SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

October 15, 2010 07:30 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Receives $9.8 Million Order From U.S. Army for SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - October 15, 2010) -  TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has received a new $9.8 million order from the U.S. Army for laptops and a technology refresh of Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite System equipment.

The order is initially funded at $4.5 million and will be funded up to a total of $9.8 million if the options are fully exercised through August 2011. This new order will provide support equipment and maintenance of TCS' highly reliable SwiftLink® deployable communications products, as previously awarded through other delivery orders for SNAP equipment. The U.S. Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) Commercial Satellite Terminal Program (CSTP) is funding these procurements through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract vehicle. Under the SNAP program customers can exercise options and add funding through August 2011 for delivery per the term of the discrete order. The SNAP program includes options for approximately 1,500 terminals and supporting equipment to be deployed in various sizes and configurations, along with up to 30 field support positions. Under the WWSS procurement vehicle, customers may place orders through August 2011 for delivery up to a year thereafter.

"If you think of how crucial it is for the average business person to be connected reliably and constantly to get his or her job done, just imagine how much more vital it is for our warfighters to be able to send and receive communications that mean the difference between mission success and failure," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of government solutions for TCS. "TCS is proud to be able to provide the equipment necessary to ensure mission-critical communications around the world."

The TCS SwiftLink VSAT systems used to fulfill SNAP program requirements provide multimedia communications capabilities which convey encrypted voice, video and data. TCS SwiftLink products are highly transportable and ruggedized, with a graphical user interface that facilitates easy set-up and operation. The modularity and "plug and play" interfaces between all RF and Baseband configurations inherent in the SwiftLink product line result in communication solutions tailored to the end-user's specific needs.

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.

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 reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 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.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:

    TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Meredith Allen
    410-295-1865
    Email Contact

    Media Contact:

    Welz & Weisel Communications
    Evan Weisel
    703-218-3555
    Email Contact

    Investor Relations:

    Liolios Group, Inc.
    Scott Liolios
    949-574-3860
    Email Contact