SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

June 19, 2009 07:00 ET

TCS Wins Technology Marketing Corp.'s 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

TCS VoIP Verify™ E9-1-1 Service Is Recognized as Outstanding Public Safety Solution

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of wireless communications technology, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) named TCS' VoIP Verify™ 9-1-1 Service as recipient of a 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. VoIP Verify 9-1-1 provides a comprehensive and responsive public safety solution to ensure that customers using digital Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones are E9-1-1 compatible.

TCS' VoIP Verify 9-1-1 enables digital Voice Service Providers (VSPs) to determine the availability and extent of E9-1-1 service coverage to their subscriber base. The subscriber uses a VoIP telephone to dial a number supplied by the VSP -- usually a 9-1-1 variant such as 9-3-3. After dialing the designated number, the subscriber receives a recorded message describing the extent of 9-1-1 service for the VoIP subscriber's provisioned address.

"Customers expect their E9-1-1 calls to be answered by the nearest Public Safety Answering Point and TCS is focused on delivering that responsive public safety solution with VoIP Verify 9-1-1," said Dan Allen, senior vice president of emergency services for TCS. "We are pleased to be recognized with the Communications Solutions Product of the Year award as we maintain our role in defining standards for E9-1-1 solutions and continue to meet our goal to provide the most comprehensive safety options on the market."

"TCS has been recognized with a 2008 Product of the Year Award for its excellence in the advancement of voice, data and video communications," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief. "TCS continues to prove it is committed to quality and excellence in solutions that benefit customer safety, as well as ROI for the companies that use them. I am pleased to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from TCS in the future."

For additional information on TCS' VoIP Verify 9-1-1 solution visit:

The 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners can be found on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions Web site.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) 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 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, 2008, and the quarter ended March 31, 2009.

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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