updated 10/13/2010 3:15:17 PM ET 2010-10-13T19:15:17

NEW YORK and COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:ISYS) announced today at the SATCON Satellite and Content Delivery Conference & Expo, that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newpoint Technologies, has released the latest version of its industry-leading COMPASS Network Management Software (NMS) solution. COMPASS version 7.3 provides a higher level of network management automation and simplified configuration tools, resulting in reduced operating costs and operational errors by users of broadcast and satellite network management applications.

The increased automation and configuration management functionality in COMPASS 7.3 helps ensure a consistent level of service and that Service Level Agreements (SLA) are met. Customers are able to reduce costs by automating manual tasks and recovery from network failures or other conditions. In addition, COMPASS 7.3 reduces downtime and eliminates failures commonly associated with human error when attempting to reconfigure backup equipment.

"Providing superior services to customers and maximizing revenue are critical to the broadcast community," said Wally Martland, President of Newpoint Technologies. "The new version of COMPASS reduces operating costs and downtime by further automating common network management functions and making it easier to both establish and tear down services on the network, as well as re-routing traffic when failures occur."

In addition to its cost savings features, COMPASS 7.3 also includes a high-level reporting tool based on JasperReports. The open source Java reporting application makes it even easier to provide SLA and operational information that can be used when service disputes arise. Users can also view detailed network and system information in real-time and automate the generation of reports by service, customer and location.

Using COMPASS 7.3's high-level reporting tool, customers can import information from other applications to develop a detailed analysis of their network for daily and monthly reports or compliance audits. Of particular interest to satellite operators and broadcast customers is the integration with Integral Systems' Monics® and DSA Carrier Management and Interference detection solutions. When combined, operators are able to generate performance reports based upon the network and carriers used to transport their services.

For additional information or to view a demonstration of COMPASS 7.3, please visit the Integral Systems family of companies, including Newpoint Technologies, at booth 609 at the SATCON Satellite and Content Delivery Conference & Expo.

Monics and DSA Satellite Carrier and Spectrum Monitoring System is offered through SAT Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems. For more information on SAT Corporation's automated signal monitoring and interference detection systems, please visit www.sat.com .

ABOUT INTEGRAL SYSTEMS

Integral Systems, Inc., of Columbia, Md, applies more than 25 years experience to provide integrated technology solutions for satellite communications-interfaced systems. Customers have relied on the Integral Systems family of companies (Integral Systems, Inc., Integral Systems Europe, Lumistar, Inc., Newpoint Technologies, Inc., RT Logic and SAT Corporation) to deliver on time and on budget for more than 250 satellite missions. Our dedication to customer service has solidified long-term relationships with the U.S. Air Force, NASA, NOAA, and nearly every satellite operator in the world. For more information, visit www.integ.com .

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