PRESS RELEASE: Clearbox Systems Awarded Defence Communications Projectby on 17.11.2009
Sydney, Australia – 17th November 2009
Clearbox Systems is excited to announce a new project win requiring Clearbox to work with one of Australia’s largest defence contractors, BAE Systems Australia. The project, being the Ground Station Management System (GSMS) component of the JP 2008 Phase 3F program, enhances and extends the Australian Defence Force Satellite Communications Capability (ADSCC) through the design and construct of a new satellite ground station and the introduction of a new agile network management system. The new satellite ground station will interface deployed forces accessing the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system with the Defence Wide Area Network, and Australian Defence.
Clearbox will be contracted through Newpoint Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. The project is due to be operational by 2013. The win, worth in excess of AUD $1 million, underpins Clearbox’s expertise in ground station management systems and its ability to deliver cutting-edge software systems.
When BAE Systems Australia invited US-based Newpoint Technologies (www.newpointtech.com) to bid for the complex monitoring and control system, Newpoint Technologies recommended Clearbox Systems, its local Australian partner, for delivery of the project. Wally Martland, President of Newpoint Technologies Inc. stated, “We have a long history with Clearbox and they have more than proven their ability to deliver world-class systems. Their local presence and technical capabilities made this an easy decision for us.”
Clearbox will build upon Newpoint Technologies’ Compass platform and the Monics® system, provided by SAT Corporation, also a wholly owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. “Compass provides a mature and flexible platform upon which we can build some very sophisticated systems” said Paul Solomon, Managing Director of Clearbox Systems. “It provides all the core functionality out of the box and allows us to focus on the key areas of customization and innovation without needing to re-invent the wheel. One of its key strengths is its extensive open API which allows us to hook into any aspect of the system”.
The GSMS will provide the capability of automated service level management of satellite traffic, easing operator workload and providing failsafe uplink services. Securing this win moves Clearbox Systems one step closer to its goal of being the preeminent Australian Monitoring and Control solutions provider.
About Clearbox Systems
Clearbox Systems Pty Ltd is an Australian firm proudly delivering world class Monitoring & Control solutions utilizing the Newpoint Compass platform. We provide the complete M&C solution from design, custom development and turnkey system deployment, through to full 24/7 support for the life of the system. Clearbox Systems furthers the industry through a strong focus on developing market leading technologies, including hardware such as the nControl remote site manager, and Profile Manager the Compass add-on for automated service level control. For more information, visit www.clearboxsystems.com.au
About Integral Systems
Integral Systems, Inc., headquartered in Columbia, MD, applies more than 25 years experience to provide integrated technology solutions for SATCOM-interfaced networks. Customers have relied on the Integral Systems family of companies (Integral Systems, Inc., Integral Systems Europe, Lumistar, Inc., Newpoint Technologies, Inc., RT Logic, and SAT Corporation) to deliver on time and on budget for more than 250 satellite missions. Our dedication to customer service has solidified long-term relationships with the U.S. Air Force, NASA, NOAA, and nearly every satellite operator in the world. Integral Systems is listed in Forbes’ Top 200 Small Companies in America for 2008. For more information, visit www.integ.com.