Press Release

PanAmSat Starts Consolidation of Their Satellite Operations on Integral Systems EPOCH IPS Satellite Control System

By SpaceRef Editor
March 31, 2004
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Integral Systems, Inc.
(Nasdaq: today announced a contract with PanAmSat Corporation to migrate
their three Boeing Satellite System 702 spacecraft from their current ground
control software system to the EPOCH IPS (Integrated Product Suite) fleet
control system supplied by Integral Systems. This program is the first step
to eventually consolidating PanAmSat’s satellite operations onto a single
satellite control system. By doing so, PanAmSat will reduce its recurring
long-term operations and maintenance costs, and future procurement costs.

PanAmSat currently uses Integral Systems EPOCH IPS to operate their
Orbital Starbus satellites. PanAmSat, one of the world’s largest and most
experienced commercial satellite operators, made their selection of Integral’s
EPOCH IPS system after an extensive evaluation and analysis of systems
available in the marketplace and on their direct operational experience with
Integral Systems’ EPOCH IPS product line. EPOCH IPS is the only COTS
(commercial-off the shelf) satellite control system with a proven capability
to operate diverse fleets of satellites (satellites from different satellite
manufacturers in the same fleet) from a single satellite control system.
Integral is also the only company that provides systems that operate
satellites from every major commercial geosynchronous communications satellite
manufacturer in the world, including Alcatel, Astrium, Boeing, Lockheed
Martin, Orbital and Space Systems/Loral.

“We are extremely pleased to have our EPOCH IPS system selected by
PanAmSat as part of the development of their centralized fleet management
system,” said Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President of the Commercial Division at
Integral Systems. “PanAmSat is one of the most experienced satellite
operations organizations in the world. They have used systems from almost all
of the major satellite ground system suppliers, so their selection of Integral
Systems EPOCH IPS system is another significant validation of the quality of
our products and our customer support,” he added.

“After significant testing and evaluation, the EPOCH IPS system was the
clear choice for us,” said Bridget Neville, Senior Vice President of
Engineering for PanAmSat. “It is an important step in our long-term plan of
moving to one central integrated fleet management system.”

Integral Systems also has supplied satellite ground systems to NASA
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration), NOAA (National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration), the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the Johns
Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Loral Skynet, NEWskies
Satellites, Echostar, Sirius Satellite Radio, Binariang Satellite Systems,
Shin Satellite Public Company Ltd., SATMEX, GE Americom, Optus, Orbital,
ChinaSat, EOSAT, Alcatel, TRW, ROCSAT (Republic of China), among others.

About Integral Systems:

Founded in 1982, Integral Systems is a leading provider of satellite
ground systems and has supported over 190 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 and control, the EPOCH IPS
product line. EPOCH has become a world market leader in commercial
applications with successful installations on 5 continents. The company also
offers products and services for satellite integration and test and payload
data processing as well as a full motion tracking antennas.

The Company’s subsidiary, SAT Corporation, provides satellite and
terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems to satellite operators
and users throughout the world. Through its Newpoint Technologies, Inc.
subsidiary, the Company also provides software for equipment monitoring and
control to satellite operators and telecommunications firms. The Company’s RT
Logic subsidiary builds telemetry processing systems for military applications
including tracking stations, control centers and range operations. Integral
Systems has approximately 380 employees working at Company headquarters in
Lanham, Maryland, and at other locations in both the U.S. and Europe.

SpaceRef staff editor.