PanAmSat chooses Integral Systems to consolidate satellite operations

MUMBAI: Integral Systems, Inc has announced a contract for 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 initiative to eventually consolidate PanAmSat's satellite operations onto a single satellite control system. This will result in PanAmSat reducing its recurring long-term operations, maintenance costs and future procurement costs.

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

PanAmSat currently uses Integral Systems EPOCH IPS to operate their Orbital Starbus satellites. PanAmSat, one of the world's largest and 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 also 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," says Integral Systems Vice President of the Commercial Division Stuart Daughtridge. "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 adds.

Other clients of Integral Systems include 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.

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