SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 20, 2007 09:01 ET

TCS Introduces VoIP Application Partner Program to Spur Location-Based Premium Service Innovations

Application Providers May Leverage TCS' Trusted Position as E9-1-1 Provider

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) emergency services, today announced the TCS VoIP Application Partner Program, which is designed to bring additional revenue opportunities to VoIP service providers. TCS' application platform that currently delivers enhanced 9-1-1 now offers a common plug-and-play architecture that enables third-party developers to easily integrate their revenue-enabling applications.

Individual and enterprise consumers view VoIP as a means to reduce the cost of telecommunications -- an "inexpensive voice technology." Beyond cost avoidance, VoIP creates opportunities for many new services and simplifies such services as international call-back and custom dial tones. The TCS VoIP Application Partner Program is focused on creating a community of revenue-enhancing, IP-based applications. Benefits for application provider participants include extended service reach, standard Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based interfaces, and flexible implementation options to maximize revenue and minimize costs.

Program participants will be able to leverage TCS' long-standing, proven relationships with mobile operators and VoIP service providers, using TCS' state-of-the-art TL9000-certified data centers for hosting with access to the TCS set of existing content and catalog applications, location technologies, and GIS-based mapping services.

TCS' VoIP Application Partner Program has the potential to deliver value beyond cheap voice technology to a majority of application and service consumers. The program brings together location determination technologies for different access technologies, and it bridges them with providers that deliver applications using location or other criteria to bring service differentiation and revenue to service providers.

Jon Croy, Senior Director of VoIP for TCS, stated, "TCS' innovative and pioneering spirit is showcased by offering a single SIP-based platform that meets mandated requirements to provide enhanced 9-1-1 and allows operators to move beyond their responsibilities to capitalize on the possibilities that VoIP offers in terms of value-added premium service applications."


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. 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 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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