SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

May 16, 2007 06:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems VoIP Solution Receives Two 2006 Product of the Year Awards From Communications Solutions

TCS Innovative Location-Based Services Recognized as Leading Technologies

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2007 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless data solutions, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) Communications Solutions ( named TCS' LivewirE911™ and LivewireLBS™ solutions as recipients of its 2006 Product of the Year Awards.

"Awards such as the TMC Communications Solutions award for TCS' LivewirE911 and LivewireLBS recognize our leadership in the market," stated Dan Allen, Senior Vice President, Service Bureau for TCS. "We continue to develop innovative solutions that provide customers with a much broader range of opportunities for revenue-generating applications and services to meet customer demand. The strength of LivewirE911 and LivewireLBS is that they support standard interfaces that can be used in an Internet Multimedia System network or on their own in a standalone Session Initiation Protocol implementation."

LivewirE911 is a best-in-class Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based platform, providing reliable emergency services to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) subscribers. The platform is designed to exceed the VoIP and Digital Voice Service Providers responsibility to provide enhanced emergency services to their customers. LivewirE911 accomplishes this by providing call routing to the correct Public Safety Answering Point and the location information of the subscriber for prompt and accurate emergency dispatch. LivewirE911 uses both Geographic Information System (GIS) and Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) reference data managed by TCS' TL9000 certified Service Bureau to determine the appropriate routing for emergency calls.

With the addition of commercial applications to the routing and location functions used by LivewirE911, LivewireLBS™ enables service providers to leverage investments made in emergency services to offer commercial applications. A simple, well-defined interface allows straightforward additions of both new applications and new location determination technologies as technology changes, the market shifts and customer demands change.

"TCS has been recognized with not one, but two 2006 Product of the Year Awards for their excellence in technological advancements and application refinements," 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. We are pleased to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from TCS in the future."

The seventh 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 2006 have been selected as recipients of this year's Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for their groundbreaking achievement.

The 2006 Product of the Year Award winners can be found on the Communications Solutions Web site.


Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print publications: Customer Inter@ction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine, IMS Magazine and Unified Communications (launching summer 2007). TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 0.003 percent of sites in the world by*, TMCnet serves nearly two million unique visitors each month, according to WebTrends. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, Communications Developer Conference, IMS Expo and Call Center 2.0 Conference. publishes more than 15 topical online newsletters. (* is an company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither nor is affiliated with TMCnet.) For more information about TMC, visit


TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless 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 and VoIP operators 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 without limitation those risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Forms 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.

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.

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