Yenra : Radio : Over-the-Horizon Microwave Communications : Data rate of up to eight megabits per second carrying both digital voice and data traffic


Comtech Telecommunications announced today that its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, has received a $1.3 million contract to provide a digital over-the-horizon microwave communications system for use by a Southeast Asian subsidiary of a major international oil company.

The award is for the design and delivery of an over-the-horizon troposcatter system with sites located on an offshore oil platform and a land-based communications center. The system will have a data rate of up to eight megabits per second (8Mbs), and will be used to carry both digital voice and data traffic.

This is the third system of this type that has been delivered to this customer in the past three years. Comtech Systems will be supplying its 8Mbs adaptive S-575 digital modem, troposcatter radio and high power amplifiers, as well as antennas and its performance monitoring and power control system.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications, said, "It is gratifying to receive a third contract from the same customer in as many years. This award demonstrates Comtech's reputation for technical superiority, as well as the trust and confidence our customers place in us."

Comtech Systems specializes in system design, integration, supply and commissioning of turnkey communication systems including satellite, over-the-horizon microwave and line-of-sight microwave systems.

Comtech Telecommunications designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company conducts its business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers, and mobile data communications. The Company offers niche products, systems and services where it believes it has technological, engineering, systems design or other expertise that differentiate its product offerings.