SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 24, 2011 07:30 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Introduces Off-Board Navigation Service on QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System

Connected Navigation Supports Hyundai Blue Link® Telematics Platform

ANNAPOLIS, MD and ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - CTIA Wireless 2011 Booth 2211 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it will ship an off-board navigational service that runs on the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System to support the Hyundai Blue Link®, an all-new telematics platform for upcoming Hyundai vehicles.

TCS enhances the QNX solution by integrating cloud-based connected car functionality that supports dynamic turn-by-turn navigation and location-based destination searching. TCS supplies original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the ability to incorporate off-board search and navigation capabilities that fully utilize vehicle sensors and display components.

"The TCS solution highlights how navigation technology can improve driver function and safety," stated Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances, QNX Software Systems. "Drivers receiving voice-prompted directions are able to keep their eyes on the road while being guided to their destination."

TCS, working with ATX, the telematics service provider for Hyundai Blue Link and a leading developer and integrator of customized connected vehicle/telematics services to global automobile manufacturers, created a real-time, cloud-connected solution that improves navigation and makes driving less stressful, such as receiving alternate routes based on the latest traffic conditions or the locations of the lowest gas prices in the area. With full sensor and GPS radio integration and navigation features such as hybrid routing, the system will continue to operate in certain situations when cellular coverage is not available. Other features include tightly integrated in-vehicle hardware display and software as well as ATX's digitally optimized, voice recognition technology.

"Major automakers like Hyundai realize that equipping vehicles with leading-edge telematics solutions is the kind of innovation that distinguishes them in a highly competitive market," stated Steve Petilli, senior vice president of TCS' navigation and telematics group. "TCS works with partners and OEMs to provide navigation and other cloud-based services incorporating secure communications and customized solutions that allow manufacture control over user experience."

TCS is featuring Hyundai's Sonata Hybrid at booth 2211 at CTIA Wireless at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL.

Blue Link is a registered trademark of Hyundai Motor America Corporation.

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.

QNX and Neutrino are trademarks of QNX Software Systems GmbH & Co. KG, which are registered trademarks and/or used in certain jurisdictions, and are used under license by QNX Software Systems Co. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.QNX assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement, or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third-party products or services.

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 possibility that the contract options will not be exercised, or that the total value of the order will not be fully funded, 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, 2010. 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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