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Newpoint Technologies Announces NASA Achievement Award and Successful Space Network Management System Spiral 2 Delivery

By SpaceRef Editor
July 14, 2008
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Newpoint Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc., and a recognized leader in Network Management and Remote Site Monitoring solutions, announced today that its Spiral 2 Delivery to Honeywell of Compass Software for NASA’s Space Network successfully completed acceptance testing in April and the Delivery team received a NASA Group Achievement Award in May. This award is presented to a group of government employees or a group comprised of government and non-government personnel for outstanding accomplishment through the coordination of many individual efforts that have contributed substantially to a NASA mission.

Newpoint’s Compass Software provides NASA with remote management capability for its Guam terminal. A redundant pair of Compass servers interface with the ground segment enabling operators at New Mexico’s WSC (White Sands Complex) to monitor status, view alarms, and control equipment in Guam. Compass’ replication features ensure delivery and efficient data transfer through the limited bandwidth between WSC and Guam.

“Newpoint was able to provide to Honeywell a COTS solution that required very little modification to the core product to meet the requirements of managing equipment located in Guam. In doing so, we were able to significantly reduce the risk, cost, and schedule associated with delivering the Compass M&C system. By selecting key products from the Integral Systems family, namely modems from RT Logic, the Doppler Compensation Module from Integral Systems, and Compass Software from Newpoint, Honeywell had a single organization that shared its goals and was responsible for delivering a seamlessly integrated solution to NASA,” stated Wally Martland, Newpoint’s President. In addition to managing Guam’s standard RF equipment, Compass Software also interfaces into the wideband and narrowband modems provided by RT Logic, and the mission control and status software provided by General Dynamics, which in turn uses a Doppler Compensation Module programming library from Integral Systems to perform Doppler compensation calculations.

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About Newpoint Technologies

Newpoint Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Integral Systems, 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.

About Integral Systems

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

Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SAT Corporation, Integral Systems provides satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems to satellite operators and users throughout the world. Through its Newpoint Technologies, Inc., subsidiary, Integral Systems also provides software for equipment monitoring and control to satellite operators, broadcasters, and telecommunications firms. Integral Systems’ RT Logic subsidiary builds telemetry processing systems for military applications, including tracking stations, control centers, and range operations. Integral Systems’ Lumistar, Inc., subsidiary provides system- and board-level telemetry acquisition products. Integral Systems has approximately 500 employees working at its headquarters in Lanham, MD, and at other locations in the U.S. and Europe. For more information, visit

SpaceRef staff editor.