updated 3/15/2011 8:47:10 AM ET 2011-03-15T12:47:10

WASHINGTON and SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:ISYS) announced today at the SATELLITE 2011 Conference that its wholly-owned subsidiary, SAT Corporation, has developed technology that will significantly change the way satellite operators and manufacturers test and run their satellite networks. Monics® Advanced In-service In-orbit Test (IOT) system uses advanced measurement techniques to characterize the transponder in terms of gain, frequency response and phase, even while the transponder is operating. As the market's only true In-service IOT solution, Monics Advanced In-service IOT does not impact revenue-generating traffic while performing network data stream analysis or characterizing transponder performance.

To reduce transponder compression risks, satellite operators will often run their systems at less than peak performance – sometimes at 50 percent less than optimum. With Monics Advanced In-service IOT, users can conduct tests in real-time in a fraction of the time current IOT systems require – all accomplished without having to remove critical bandwidth from the transponder. This provides the added benefit of pushing the network to optimal performance levels. The significant increase in efficiency results in reduced costs, enhanced Service Level Agreement (SLA) enforcement, increased Quality of Service (QoS) and maximized power and bandwidth use.

In addition, Monics Advanced In-service IOT maximizes the revenue generating potential of a satellite immediately after launch. The system's exceptionally fast measurement speed significantly reduces test times, which allows the satellite to enter service faster upon reaching orbit.

"Monics Advanced In-service IOT represents a major shift in transponder testing and will become the de facto standard for satellite operators and manufacturers looking to significantly reduce costs, increase margins and maximize efficiency," said Bob Potter, President of SAT Corporation. "Our innovative advanced measurement techniques passively test in real-time without disrupting revenue-generating network traffic."

The Integral Systems family of solution providers, including SAT Corporation, will be exhibiting at the SATELLITE 2011 Conference taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., March 15 through 17. Please visit booth #557 for more information.

For additional information on the Monics Advanced In-service IOT system and the entire line of SAT Corporations' industry-leading satellite interference monitoring, detection and geolocation solutions, please visit www.sat.com .


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 the Integral Systems family of companies (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), to design and deliver innovative commercial-based products, solutions and services that are cost-effective and reduce delivery schedules and risk. 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.

CONTACT: Company Contact:
         Andrew Miller
         Vice President, External Communications
         Integral Systems, Inc.
         Phone: 443.539.5124

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