updated 1/4/2011 8:46:13 AM ET 2011-01-04T13:46:13

CHANTILLY, Va. and COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISYS) announced today that its SATCOM Solutions division has been awarded a $10 million, five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to modernize the United States Coast Guard's (USCG) satellite communications (SATCOM) network for the service's large cutters. Integral Systems' SATCOM Solutions division will act as the prime contractor on the program, transitioning the USCG from its legacy SATCOM network to a commercial-based, advanced Ku-band system, significantly enhancing network reliability, flexibility and scalability.

Under the terms of the contract, Integral Systems' SATCOM Solutions division will provide an advanced 117MT Ku-band Maritime Antenna System that includes its innovative, electromagnetic compatible (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) management system. The antenna system is uniquely suited to meet the USCG's need for a commercial-based, interoperable solution that is extremely efficient, ultra-lightweight and includes an ultra-low loss radome. The 117MT fully supports primary "off-the-cutter" connection to the Coast Guard One Network (CGONE), and provides the ideal ocean‐going platform for single channel per carrier or on‐demand networks supporting video teleconferencing, virtual private networks, voice over IP and large file data transfers.

"We developed our Ku-band maritime antenna systems to enable the most advanced communications for commercial, military, homeland security and civil government operations," said Steve Gizinski, General Manager of Integral Systems' SATCOM Solutions Division. "As a result of this effort, the U.S. Coast Guard will field one of the most modern maritime broadband SATCOM networks, which will help it better protect the shores and vital waterways of the United States."

Earlier this year, Integral Systems acquired CVG Inc. and Avtec Systems, Inc., which now operate as Integral Systems' SATCOM Solutions division. For additional information regarding Integral Systems' SATCOM Solutions division and its high-speed data communications solutions, please visit www.integ.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 .

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

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