COLUMBIA, Md., June 20, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:ISYS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by AsiaSat to provide its industry leading EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS) satellite command and control software to manage the AsiaSat 7 satellite, a Space Systems/Loral LS1300 satellite bus.
The contract expands the number of AsiaSat satellites being managed by EPOCH IPS to five, with these satellites supplied by three different satellite manufacturers, demonstrating the flexibility and ease of use of EPOCH IPS to manage satellite fleets no matter the configuration or size.
"EPOCH IPS is an advanced and truly integrated satellite command and control and fleet management system. Under a single system, we are able to perform our satellite operation functions in a very efficient manner and enjoy great flexibility while we expand our satellite fleet to provide a broader range of services to customers," said Dr. Ya Chiu, Vice President, Technical Operations of AsiaSat.
"AsiaSat has relied on EPOCH IPS to manage their fleet of state-of-the-art satellites," said James Kramer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Civil and Commercial Group at Integral Systems. "The addition of AsiaSat 7 is a testament to the partnership we have built with AsiaSat and EPOCH IPS, which has duly earned the reputation for being the world's leading satellite command and control and fleet management solution."
AsiaSat 7 is a high performance satellite designed with a C and Ku band payload for the provision of fixed satellite services for television broadcast, telephone networks and VSAT networks for broadband multimedia services across the Asia Pacific. The satellite is built on a Space Systems/Loral 1300 series platform, currently scheduled for launch in the 4th quarter of this year.
As an all-in-one satellite command and control and fleet management system operable right from a user's desktop, EPOCH IPS presents a more efficient, economic alternative to costly command and monitoring practices. It currently supports satellite designs from every major commercial geostationary satellite manufacturer. Integral Systems' commercial clients using EPOCH IPS include AsiaSat, Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), Chunghwa Telecom, Indovision, KT Corporation, SingTel/Optus, SKY Perfect JSAT, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), Intelsat, SES, Telesat, EchoStar and Hellas Sat, while government clients include the National Space Organization of Taiwan, European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) among many others.
AsiaSat, the leading regional satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world's population with its three satellites, AsiaSat 3S at 105.5ºE, AsiaSat 4 at 122ºE and AsiaSat 5 at 100.5ºE. The AsiaSat satellite fleet provides services to both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Over 500 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company's satellites, reaching over 96 million households, with more than 360 million viewers across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat also provides operators and end users telecommunications services such as voice networks, private VSAT networks and broadband multimedia services. AsiaSat is building a new satellite AsiaSat 7, planned for launch in Q4 2011. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135). For more information, please visit www.asiasat.com.
ABOUT INTEGRAL SYSTEMS
Integral Systems, Inc. is a global provider of products, systems and services for satellite command and control, telemetry and digital signal processing, data communications, enterprise network management and communications information assurance. We specialize in developing, managing and operating secure communications networks, both satellite and terrestrial, as well as systems and services to detect, characterize and geolocate sources of RF interference. Our customers include U.S. and foreign commercial, government, military and intelligence organizations. For almost 30 years, customers have relied on Integral Systems to design and deliver innovative commercial-based products, solutions and services that are cost-effective and reduce delivery schedules and risk. The Integral Systems family of solution providers (Integral Systems, Inc., Integral Systems Europe, Lumistar, Inc., Newpoint Technologies, Inc., RT Logic and SAT Corporation) as well as our services organization, Integral Systems Service Solutions (IS3), leads the market in offering complete ground segment solutions. Our dedication to "The Integral Difference" has solidified long-term relationships with the U.S. DoD, NASA, NOAA and nearly every commercial satellite operator in the world. For more information, visit www.integ.com.
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