SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

August 15, 2005 06:30 ET

TCS Selected to Provide Information Technology Services to University of Maryland University College

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission critical wireless communications, today announced that it has been selected to provide Information Technology (IT) services on an on-call basis to University of Maryland University College, a member institution of the University System of Maryland. The contract with TCS is task-order based and has a period of performance of one year with a potential of four additional years.

TCS was one of five firms selected by UMUC to supply IT services in the following areas:

--  IT Facility, Network Management, and Systems Analysis
--  Operation and Maintenance
--  Automated Information Systems Design and Integration Services
--  Programming Services
--  IT Data Conversion Services
According to Michael Bristol, Vice President of TCS' Network Solutions Group, "TCS' 18-year record of successful and efficient technology and related services is well established at all levels of government, including municipalities, state, and federal agencies, as well as commercial clients. TCS has earned a solid reputation for achievement and credibility in the space. We look forward to growing our presence within the University System of Maryland by delivering world-class support and technical services."

University of Maryland University College

UMUC is the largest public university in the United States offering online programs, having approximately 126,000 online enrollments last year. The university offers a comprehensive array of student/academic services online as well, to more than 90,000 UMUC students worldwide.


TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a leading provider of mission critical wireless communications to carriers, enterprise and government customers. TCS' wireless data offerings include location-based Enhanced 9-1-1 services, messaging and location service infrastructure for wireless operators, real-time market data and alerts to financial institutions, mobile asset management and mobile office solutions for enterprises, and encrypted satellite communications to government customers. For more information 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 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 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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