SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

December 05, 2007 14:54 ET

TCS LivewirE911™ Honored as 'Hot Product' by APCO's Public Safety Communications Magazine

Enhanced 9-1-1 Solution Enables Voice over Internet Protocol Service Providers to Precisely Route Emergency Call Locations to Public Safety Answering Point

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless communications, today announced that Public Safety Communications magazine recently selected TCS LivewirE911™ as a "Hot Product." New public safety products on exhibit at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO) 2007 event were reviewed and judged by the editors to determine the leading "Hot Products" of APCO 2007.

Today, more than 12 million U.S. citizens subscribe to a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service. By FCC mandate, VoIP Service Providers (VSPs) and cable Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) must enable E9-1-1 location service to the subscriber before activation. LivewirE911 is a precise method for a VSP to provide reliable emergency services to VoIP subscribers. The LivewirE911 solution provides VSPs and cable MSOs with location-based call routing and provides the callback number and location of the subscriber for prompt and accurate emergency dispatch.

"This APCO Hot Product honor underscores the commitment by TCS to provide unparalleled products and services that support the public safety community with their critical mission each and every day -- saving lives," said Dan Allen, Senior Vice President of TCS Service Bureau Operations. "TCS prides itself in offering innovative solutions that address the integration of E9-1-1 with the increasingly complex telecommunication technologies being brought to market. TCS' E9-1-1 products have been designed for mobility and integrate with the widest range of location identification solutions in the industry."

About TCS LivewirE911

LivewirE911 enables VSPs and cable MSOs to rapidly and efficiently route VoIP calls to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) using location records provisioned in a Subscriber Location Database (SLDB). LivewirE911 uses reference data managed by the TCS Service Bureau to determine the appropriate routing for emergency calls. LivewirE911 returns a pseudo Automatic Number Identification (pANI) number for selecting the route to the PSAP for mobile and nomadic users or returns the call back number for users who are statically provisioned in the regional Automatic Location Identification (ALI), which eliminates multiple ALI and Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) listings and simplifies routing.

LivewirE911 provides outstanding benefits that include order velocity measured in seconds (not days); further reduction of operation costs; civic and Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) validation; elimination of inefficient legacy platforms and technology; and support of non-native telephone number assignments. For additional information on LivewirE911, visit: The November issue of Public Safety Communications can be viewed online at


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 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 without limitation the prospect that the contract performance will span three years and that approximately $1 million of effort will be performed in 2007, and those risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Forms 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and 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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