February 12, 2007 -- BARCELONA, SPAIN – Booth 2A106, Hall 2, 3GSM World Congress – February 13, 2007 – TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NasdaqGM: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless data solutions, today announced the availability of its Xypoint® Secure User Plane for Location (SUPL) Server. The Company will demonstrate the TCS Xypoint SUPL Server capabilities during the 3GSM World Congress at space 2A106 in Hall 2. The SUPL Server conforms to the standard for Internet Protocol (IP)-based Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS) location as defined by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). The OMA standard uses a network’s existing IP infrastructure to pass data between the Mobile Set (MS) and an A-GPS server to support next-generation location-based services (LBS).
The Xypoint SUPL Server supports OMA SUPL 1.0 standard to enable such innovative location services as navigation, fleet tracking and mobile marketing. TCS continued to show its leadership in Assisted GPS at the OMA SUPL Interoperability Test Fests held in 2006 that demonstrated the ability of the Xypoint SUPL Server to interact with handsets, using the SUPL standard protocols, as well as generate a location fix from a network server (MS-assisted fix) or within the handset (MS-based fix). TCS' successful performance at the Test Fests represents an important opportunity for Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) operators around the world to provide location services for public safety, child-finding, fleet tracking, locating points of interest and navigation. TCS provides Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)-based A-GPS precise location fixes for over 25 mobile operator networks around the world for public safety and commercial uses.
As one of the only companies to offer both hosted and in-network location solutions, TCS’ turnkey SUPL Server solution can be deployed within the operator's network or provided as a service from one of TCS' TL-9000 certified hosting facilities. With either approach, TCS can supply the entire location-based solution: a precise location engine; the Xypoint Location Platform to support privacy, roaming and billing; the Xypoint Mapping Server to provide maps, routes and location-sensitive points of interest; the Xypoint Reference Network to provide global assistance data needed for rapid precise location calculations; and a broad suite of applications. TCS’ roaming solution allows an operator to provide location fixes for its customers when they roam into other standards-compliant operator networks.
“TCS continues to lead the advancement of location-based services and demonstrates how the use of location technology provides important services and saves lives,” said Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TCS. “TCS provides tracking and navigation services to operators, enabling them to offer consumers the innovative location services that enhance their lifestyles and foster loyalty to their wireless service providers.”
TCS’ Xypoint product suite offers carrier-grade high availability and reliability over a wide range of networks, including GSM, CDMA, Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) and UMTS.
”OMA has brought together contributions from across the mobile industry value chain to create many location specifications,” commented Fred Harrison, Vice Chair of the OMA and Chair of the OMA Interoperability Program. “As an OMA member and continuing Test Fest participant, TCS and all of the members of OMA are supporting the wide adoption and use of location-based products and services – agnostic of bearer networks, on any device and from any geographic region around the globe.”
TCS' award-winning Xypoint Location Platform has a long history of providing reliable location service to wireless operators. Additionally, TCS’ proven GPS experience and successes in the location arena include 12 location patents and 60 location patents pending.
ABOUT OPEN MOBILE ALLIANCE
Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) delivers open specifications for creating interoperable services that work across countries, operators, fixed and mobile terminals. Driven by users' needs and the expanding market for data services, the member companies of Open Mobile Alliance stimulate the adoption of new and enhanced information, communication and entertainment services. Open Mobile Alliance includes contributors from all key elements of the wireless value chain and contributes to the timely and efficient introduction of services and applications.
ABOUT TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NasdaqGM: 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 http://www.telecomsys.com.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of 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 based upon TCS’ current expectations and assumptions that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated.
The actual results realized by the Company could differ materially from the statements made herein, depending in particular upon the risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These include without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the Company’s financial results and the ability of the Company to (i) reach and sustain profitability as early as anticipated, (ii) continue to rely on its customers and other third parties to provide additional products and services that create a demand for its products and services, (iii) conduct its business in foreign countries, (iv) adapt and integrate new technologies into its products, (v) expand its business offerings in the new wireless data industry, (vi) develop software and provide services without any errors or defects, (vii) protect its intellectual property rights, and (viii) implement its sales and marketing strategy.
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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