Integral Systems

Integral Systems

company_name = Integral Systems
company_type = Public (nasdaq2|ISYS)
foundation = Lanham, Maryland, USA (1982)
location_city = Lanham, Maryland
location_country = United States
key_people = John Higginbotham, CEO
William Bambarger, CFO
Peter Gaffney, EVP
Jeffrey A. Rosolio, VP of Human Resources
industry = Satellite ground systems
Space communications
Military communications
products = ABE
Archive Manager
EPOCH Client
EPOCH Database
EPOCH Triggers & EPOCH Web Server
revenue=profit US $128.7 million (2007)cite web|date=2007-12-10|url=|title=Integral Systems Announces Record Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007|publisher=MSN Money|accessdate=2008-01-18]
operating_income = profit US $17.30 million (2007)
net_income = profit US $12.80 million (2007)
num_employees = 470 (2007)
slogan =
homepage = []

Integral Systems (nasdaq2|ISYS) is a leading provider of satellite ground systems. Founded in 1982, the Lanham, Maryland based company has supported over 205 satellite missions for communications, science, meteorological and earth resource applications. Integral's customer base spans internationally and includes government and commercial satellite operators, spacecraft and payload manufacturers and aerospace systems integrators. Integral Systems, Inc. offers a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software product line for command and control. Integral Systems employs approximately 470 people in the United States and Europe. Integral Systems operates through four business segments: Ground Systems – Government; Ground Systems – Commercial; Space Communications Systems, and Corporate. [cite web|title=About Integral|url=|publisher=Integral Systems|accessdate=2008-01-18] The company is involved in contracts with governmental and commercial satellite operators [cite web|title=Integral System Inc ISYS.O (NASDAQ)|url=|publisher=Reuters|accessdate=2008-01-18] , which currently include the US Air Force [cite web|title=Integral Systems Inc. Awarded Contract Options to Begin Development of the Next Phase of the RAIDRS Program|url=|date=2007-12-10|publisher=Space Newsfeed|accessdate=2008-01-18] and Northrop Grumman [cite web|title=Integral Systems Gets $20.6 Million Contract For GPS Systems|url=|date=2008-01-17|publisher=CNN Money|accessdate=2008-01-18] .

Integral owns four subsidiaries that provide a wide range of services and products to the satellite industry. [ SAT Corporation] , a subsidiary of Integral, provides satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems to satellite operators. [cite web|title=About SAT Corp|url=|publisher=Integral Systems|accessdate=2008-01-18] The [ Newpoint Technologies Inc.] subsidiary supplies equipment monitoring and control software to satellite operators and telecommunications firms. [cite web|title=About Newpoint Tech|url=|publisher=Integral Systems|accessdate=2008-01-18] [ Integral Systems’ RT Logic] subsidiary builds telemetry processing systems for military applications such as tracking stations, control centers, and range operations. [cite web|title=About RT Logic|url=|publisher=Integral Systems|accessdate=2008-01-18] Integrals’ [ Lumistar] , Inc., subsidiary primarily designs and manufactures board-level telemetry products for PCI, VME, cPCI, and ISA computer buses. [cite web|title=About Lumistar|url=|publisher=Integral Systems|accessdate=2008-01-18]

Products and services

Command and Control Software

EPOCH IPS, Integral Systems COTS software products solution for satellite command and control is able to control an array of satellites with the least amount of personnel. A combination of EPOCH IPS’s open architecture, graphical user interface and automated monitoring and control features allow users to monitor and control both satellite and ground systems. EPOCH IPS’s architecture consists of several servers and user workstations all connected through an Ethernet local access network (LAN). EPOCH Integrated Product Suite contains EPOCH T&C Server and EPOCH Client, which are Integral Systems real time satellite data processing and control software products. EPOCH Integrated Product Suite provides satellite command and control capabilities, including telemetry processing and display, commanding and command verification (CV), ground station control, alarm or event processing and data archive. These functions are driven by the EPOCH Database product, allowing the system to support multiple satellites through database updates without modifying the run-time software. [cite web|title=Integral System Inc ISYS.O (NASDAQ)|url=|publisher=Reuters|accessdate=2008-01-18]

Integral Systems’ mission-planning software, OASYS, provides support for spacecraft orbit determination and control, including measurement set reductions, orbit determination, ephemeris propagation, maneuver planning and orbit events or reports. Using OASYS allows users to control either a single aircraft or an entire fleet in any earth orbit, including low earth, geosynchronous and Molina-type orbits. Trending and statistical analysis of the information recorded in the real-time EPOCH IPS archives is provided by ABE, Integral Systems offline analysis product. ABE can automatically extract key data with summary level statistics, advanced statistical processing techniques and graphical data visualization. Integral Systems Archive Manager executes archive data product generation, storage, storage management and retrieval. The Archive Manager also manages online storage and retrieval of terabytes of satellite data on RAID and NAS storage units. [cite web|title=Integral System Inc ISYS.O (NASDAQ)|url=|publisher=Reuters|accessdate=2008-01-18]

Development Services and Systems Integration

Integral Systems offers services that support mission-specific requirement for government and commercial customers. Several of Integral Systems Contracts have service factor. The service may vary in each situation, but may include development of software applications to interface to and augment the COTS software products, integration of third-party hardware and software, and custom software development. Integral Systems also has post-delivery warranties and maintenance service for most of its turnkey systems. [cite web|title=PROSPECTUS SUMMARY
url=|publisher=Edgar Online|accessdate=2008-01-18

Commercial Communications Satellites

Integral Systems satellite command and control products are provided for a variety of communications satellites. The ground equipment monitor and control software is also useful to satellite operators to control the ground equipment in the control center and remote equipment sites. Integral Systems also offers satellite signal processing hardware, primarily for military systems, to process satellite signals between command and control systems. Integral Systems products are used to control communications satellites for most major satellite manufactures, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Space Systems Loral, Orbital Sciences, EADS, and Alcatel. Other customers consist of SES Astra, ProtoStar, Echostar, SES Americom, Loral Skynet, Shin Satellite, Binariang Satellite Systems, Asiasat, SatMex, Orbital Sciences, Optus, Worldspace, Sirius Radio, JSAT Corporation, B-SAT Corporation, and ChinaSat. [cite web|title=PROSPECTUS SUMMARY
url=|publisher=Edgar Online|accessdate=2008-01-18

Military Applications

The United States military also uses Integral Systems products to control military communications satellites. Integral Systems provides ground systems equipment and software for multiple Department of Defense programs. The majority of Air Force and Navy satellite control systems are products of Integral Systems. The customers include many prime contractors, like Lockheed Martin Corporation, Boeing Satellite Systems, Honeywell International, Inc., Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon Company. Integral Systems is a prime contractor for the Command and Control Center – Consolidated (CCS-C) contract to upgrade the Air Force’s satellite command and control system for the DSCS, Milstar, Advanced EHF, and Wideband Gapfiller satellites. As the prime contractor in a contract with Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), on behalf of the United States Air force, Air Force Space Command, for the first developmental step (Block 10) of the Rapid Attack Identification, Detection, and Reporting System (RAIDRS) program. Integral Systems programs are used to receive telemetry data from the space lift ranges during launch of military satellites and to test satellites at the place of manufacture. [cite web|title=Integral System Inc ISYS.O (NASDAQ)|url=|publisher=Reuters|accessdate=2008-01-18]

Remote Sensing and Meteorology

Integral Systems, Inc. builds command and control systems as well as payload and image data processing systems for meteorological satellites. The Company has provided ground systems for the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), including both their Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Program and Television Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS) programs. Its systems support mission operations, instrument data processing, simulation and flight software validation, and built the complete command and control system for the United States Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), whose operations were transitioned to civilian control under NOAA's aegis. [cite web|title=Integral Systems Inc/MD|url=|publisher=SEC Info|accessdate=2008-01-18]

cientific Research

Integral Systems has supported a variety of diverse and complex science missions. The Company has supported more than a dozen missions for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA"), including the Small Explorer ("SMEX") missions, International Solar-Terrestrial Physics ("ISTP") missions,
X-ray Timing Explorer ("XTE") and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission ("TRMM"). Projects range from the development of distributed command and control systems to validation of complex embedded flight software.


AT Corporation

SAT Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, is a worldwide supplier of automated RF signal monitoring systems for satellite and terrestrial spectrum management applications. These systems are used by satellite owners and operators, teleport and gateway earth station operators, communication service providers and users, and government regulatory and security agencies. The systems are communication management tools for commercial network owners or operators and telecommunications service providers to guarantee and maintain the quality of the service they provide. As a leading integrator of RF monitoring systems SAT has systems installed in approximately 50 countries. Although custom system capabilities are available, SAT systems are usually offered in a range of standard configurations with optional extra add-ons. Customers vary from global satellite network operators to International Common Carriers, down to small private networks that use a partial transponder.

SAT is a Channel Partner of Agilent Technologies. SAT's systems components, such as spectrum analyzers, power meters, signal generators and workstations are supported on a global basis. SAT products are available for UNIX and NT operating systems. Most SAT systems are provided on a turn-key contract basis. [cite web|title=About SAT Corporation|url= Corporation|accessdate=2008-01-18]

Newpoint Technologies

As an industry leader in Satellite and Terrestrial Network Management Systems for control of data, Internet, broadcast, telecom, and hybrid networks newpoint has been the industry's dominant supplier of software and systems for equipment M&C (Monitoring and Control). Newpoint Technologies, Inc. is a recipient of Satellite Communications Magazine's prestigious "Most Innovative Product" award in 1999. Newpoint's customers are commercial satellite operators, telecommunications companies, and broadband service providers. Newpoint’s variety of services varies from out-of-the-box software to complete turnkey solutions that manage large enterprise-level infrastructure systems. Newpoint was Founded in 1982, and is a subsidiary of Integral Systems who has built more ground systems for a greater variety of satellites than any other company on Earth. [cite web|title=About Newpoint Technologies|url= Technologies|accessdate=2008-01-18]

RT Logic

RT Logic is a leading supplier of signal processing systems with application in satellite test, launch, and on-orbit operation of satellites. Founded in 1997 by five employees, the company has grown to more than 100. RT Logic has delivered more than 2000 Telemetrix systems to their aerospace and Government customers, making their products pervasive throughout the space industry. RT Logic designs, develops, and delivers innovative signal processing systems for the space and military communications industry.RT Logic's Telemetrix product line controls multiple satellites through the AFSCN and NASA TDRSS networks, and reside in more than 30 Air Force, NASA, and commercial control centers. Telemetrix products can range from low-rate TT&C command and control systems up to high data rate receivers for mission data ground stations. Telemetrix products are used for satellite test, launch vehicle telemetry, on-orbit satellite control, as well as Satellite Communications (SATCOM), airborne communications, and spectrum monitoring/interference detection. [cite web|title=Our Subsidiaries|url= Systems|accessdate=2008-01-18]


Lumistar, Inc is located in Carlsbad, California and was founded by a group of experienced telemetry engineers who wanted to create a "customer friendly" telemetry company. The wholly-owned subsidiary Lumistar offers a wide selection of products that process telemetry down-links for the flight, test, airborne, and satellite ground station markets. These include board-level and system-level products for frequency conversion, receiving, diversity combination, modulation/demodulation, bit/frame synchronization, simulation, and test transmitters. Lumistar also has an extensive software selection from board-level drivers to system-level control of device parameters allowing for the efficient integration of our products into larger applications. [cite web|title=Lumistar|url=|accessdate=2008-01-18]


Integral Systems was selected co-winner of NASA's Software of the Year Award in 2001. Integral Systems subsidiary, Newpoint Technologies, won Satellite Communications Magazine's prestigious "Most Innovative Product" award in 1999. Integral Systems has been named Deloitte's Maryland Technology Fast 50 Ranking for Sixth Consecutive Year. Integral Systems is on the Washington Post's 200.

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