SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

June 16, 2010 07:00 ET

U.S. Patent for Method and System for Saving and Retrieving Spatial Related Information Issued to TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -  TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced the issuance by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of patent number 7,737,868 entitled "Method and System for Saving and Retrieving Spatial Related Information." This patent provides users the ability to track multiple mobile communication devices, and the users associated with them, through a combination of location and time data that is automatically retrieved from the mobile device. Wireless carriers and mobile communications providers stand to benefit from this technology by offering business users and consumers the ability to track and analyze location and time data associated with both themselves and related assets.

With the expansion of smart GPS phones, graphical touch or non-touch devices, and location-based services (LBS), the challenge of "visualizing" location data is increasing. This patented TCS invention provides a simple and user-friendly manner for visualizing extensive location-based data associated with time, such as number of stops, check-ins, duration of travel between stops or check-ins, and the associated travel time. Time and position information is displayed graphically on customizable maps, calendars, Gantt charts, and other visual aids. This TCS invention ensures that position information associated with single or multiple communication devices can be delivered to users as well as saved, analyzed, and visualized in a variety of simple and immediately useable ways.

"The proliferation of wireless LBS-enabled devices has shown that GPS and location data are common components in almost everything we do in the mobile world," said Drew Morin, chief technology officer of TCS. "The ability to understand how long it takes to get from point to point in real time just by using your mobile device is a significant change in the mobile communication world. This invention has the potential to fundamentally change the way people utilize their mobile devices together with their calendars as it relates to consuming and understanding location-based data."

TCS now holds 115 patents worldwide with over 300 applications pending. To learn more about TCS patents, please visit: http://www.telecomsys.com/about/ip-licensing/patents.aspx.

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 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 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, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.

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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