TCS Location-Based Services Deliver Easy-to-Use, Reliable Navigation
ANNAPOLIS, MD and LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 10, 2012 -- 2012 International CES -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, and QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in operating systems, development tools, and professional services for the in-car infotainment and telematics market, today announced that TCS will supply advanced hybrid navigation solutions connecting the car and mobile devices -- including dynamic turn-by-turn navigation, mapping with virtual cities including 3D models, and destination search -- for the QNX CAR(TM) 2 application platform, which QNX Software Systems will demonstrate at CES.
"QNX is leading the industry with their QNX CAR 2 application platform, which offers the latest technology within a powerful and flexible framework for building connected automotive experiences," said Steve Petilli, senior vice president of TCS' navigation and telematics group. "TCS has been selected by QNX Software Systems to integrate its location applications into the platform and to provide advanced hybrid navigation capabilities for head unit and handset-to-head unit uses, fulfilling a demand in the telematics space."
The integration of TCS' telematics applications and services provides powerful, easy-to-use automotive-grade navigation for the QNX CAR 2 application platform. With TCS NAVBuilder(R) technology and APIs, customers using the platform can leverage the broad range of advanced features and enhanced content that TCS provides and create the next generation of automotive user experience. For example, users can send destination data from a mobile device directly to the navigation system, and then receive turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions to the location. While en route, alerts for traffic incidents or congestion will be delivered in real time. Users will be able to request alternate route or detour options to avoid delays, and 3D map displays will provide realistic visuals of the route. After parking the vehicle, the user can seamlessly complete their journey with pedestrian guidance on their mobile device.
"Increasingly, consumers want to enjoy the convenience of advanced location-based services in their vehicles, whether it's to find the nearest coffee shop or the service station with the lowest gas price," said Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances, QNX Software Systems. "Leveraging TCS' NAVBuilder platform and best-of-breed location-based services, we are pleased to collaborate on enabling a connected experience that allows users to benefit from the latest navigation data and to enjoy points of interest updated in real time."
The QNX CAR 2 application platform integrates an array of technologies, including the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) real-time operating system, a re-skinnable user interface, a multimedia framework, an acoustic processing library for hands-free systems, and smartphone and tablet connectivity. New advancements in the platform include an auto-centric HTML5 framework and support for TCS hybrid navigation.
Visit the BlackBerry(R) Booth # 30326 at the 2012 International CES to learn more and view a live demonstration of hybrid navigation on the QNX CAR 2 application platform.
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.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM) (TSX: RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX(R) technology for vehicle infotainment systems, network routers, medical devices, industrial controllers, security and defense systems, and other mission-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Limited is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.
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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 TCS' SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.
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