SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 27, 2007 04:30 ET

TCS Next-Generation Wireless Intelligent Gateway Supports Messaging and Location-Based Services

Turnkey Solution Enables Management of Mobile Advertising, Subscriber Privacy and Profiles

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless data communications, today announced the availability of its next-generation Wireless Intelligent Gateway™ (WIG) application server. The WIG platform is a standards-based solution that fully integrates subscriber privacy and profiling across two-way messaging and location-based services (LBS). The best-in-class Web portal currently supports over 25 million registered subscribers.

Mobile operators and application vendors looking to rapidly deploy secure LBS applications can use TCS' WIG for launching revenue-generating services while protecting mobile subscribers from invasion-of-privacy concerns. The WIG platform integrates TCS' patented location technology that can address privacy concerns commonly associated with delivery of mobile ad-sponsored content. As one of the very few companies to offer both hosted and in-network location solutions, TCS can deploy its turnkey gateway solution within the operator's network or as a service from one of TCS' TL-9000 certified hosting facilities.

"TCS' specialized gateway platform extends our existing Xypoint® Location Platform product suite to provide operators with a fully integrated, end-to-end location ecosystem," stated Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TCS. "The evolution of the gateway product line reinforces TCS as a leader in delivering integrated wireless data and location-based services."

TCS' next-generation WIG provides operators with a secure, centralized hub for brokering and billing of location-based transactions. The WIG can be configured to consolidate location requests within a single network element, thereby simplifying network management and reducing operations expense. Third-party location developers can take advantage of the fully featured WIG application programming interface (API) library to create location-based applications that consumers demand. Operators using the WIG should experience faster time-to-market and lower integration costs because the WIG eliminates repetitive integration testing otherwise duplicated between each application vendor and back-office billing and provisioning systems.

TCS' WIG implementation fully supports the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) standard specification for location services via the Mobile Location Protocol (MLP) stack, an interface that allows applications to request the current subscriber's precise location. The WIG platform is a robust, resilient, highly reliable programmable platform that enables operator-controlled, seamless message transmission between wireless devices and Internet Protocol (IP) services. It resides on the logical edge of the operator network; intelligently routes MLP location requests, two-way Short Message Service (SMS), Enhanced Messaging Service and Multimedia Messaging Service messages; uses geographically distributed load balancing; drives service traffic with Web-based applications; insulates operator network elements from the Internet; and offers both subscriber and operator anti-spam controls.

TCS will be demonstrating the next-generation WIG in booth 3777 at the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) Wireless 2007 conference, the wireless industry's largest international tradeshow, March 27-29, 2007 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL.

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 and VoIP operators around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, visit http://www.telecomsys.com.

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.

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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