SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

June 16, 2008 09:45 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Receives Product of the Year Award From Communications Solutions

RAVE911 Real-Time Address Validation Engine Honored for Outstanding Innovation

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) Communications Solutions ( has named TCS as recipient of a 2007 Product of the Year Award for its RAVE911™ (Real-Time Address Validation Engine) solution. RAVE911™ unifies nationwide Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) data and US Postal Service data, providing Voice Service Providers (VSPs), which include wireline and VoIP companies, and cable Multiple System Operators (MSOs) with cost-effective, Next Generation 9-1-1 capable, real-time, automatic and highly accurate location validation. Last year Communications Solutions recognized TCS' LivewirE911™ and LivewireLBS™ as products of the year.

"As a company focused on delivering highly innovative solutions, Communications Solutions' Product of the Year Award further motivates us to continue to deliver industry-leading products and solutions our clients are accustomed to receiving," said Dan Allen, Senior Vice President of TCS Service Bureau Operations. "RAVE911 ensures that no matter what type of voice communication users subscribe to -- whether VoIP, cable or landlines -- they can feel confident that they will be located in case of an emergency."

Accurate and unambiguous civic addresses or locations for any subscriber -- whether VoIP, wireless, or landline -- are essential to Enhanced 9-1-1 systems. The RAVE911™ system uses an innovative method incorporating three industry-proven techniques to attain, match and validate data. The TCS system is scalable, provides accurate real-time responses, increases order velocity by an order of magnitude, and is operationally inexpensive. RAVE911™ allows the provider to acquire instant address validations that enable faster order processing and installations, ensuring customer satisfaction and revenue assurance without any compromises from Public Safety or quality of 9-1-1 service perspectives for the user.

VSP and cable MSO customers have achieved automated matching rates in excess of 99% in select markets by using TCS' RAVE911™. While RAVE911 was primarily designed for mission-critical Public Safety functions, it can be incorporated into a myriad of address validation applications. The simple act of validating civic addresses provides an avenue for many enterprises to update their subscriber databases to assure accurate delivery, billing accuracy and minimize mailing misroutes.

"TCS has been recognized with a 2007 Product of the Year Award for their excellence in the advancement of voice, data and/or video communications," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Communications Solutions. "TCS has proven they are committed to quality and excellence in solutions that benefit the customer experience as well as ROI for the companies that use them. I am pleased to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future."

The eighth annual Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to market in 2007 were selected as recipients of this year's Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for their groundbreaking achievement. The 2007 2008 Product of the Year Award winners can be found on the Communications Solutions Web site.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping our clients build communities in print, in-person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by nearly one million US visitors according to Quantcast and by over three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, Call Center 2.0 Conference and Communications Developer Conference.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless, Cable MSO and VoIP E9-1-1 network-based services, secure deployable communication systems and engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless, cable, and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. 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 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, 2007 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2008.

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.