Chantilly, VA, December 4, 2012 – Ingenicomm announced today that it has released an enhanced version of its ultra-high-rate CCSDS Space Link Extension (SLE) software. The SLE software package, which is a component of Ingenicomm’s popular Configurable Ground Systems (CGS) data processing suite, is designed to provide a standards-compliant mechanism for extending space-to-ground telemetry and command links from remote terminal sites to mission operations centers and end users. The new version of the software, which was recently demonstrated at the 48th International Telemetering Conference (ITC) in San Diego, is capable of transporting SLE data at rates up to 1.5 Gigabits per second and processing CCSDS telemetry at rates greater than 4.5 Gigabits per second.
“The release of our enhanced SLE software is the culmination of a lengthy user evaluation and beta testing process,” said Amit Puri, President & CEO of Ingenicomm. “The new version of the software incorporates a multitude of unique features and enhancements requested by our customers, including integrated resource and performance management, real-time reconfiguration of data transport services, and off-the-shelf integration with third-party ground segment monitoring and control systems. We are very pleased with the positive feedback we’ve received from users of the software, and look forward to deploying it around the world.”
Ingenicomm Acquires Programmable Telemetry Processor (PTP) Product Line
Chantilly, VA, November 26, 2012 – Ingenicomm announced today that it has acquired the Programmable Telemetry Processor (PTP) product line from CVG-Avtec Systems, a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. The PTP has long been one of the industry’s leading front-end processor solutions for the satellite ground station and integration and testing (I&T) markets, with units deployed on every continent and with every major space agency around the world. The PTP provides integrated multi-stage and multi-mission support, allowing ground stations and satellite and payload manufacturers to reduce costs by eliminating mission-specific processors. It further reduces mission risk by allowing satellite manufacturers to use the same equipment as operational satellite ground stations.
“Ingenicomm’s engineers have decades of experience developing and supporting this product line,” said Amit Puri, President & CEO of Ingenicomm. “Our unique understanding of the intricacies of the PTP will allow us to provide superior support to its many users and guarantee the continued longevity of the product. There are huge synergies between the PTP and our next-generation Configurable Ground Systems (CGS) product line that enable us to provide best-of-breed I&T and ground station processors, although both products will be sustained independently in the future.”
Following the acquisition, Ingenicomm will continue to support new and existing programs as well as providing operations and maintenance services for PTP customers.
Ingenicomm Receives SBA 8(a) Certification
Chantilly, VA, October 29, 2011 – Ingenicomm, a service and product provider specializing in satellite ground system/network architecture, announced today that it has completed certification as part of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) business development program. The certification allows Ingenicomm to pursue federal government contracts set aside for 8(a) companies, as well as receiving sole-source contracts directly from government agencies.
The 8(a) program is designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in gaining access to the federal government contracting market. Over the course of a nine-year business development program, the SBA provides training and support to help companies establish a solid foundation in federal contracting.
Approval to enter the 8(a) program is granted only after completing a rigorous review of a company’s ownership, management, operations, experience and financials to ensure that applicants meet the exacting standards set for certification. Due to the strength of Ingenicomm’s corporate management and financial performance, the Small Business Administration (SBA) waived the usual requirement that a company be in business for two years prior to being certified.
One of the goals of the 8(a) program is to allow non-8(a) contractors to expand their scope of services. 8(a) contractors are permitted, with the approval of the SBA, to sub-contract a portion of the work to qualified non-8(a) firms, thereby creating an experienced and well-rounded team that ultimately benefits the client. Recent changes also permit 8(a) firms to form joint ventures and enter into mentor-protégé relationships to enhance their ability to perform larger prime contracts.
“Receiving our 8(a) certification is the culmination of a long journey, but one which will yield positive results for our organization,” said Amit Puri, President and CEO of Ingenicomm. “We are excited about capitalizing on this certification to offer our unique services and satellite ground system products to federal government agencies, and look forward to showing our commitment to the missions they support.”
Ingenicomm Opens New Facility in Chantilly, VA
"Our business is growing steadily, and we are glad to be in a larger facility," said Amit Puri, President and CEO of Ingenicomm. "Centrally located in the Dulles Technology Corridor and only minutes away from Dulles International Airport and the National Reconnaissance Office, the new location is easily accessible for our customers and employees. We are expanding in other ways as well; as we continue to pursue our commitment to continuous improvement, we will be hiring additional staff to join our organization and develop and design newer products that will help us accommodate our growing customer base."
Ingenicomm Sponsors Sixth Annual Veterans in Business Conference
“We are proud to be a gold sponsor for this conference, allowing us to give back to the Small Business Development Center. This is a premier organization designed to help strengthen small businesses by providing business resources. Forty-one percent of high-tech employees such as engineers and scientists are hired by small businesses where innovation thrives. We advocate and encourage veteran-owned small businesses by providing partnership opportunities to strengthen our combined offerings for our customer community,” said Amit Puri, President & CEO of Ingenicomm. “Having established a successful and robust corporate framework, Ingenicomm is well suited to provide business technology consulting to newly formed businesses.”
“Ingenicomm has proven to be a model corporate citizen, giving back to the Commonwealth of Virginia by supporting this event and helping set up the web-based framework for this conference,” said Mark Brown, Director of the Small Business Development Center. “In addition, Ingenicomm has already made an impact by providing volunteer-based consulting on technical matters to small businesses.”
Centreville, VA, December 31, 2010 – Ingenicomm has made a generous contribution to Challenger Center for Space Science Education to further the advancement of space science and to promote student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Challenger Center’s worldwide network of Challenger Learning Centers.
“We are proud to play a part in nurturing the next generation of space science leadership through this program,” said Amit Puri, President & CEO of Ingenicomm. “We have had an excellent first year, successfully overcoming many complex engineering challenges and upholding the trust our customers have placed in us. Our success has enabled us to make this significant contribution to the future of the industry.” Ingenicomm employees will also have the opportunity to serve as volunteers with Challenger Center, helping local student groups experience real-world space science experiments.
“We are excited to have partnered with Ingenicomm,” said Dan Barstow, President of Challenger Center for Space Science Education. “It is always impressive to see such a young company make such a strong commitment to helping our nation’s children reach their full potential.”
Ingenicomm Awarded WOTRS Enhancement Contract
Centreville, VA, May 20, 2010 – Ingenicomm, Inc. was awarded its first contract to support NASA’s Ground Network (GN) Wallops Orbital Tracking Resource Scheduler (WOTRS) enhancement. Ingenicomm will provide software engineering services to DeWitt & Associates to enhance the WOTRS scheduler system used to generate spacecraft ground contact schedules at NASA’s White Sands Complex (WSC).
“Our team has extensive knowledge of NASA’s Ground Network which allows us to add significant value in providing software enhancements to the Wallops scheduler,” said Amit Puri, President and CEO of Ingenicomm. “We have a broad range of extensive software development capabilities and a strong commitment to our nation’s civil space missions that makes us a suitable fit.”
Ingenicomm is an employee- and minority-owned corporation based in Centreville, VA, focused on leveraging today’s high-performance computing technology to deliver customized solutions to meet the unique requirements of the satellite ground communications industry. Ingenicomm’s core areas of expertise in the ground system architecture segment include telemetry and command processing; spacecraft simulation, testing, and verification; CCSDS and TDM protocols; serial to IP/ATM protocol translation; RF to IP data capture and processing; data archiving and retrieval; scheduling and data quality monitoring; and custom encoding and encapsulation.
“We specialize in the standardization of ground network elements, enabling interoperability while providing customized solutions tailored for individual missions. Our approach allows the user flexibility in a multi-mission environment by leveraging powerful software processing to solve complex engineering problems,” said Amit Puri, President and CEO of Ingenicomm. “We have a broad range of program management and engineering services including powerful software development, mechanical packaging, integration, installation, training, and operations and maintenance of satellite ground communications equipment. We plan to take technology to a new level using extensive software processing. We are a group of talented engineers that would like to bring new innovation to the satellite ground community.”
Ingenicomm’s core areas of expertise in the ground system architecture segment include telemetry and command processing; spacecraft simulation, testing, and verification; CCSDS and TDM protocols; serial to IP/ATM protocol translation; RF to IP data capture and processing; data archiving and retrieval; and custom encoding and encapsulation.