SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

November 14, 2011 08:45 ET

Three TeleCommunication Systems Emergency Communications Experts Appointed to Federal Communications Commission Working Groups

Mark Titus Appointed to Next Generation Alerting Working Group; Firdaus Aryana Appointed to Technical Options for E9-1-1 Location Accuracy Working Group; Judy Ocondi Appointed to Transition to NG9-1-1 Working Group

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that three of its emergency communications experts -- Mark Titus, vice president of product management; Firdaus Aryana, senior product manager; and Judy Ocondi, ENP, product manager -- have been appointed to Working Groups of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). The purpose of the Council is to provide recommendations to the FCC to ensure optimal security, reliability and interoperability of communications systems, including telecommunications, media and public safety communications.

Titus has been appointed to the CSRIC Next Generation Alerting Working Group, which will explore all aspects of next generation alerting and develop recommendations to the CSRIC regarding actions the FCC should take to promote deployment of next generation alerting systems. At TCS, he is responsible for the planning and operations of TCS' wireless messaging products, including Mobile Device Security, Short Message Service Center (SMSC) and Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS). He has more than 25 years of experience in the design, development and implementation of public and private sector real-time software systems, and he presently holds 15 patents across wireless messaging and location-based services.

Aryana has been appointed to the CSRIC Technical Options for E9-1-1 Location Accuracy Working Group, which will examine the current performance of location technologies, identify emerging location technologies and make recommendations concerning next generation services and applications. At TCS, he is responsible for the planning and creation of wireless and VoIP products for the company's 9-1-1 and Safety and Security group. He has over 20 years of experience in developing, deploying and defining strategies for a vast array of communication products, including computer telephony integration (CTI)-enabled software and hardware solutions.

Ocondi, a National Emergency Number Association (NENA)-certified Emergency Number Professional (ENP), has been appointed to the CSRIC Transition to NG9-1-1 Working Group, which will investigate issues such as changes or additions in 9-1-1 related VoIP standards and best practices and how NG9-1-1 architectures and technologies can improve 9-1-1 access for people with disabilities and non-English speaking communities. At TCS, she is responsible for the product development of standards-compliant NG9-1-1 solutions and generating customer-focused proposals for the public safety sector. She has 16 years of telecommunications experience working within incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) and Automatic Location Identification (ALI) providers, as well as critical communications network providers such as TCS.

"TCS congratulates Mark, Firdaus and Judy on their appointment to these CSRIC Working Groups, as they help shape the future of emergency communications," said Dick Young, executive vice president and chief operating officer for TCS. "With these appointments, the FCC can expect to receive wise, relevant and up-to-date information and counsel as they chart a course to ensure secure, reliable and interoperable communications for the future."

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 for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit

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