LCD Touchscreen Controller monitors SATCOM power amplifiers.

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Housed in 3 RU, 19 in. rack unit, Model XTCT provides interface for monitoring and controlling outdoor amplifiers used for commercial/military satellite uplinks. Color touchscreen displays amplifier's operational status, including power output and temperature, with graphical displays of parameter trend analysis and event logs. Unit can be configured to control single amplifier or multiple amplifiers in 1:N redundancy systems. Local and remote diagnostics can be performed via Ethernet interface.



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Comtech Xicom Technology Announces New, Compact, LCD Touch Screen Controller for SATCOM Power Amplifiers



SANTA CLARA, CA., - Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a technology leader of high power amplifier products for satellite communication (SATCOM) announces a new, compact, LCD (liquid crystal display) touch screen controller for high-power amplifiers (HPAs). The new LCD touch screen provides an easy-to-use interface for monitoring and controlling multiple amplifiers and switches.

Comtech Xicom Technology's new generation of XTCT rack-mount controllers provide an easy to use, intuitive touch screen interface for monitoring and controlling outdoor amplifiers (ODUs) used for commercial or military satellite uplinks. The new full-color LCD touch screen front panel displays the HPA's operational status, including power output, temperature, graphical displays of parameter trend analysis, and event logs. Local and remote diagnostics can also be easily performed via an Ethernet interface.

John Branscum, President of Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. commented "We are really excited about the capability of this new controller product. It considerably enhances the user experience offering new flexibility in configuring redundancy and combining architectures."

The new model XTCT controller is housed in an industry-standard 3RU, 19-inch rack unit and can be configured for controlling a single amplifier or multiple amplifiers in 1:N redundancy systems. The controller can be reconfigured for different system requirements without expensive hardware changes. Another valuable feature is that all operational data is saved within the controller's non-volatile memory for up to fourteen years, providing a complete history of the HPA system in the event of service or repair. The XTCT controller measures 19-inches wide by 5.22-inches high by 9-inches deep and weighs less than 7 pounds. It includes redundant AC power supplies.

A four-page brochure of the new XTCT Rack-Mount Touch Screen Controller is available which includes detailed specifications, features, and examples of touch screen function images. For additional information contact: Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., 3550 Bassett Street, Santa Clara, California 95054 U.S.A., Phone: 1-408-213-3000, Fax: 1-408-213-3001, e-mail: sales@xicomtech.com, Web: www.xicomtech.com

SATCOM providers and developers can obtain additional specifications and information from Comtech Xicom representatives by visiting Stand 1.F80, Hall 1, during the International Broadcasting Convention, IBC2012, 7-11 September, at the RAI Amsterdam exhibition and conference center.

Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a component of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s (Nasdaq:CMTL) RF Microwave Amplifiers segment, was established in 1991 and is a technology leader in the development and manufacturing of high power amplifier products for worldwide commercial and military SATCOM markets. Amplifiers include traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs), solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) and klystron power amplifiers (KPAs) operating in a wide range of communications frequencies. Amplifier products are available for fixed location and mobile applications and are packaged in rack-mount and antenna-mount ODU configurations.

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