PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept 25, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Communications & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI) has been selected by Sentech Limited to provide high-power amplifiers (HPAs) to be used in broadcasting the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(TM) to millions of football fans. CPI, a subsidiary of CPI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPII), is a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Sentech is a State-owned, broadband network business that supplies communications services and solutions to wholesale and retail customers in certain markets in South Africa and the rest of the African continent.
Under the approximately $1 million contract, CPI will supply Sentech with outdoor C-band HPAs via its local sales and service representative Comscience (Pty) Ltd. These communications amplifiers will support broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa matches from 10 football stadiums in nine cities around the country in June and July 2010. Work on the contract will be performed by CPI's Satcom Division and Microwave Power Products Division.
"We are proud that the world's premiere sporting event is relying on CPI, with our long history of producing high-quality HPAs and our world-class customer support, for its critical satellite broadcasting operations," said Joe Caldarelli, chief executive officer of CPI.
About CPI International, Inc.
CPI International, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries, Inc., a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify, transmit and receive high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications. End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of commercial and military communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.
About Sentech Limited
Sentech Limited is a State-owned, fully commercial national enterprise providing broadcasting signal distribution and telecommunications services in South Africa. The company offers signal distribution services for broadcasting. The company also provides international telephony and business communications solutions, as well as data and multicasting services. Sentech deploys satellite and terrestrial-based technology using IP-based protocols for the services offered. The company serves telecommunications, multimedia, and broadcasting industries. Sentech Limited was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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