COMTECH MOBILE DATACOM CORPORATION ANNOUNCES FIPS 140-2 VALIDATION
CERTIFICATION FOR THE MTM-203 MINIATURE SATELLITE TRANSCEIVER
Melville, NY, October 26, 2007 – Comtech Mobile Datacom
Corporation (CMDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications
Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL), announced today that it received FIPS 140-2
Validation Certification from the National Institute for Standards
and Technology (NIST) for the MTM-203 Miniature Satellite Transceiver
Module. The MTM-203 is CMDC’s most recent addition to its
family of field-proven satellite transceivers and satellite transceiver
Daniel Wood, President of Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation,
said, “We are extremely pleased to have our first FIPS Certification
for the MTM-203, the cornerstone technology for CMDC’s next
generation mobile satellite communications products and services.
We expect to continue leveraging this technology and expertise
in secure mobile communications in to all of our future product
The MTM-203 is a 2” X 4” X 0.6” L-Band satellite
transceiver module designed for use in conjunction with CMDC’s
world wide satellite network. The MTM-203 provides secure, near
real-time, mobile data communications capabilities required to
meet the needs of the most demanding commercial and military users.
The module’s miniature form factor and global communications
capabilities make it ideal for integration into major communications
systems, integration into hand-held communication products or,
for use as a stand-alone communication module. CMDC is base-lining
all future satellite transceiver products on the MTM-203 technology.
The FIPS 140-2 validation for cryptographic modules is obtained
through the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as
the United States FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module Validation Authority;
as well as the Communications Security Establishment, Canada’s
FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module Validation Authority.
Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, a Germantown, Maryland-based
company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-enhanced packet
data communication systems and location and messaging services
through the use of advanced communication and network technology.
To learn more about Comtech Mobile Datacom, please visit the company's
website at www.comtechmobile.com.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and
markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced
communications solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions
play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities
when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable
or ineffective. The Company conducts business through three complementary
segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications
and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company sells products to a diverse
customer base in the global commercial and government communications
markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market
segments that it serves.
Certain information in this press release contains statements
that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant
risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially
from such forward-looking information. The Company's Securities
and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties.
Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified
in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such
Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Jerome Kapelus, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business