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Comtech EF Data and Intellian Complete Technology Integration to Enhance Satellite Communication Capabilities at Sea

Tempe, Arizona & Irvine, California, September 29, 2011 – Comtech EF Data Corporation and Intellian Technologies announced today the successful technology integration of the v-Series antennas and the ROSS Open Antenna Management (ROAM) protocol.  The integration will enable the satellite VSAT antenna systems on maritime vessels to globally roam across multiple satellite beams, maintaining connectivity moving through different satellite footprints and enhancing communication capabilities at sea. 

The ROAM protocol offers a common management interface for Comtech EF Data’s Roaming Oceanic Satellite Server (ROSS) and third-party Antenna Control Units (ACUs) by providing a generic set of commands, information, interfaces and status queries.  ROSS is an integrated location server that works in conjunction with Comtech EF Data’s Vipersat Management System to facilitate on-the-move satellite communications for oceanic vessels.  ROSS enables remote modems to interface with stabilized, auto-tracking antennae, maintaining connectivity as vessels move through footprints of different satellites. Vessel position data, satellite signal and management status are constantly monitored to determine when satellite handoff is necessary. 

As ROSS can support many types of ACUs, the ROAM protocol reduces the complexity and the variations by providing basic parameters required to globally roam across multiple satellite beams.  The ROAM protocol provides uniformity in implementation of third-party antenna manufacturers’ interfaces, while enabling the unique characteristics and proprietary techniques of different manufacturers.

“The interoperability of the ROAM protocol and the ROSS automation with the Intellian v-Series antennas will enable maritime operators to have maximum bandwidth efficiencies and roaming capabilities for their satellite-based communications at sea,” said Daniel Enns, Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing and Business Development for Comtech EF Data.

Intellian v-Series stabilized communication antenna systems provide access to high quality satellite communications at sea, even in the roughest weather conditions.  The open platform design and always on high-speed broadband connection works in conjunction with any SCPC or TDMA network from around the globe.  This system continues with Intellian’s philosophy of ease to use, simple and reliable.  The built-in GPS and auto-skew angle control is used to acquire the satellite signal faster and other built-in controls allow users to optimize the signal strength.

Eric Sung, president and CEO for Intellian Technologies commented, “Comtech’s market-leading technologies combined with our stabilized antenna systems will significantly enhance communications capabilities for the maritime market.”

About Intellian Technologies
Intellian is the global leader in maritime satellite communication antenna systems. Founded in 2004, the fastest growing company in the industry, Intellian has delivered over 15,000 antennas in just five years. Intellian offers a full line of VSAT communications and satellite TVRO antennas for recreational boats and ocean vessels in the commercial, oil & gas markets, and the military. Intellian exports its product to 6 continents and over 40 countries and has established 300 contracted dealers and a support network worldwide. Intellian is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and has U.S. operations in Irvine, California and Seattle Washington. Visit for more information.

About Comtech EF Data
Comtech EF Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (NASDAQ: CMTL), 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, Managed Bandwidth 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


Media Contacts:
Sue Lassandro
Comtech EF Data
Telephone +1.480.333.2200
2114 West 7th Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281 USA

Paul Comyns
Intellian Technologies USA, Inc.
Telephone +1.949.727.4498 x 1301
11314 4th Avenue West, Suite 208
Everett, WA 98204