SOURCE: TeleCommunications Systems, Inc.

May 03, 2006 11:34 ET

TCS Hosts Deployable Communications/Swiftlink® Users' Forum, Showcases Technical Innovations

Strategic Partners Provide Insights on New Products

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2006 --TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission critical wireless communications, today announced that its Annual TCS Deployable Communications/SwiftLink Users' Forum and Operational Training was held April 20-21, 2006 in Orlando, FL. Commercial enterprises, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Special Operations and Intelligence communities were among the attendees.

Addressing topics ranging from innovative satellite services to research and development activities, as well as new products from strategic partners, TCS users and partners nationwide gathered at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World for the second annual Users' Forum. Through in-depth presentations and interactive exchanges, the forum enabled participants to hear first-hand the developments of TCS' SwiftLink deployable communications products and services.

Customers gained valuable operational training on TCS' products, enabling them to accomplish their missions in the field more effectively Training sessions covered deployable products, SwiftLink 2100, 2300 and the Deployable VSAT Module (DVM) product suite. Participants were able to learn the specific value in TCS' comprehensive approach of delivering its products and services as components of fully integrated solutions, including TCS' SwiftLink Global Satellite Services.

"This year's attendees were able to meet with their TCS engineering representatives to exchange ideas on new product development offerings," said Mike Bristol, Vice President of TCS Network Solutions Group. "TCS is committed to education and to advancing deployable communications. With over 40 communications patents, we are uniquely suited to provide our users with valuable insight and the ability to assist them to communicate effectively and deliver the best deployable communications services."

TCS' Deployable Communications/SwiftLink Users' Forum and Operational Training was initiated in 2005 to facilitate customer interaction and knowledge sharing and provides in-depth and hands-on education and training and a means to interact with peers and industry experts. The Users' Forum has proven to be a valuable learning and networking experience to share questions, suggestions and information.

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-designed systems include location-relevant solutions for consumer brands. 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 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 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

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    Rita Thompson
    TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    410-295-1865
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    Welz & Weisel Communications
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