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February 27, 2013

Comtech Subsidiary Picked as a Vendor by US Marine Corps

By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor

Comtech Telecommunications (News - Alert), a source of advanced communications solutions, is expanding its ability to supply market-leading bandwidth optimization. The company’s Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., has been selected as the choice vendor by the United States Marine Corps for its turboIP-G2 (News - Alert) Performance Enhancement Proxies.

The deal was signed for a value of $5 million.

As per the deal, the United States Marine Corps will utilize the Performance Enhancement Proxies in their modular, tactical system to support reliable and high-bandwidth warfighter communications.

Comtech EF Data (News - Alert) Corporation is well recognized for satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Managed Bandwidth and RF products.

"Being selected as the WAN optimization vendor of choice for this mission-critical system is acknowledgment of our ability to supply market-leading bandwidth optimization," Fred Kornberg (News - Alert), president and chief executive officer at Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said in a statement.

The turboIP-G2 Performance Enhancement Proxy is said to have been designed with the most effective WAN optimization features to address the unique challenges of satellite communications. The acceleration and caching functionality improve network responsiveness and optimize the user experience.

Moreover, its advanced compression techniques minimize the data that traverses satellite links. The turboIP-G2 is standards-based, supporting the Space Communications Protocol Standard Transport Protocol, and provides reliable connection-oriented, end-to-end data transfer for user applications.

In related news, Comtech’s California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom (News - Alert) Technology Inc., received a $4.4-million order from a domestic integrator for Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTA) for a U.S. Government Satellite Communications application.

Edited by Braden Becker

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