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Comtech EF Data’s CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem Wins Teleport Technology of the Year Award

TEMPE, Arizona, March 23, 2010 – Comtech EF Data Corporation announced today that its CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem won the Teleport Technology of the Year award by the World Teleport Association (WTA) at the Satellite 2010 show. In addition to receiving this prestigious award, the CDM-625 was recently enhanced to include an IP Packet Processor supporting layer 3 functionality and advanced bandwidth optimization features for IP applications.

The CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem was selected as the Teleport Technology of the Year by a volunteer committee of WTA members and previous award winners.

Robert A. Bell, executive director for the World Teleport Association commented on the award, "Comtech EF Data has demonstrated the type of determination and technical excellence that has sustained and propelled the teleport industry throughout the years."

"Comtech EF Data is truly honored to be the recipient of this award for the second time in four years," said Daniel Enns, senior vice president strategic marketing and business development for Comtech EF Data. "Our development efforts will continue to focus on delivering value and CAPEX/OPEX savings for our customers."

The CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem combines a range of advanced technologies including DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, patented VersaFEC® low latency LDPC forward error correction with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), patent pending ultra low overhead Streamline Encapsulation (SLE), Header Compression and Payload compression for maximum bandwidth efficiency under all conditions. 

Expanding on the advanced technologies for the CDM-625 is the new IP Packet Processor. The IP Packet Processor enables efficient IP networking and transport over satellite by adding routing capability with very low overhead encapsulation, header compression, payload compression and Quality of Service (QoS). The advanced QoS combined with ultra low overhead encapsulation, header compression and payload compression ensures the highest quality of service with minimal jitter and latency for real-time traffic, priority treatment of mission critical applications and maximum bandwidth efficiency.

With its ability to provide the most efficient OPEX and CAPEX solution, the CDM-625 is the satellite user’s platform of choice for cellular backhaul and high performance IP transport and trunking.

About World Teleport Association
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About Comtech EF Data Corporation
Comtech EF Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (NASDAQ: CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. Our advanced communication solutions encompass modems, performance enhancement proxies, bandwidth & capacity management, encapsulators, receivers, converters, transceivers, amplifiers, BUCs and terminals. We are recognized as a technology innovator, and have a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. Our 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