven frequency conversion products as key components of our network solutions.”

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the 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 comtechefdata.wpengine.com.

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.


Media Contact:
Sue Lassandro
Telephone +1.480.333.2289
Email slassandro@comtechefdata.com