SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

October 03, 2005 06:30 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Providing Sprint With Location-Based Services Technology

TCS' Hosted Xypoint® Location Services Brings Complete Location-Based Application Suite to Sprint PCS Subscribers

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 3, 2005 -- TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission critical wireless communications, today announced that Sprint (NYSE: S) has selected TCS' hosted Xypoint® Location Services (XLS) in order to meet the strong and growing consumer and enterprise market demand for proven, value-added precise Location-Based Services (LBS). TCS' Xypoint Location Services provides Sprint PCS subscribers with TCS' advanced location technology capable of capturing the precise location of select handsets equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) chipsets.

According to Pete Distler, business development manager for Sprint, "Sprint selected TCS because of its industry leadership and proven Xypoint Location Platform architecture. TCS has demonstrated the capability to provide a scalable, flexible, and reliable solution enabling Sprint to deploy multiple LBS applications that address the increasing location requirements of our growing mobile subscriber base."

Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TCS, stated, "Sprint's deployment of TCS' hosted Xypoint Location Services featuring location-based applications is an example of its continuing commitment to bring the most advanced location technology to its subscriber base. TCS' proven location applications and robust hosting environment service offerings continue to expand wireless carriers offerings with incremental revenue opportunities through state-of-the-art location technology."

TCS' hosted XLS is based on TCS' proven Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS) technology, its award-winning Xypoint Location Platform (XLP), and integration of TCS' Geo-spatial Information System (GIS) platform and applications. By simultaneously supporting both Internet Protocol (IP)-based, handset-based and call-based network-initiated location access methods, TCS' hosted XLS provides a single technology interface to deliver location-based services to Sprint PCS subscribers. TCS' hosted XLS solution has the capability to deliver a robust suite of applications on a variety of platforms and provides interoperability across diverse network environments including Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA).

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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a leading provider of mission critical wireless communications. TCS-designed systems include location and messaging products deployed in wireless carrier networks, applications in enterprise networks for functions including logistics management and proof of delivery, and highly secure deployable communication systems used for government intelligence and defense. Messaging and location-based services, including wireless E 9-1-1, and direct wireless applications are also hosted in the company's TL-9000-certified network operations centers and may be available directly from the company or through subscriptions via wireless carriers. For more information visit

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of 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 based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated.

The actual results realized by the Company could differ materially from the statements made herein, depending in particular upon the risks and uncertainties described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These include without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's financial results and the ability of the Company to (i) reach and sustain profitability as early as anticipated, (ii) continue to rely on its customers and other third parties to provide additional products and services that create a demand its products and services, (iii) conduct its business in foreign countries, (iv) adapt and integrate new technologies into its products, (v) expand its business offerings in the new wireless data industry, (vi) develop software without any errors or defects, (vii) protect its intellectual property rights, and (viii) implement its sales and marketing strategy.

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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