Profile: Comtech Telecommunications Corp (CMTL.OQ)
6 Dec 2013
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company operates in three segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. The Company sells its products to a customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.
Telecommunications Transmission Segment
The Company's telecommunications transmission segment provides equipment and systems that are for satellite transmission and wireless communications in environments where terrestrial communications are unavailable. These products and systems are used in a range of commercial and government applications, including the backhaul of wireless and cellular traffic, broadcasting (including HDTV), Internet protocol (IP)-based communications traffic, long distance telephony and secure defense applications.
The Company's satellite earth station modems and products include CDM-600, CDM-625, CDM-750 Advanced High, Advanced Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Series of Products, DMD20, SLM-5650A, DMD2050E and CDM-570. The Company's CDM-600 provides connectivity up to 20 Mbps. The CDM-625 is marketed to users who require connectivity up to 25 Mbps. The CDM-750, accommodates the Internet Service Provider (ISP) and telecommunications backhaul links by offering users an advanced combination of space segment saving capabilities. Advanced Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Series of Products suite includes the Company's CDM-800 Gateway Router, CDM-840 Remote Router, the CDD-880 Multi-Receiver Router, the CXU-810 RAN Optimizer and its Stampede FX series and is for cellular backhaul, universal service obligation networks and other application.
The Company's DMD20 is compatible with the Company's CDM-600 and, with an optional communication link, allows network operators to monitor and control their BUCs. The DMD offers DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression. The Company's SLM-5650A can transmit data up to 155 Mbps and can also be integrated with its Vipersat Management System (VMS) to provide automated network and capacity management. DMD2050E is designed for the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and compliant with a range of United States government and commercial standards, this modem also offers DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression. CDM-570 is marketed to users who require connectivity up to 5 Mbps.The Company's CS6716 with speeds up to 16 Mbps, its CS6716 modem includes features, such as forward error correction technology and embedded TPC.
The Company competes with Advantech AMT, Datum Systems, Inc., Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., Harris Corporation, iDirect, Inc., Paradise Datacom LLC, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and ViaSat, Inc.
RF Microwave Amplifiers Segment
The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets satellites earth station traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA) and solid-state, high-power, narrow and broadband amplifiers (SSPA). The Company sells its amplifiers to domestic and foreign commercial and government users and markets its products under range of brand names, including Comtech XICOM Technology, Comtech PST and Hill Engineering.The Company offers its customers TWTA products for use in a range of telecommunications applications used to transmits and amplify signals from satellite earth stations worldwide. The Company's amplifiers can provide power levels that required for satellite communication applications, including broadcast, direct-to-home broadcast, satellite newsgathering and the broadband communications markets. The Company, through programs, such as the Light Multi-Band Satellite Terminal and Ground Multi-Band Terminal, the Company's amplifiers support United States military satellite systems, such as the Wideband Global Satellite Constellation. The United States and foreign military customers use the Company's amplifiers in a range of telecommunications systems and electronic warfare systems.
The Company competes with Aethercomm, Inc., CPI International, Inc., E2V Technologies Ltd., Empower RF Systems, Inc., Herley Industries, Inc. and Miteq, Inc.
Mobile Data Communications Segment
The Company's mobile data communications segment provides government and commercial customers with integrated solutions to enable global satellite-based communications. The Company has supplied mobile satellite transceivers, vehicle and command center application software, third-party produced computers and satellites earth station network gateways and associated installation, training and maintenance to the MTS program which operates under the BFT-1 program under the direction of the FBCB2-BFT program office. The Company's MTS-related services also included the monitoring of satellite packet data networks.
The Company's mobile data satellite transceivers and related technology have been installed on a range of United States military vehicles (both logistics-centric and war-fighter-centric), including Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, helicopters such as the Apache, Black Hawk and Chinook and High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV).The Company's Sensor Enabled Notification System (SENS) technology-based solutions offer customers a low-cost, spread-spectrum technology-based system which can remotely track a number of remote assets via low earth-orbit satellites and miniaturized satellite transmitters. The information received is processed and distributed to users through an Internet Portal at www.assetview.comtechmobile.com . Messages can be retrieved via several methods, including the Internet, email, voice or fax and can be forwarded to a user-designated site. The Company's SENS technology is integrated with a range of mapping solutions and can provide the Company's customers with features, such as geo-fencing which allows customers to track whether or not their assets or vehicles stay within pre-defined boundaries.
The Company's geoOps Enterprise Location Management System (geoOps ) is a configurable network and Web-based software platform that provides a capability to command, control and manage mobile ground vehicles. The Company's geoOps software baseline is incorporated into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) International Security Assistance Force Tracking System ( NATO IFTS), a multi-national satellite-based friendly force tracking system.
The Company competes with Alico Systems, Inc., Globalstar, Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Qualcomm, Inc. and ViaSat, Inc.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp
Suite 230, 68 South Service Road
MELVILLE NY 11747