SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

October 15, 2008 08:00 ET

TCS Launches SwiftLink DVM-45 Sub-0.5 Meter X-Band Deployable Satellite Terminal

Compact, Easy-to-Use Device Provides Deployed Tactical Units With Access to Classified Communications Channels for Voice, Video, and Data Transfer

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced the launch of its SwiftLink DVM-45 portable communications X-Band terminal. The TCS SwiftLink DVM-45, the smallest terminal of its kind, is designed for deployed tactical units to support access to classified channels for voice, video, and data transfer via a compact, easily assembled satellite device.

SwiftLink DVM-45 is the only sub-0.5 meter X-band Ultra Small Aperture Terminal (USAT) currently available. It provides deployed communications teams with the satellite services necessary to address the current scarcity of available Global Area Network (GAN), Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN), and INMARSAT bandwidth. The lightweight SwiftLink DVM-45, with its 18-inch antenna, is easy to store, transport and can even be carried onto an airplane. In addition, it is designed for easy assembly, requiring a set-up time of less than 10 minutes.

This is the latest addition to the TCS SwiftLink suite of deployable communications devices, which offer "Everything over IP" capabilities. Coupled with its companion baseband package, the mini J-MET, the DVM-45 provides secure, encrypted communications, durability, quick and easy setup, and compact size. Teams requiring immediate access to NIPR, SIPR or JWICS, (red, black, and gray) communication capabilities over IP in a remote environment find that SwiftLink offers the features and external plug-ins to support their IP telephony, video and data needs.

The SwiftLink DVM-45 features include:

--  Assured service up to and including greater than one megabit per
    second data volume, full duplex
--  Ethernet interface for interconnection to baseband equipment
--  Integrated Hughes modem; iDirect™ Infinity, or other SCPC modems
--  Visual pointing display for operator interface including full spectrum
    analyzer functionality
--  Micro gear controls for elevation adjustment
--  Lightweight Carbon Graphite six section snap-in reflector
--  Graphic user interface to modem and spectrum analyzer
--  AC & DC capability
--  Outdoor high temperature all-weather capability

"The DVM-45 provides higher data throughputs in our smallest physical packaging to date," stated Michael Bristol, senior vice president of government solutions for TCS. "We are excited about this addition to our SwiftLink family. With this offering, SwiftLink DVM-45 adds an extremely compact solution to TCS' portfolio of secure, interoperable communication solutions for our deployed war fighters."

The TCS Government Solutions Group began as a systems integrator in 1987. Today, TCS provides engineering, management, and professional services to the public sector and is a leading provider of fixed and deployable communication solutions for government customers and mobile operators requiring high reliability and security, including the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Unified Combatant Commands, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, and various U.S. intelligence agencies.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) engineers and delivers highly reliable wireless communications technology. TCS is a leader in wireless text messaging and location-based technology, including E9-1-1 services and commercial applications like navigation that use the precise location of a wireless device, and secure satellite-based communications systems and services. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, cable MSOs, automotive telematics vendors, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. TCS is one of six primary vendors on a $5 billion Army Worldwide Satellite Systems Contract vehicle. 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, 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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