SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

February 28, 2012 01:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Drives TCS Family Locator™ Functionality to the Connected Car

Location-Based Application Deploys Quickly to Connect Family Members Anytime, Anywhere and Encourage Safe Driving

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) - Mobile World Congress, Hall 8, Booth 8C115 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has extended its TCS Family Locator™ solution to the Connected Car.

TCS Family Locator is a simple and secure service that allows users to locate family members' vehicles via an aerial photo or map, to monitor when family members arrive or leave designated places, and to receive customized alerts. TCS Family Locator enables parents to stay connected to each other and their teen drivers with a simple-to-use solution that can be accessed from a mobile handset or via a desktop computer.

With TCS Family Locator, parents can create alerts for when a family car leaves a defined area, for a specific date and time, or for when the automobile exceeds a defined speed. These alerts can be viewed via email, text message (SMS) or Internet browser. Parents can also see an automobile's location history. Via this cloud-based solution, vehicle manufacturers and telematics service providers are able to easily and quickly deploy and scale this service. TCS Family Locator utilizes HTML5 services, including geo-location, CSS 3.0 and other browser standards to provide a rich user experience and reach the largest possible audience with standards-based technology.

"Staying connected and enhancing safety are top concerns for every family," said Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president, Commercial Software Group, TeleCommunication Systems. "Wireless operators and automotive manufacturers can now provide families with this added peace of mind by incorporating the TCS Family Locator solution with their Connected Car initiatives."

Visit TCS at Booth 8C115 in Hall 8 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress on February 27-March 1, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain to experience TCS Family Locator and other innovative location-based services (LBS) offerings.

TCS is a global leader in high-reliability location-based services. It provides complete, end-to-end wireless LBS solutions that include branded and private-label applications, infrastructure, mapping, and content for leading consumer brands, content providers, voice service providers and more than 60 commercial customers worldwide. TCS provided the world's first wireless location platform, and it is the industry's leading provider of LBS infrastructure. Using innovative mobile cloud computing services, TCS offers top revenue-producing applications for navigation, hyper-local search, workforce tracking and family locators. For more information on TCS LBS services, visit www.telecomsys.com/LBS.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

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 reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.

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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