SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

October 11, 2007 08:02 ET

TCS Receives "Innovator of the Year" Award

Maryland Daily Record Recognizes TCS for Statewide VoIP E9-1-1 Efforts

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless communications, today announced it has been honored as an "Innovator of the Year" by the Maryland Daily Record. The Innovator of the Year awards program acknowledges Maryland residents and companies that have had a positive effect on their business, industry or community. TCS received this award for its efforts in assisting Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPS) throughout the state of Maryland to successfully deploy VoIP E9-1-1 call routing and delivery service.

TCS' technology innovation allows VoIP device users to make 9-1-1 emergency phone calls from any location, connecting them with the appropriate PSAP to respond to the caller's request for help and delivering the caller's currently registered location. The service provides a comprehensive, highly responsive, future-proof public safety solution that VoIP callers need and expect. These callers can now receive the same level of emergency services as traditional landline and wireless callers.

"I am pleased to accept this award for technology innovation on behalf of the entire TCS team," said Maurice B. Tosé, Chairman, President and CEO for TCS. "At TCS we strive to bring new and unparalleled mission-critical wireless communications technology solutions to our customers. By fostering an environment that rewards creativity and innovation, TCS is well positioned to provide new and compelling products and services for many years to come."

TCS successfully completed the first-ever wireless E9-1-1 call over ten years ago in the state of Pennsylvania. Realizing the similarities between wireless E9-1-1 and VoIP E9-1-1, TCS provided details to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about a proposed nationwide implementation of the VoIP E9-1-1 model. TCS has deployed wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 service to U.S. operators, routing and delivering over 40 million emergency calls every year nationwide.

Winners were selected by an external panel of judges. A dinner recognizing the innovators and announcing the top innovator in Maryland took place on October 10th, 2007. Winners will also be featured in the Maryland Daily Record on October 12th. To learn more about the 'Innovator of the Year' awards visit:


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 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 and 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 June 30, 2007.

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.

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