SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

February 28, 2012 01:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Introduces New TCS Family Locator™ Mobile Applications

HTML5-Powered TCS Family Locator™ Service for iPhone and Android Phones Now Commercially Available

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 the availability of TCS Family Locator™ mobile applications for Android and iPhone. TCS Family Locator subscribers can use Android or iPhone devices to locate their family on an aerial photo or map with a powerful new tool to stay connected to family when they're on the go.

Whether a family member is indoors or outside, TCS Family Locator enables families to stay connected using the latest in positioning technologies, including A-GPS, Wi-Fi and network-based solutions. Not only will consumers be able to check-in with or locate their family members anywhere; they may also receive detailed location information, including their current address, phone number and driving directions, if desired. Consumers can search for places nearby and then direct family and friends to that location via text message, email or Facebook. Parents can even keep tabs on teen drivers by checking estimated speed information.

"TCS is dedicated to developing innovative solutions that take mobile technologies to the next level and meet the growing mobility needs of our customers," said Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president, Commercial Software Group, TeleCommunication Systems. "Our TCS Family Locator applications allow mobile customers to quickly and conveniently locate and communicate with family members, as well as easily share their location in a secure manner. Whether in the cloud or on a carrier's network, TCS Family Locator leverages HTML5 to provide a rich web application experience for iPhone and Android users."

The new TCS Family Locator application is now available for download from the Android Market. For iPhone users, the solution is accessible as an HTML5 application accessed via Safari. TCS Family Locator currently supports BlackBerry® and other feature phones. A companion web site is also available that enables subscribers to locate family using a computer with a browser and Internet connection.

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, as well as 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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