SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

April 20, 2010 07:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Announces Availability of SwiftLink® Tactical Transportable Tropo (3T) System

Solution Provides the Industry's Most Robust Tactical Modular Tropo Solution for Long-Haul, High-Bandwidth, Low-Latency Communications

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) -  Tactical C4 Conference - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today introduced the SwiftLink® Tactical Transportable Tropo (3T) system, a small and lightweight Troposcatter solution with the most robust Tropo technology available on the market. Teaming with Comtech Systems Inc., the world leader in troposcatter communications technology and a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (NASDAQ: CMTL), this solution enhances the TCS product portfolio by adding Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) capability to its Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) flyaway family.

TCS SwiftLink 3T ensures that users have access to long-haul, high-bandwidth, low-latency tactical communications. It uses a C-band feed to deliver troposcatter communications utilizing common modular VSAT platforms with multiple upgradeable frequency options. The solution is available with either TCS's 1.2M or 2.0 SNAP VSAT antennas and is compatible with the frequency bands and operating diversity prevalent today.

Through the use of the Comtech Systems CS6716A operationally proven tropo modem, the TCS SwiftLink 3T system utilizes dynamic bandwidth allocation to minimize operator set-up, resulting in less training, troubleshooting and configuration. Path analysis software tools with integrated planning maps ensure mission-critical communication links are established without the burden of complex configuration, giving today's Warfighters a reliable, end-to-end high bandwidth solution. Importantly, it offers backwards interoperability with legacy tropo systems.

"The 3T system provides cost-effective, high bandwidth communications in a package that small teams can quickly and easily deploy," said James Sprungle, vice president of government programs at TCS. "The TCS SwiftLink 3T combines advancements in modem and antenna technology that are the perfect complement to our existing SNAP VSAT product line. Both TCS and Comtech Systems have demonstrated past performance in developing and implementing communications systems that operate in the most adverse atmospheric conditions. The 3T represents a new industry standard at the cutting edge for tactical transportable Tropo products."

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TCS has a two-decade proven track record as a trusted provider of communication technology solutions addressing the government's toughest technical challenges, under conditions that demand the highest level of reliability, availability and security. To ensure mission continuity, TCS offers complete end-to-end managed services for converged (IP-based) voice, video and data satcom for seamless, highly secure connectivity between fixed sites and remote operations, including the SwiftLink® family of deployable communications solutions.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable 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. Government agencies utilize 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

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.

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