SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

April 28, 2010 09:00 ET

U.S. Patent on Deployable, Secure Communication System Issued to TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - April 28, 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 7,707,407 entitled, "Encryption of Voice and Data in a Single Data Stream in a Deployable, Secure Communication System."

This TCS patent describes methods and apparatus for encrypting and transmitting voice and data together in a secure communication system. Voice data is packetized into a voice-over IP (VoIP) data stream. This voice data and digital data are combined into a single data stream, which is then encrypted and encapsulated into a secure information stream capable of being transmitted over any public Internet network.

The described methods and apparatus support a system for secure network functionality contained in a single, portable case. The system is designed to take advantage of virtually any connection to the Internet. Uses include emergency response, news reporting, public safety, field surveys and other situations in which a remote user needs to transmit and receive confidential data without access to a direct, secure network connection.

"As the Internet continues to be the fastest growing and most readily available form of communication for sending voice and critical data, the challenge is sending data in a secure manner regardless of location," said Drew Morin, chief technology officer of TCS. "Our technology enables remote users to take advantage of the broad, worldwide availability of Internet connectivity to establish secure communications."

TCS now holds 112 patents 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.

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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