SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

October 10, 2008 13:20 ET

TCS Wins $1.1 Million Contract to Provide U.S. Marine Corps With Professional Services for Wireless Point-to-Point Link Systems

Services Include Training Field Services and Ongoing Systems Maintenance

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - October 10, 2008) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced it has received a contract valued at $1.1 million providing Wireless Point-to-Point Link (WPPL) professional services to the U.S. Marine Corps. WPPL systems provide deployed Marines with point-to-point and point-to-multipoint secure transmission of voice, video and data communications over terrestrial microwave radio links.

TCS will teach five-day WPPL operator training classes to USMC communication operators that include both classroom and field exercises. This contract delivery is through a strategic business partner and is separate and in addition to the company's 2007 World-Wide Satellite Systems contract.

"TCS has emerged as a communications technology leader and the preferred provider of WPPL solutions to many of the deployed military units in Iraq," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president of the TCS Government Solutions Group. "We're dedicated to providing both systems and professional services that ensure our troops can communicate with one another no matter where they are located."

The TCS WPPL Network Package provides Marines deployed in remote areas of the world with point-to-point and point-to-multipoint, line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight transmission of voice, video and data communications. TCS WPPL provides critical last-mile communications and allows warfighters to extend their Local Area Network (LAN) to deployed locations by providing services over terrestrial microwave radio links. The TCS WPPL allows for Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router (NIPR), Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR), Voice over IP (VoIP), Video, and Defense Switched Network transmission of vital information up to 35 miles point-to-point or 15 miles point-to-multipoint.

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.

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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 without limitation the statement that TCS has become a preferred provider of WPPL systems, and 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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