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TeleCommunication Systems Introduces Location ToolKit™ Enabling Next-Generation LBS Applications Development

OEMs, Operators and Third-Party Developers Empowered to Easily Equip Products and Applications with Advanced, Customized Navigation and Location Capabilities

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress Booth: 3B15 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today introduced Location ToolKit™, a suite of development kits designed to enrich mobile products and applications with advanced navigation and location features. For the first time, TCS is releasing a toolkit for any third-party developer, OEM or operator to leverage TCS market-leading LBS technologies in one complete package. Location ToolKit offers the flexibility to select from a variety of TCS' proven solutions to incorporate unique LBS capabilities into custom applications.

The market for navigation on smartphones and tablets will double from 2012 to 2016, according to Berg Insight, growing from 700 million users to 1.4 billion users. In today's market, operators and handset OEMs must provide cost-effective navigation and LBS applications that add value and provide unique services for their customers. Location ToolKit supplies the tools needed to develop these branded applications, supports all smartphone platforms (Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows Phone 8) and integrates easily with any content, search database or map data.

Location ToolKit Portfolio

  • Mapkit3D enables a progressive, feature-rich and immersive map experience, including 3D landmarks and building outlines.
  • SearchKit provides a single entry point for searching through multiple Points of Interest (POI) sources by typing or via voice input.
  • NavKit integrates advanced navigation features, including Natural Voice Guidance and traffic in a customizable solution.
  • LocationKit uses GPS, Wi-Fi networks and Cell ID to quickly determine location.
  • FinderKit powers the user-initiated location of mobile devices for a variety of applications, such as Family Finder and Workforce Management.
  • AutoKit provides a streamlined platform for the Connected Car to leverage advanced features available on mobile devices and integrates them with car infotainment systems.

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Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president, Commercial Software Group, TCS, said:

"Consumers are increasingly dependent on wireless location-based applications. TCS has pioneered carrier-grade applications that are tested and proven daily by millions of subscribers. With the introduction of Location ToolKit, we are making the embedded technologies behind our trusted applications widely available to developers, OEMs and operators, providing an intelligent compilation of flexible and customizable tools to enable location solutions."

TCS provided the world's first wireless location platform, and it is the industry's leading provider of LBS infrastructure. Using innovative mobile cloud computing services, TCS offers top revenue-producing applications for navigation, hyper-local search, workforce tracking and family locators. As a global leader in high-reliability location-based services, TCS provides complete, end-to-end wireless LBS solutions that include branded and private-label applications, infrastructure, mapping, and content for leading consumer brands, content providers, voice service providers and more than 60 commercial customers worldwide. For more information on TCS LBS services, visit www.telecomsys.com/LBS.

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, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions 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 www.telecomsys.com.

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, 2011, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

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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