SOURCE: TeleCommunications Systems, Inc.

March 20, 2006 09:45 ET

TCS and COOP Systems Partner to Offer myCOOP™ Continuity Planning Software

Dynamic Solution Now Available on the GSA Schedule Ensures Survivability of Clients' Critical Functions

ANNAPOLIS, MD and HERNDON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission critical wireless communications, today announced a partnership with COOP Systems, Inc., a leading distributor of Web-based software and services for continuity planning projects in the public and private sector.

The two companies are partnering on sales and marketing efforts targeting government customers who require Continuity of Operations (COOP) programs in order to facilitate their ability to continue crucial operations when faced with debilitative events. The solution supports the lifecycle management of COOP programs. The target customers include the U.S. Department of Defense and other agencies that require Continuity of Operations Plans under PDD-67 and FPC-65 directives.

COOP Systems' myCOOP™ Continuity of Operations software-based solution is now available for purchase from TCS on the Government Services Administration (GSA) schedule. TCS has successfully deployed myCOOP™ solutions in support of undisclosed U.S. government customers.

"TCS has an exceptional level of proven experience in the mobile wireless and government solutions areas, making them a very effective and desired partner," said Chris Alvord, CEO of COOP Systems, Inc. "With TCS as our partner, we are dedicated to working together to bring the most complete and useful Continuity of Operations planning and software solutions to the critical requirements of the marketplace."

Jay Icard, Vice President of Government Professional Services for TCS, said, "Traditional Continuity of Operations planning efforts yield static documentation that is cumbersome to manage and not readily available when a crisis hits. TCS' COOP planning methodology creates programs that are dynamic and adaptive to their clients' changing environments. The COOP Systems' myCOOP™ software turbo-charges the delivery process with a Web-based collaboration portal that fully integrates the COOP program from inception through lifecycle maintenance. The solution allows TCS to efficiently implement our clients' COOP planning requirements and create programs that comply with Federal directives for Continuity of Operations preparedness."

TCS' Continuity of Operations Planning offering includes business and risk analysis; strategy options analysis that yield realistic solutions; documentation design; exercise support; and technologically advanced automation options -- all implemented around a program lifecycle that ensures the survivability of the clients' critical functions.

ABOUT COOP SYSTEMS

COOP Systems, Inc. (www.coop-systems.com), headquartered in Herndon, VA, is an exciting provider of enterprise-class continuity planning software. With a special focus on large clients with distributed planning needs, increasing numbers of innovative private and public sector clients have been deciding for myCOOP™.

ABOUT TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a leading provider of mission critical wireless communications to carriers, enterprise and government customers. TCS' wireless data offerings include location-based Enhanced 9-1-1 services, and messaging and location service infrastructure for wireless operators, real-time market data and alerts to financial institutions, mobile asset management and mobile office solutions for enterprises, and encrypted satellite communications to government customers. For more information on TCS visit www.telecomsys.com. For information on TCS' COOP product offering visit http://www1.telecomsys.com/government/Coop

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 and provide services 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.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Rita Thompson
    TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    (410) 295-1865
    Email Contact

    Vicki Alvord
    COOP Systems, Inc.
    (703) 464-8700
    Email Contact