O3b Awards Integral Systems Contract to Provide Carrier Monitoring and Interference Detection

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and COLUMBIA, Md., March 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISYS) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, SAT Corporation, has been awarded a contract by O3b Networks Limited, the developer of a new global, high-speed, satellite-based Internet network for telecommunications operators (Telcos) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

Under the terms of the contract, SAT Corporation will provide its industry-leading Monics® Satellite Interference monitoring and detection system. Monics will monitor O3b's global Internet backbone for Radio Frequency (RF) interference to ensure the network runs at peak efficiency. Ensuring the free flow of data on the network supports O3b's goal "to make the Internet accessible and affordable to those who remain cut off from the information highway."

"We found the Monics system to be a perfect fit for our wide bandwidth Ka-band system, one that can be seamlessly expanded as the O3b satellite constellation grows," said Jay Bloom, Ground Systems Senior Vice President of O3b Networks.

"Monics is uniquely suited to support O3b's state of the art satellite-based, global Internet backbone for Telcos and ISPs in emerging markets," said Bob Potter, President of SAT Corporation. "Our work with nearly every satellite operator in the world and our deep understanding of satellite interference monitoring and detection will increase the efficiency of O3b's global network, thereby providing the best possible experience to its customers."

Utilizing SAT Corporation's Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, Monics with SAT-DSP is a state of the art RF monitoring system that will provide automatic carrier monitoring of O3b Networks' entire constellation of Satellites. The System provides carrier monitoring in a fraction of the time of a classic spectrum analyzer and provides interference detection and fingerprinting capabilities that are not available in any other product on the market today. Monics' unique algorithms automatically detect, characterize and display interfering signals, and allow results to be viewed at any time.

The O3b satellite constellation will consist of a number of equatorial orbit satellites. Relative to a fixed point on earth, all satellites will trace an identical arc across the sky. Customers and Teleports will use a variety of antennas to track the satellites and maintain network connectivity. O3b satellites will serve regions of the earth within +/-45 degrees latitude using steerable antennas. Two dedicated Teleport beams will provide aggregated multi-channel RF links to the regional Teleports.


O3b Networks is building a new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global Internet backbone for Telecommunications Operators (Telcos) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in emerging markets. The O3b Networks system will combine global reach and the speed of a fiber-optic network. With investments and operational support from SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina and Satya Capital, the O3b system will provide Telcos and ISPs with a low-cost, high-speed alternative to connect their 3G, WiMAX and fixed-line networks to the rest of the world. This will allow billions of consumers and businesses in more than 150 countries to benefit from high-speed Internet connectivity for educational, medical and commercial applications. O3b Networks' headquarters is in St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands.


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 .

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