SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 26, 2007 07:30 ET

TCS Selected as Finalist for CTIA Wireless 2007 E-Tech Award

Next Generation in Personal Navigation for Wireless Devices Receives Accolades

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 -- March 26, 2007 - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless data communications, announced today that the Rand McNally Navigator by TCS personal navigation solution for wireless devices has been recognized as a finalist for the CTIA Emerging Technologies (E-Tech) Award. This prestigious E-Tech Award will be bestowed on the winners at CTIA WIRELESS 2007 on March 28, 2007 at the Orange County Convention Center.

The CTIA E-Tech Awards program is designed to give industry recognition and exposure to the best wireless products and services in the areas of Consumer, Enterprise and Network Technology. More than 225 applications were submitted and reviewed by a panel of recognized members of the media, industry analysts and technology experts. Products in four categories -- hardware, consumer applications, enterprise solutions and network infrastructure -- were judged on innovation, functionality, vision, technological importance and implementation.

"We are excited to be named a finalist for this coveted industry award, as CTIA is known for selecting top industry leaders in all categories," said Drew Morin, Chief Technology Officer for TCS. "The Rand McNally Navigator by TCS is cutting-edge technology that provides consumers with the ability to travel with more efficient navigation, offering wireless users a truly personal experience to enhance their mobile lifestyles."

Rand McNally Navigator by TCS provides voice-enabled, hands-free, turn-by-turn directions from a wireless phone or smart phone and includes real-time traffic information, plus voice input for address entry, directory look-up for points of interest (POI) and a core set of personal navigation services. Rand McNally will serve as the branding partner for TCS' navigation application, and Nuance will be the provider for voice output for turn-by-turn directions and speech recognition for address entry.


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


As the premiere global event representing the $500 billion global wireless industry and the largest wireless show in the world, CTIA WIRELESS 2007 brings together all industries affected by wireless technology for three days of intense learning and networking. Visit

CTIA-The Wireless Association is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers. 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.

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 when 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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