Integral Systems Europe will support Eumetsat’s METOP Mission Control System for the next 15 years

EPS METOPToulouse, France, August 2008 – Integral Systems Europe (ISE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISYS), announced today that it has signed a yearly renewable contract for the support for the Polar MCS (Mission Control System) over the next 15 years with EUMETSAT.

Integral Systems Europe delivered the MCS as a subcontract to Thales Alenia Space.  The MCS has been in operation since October 2005.  It includes four systems at two different sites.  This long-term agreement is a direct contract to EUMETSAT.

“Following the successful Launch and commissioning of the Metop-A satellite, and based on this positive experience, we are pleased that ISE will provide long-term direct support to the Metop MCS,” said Yves Buhler, Head of the Maintenance and Engineering Division in EUMETSAT’s Operations Department.

 “We are extremely proud to become a long-term partner to EUMETSAT.  This very positive result is a product of our performance providing the Metop MCS” said Bruno Dupas, President of Integral Systems Europe.  “We look forward to working with EUMETSAT to expand the MCS for future missions.”

About Integral Systems Europe (ISE)

Founded in 2001, Integral Systems Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. ISE integrates satellite ground systems using Integral Systems’ COTS products and third-party products. ISE is providing Satellite Control and Payload Management Systems for communication satellites and Earth observation satellites in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia. For more information, visit


The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites is an intergovernmental organisation based in Darmstadt, Germany, currently with 21 European Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom) and nine Cooperating States (Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic).

EUMETSAT is operating the geostationary satellites Meteosat-8 and -9 over Europe and Africa, and Meteosat-6 and -7 over the Indian Ocean.

Metop-A, the first European polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, was launched in October 2006 and has been delivering operational data since 15 May 2007.

The Jason-2 ocean altimetry satellite, launched on 20 June 2008, has added ocean surface topography to the missions EUMETSAT conducts.

The data, products and services from EUMETSAT’s satellites make a significant contribution to weather forecasting and to the monitoring of the global climate.

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