SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

February 28, 2012 01:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Enhances TCS Workforce Locator™ With Expanded Functionality and Management Capabilities

Solution Includes Improvements in Administrative Controls, Privacy Management, and Security Plus Extended Coverage Across All Types of Mobile Devices

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 enhancements to its TCS Workforce Locator™ mobile resource management solution, introducing greater delegation capabilities and extending coverage beyond handsets to data cards and any device with a SIM card, including mobile Wi-Fi hotspots and tablets.

TCS Workforce Locator allows operators to provide greater control of mobile assets for organizations through an easy-to-use, cost-effective, web-based solution that locates specified employees, directs them to destinations and enables communication via text messaging. With enhanced administrative controls, TCS Workforce Locator heightens visibility into mobile workforces, optimizes efficiency and improves response time, while complying with privacy initiatives. New advanced features include enhanced security and the ability to delegate administrative management to field managers and regional offices. As a cloud-based solution, operators and subscribers are able to easily and quickly deploy and scale the service.

"According to data from ABI Research, operator-based mobile enterprise tracking in Europe will grow from 3.6 million workers in 2011 to 19.7 million workers by 2015," said Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president, Commercial Software Group, TeleCommunication Systems. "Many organizations are managing increasingly large mobile workforces and need a reliable mobile asset management solution that is easy to use, yet customizable to their needs. TCS Workforce Locator delivers increased value for organizations, allowing them to conveniently locate and manage mobile workers, improving internal communication, efficiency, productivity, safety and security, while mitigating privacy concerns. All of this can be provided by an operator and presented to an enterprise without complex back-office integration -- the enterprise simply needs handsets or mobile devices provided by the operator."

Visit TCS at Booth 8C115 in Hall 8 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress on February 27-March 1, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain to see a demonstration of TCS Workforce Locator and to learn more about their 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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