US Government Awards Comtech EF Data $1.3 Million Contract – Satellite Today

SLM-5650A modem Comtech

The SLM-5650A satellite modem. Photo: Comtech EF Data

[Via Satellite 04-22-2015] Comtech Telecommunications’ subsidiary Comtech EF Data received an order from the U.S. government worth $1.3 million for satellite modems. The contract calls specifically for the SLM-5650A satellite modem for use in a government network.

The SLM-5650A modem supports data rates from 8 kbps to 155 Mbps and symbol rates from 32 ksps to 64 Msps. The device complies with MIL-STD-188-165A, modem types one, two, four, five and six for applications on Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) and commercial satellites.

Comtech’s modem provides standard MIL-STD-188-114 (EIA-530 / RS-422) and EIA-613 (HSSI) serial interfaces, can be optionally configured for G.703 and Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) serial interfaces, and can also be optionally equipped with a 4-port 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet network processor module. The modem also has available an optional AES-256 TRANSEC module that is compliant with the FIPS-140-2 NIST standard.

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