SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

February 26, 2008 15:34 ET

TCS Introduces Wireless Point-to-Point Link for Commercial and Government Organizations at SATELLITE 2008

COTS-Based System Extends Local Area Networks to Deployed Remote Locations for Secure and Reliable Communications; Offers Instant Command and Control Capability

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - SATELLITE 2008, BOOTH # 627 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced the immediate availability of TCS Wireless Point-to-Point Link (WPPL). The TCS WPPL provides communicators with secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint, line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight transmission of voice, video and data communications. Developed to satisfy critical last-mile communications for the Department of Defense (DoD), the TCS WPPL allows communicators to extend their Local Area Network (LAN) to deployed remote locations by providing services over terrestrial microwave radio links.

Reliable and uninterrupted communications in the field is an essential function for many commercial and public-sector organizations; from retail and construction to the park service to intelligence and military operations. Currently, the TCS WPPL is in use by the U.S. Marine Corps in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) to enable both data and voice connectivity for deployed Marine Corps units.

"The TCS WPPL is a cost-effective solution to extend the reach of a satellite-based LAN or main hub site to a tactical, remote location without having to deploy Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) at each remote site," said Michael Bristol, Senior Vice President, TCS Government Services Group. "This ultimately provides a reliable and secure mobile command and control capability that supersedes conventional two-way or land mobile radio systems by allowing the transmission of more diverse types of data."

Redline and Harris radios mounted on the 10 meter adjustable mast allow for Internet Protocol (IP) data transmission within a WPPL network through a line-of-sight / non-line-of-sight transmission extending up to 35 miles point-to-point or 15 miles point-to-multipoint. The TCS WPPL is offered in both the Redline RedCONNEX AN-80i: (5.470 - 5.725 GHz) and Harris RF-7800W (4.4 - 5.0 GHz) frequency bands and transmits data via Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM). In addition, the system provides organizations with a data rate of up to 108 Mbps (uncoded burst rate) which is greater data throughput than any satellite solution. To see a live demonstration of WPPL in action, please visit Satellite 2008, Booth #627.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

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

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within 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 subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2007.

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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