updated 6/21/2011 8:46:07 AM ET 2011-06-21T12:46:07

SINGAPORE and COLUMBIA, Md., June 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:ISYS) announced today at the CommunicAsia 2011 exhibition and conference in Singapore, that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newpoint Technologies, has introduced Mercury G3 Remote Site Manager. This next generation remote site manager is a cost-effective solution for managing manned and unmanned remote sites to provide complete visibility into site status by interfacing with all site equipment. Providing complete visibility into remote sites reduces or eliminates costly unscheduled visits caused by equipment failures or communications problems.

For unmanned remote sites, or sites requiring high availability, Mercury G3 is equipped with high speed, solid state hard drives in a RAID configuration, has redundant power supplies (both AC and DC) and can be equipped with its own UPS system to shut down the unit and facility in an orderly manner during a power failure. It supports both in-band and out-of-band (dial-up, GSM, Cellular or satellite modems) communications between the Operations Center and remote site, and allows for both primary and multiple backup communications to the site. Mercury G3's modular design provides flexibility to configure the unit based upon unique interface requirements at each remote site (serial, DI/DO, Ethernet, SNMP, etc.).

"In today's competitive landscape, network providers are under increased pressure to reduce costs and maximize resources, while at the same time increase Quality of Service (QoS) under very tight Service Level Agreements (SLA)," said Wally Martland, President of Newpoint Technologies. "Mercury G3 Remote Site Manager provides a comprehensive view of critical site equipment, giving operators the ability to recover the site without costly site visits, thereby reducing network management costs and increasing network availability."

The backbone of Mercury G3 is Newpoint Technologies' COMPASS™ Network Management System (NMS) software, which is used to manage remote site equipment and take full advantage of COMPASS' award winning features in a compact element management solution. COMPASS provides a local web-based GUI for technicians while on site and a graphical scripting engine that enables network operators to automate recovery tasks and other commonly performed routines, such as uplink power control and redundancy switching.

Martland continued, "Mercury G3 is the culmination of approximately 10 years of experience of fielding the first and second generation Mercury product at more than 1,700 unmanned remote sites. Our remote site management product line is completely software configurable and includes a high-availability option to ensure critical systems meet specified reliability requirements."

For current Mercury customers, Mercury G3 is compatible with existing cabling infrastructure and uses the same pinouts used with previous generation Mercury products, making it easy to upgrade to Mercury G3 without costly cabling changes.

Mercury G3 was designed in partnership with Lumistar, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems. Lumistar's expertise in designing commercial-based, board-level telemetry products that are included in Mercury G3 was instrumental in providing much of the additional power and flexibility that customers can now access.

Integral Systems and its family of companies – including Newpoint Technologies – will be exhibiting at CommunicAsia 2011, being held June 21 through 24 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. For additional information on Newpoint Technologies' Mercury G3 Remote Site Manager and COMPASS NMS, please visit booth 1R1-01.

About Integral Systems

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 Integral Systems to design and deliver innovative commercial-based products, solutions and services that are cost-effective and reduce delivery schedules and risk. The Integral Systems family of solution providers (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), leads the market in offering complete ground segment solutions. 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:  Andrew Miller
          Vice President, External Communications
          Integral Systems, Inc.
          Phone: 443.539.5124
          amiller@integ.com

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