Integral Systems, Inc.
announced today the award of a contract from ALCATEL Space
Industries to provide the primary and backup control software for the METOP
satellites of the EUMETSAT POLAR SYSTEM (EPS).
These satellites are part of
the joint program between EUMETSAT and NOAA to provide weather data using
polar satellites.
Integral’s software will perform real-time command and
control, offline trending, and operations automation for the satellites.

“We are extremely pleased to provide our EPOCH 2000 COTS software to
EUMETSAT,” said Bruno Dupas, President of Integral Systems Europe S.A.S.
EPOCH product line and commercial practices have made us a leader in providing
satellite control systems for commercial operators and civil government
We are very pleased for the opportunity to offer EUMETSAT, the
European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, these
same advantages.”

“This project is the first to be executed out of our new subsidiary in
Toulouse,” said Jacques Consiglio, Integral’s Project Manager for EPS.
on the response we have seen in the European market so far, I view this as a
great opportunity to not only build up our European team and our local
partnership but also as the beginning of a more beneficial relationship for
everyone in the satellite and satellite operations business.
We are glad to
be continuing our relationship with ALCATEL, and we look forward to bringing
our NOAA experience to the EUMETSAT program.”

“We believe that this win is an important breakthrough in the European
institutional market for Integral’s EPOCH 2000 COTS products,” Consiglio
“Until now, satellite ground systems for European space agencies
were implemented with custom systems.
It is our belief that only a mature,
flight-proven and adaptable COTS product could meet the cost, schedule and
technical requirements specified by EUMETSAT for the EPS Program.”

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

Founded in 1982, Integral Systems is a leading provider of satellite
ground systems and has supported over 120 different satellite missions for
communications, science, meteorological and earth resource applications.
addition to garnering new Integration & Test, control center, and data
processing work, the Company continues to enhance its current position in
government and commercial marketplaces by offering innovative software
products and custom services for ground system development and integration.
Customers throughout the world now use Integral Systems’ EPOCH 2000 software
product, the world’s first COTS satellite command and control software
In addition to these products, the Company provides satellite
payload processing, spacecraft integration and test, simulation, station
automation, and environmental monitoring systems.
Through its wholly owned
subsidiary SAT, the Company also provides satellite and terrestrial monitoring
systems to satellite operators and users throughout the world.
Systems has more than 230 employees working at Company headquarters in Lanham,
Maryland, and at other locations in the U.S. and Europe, including its SAT
offices in Sunnyvale, California.Except for statements of historical facts,
this news release contains forward-looking statements about the Company.
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s
reliance on contracts and subcontracts funded by the U.S. Government, which
contracts and subcontracts are subject to government regulations, audits and
termination without cause, competition in the ground systems industry, rapid
technological changes in the satellite industry and those other risks noted in
the Company’s SEC filings, which may cause actual results to differ
The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements appearing in this news release.