Newpoint Announces Iridium Modem Support for Mercury Products


Integrated Iridium Modem Support allows for Cost Effective Remote Monitor and Control Anywhere in the World

SALEM, N.H., March 21 // - Newpoint Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISYS), the recognized leader in Network Management solutions, added another first to its long list of Network Management innovations by adding support for the Iridium Satellite Modem in its Mercury EM product. Mercury EM is an element manager used to interface with equipment located at remote sites around the globe and send the data to a network management system, such as the Newpoint Compass NMS, at the Network Operations Center (NOC). These sites include fixed, transportable and mobile satellite terminals as well as AM/FM/TV Transmitter, cellular and microwave radio sites. Network operators can then remotely troubleshoot and recover services without physically traveling to the site.

"In the past, failure at remote unmanned sites, which brought down primary communications, had no other way to restore the site without dispatching a technician," stated Wally Martland (General Manager of Newpoint). He added, "today, because Mercury contains an Iridium Satellite Modem, they can initiate a connection to anyplace in the world over the Iridium satellite network, and restore those services remotely, or in the worst case, identify the cause of failure and dispatch the technician with the proper equipment so they can resolve the problem quickly, efficiently and in only a single trip. We are seeing a large demand for this capability in remote sites in places like Africa, Alaska, and Iraq, where the sites are often difficult to get to and can also be dangerous for travel."

The first batch of Mercury units using the Iridium Modems have already been shipped and will be installed in transportable terminals going into Iraq for use by an undisclosed US Govt. Agency. This will allow them to remotely set up the transportable from the US using the Iridium network, and then once the site is on-line, the Mercury will use the engineering service Channel (ESC) for its primary communications back to the NOC. If for some reason the site goes down, operators can initiate another Iridium connection to determine the cause of failure and restore services.

About Newpoint Technologies

Newpoint Technologies, Inc. is an industry leader in Satellite and Terrestrial Network Management Systems for control of data, Internet, broadcast, telecom, and hybrid networks. Newpoint has also been the industry's dominant supplier of software and hardware for remote site management products. Newpoint's principal customers are commercial satellite operators, telecommunications companies, broadcasters and broadband service providers. Newpoint delivers a range of services, from out-of-the-box software to complete turnkey solutions that manage large enterprise-level infrastructure systems.

Newpoint is a subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. Founded in 1982, (NASDAQ:ISYS) Integral and its subsidiaries offer solutions that include Satellite Command and Control, Quality of Service Monitoring for Satellite Operators and Users, and Satellite Network Management Systems (M&C). Integral Systems has built more ground systems for a greater variety of satellites than any other company on Earth.

ABOUT INTEGRAL SYSTEMS

Founded in 1982, Integral Systems is a leading provider of satellite systems and has supported over 205 different satellite missions for communications, science, meteorological and earth resource applications. The Company was the first to offer an integrated suite of COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) software products for satellite command & control, the EPOCH IPS product line. EPOCH has become a world market leader in commercial applications with successful installations on 5 continents.

Through its wholly owned subsidiary SAT Corporation, the Company provides satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems to satellite operators and users throughout the world. The Company provides software for equipment monitoring and control to satellite operators and telecommunications firms through its Newpoint Technologies, Inc. subsidiary. The Company's RT Logic subsidiary builds telemetry processing systems for military applications including tracking stations, control centers and range operations. The Company's Lumistar Inc. subsidiary is a provider of system level and board level telemetry acquisition products. Integral Systems has approximately 440 employees working at Company headquarters in Lanham, Maryland, and at other locations in the U.S. and Europe. For more information, visit www.integ.com/.

Source: Integral Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Wallace Martland, VP & General Manager of Newpoint Technologies,
+1-603-898-1110, info@newpointtech.com

Web site: http://www.newpointtech.com/
http://www.integ.com/

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