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builds satellite ground systems and equipment for command and control, integration and testing, data processing and simulation. Founded in 1982, the company supports satellite missions for communications, science, meteorological and earth resource applications. Most of Integral Systems' sales involve a combination of commercial-off-the-shelf software and hardware products together with development services. The company's wholly-owned subsidiary, SAT Corporation, offers a range of software products and turnkey systems for communications signal monitoring. Another wholly-owned subsidiary, Newpoint Technologies, offers an integrated suite of products targeted at commercial users, including communication satellite operators and users and general-purpose telecommunication companies.