SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

September 23, 2011 07:30 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Public Safety Industry Leader to Speak at 2011 APCO/NENA Technology Forum Panel

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - Sep 23, 2011) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that Rick Ruth, TCS product marketing manager, will be a panelist in the discussion of the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) at the Pacific Island Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials - National Emergency Number Association (APCO/NENA) Technology Forum on Monday, September 26 in Honolulu, HI.

The purpose of the forum is to provide an educational opportunity for the State of Hawaii 9-1-1 public safety community, islands leadership and lawmakers. The goal of the Forum is to develop an understanding of Federal, State and County requirements in order to develop a collective vision for the State of Hawaii's Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) technology.

WHAT:
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has mandated a new technology known as Commercial Mobile Alert System, which is a public/private partnership between the FCC, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the wireless industry, whose objective is enhanced public safety. This is a new system that allows customers who own an enabled mobile device to receive geographically targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety.

WHO:
Rick Ruth has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development in the telecommunications field. He was previously the general manager of business development for PowerNet Global Communications, where he developed business relationships with telecom carriers, cable multi system operators, digital subscriber line aggregators and field installation providers to enable the sale and deployment of next-generation services. Prior to that, he held senior product management positions at Cincinnati Bell Telephone and Cincinnati Bell Wireless, where he was involved with the deployment of new products and services.

WHERE:
Pacific Island Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials - National Emergency Number Association (APCO/NENA) Technology Forum, Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, HI.

WHEN:
Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:15 p.m. (Hawaiian).

For more information on the Pacific Island Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials - National Emergency Number Association (APCO/NENA) Technology Forum, visit: http://www.ng911hawaii.blogspot.com.

TCS' NG9-1-1 solution enables local deployment of licensed systems for state, county or local exchange carriers. It can also serve as a hosted service that uses TCS' geo-redundant data centers. Additionally, TCS supports a hybrid model in which some NG9-1-1 components are licensed and others are hosted. If required, TCS can supply individual components in the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) i3 architecture. For more information on TCS' NG9-1-1 solutions, visit:
http://www.telecomsys.com/NG9-1-1.

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 and professional services. 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.

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