USA: Comtech Telecommunications to Support Maritime Fleet Upgrade

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USA - Comtech Telecommunications to Support Maritime Fleet Upgrade

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $2.0 million equipment order for a Vipersat-powered network from a managed network solutions provider. The equipment will support the network upgrade of a global maritime fleet.

The order included the supply of a Vipersat-powered network, specifically the CDM-570L Satellite Modems, the CDD-564L IP Demodulators, the Vipersat Management System and the Roaming Oceanic Satellite Server (ROSS). With its innovative architecture and support for advanced capabilities, the IP Module-equipped CDM-570L will allow for efficient networking and transport over satellite. The header and payload compression capabilities significantly reduce bandwidth requirements and the multi-level Quality of Service functionality enables priority treatment of mission-critical applications and the reduction of jitter and latency for real-time applications, such as ship monitoring systems.

The Vipersat-powered network will integrate the CDM-570L and the CDD-564L with the feature-rich, automated bandwidth and capacity management tool, the Vipersat Management System. The combination provides dynamic Single Carrier per Channel (dSCPC) bandwidth management of the space segment. When integrated with the CDM-570L Satellite Modems and the CDD-564L IP Demodulators, the dSCPC technology automatically establishes the high-speed IP SCPC carrier when a remote has an application to transport over the satellite link. ROSS is an integrated location server that works with VMS to facilitate on-the-move satcom for oceanic vessels. It enables remote modems to interface with stabilized, auto-tracking antennae, maintaining connectivity as vessels move through footprints of different satellites.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., commented on the order, “We are honored to have been selected as a key contributor to this maritime fleet upgrade project. Our technologies will facilitate satellite bandwidth savings while providing quality of service for the transmission of monitoring/tracking systems and crew welfare communications.”

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite earth station communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Frequency Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by worldwide and regional satellite networks.


World Maritime News Staff, February 28, 2012; Image: Comtech

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