SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

January 18, 2008 10:01 ET

TCS Public Safety Solution Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine's 10th Annual Product of the Year Award

RAVE911 Real-Time Address Validation Engine Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - January 18, 2008) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named TCS' RAVE911™ (Real-Time Address Validation Engine) as a 2007 Product of the Year. RAVE911 unifies nationwide Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) data, providing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), cable MSOs and landline carriers with inexpensive, real-time, automatic and highly accurate location validation.

The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY selected the companies which in their view demonstrate the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the Product of the Year award. Over 500 products were submitted for the 2007 awards program.

Accurate and unambiguous civic addresses or locations for any subscriber -- whether VoIP, wireless, or landline -- are essential to Enhanced 9-1-1 systems. The RAVE911 system uses an innovative method incorporating three industry-proven techniques to attain, match and validate data. The TCS system is scalable, provides accurate real-time responses, increases order velocity by an order of magnitude, and is operationally inexpensive. RAVE911 allows the user to acquire instant address validations that enable faster order processing and installations, ensuring customer satisfaction and revenue assurance without any compromises from a Public Safety or quality of 911 service perspective for the user. Using RAVE911, TCS cable VoIP customers have achieved automated matching rates in excess of 99% in select markets. While RAVE911 was primarily designed for mission-critical Public Safety functions, it can be incorporated into a myriad of address validation applications. The simple act of validating civic addresses provides an avenue for many enterprises to update their subscriber databases to assure accurate delivery, billing accuracy and minimize mailing misroutes.

"TCS is on the forefront of developing public safety solutions such as RAVE911 that help to ensure the safety of all citizens no matter what technology they use at home or while on the go. It is an honor to be recognized by TMC's Internet Telephony for our RAVE911 nationwide address validation service, a system that will advance the safety and security for VoIP service providers, cable operators and their subscribers," said Dan Allen, Senior Vice President of TCS Service Bureau Operations. "This product award recognizes our leadership in bringing innovative solutions that meet urgent marketplace requirements."

"TCS has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. "INTERNET TELEPHONY is pleased to grant a 2007 Product of the Year Award to TCS' RAVE911. We're proud to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from TCS in the future."

A full list of Product of the Year winners will be published in the February, 2008 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY ( For more information about TMC, please visit


INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority since 1998™. Since the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY has a circulation of 225,000 including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Website, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 6,000 most visited Websites in the world by*, TMCnet serves as many as 3 million unique visitors each month. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, and Call Center 2.0 Conference. For more information about TMC, visit (* is an company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither nor is affiliated with TMCnet.) For more information about TMC, visit

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 and 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 and VoIP carriers around the world and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, visit

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 risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2007.

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