Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary within Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s (NASDAQ: CMTL) Commercial Solutions segment, has expanded their WAN Optimization (WANOp) product line targeted at satellite service providers for Internet trunking applications — the expansion includes new WANOp appliances and enhanced functionality focused on users’ Quality of Experience (QoE).
The new Release 7 of the FX Series WANOp appliance solution delivers unparalleled performance of up to 5 Gbps throughput and 1,000,000 TCP flows, leveraging the bandwidth capabilities of High Throughput Satellites. When paired with Comtech EF Data’s CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem, the FX Series delivers the ultimate Internet trunking solution for satellite service providers.
- Faster web browsing experience (up to 50%) matching standard terrestrial backhaul Internet access
- Faster file transfer (object download/upload) up to 250 Mbps per session
- Significantly better resiliency to packet loss by several orders of magnitude
The Comtech’s WANOp solution is designed to meet service providers’ most stringent requirements in terms of:
- Service availability and reliability: Hot swap redundant power supplies, system and LAN/WAN connectivity (dual-path) redundancy, fail-safe pass-through, extended temperature range
- Scalability: One platform, upgradable through software license
- Operation efficiency: Simplified “plug & play” configuration
Another breakthrough is the true Layer 2 / Layer 3 network transparency of the appliance solution, facilitating network deployment and ease of operation. Acceleration is performed on the end user traffic regardless of the underlying network protocols and encapsulation methods. The FX Series WANOp can manage any combination of stacked VLANs, stacked MPLS, Layer 2 or Layer 3 VPN, GTP encapsulated LTE/4G or 3G Mobility traffic, including support of Ethernet Jumbo frames up to 9,000 bytes and dual stack Ipv4/Ipv6.
When paired with Comtech EF Data modems, the FX appliances with Release 7 monitor, in real-time, the available bandwidth and maximize the throughput and usage of the link to the modem’s current capacity. This function is essential when using Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), which is commonly the case for satellites operating in Ka- or Ku-bands.
Louis Dubin, SVP, Product Management and Marketing for Comtech EF Data, said that as a result of the company's unique feature set and performance, the FX Series WANOp Release 7 solution and the CDM-760 modem were selected by a Tier 1 satellite service provider to deliver ultra-high speed, fiber-like backhaul services to communication service providers.
Additionally, Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) has announced that during the company's fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, their Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a $2.3 million order for satellite modems from a major U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractor.
The order specified the DMD2050E MIL-STD-188-165A/STANAG 4486 Edition 3 Compliant Universal Satellite Modem, which will be utilized to support the U.S. Army Project Manager (PM) Tactical Network.
The DMD2050E Satellite Modem is designed to comply with the widest possible range of U.S. Government and commercial standards and is compatible with the largest number of satellite modems in the industry. It is fully compliant with MIL-STD-188-165A (all terminal types), fully complies with STANAG 4486 Edition 3, as well as the IESS-308, IESS-309, IESS-310 and IESS–315 commercial standards.
Fred Kornberg, President and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation, said that this order is an example of the U.S. Army’s confidence in Comtech to deliver equipment to support its unified tactical network for enabling cohesive mission command.”