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March 6th, 2018

Comtech EF Data Goes to New Heights with Heights™ Networking Platform Portfolio Offering New Remote Gateways

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary within Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s (NASDAQ: CMTL) Commercial Solutions segment, will be at Satellite 2018 with new and expanded products such as ...

Expanded Heights™ Networking Platform Portfolio – New & Innovative Remote Gateways

the expansion of its Heights™ Networking Platform portfolio to include three new and innovative Remote Gateways. The new Remote Gateways include both indoor and outdoor models - the indoor H-Plus Remote Gateway, and two outdoor units, the H-Plus-ODU Remote Gateway and the H-Pro-ODU Remote Gateway. The offerings provide customers with targeted Heights and Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) solutions to address specific market needs and technology trends that are shaping the satellite communications community.

H-Pro Heights Remote Gateway

The H-Plus Remote Gateway, aptly named, provides customers the flexibility to choose between Hub and Spoke VSAT connectivity "Plus" the option to run in true SCPC mode. Providers that are targeting mid-tier VSAT services or those who would prefer to start with a simple hub-less SCPC network can use a single device that allows them to convert from true point-to-point SCPC mode of operation to Hub and Spoke VSAT operation without changing hardware.

The H-Plus Remote Gateway offers flexibility for future applications, and in addition to the quad-core standard onboard processor, it incorporates an optional Single Board Computer (SBC) to offload computationally intensive tasks and provides a location where both organic and third-party applications can reside.

The Outdoor Units (ODU), the H-Plus-ODU Remote Gateway and the H-Pro-ODU Remote Gateway, allow service providers and end-users to move the entire VSAT system onto an antenna and away from environmentally controlled shelters. The outdoor package options reduce the overall power consumption and footprint needed for a VSAT terminal. Moving the electronics outdoors greatly reduces the power consumption, eliminates valuable shelter space and cooling requirements that are typical with indoor models.

Louis Dubin, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Marketing for Comtech EF Data said that their point-to-point SCPC hardware is the global standard for highly efficient operation and best-in-class spectral efficiency. With the new Remote Gateways, customers can now choose to begin network services with SCPC simplicity and efficiency, and then convert to the highly efficient and intelligent Heights Networking Platform when the traffic and overall network dataflow makes sense.

The Heights Networking Platform is engineered to elevate services with greater horsepower, efficiency and intelligence. It combines the most efficient waveforms, Heights Dynamic Network Access (H-DNA), header and payload compression engines, WAN and GTP optimization, multi-tier Quality of Service (QoS), proven dynamic bandwidth and power management along with bi-directional Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) capability to achieve the clients' goals.

To learn more about the Heights Networking Platform and the new Remote Gateways, visit Comtech's booth E273 at the Convergence India 2018 show in New Delhi or booth 313 at Satellite 2018 in Washington, D.C.