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Integral System Receives IDIQ Contract Modernizing USCG Satellite Comm Network

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January 05, 2011

Integral System Receives IDIQ Contract Modernizing USCG Satellite Comm Network

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

Integral Systems, Inc., announced that its SATCOM Solutions division has been awarded a $10 million, five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to modernize the United States Coast Guard's (USCG) satellite communications (SATCOM) network for the service's large cutters.

SATCOM Solutions division of Integral Systems (News - Alert) will act as the prime contractor on the program. It will shoulder the responsibility of transitioning the USCG from its legacy SATCOM network to a commercial-based, advanced Ku-band system, significantly enhancing network reliability, flexibility and scalability.

Integral Systems' SATCOM Solutions division will also be responsible for providing an advanced 117MT Ku-band Maritime Antenna System that includes its innovative, electromagnetic compatible (EMC (News - Alert)) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) management system.

"We developed our Ku-band maritime antenna systems to enable the most advanced communications for commercial, military, homeland security and civil government operations," said Steve Gizinski, general manager of Integral Systems' SATCOM Solutions Division, in a press release. "As a result of this effort, the U.S. Coast Guard will field one of the most modern maritime broadband SATCOM networks, which will help it better protect the shores and vital waterways of the United States."

The 117MT fully supports primary "off-the-cutter" connection to the Coast Guard One Network (News - Alert) (CGONE), and provides the ideal ocean-going platform for single channel per carrier or on-demand networks supporting video teleconferencing, virtual private networks, voice over IP and large file data transfers.

Moreover, the antenna system meets the requirements of USCG for a commercial-based, interoperable solution that is extremely efficient, ultra-lightweight and includes an ultra-low loss radome.

Earlier this year, Integral Systems acquired CVG Inc. and Avtec Systems (News - Alert), Inc., which now operate as Integral Systems' SATCOM Solutions division.

Integral Systems, Incis a 25-year-old company providing integrated technology solutions for satellite communications-interfaced systems. Customers have relied on the Integral Systems family of companies to deliver on time and on budget for more than 250 satellite missions


Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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