SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 23, 2010 08:00 ET

3Sweden Introduces New Premium Turn-by-Turn Navigation Solution Powered by TeleCommunication Systems

Customizable 3Navigator Application Enables Users to Search, Discover, and Explore on 3Sweden Devices

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -  TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in high availability and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that they will be powering 3Navigator by 3Sweden, a new voice guided turn-by-turn navigation solution that gives 3Sweden users access to their own unique mobile navigation application. The application comes with premium search features, a unique user interface (UI), and automatic map updates that will ensure all 3Navigator users receive accurate and up-to-date information.

3Navigator will be available across all major device platforms available to 3Sweden users including Android, Java, Windows and Symbian. 3Navigator offers dynamic, real-time content including real-time traffic data, making the service available to any 3Sweden customer looking for a premium navigation solution.

"We had a very specific vision about the kind of navigation experience we want on 3Sweden devices, and after surveying the industry, we decided that the only way to bring our vision to life was to create our own solution," said Per Schelin, Head of Products and Services at 3Sweden. "We are excited to bring 3Navigator to consumers, and are confident that 3Sweden users will proudly be able to say they have one of the top navigation solutions on the market."

3Navigator is designed to have three main features that make the app stand out in an increasingly crowded navigation marketplace, including:

  • Search - 3Navigator users can search for anything from movies around town to a 1-week forecast of the local weather. When searching for a specific destination, users have the option to search by intersection, postal code, phone book, or location name. Favorite destinations and recent searches are all saved in order to maximize efficiency.
  • Unique UI - The 3Navigator UI is designed to encourage users to utilize all of the different features of the app. The "Business Finder" points out unique POIs and allows users to easily search for additional information, while the "Place Messaging" feature on the maps screen allows users to send location specific messages to one another.
  • Customization - 3Navigator allows users to pre-set favorite locations on the map for easy access to all of their favorite spots. Users can also choose to view maps in 2D or 3D, receive personalized trip summaries, and access numerous other features that will let them enjoy the navigation experience in the way best suited for their personal taste.

3Navigator is powered by TCS, a leader in location-based technology whose mobile services empower consumers to make quick, smart decisions when they're on the go. In 2009, TCS acquired turn-by-turn navigation pioneer Networks In Motion, which powered numerous award-winning branded and white label turn-by-turn navigation apps.

"We are very pleased to work with our partners at 3Sweden to power their new 3Navigator offering," said Doug Antone, senior vice president of TCS' Navigation and Telematics Group. "Through our extensive experience in the LBS market, we have developed a solid understanding of what consumers want in their search and navigation application, and it is clear that 3Navigator delivers a powerful solution with daily planning tools that subscribers will enjoy."

Pricing and Availability

3Navigator is available today on a subscription basis for 49 SEK (approx 6.5 USD) per month. The monthly charge includes all standard features of the application, as well as the automatic map updates.

For more information about 3Sweden and 3Navigator go to http://www.tre.se. For additional information about TeleCommunication Systems, go to http://www.telecomsys.com.

About 3Sweden
The 3 company operates as a brand under the Hi3G Access Corporation, which also owns the 3G licenses in Denmark and Norway. Since May 2003, 3 has delivered telephony services, combined with new mobile services and high speed data transmission. Currently, 3 is expanding its 3G network, making mobile broadband services available for even more people. In the rest of the country, and in large parts of the rest of the world, more than 10 million 3 customers can call, send messages, email and use data services just as they usually do. Globally, 3 has entered the market in nine countries: Australia, Austria, Denmark, England, Hong Kong, Israel, Ireland, Italy and Sweden and has plans to enter, and Norway, as well. Significantly, 3 draws strength from its experiences in every country, and strives to create the best possible synergy between the company's many main offices. The international touch has allowed 3 to expand rapidly in the development of mobile communications.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in high availability and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Federal government agencies depend on TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Meredith Allen
    410-295-1865
    MAllen@telecomsys.com

    Media Contact:
    Welz & Weisel Communications
    Evan Weisel
    703-218-3555
    evan@w2comm.com

    Investor Relations:
    Liolios Group, Inc.
    Scott Liolios
    949-574-3860
    info@liolios.com