updated 10/14/2010 8:45:46 AM ET 2010-10-14T12:45:46

NEW YORK and COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 14, 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 partnered with Australia-based Clearbox Systems to provide the COMPASS Redundancy Manager Module for the Compass Network Management System (NMS). The new module provides automated configuration of redundant systems and dynamically prioritizes and recovers traffic when network failures occur. The increased layer of redundancy ensures network uptime, resulting in reduced costs, Service Level Agreement (SLA) commitments are met and increased Quality of Service (QoS).

The new Redundancy Manager easily integrates into Newpoint's industry-leading COMPASS NMS. The COMPASS Redundancy Manager replaces individual or multiple hardware redundancy controllers, and adds additional flexibility and system-wide intelligence capabilities not possible in dedicated controllers. In addition, COMPASS' easy to use graphical user interface (GUI) gives users the ability to simply select a required equipment source and destination along with the desired service configuration profile. Redundancy Manager then intelligently selects equipment that ensures peak network efficiency in the face of single or multiple equipment failures.

"COMPASS has long been used by satellite operators and service providers to reduce the risk associated with network downtime and loss of revenue due to decreased network efficiencies," said Wally Martland, President of Newpoint Technologies. "The addition of COMPASS Redundancy Manager provides our customers with even greater peace of mind in knowing that when failures occur, the network will continue to provide a superior level of service."

Key COMPASS Redundancy Manager features include:

  • Arbitrary failover topologies with no need for a dedicated spare unit.
  • Service-level prioritization for intelligent failover and 100 percent equipment utilization.
  • Dynamic configuration management that ensures fast failover of high-priority services based upon established policies.
  • Handles complex system topologies to more easily configure complex redundancy systems.

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

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 .

ABOUT CLEARBOX SYSTEMS

Clearbox Systems Pty Ltd is an Australian firm proudly delivering world-class Monitoring & Control (M&C) solutions using the Newpoint Compass platform. They provide the complete M&C solution from design, custom development and turnkey system deployment, through full 24/7 support for the life of the system. Clearbox Systems furthers the industry through a strong focus on developing market leading technologies, including hardware such as the n2 Remote Site Manager and Profile Manager – the Compass add-on for automated service-level control. For more information, visit www.clearboxsystems.com.au .

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