SOURCE: TeleCommunications Systems, Inc.

May 23, 2006 07:00 ET

TCS Enhances 20/20 Mobility™ With Precise Location Capability

LBS Capability Provides Enterprises With Single-Device Asset and Driver Tracking, Navigation Support and Delivery Management

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced the addition of Location-Based Services (LBS) as an enhancement to the company's 20/20 Mobility™ logistics solution. The availability of 20/20 Mobility with Location Advantage™ represents TCS' ongoing commitment to support the asset management and distribution efficiency requirements of the company's enterprise customers.

The TCS' 20/20 Mobility system features proprietary LBS software that enables asset tracking and delivery support. Via TCS' precise Xypoint® Location Platform, 20/20 Mobility enterprise customers can track drivers and loads throughout the day. The LBS feature supports a wide array of specialized services including in-field navigation, Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking, traffic alerts and geo-fencing.

With 20/20 Mobility Location Advantage, delivery drivers can access sophisticated, in-field navigation with interactive street-level maps to obtain directions for unfamiliar routes, to find alternative routes due to traffic congestion and accidents, and to drive around detours.

From a dispatch center, managers can view "digital breadcrumb tracks" on their monitors that display where vehicles have traveled versus their planned routes. This tracking enables managers to evaluate real-time and historical fleet performance. The system's interactive maps -- with zoom capability to street level -- allow dispatchers to find the closest driver for additional pickups and deliveries. Dispatchers can also provide alerts and directions to drivers for optimum routing, facilitate emergency assistance for drivers and coordinate estimated time of arrival for deliveries.

"The 20/20 Mobility with Location Advantage suits the enterprise market well by enhancing the management of deliveries and promoting driver safety," said Gregg Smith, Senior Vice President for TCS. "This application supports field-force safety, workflow productivity, and saves time and costs."

ABOUT TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) 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.

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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