Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL), a provider of secure and highly reliable communication technology, announced that its Safety & Security Technologies (“SST”) group, which is part of Comtech´s Commercial Solutions segment, was awarded a statewide contract valued up to USD 54 million to design, deploy, and operate Next Generation 9-1-1 (“NG9-1-1”) services for the State of South Carolina through the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, the company said.
Total contract value includes multiyear contract extension options. Initial funding for the contract is USD 16.9 million.
The award, which was won during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, is for implementation of Comtech´s NG9-1-1 services that will provide citizens with advanced communication capabilities when calling for emergency services, including police, fire and emergency medical services. Through use of Comtech´s Next Generation Core Services (“NGCS”), the State of South Carolina will be able to offer a seamless, coordinated and efficient NG9-1-1 system to all the state´s local 9-1-1 centers. In addition, all these centers and their associated counties will have the option of purchasing state-of-the-art Solacom Call Handling Equipment as part of the contract.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. Comtech´s highly reliable technologies enable the successful handling of over five million 9-1-1 calls and texts each month. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. For more information about Comtech´s 9-1-1 products and services, visit www.comtech911.com.