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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

June 03, 2009 07:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems' Location Platform Wins Internet Telephony's 2009 WiMAX Distinction Award

Xypoint® Location Platform Offering Position, Presence and Privacy, Recognized as Innovative WiMAX Solution

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of wireless communications technology, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) Internet Telephony magazine named TCS' Xypoint® Location Platform (XLP) a recipient of the 2009 WiMAX Distinction Award. TCS's XLP enables wireless carrier customers to have precise, advanced location-based capabilities in an open, scalable and reliable platform. The technology supports network-based solutions and enables mobile operating partners to offer enhanced location data services to their customers.

TCS' XLP collects global positioning system (GPS) locations from laptops, which use Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) software over the WiMAX network. A web-based location tracking application regularly queries the XLP and displays the mobile device's position on a map. The SUPL-enabled tool and technology can easily be transferred to locate fixed wireless, portable and mobile WiMAX end user devices, including personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smart devices.

"TCS software and services leverage the intelligence in the carrier's core network to deliver a cost-effective offering that is proven, profitable and precise," said Drew Morin, Chief Technology Officer of TCS. "We currently support more than 100 million U.S. E9-1-1 and commercial subscribers with our Xypoint Location Platform, and plan to continue to help our partners differentiate themselves from the competition with these solutions. This award further validates our position within the WiMAX community as a thought leader and innovator."

"TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. was named a winner of the 2009 WiMAX Distinction Award for their accomplishments in the advancement of WiMAX solutions," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Internet Telephony. "TCS' Xypoint Location Platform has proven it has made advancements in the bourgeoning WiMAX marketplace while providing its customers with solutions to help grow their business."

The 2009 WiMAX Distinction Award winners are featured in the June 2009 issue of Internet Telephony,, and on TMCnet's

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

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 report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, and the quarter ended March 31, 2009.

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