SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

August 19, 2009 07:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Issued U.S. Patent for Deployable Secure Communication System

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 7,577,835 for a "Deployable Secure Communication System."

This TCS patent describes methods and apparatus that enable a portable, deployable communication system that can route secure communications via the Internet. To do so, the highly mobile system uses an encryption device to provide secure bulk data which is then encapsulated in Internet Protocol (IP) packets. This data can then be routed over the public Internet.

The described methods and apparatus support a system for secure network functionality contained in a single, portable case. The system is designed to take advantage of virtually any connection to the Internet. Uses include emergency response, news reporting, public safety, field surveys and other situations in which a remote user needs to transmit and receive confidential data without access to a direct, secure network connection.

"The Internet is the fastest growing and most available communication medium for sending large amounts of data," said Drew Morin, Chief Technology Officer of TCS. "Our technology enables remote users to take advantage of the broad, world wide availability of Internet connectivity to establish secure communications for VoIP, video and data transmission."

TCS now holds 89 patents with over 250 applications pending.

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 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 our statements about our beliefs regarding the likely reexamination outcomes, 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, 2008, and quarter ended June 30, 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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