SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 08, 2006 06:30 ET

TCS Awarded Patent for Web Browsing Over Non-IP Based Networks

Patent Discloses Optimized Method for Wireless Device Interface With the Web

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2006 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission critical wireless communications, today announced it has been awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its proprietary system and method for controlling wireless devices' interface with the Internet. The patent is titled System and Method for Re-Directing Requests from Browsers for Communication over Non-IP Based Networks. This specialized invention enables a wireless device equipped with a standard browser to communicate with the Internet efficiently via a non-Internet Protocol (IP) network. This approach can reduce the user's transmission costs as well as increase the perceived bandwidth of the network.

U.S. Patent No. 7,003,571 acknowledges TCS' originality in optimizing communications over non-IP networks to save bandwidth by using a connectionless send and receive mechanism. This invention eliminates the high bandwidth requirements inherently associated with HTTP communications for wireless connection to the Internet, enabling more users to have fast access to the Web. Additional performance enhancements are achieved from the connectionless environment through the use of message segmentation and reassembly, message retries, and message acknowledgements.

"TCS' leadership in developing this advanced technology in the wireless arena enables carriers to offer a fast and cost effective browsing experience to their subscribers," said Maurice B. Tosé, Chairman, President and CEO of TeleCommunication Systems. "The invention improves the performance of the user's web browsing experience and is useful whenever bandwidth limitations or efficiency is desired in wireless or wireline networks."

TCS now holds 41 patents and has over 100 additional patent applications pending in the United States and jurisdictions throughout the world.

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, visit www.telecomsys.com.

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 when anticipated, (ii) continue to rely on its customers and other third parties to provide additional products and services that create a demand for 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.

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