SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

February 08, 2007 11:37 ET

TCS Debuts Next-Generation Navigation Application for Wireless Handsets

Personal Navigation Tool Features Ease of Use and Integrated Content Services

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2007 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless data communications, today announced TCS Navigator™, the next generation in personal navigation for wireless devices. TCS Navigator provides voice-enabled, hands-free, turn-by-turn directions from a wireless phone or smart phone and includes real-time traffic information, plus voice input for address entry, directory look-up for points of interest (POI) and a core set of personal navigation services.

TCS Navigator serves as the first navigation application available that provides both voice output for directions, in-application speech recognition for address entry and an innovative white label solution for operators to differentiate their location service offerings. Operators can deploy their own branded versions of TCS Navigator to leverage their brand equities and build customer loyalty around personalized navigation. TCS Navigator also provides a unique local search capability that makes it easy for consumers to find relevant POI. Wireless operators and their partners can customize the POI information and icons to create a uniquely branded look-and-feel throughout the TCS Navigator application.

"With the launch of TCS Navigator, wireless operators have the opportunity to increase revenues from location-based services," said Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TCS. "With the addition of TCS Navigator to our hosted location solutions, TCS now offers an end-to-end solution that includes location applications and infrastructure that requires minimal operator capital investment."

Personalized location services continue to gain momentum in the wireless industry with operators vying to fulfill their subscribers' needs and subscribers demanding location services on their mobile devices. TCS' Navigator provides up-to-date, real-time information to users, delivering a positive interactive user experience.


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 operators around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, visit

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 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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