SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

August 04, 2008 08:00 ET

TCS Executives to Speak at the 74th Annual APCO International Conference and Expo

Industry Experts to Discuss the Future of 9-1-1 & Interoperability, Regulating 9-1-1 From PBX Into Next Generation, Location Accuracy and Next Generation 9-1-1 Implementation Case Studies

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced several of its subject matter experts were selected to address key industry topics at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 74th International Conference and Expo from August 3-7, 2008 in Kansas City, MO. The TCS executives are participating in vendor presentations and panels addressing 9-1-1 emergency communications issues. APCO is the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications.

TCS experts will address four different topics including the Future of 9-1-1 & Interoperability, Regulating 9-1-1 from PBX into Next Generation (Next Gen), Location Accuracy and Next Gen 9-1-1 Implementation Case Studies. Specific topics, speakers and times are listed below.

--  "The Future of 9-1-1 & Interoperability"
    August 4, 2008, 1:30pm-2:30pm CDT
    Tim Lorello, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of TCS is
    speaking on a panel about interoperable emergency communication and the
    future 9-1-1 being in a state of constant change, raising both
    challenges and opportunities. Policy and industry leaders will discuss
    the policy environment, new technologies, and Next Gen 9-1-1 pilot
    projects and what all this means for the future of 9-1-1 and
    interoperable emergency communications.

--  "Regulating 9-1-1 from PBX into Next Gen"
    August 5, 2008, 1:30pm-2:30pm CDT
    TCS' Senior Director of Public Safety, Dick Dickinson, is presenting on
    what policies and standards need to be in place for the enterprise in
    order to ensure first responders can accurately locate mobile and
    remote users. As the industry works toward addressing E9-1-1 delivery
    for Internet Telephony users, one area expected to receive renewed
    attention is delivering E9-1-1 services in IP-PBX environments.

--  "Location Accuracy - The Latest Word from Industry"
    August 5, 2008, 1:30pm-3:30pm CDT
    Tim Lorello, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, of TCS is
    part of a three session panel to discuss location accuracy. During the
    first session, the executives will focus on network-based time
    difference of arrival (TDOA) and its impact on Public Safety Answering
    Points (PSAPs). The next session will talk about Handset-based (A-GPS)
    and its impact on Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). The series
    concludes with a moderated discussion on the latest location accuracy
    technologies.

--  "9-1-1 Technology and Issues: Next Gen 9-1-1 Implementation Case
    Studies"
    August 6, 2008, 2:30pm-3:30pm CDT
    In this session, TCS' Senior Director of Public Safety, Dick Dickinson,
    is providing information on Next Gen 9-1-1 implementations and efforts
    to meet the requirements of emerging Next Gen 9-1-1 standards. Case
    studies that will be covered include the MESB RFP and implementation
    and the Vermont IP-Based 9-1-1 system (and first year of service
    overview). This will be an interactive and highly educational session.

For more information, please visit: http://www.apco2008.org/

About The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International is the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications. APCO International serves the professional needs of its 15,000 members worldwide by creating a platform for setting professional standards, addressing professional issues and providing education, products and services for people who manage, operate, maintain and supply the communications systems used by police, fire and emergency medical dispatch agencies throughout the world.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 network-based services, secure deployable communication systems, engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless, cable MSOs, and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, 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 those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.

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.