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, Integral Systems Europe Ltd. (ISE UK), has been awarded a contract by AsiaSat to upgrade two satellite terminals at its Tai Po Earth Station. The new award extends the near 20-year relationship between AsiaSat and the team in ISE UK office, from the installation of the AsiaSat 2 TT&C at the Stanley Earth Station, Hong Kong, in 1994 through to the major earth terminal infrastructure installed at Tai Po for later-generation satellites.

Under the terms of the contract, ISE UK will upgrade the Radio Frequency (RF) uplink systems for two antennas at Tai Po. When complete, the new system will expand AsiaSat's transmission capacity and provide more flexible transponder access across its satellite fleet.

"This latest upgrade combines the use of an innovative diplexer system and a sophisticated system design. This advancement in the uplink system allows us to meet our customer's dynamic requirements," said Roger Tong, Vice President, Engineering of AsiaSat.

"The latest contract award from AsiaSat underscores the long-term partnership we have built together," said Andrew Smith, President of ISE UK. "As a leading provider of satellite earth station infrastructure, we were able to offer AsiaSat an attractive solution. It is a pleasure once again to have the opportunity to work with AsiaSat, to assist them in meeting the needs of their customers."

AsiaSat Tai Po Earth Station is located at Tai Po Industrial Estate in the New Territories, Hong Kong. This earth station is currently equipped with 11 antennas, including six C-band and five Ku-band. It functions to support the Telemetry, Tracking and Control (TT&C) activities for AsiaSat's satellite fleet, and provides value added services including C-band and Ku-band traffic uplink, signal turnaround, MCPC platforms and backup services to customers. Construction work for the expansion of the earth station is under way and is expected to be completed in early 2012.  

Integral Systems and its family of companies 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 ASIASAT

AsiaSat, the leading regional satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world's population with its three satellites, AsiaSat 3S at 105.5°E, AsiaSat 4 at 122°E and AsiaSat 5 at 100.5°E. The AsiaSat satellite fleet provides services to both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Over 500 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company's satellites, reaching over 96 million households, with more than 360 million viewers across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat also provides operators and end users telecommunications services such as voice networks, private VSAT networks and broadband multimedia services. AsiaSat is building a new satellite AsiaSat 7, planned for launch in Q4 2011. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135). For more information, please visit www.asiasat.com.

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

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