SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

September 16, 2008 11:45 ET

TCS Issued Patent for Coordinating Data for Applications

Invention Allows Multiple Data Sources to Be Combined to Respond to User's Request

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 7,426,535 for "Coordination of Data Received From One Or More Channels Into A Single Context."

This TCS invention allows data from multiple sources to be coordinated into one reply to the request from a user. An example of the invention is a user asking for directions to a restaurant from a current location via a wireless or telematics device. The request for directions represents partial data to respond to the request. The user's precise location via GPS data, for instance, is another data source that must be coordinated. Other data sources that may be coordinated could include a user's preferences for restaurant types as well as coupons or promotions that come from other data sources.

"The invention is useful in many applications that require data from different sources to be coordinated and combined," said Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for TCS. "Location applications are a prime example of where this invention can be used, as almost all user requests will have precise location information associated with the request coming from another source."

TCS now holds 62 patents with 194 applications pending.

About The Invention

The "Coordination of Data Received From One Or More Channels Into A Single Context" patent describes a method and apparatus to receive a request from a user device at a coordination manager, determining whether the requests has all of the information necessary to respond, and then coordinating the necessary data to reply to the request. The invention further provides a way to combine all of the data into a single message and transmit the data to one or more destinations.

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

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, 2007 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.

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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