SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

January 15, 2010 07:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Receives Two Satellite Product of the Year Awards in 2009 for SwiftLink® Solutions

Deployable Communications Solutions SABR 2.4M VSAT and Stingray 45-X Both Honored for Outstanding Innovation

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - January 15, 2010) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced that two of its SwiftLink(R) products, the flyaway Satellite Access Baseband Remote (SABR) 2.4M Quad-Band VSAT Terminal and the man-packable Stingray 45-X Ultra Small Aperture Terminal (USAT) have received the 2009 Satellite Product of the Year Award from The SwiftLink deployable communications suite provides battle-tested, reliable Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) connectivity and is designed using an EoIP (Everything-Over-IP) architecture to empower the Warfighter with seamless, secure interoperable communications in remote forward-deployed locations.

"We are one of a few end-to-end providers of managed services for converged voice, video and data solutions," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president of government solutions for TCS. "Our detailed insight into the network-wide communications lifecycle has enabled us to deliver innovative solutions that meet the mission-critical needs of today's warfighter. We are honored to be recognized for these two products, which literally cover both ends of our VSAT product line from the 0.45M Stingray to our top of the line 2.4M SABR terminal."

The SABR 2.4M terminal is a comprehensive quad band VSAT solution with configurable antenna that supports Ka, Ku, X and C-bands. It is designed for plug-and-play interoperability with any of TCS' four different baseband network packages and any standards-based L-band satellite modem. Like the rest of the SABR VSAT family, it comes with a one-button satellite auto-acquisition function, optional auto-tracking capability, an integrated spectrum analyzer and a user-friendly graphical user interface for easy and rapid setup. The SABR 2.4M terminal is built with the best-of-breed components industry has to offer and has been ruggedized for operations in extreme environments. More significantly, the SABR VSAT terminal family is far along in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) testing and certification cycle to ensure that these terminals will meet the stringent performance and operational control requirements of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system.

Alternatively, the SwiftLink Stingray 45-X is a USAT designed to specifically meet the needs of small, deployed teams. It supports any standards based L-band modem including the iDirect Evolution, iDirect iNFINITI 7000 series and the Hughes HX200.The Stingray 45-X manpack meets FAA requirements for aircraft overhead compartment storage and is easily transportable in a backpack. Minimal user training is required as the LCD display and integral spectrum analyzer helps operators with satellite acquisition, allowing it to be up and running within a few minutes.

" is pleased to grant TCS with two Product of the Year Awards for 2009, recognizing the SABR 2.4M VSAT and Stingray 45-X. TCS has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC. "We're proud to honor their accomplishments in the advancement of the satellite technology industry."

The 1st Annual Product of the Year Award winners will be featured on and published in its e-newsletter. For more information about the 2009 Product of the Year Awards or any of the TMC media properties, please visit

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 reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.

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