SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 27, 2007 04:31 ET

TCS Introduces Xypoint® Reference Network for Location Fixes of Mobile Devices

Network Allows Faster, More Accurate Location Positioning GPS-Enabled Communication Devices Worldwide

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless data communications, today announced its Xypoint® Reference Network for delivery of satellite assistance data in support of the emergence of Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS) services. A positioning determination solution for wireless operators worldwide, the Xypoint® Reference Network enables operators to provide a full range of data elements used by A-GPS devices to reduce the amount of time required to calculate an initial position fix of GPS-enabled communications devices. The "A" in assisted-GPS enables wireless operators to enhance the user experience with quicker location determination.

"Without assistance data, the first location fix from a GPS-enabled device could easily take more than three minutes," stated Drew Morin, Chief Technology Officer for TCS. "With assistance data, the initial fix can be delivered in a few seconds. The Xypoint Reference Network provides this assistance data reference anywhere in the world for GPS location-based wireless services. These now include not only navigation and tracking, but increasingly sophisticated services such as location-based messaging and advertising. These premium and enhanced services that suit mobile subscribers' lifestyles help operators gain a competitive edge and grow revenues."

TCS works in conjunction with Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) center -- managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology -- to gather and deliver satellite assistance data from around the globe. The data is delivered to TCS' TL-9000-certified data centers where it can be quickly and securely delivered to any operator in the world. TCS data centers provide 24 X 7 monitoring and support along with 99.999 percent reliability of service.

TCS has a long history of A-GPS, dating back more than a decade to support today's wireless E9-1-1 emergency services throughout the United States. Recently, the company was awarded its eighth A-GPS-related patent.


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. Specific statements in this release that are forward-looking include, but are not limited to, our statement that sophisticated location-based services will allow carriers to gain competitive advantage and increase revenues.

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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