updated 12/15/2010 8:46:44 AM ET 2010-12-15T13:46:44

MANCHESTER, N.H. and COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:ISYS) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newpoint Technologies, has signed a three-year reseller agreement with Comtech EF Data Corporation. The reseller agreement gives Comtech EF Data the ability to bundle a pre-integrated version of Newpoint Technologies' industry-leading COMPASS Network Management System (NMS) that can be easily installed by Comtech EF Data customers, allowing them to locally or remotely manage their Advanced VSAT Series equipment. COMPASS enhances users' ability to increase operational efficiency, reduce network downtime and ensure a consistent level of service to their customers.

"The COMPASS Network Management System combined with our Advanced VSAT Series adds significant value for our customers by enabling the management of the Advanced VSAT Series systems from a single NMS graphical user interface," said Daniel Enns, senior vice president, strategic marketing and business development for Comtech EF Data. "Users will have the ability to rapidly recognize and address network events in a streamlined fashion."

In addition, Comtech EF Data's Advanced VSAT Series customers can upgrade their systems to include COMPASS Service Manager. COMPASS Service Manager immediately provides a pre-correlated view of equipment alarms as it relates to revenue generating or tactical lines of communications. Network managers can also view services at risk because of minor alarms on the equipment or when a backup unit is unavailable. Enns concluded, "Newpoint Technologies' comprehensive network management solution offers Comtech EF Data customers an excellent network management foundation from a well-known and reputable NMS provider."

The Advanced VSAT Series from Comtech EF Data delivers industry-leading solutions for cellular backhaul, Universal Service Obligation (USO) networks, corporate networks, ISPs and other applications requiring high-performance IP transport in a "hub-spoke" network environment. Incorporating advanced technologies developed by Comtech EF Data, Comtech AHA and Memotec enable unmatched efficiency in the "hub-spoke" environment.

COMPASS and its Web-based TrueNorth Graphical User Interface (GUI) provide the industry-leading solution for equipment and network management. COMPASS supports a wide variety of equipment and systems from today's leading manufacturers as well as those of legacy component providers, with a library of more than 1,000 equipment interfaces. It is readily scalable to support a single station's needs or a diverse hybrid communications network infrastructure and large network operations centers.

For additional information on COMPASS NMS, please visit www.newpointtech.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 .

About COMTECH EF DATA CORP

Comtech EF Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (Nasdaq:CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass modems, performance enhancement proxies, bandwidth & capacity management, encapsulators, receivers, converters, transceivers, amplifiers, BUCs and terminals. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com .

CONTACT:  Integral Systems, Inc.
          Andrew Miller, Vice President, External Communications
          443.539.5124
          amiller@integ.com

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