SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

November 27, 2007 13:26 ET

TCS Awarded Operational Support System Patent

New Invention Enables Dynamic Management of Multiple Heterogeneous Applications by Wireless Operators

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 7,302,612, titled "High Level Operational Support System."

The patent enables applications and systems to be managed dynamically, regardless of the platform or programming technology. The invention allows for wireless operators to centrally manage multiple applications in a more efficient manner. Fault management, statistics management and system health monitoring can all be done in a consistent fashion across all applications.

"Wireless operators are grappling with effective management of multiple applications written in disparate programming languages running on separate platforms," stated Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TCS. "The new High Level Operational Support System invention by TCS provides the common framework to empower wireless operators with the full ability to monitor, analyze and manage their heterogeneous applications dynamically at runtime, regardless of the platforms in use."

About The Invention

The "High Level Operational Support System" patent provides a method and apparatus for monitoring the health of multiple applications and providing a common management interface to dynamically change a performance-related configuration. The TCS invention allows for programming languages of the applications to be C++ and Java, and for management services to be Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Java Management Extension (JMX) and Transaction Language One (TL1).

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 network-based services, secure deployable communication systems and engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, 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 those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2007.

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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