Helps Public Safety Organizations Reduce Overhead and Bypass Traditional Landlines in Times of Disaster; Supports Government Agencies' Efforts to Reduce Cost Overages
ANNAPOLIS, MD, Aug 02, 2010 -- APCO 2010, Booth #745 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has broadened its voice, video, and data satellite solutions portfolio by offering a fixed-price Voice over IP (VoIP) solution to new and existing managed satellite services customers. Organizations can control costs by implementing a TCS VoS (Voice-over-Satellite) package that allows unlimited calling to up to 40 countries for one low, flat monthly fee. This makes the solution ideally suited for addressing Continuity of Operations (COOP), first responder, and disaster recovery response requirements anywhere in the world.
TCS VoS turnkey packages can be used in conjunction with TCS' current managed satellite communications services or as a free-standing solution for existing clients. TCS VoS supports individual users with a direct dial U.S. number per phone and can scale to include full hosted virtual office solutions for organizations reaching 10,000 users, across both satellite and terrestrial networks, as required. This solution complements TCS' ability to provide custom VoIP solutions to its existing client base by adding flat rate plans, hosted internet protocol private branch exchange (ipBX), and managed call center solutions, as well as session initiation protocol trunking for private VoIP networks.
"TCS has a two-decade track record with the federal government as a trusted provider of communication technology solutions addressing their toughest technical challenges, under conditions that demand the highest level of reliability, availability and security," said James Sprungle, vice president of government operations for the TCS Government Solutions Group. "TCS knows that simplicity and reliability in billing, matched with best-of-breed technology and performance, are key to our client's operations, especially within public safety and government. We are committed to offering our clients the most complete range of VoIP solutions available today, ranging from E9-1-1 technology to full call center plans to our new TCS VoS fixed-rate calling plans."
A key provider of today's wireless, wireline, and VoIP E9-1-1 solutions, TCS is now leading the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) solutions that are revolutionizing emergency communications. TCS pioneered the methods by which Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the U.S. are able to receive a wireless or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) subscriber's location during calls for emergency assistance, and TCS patents cover the underlying technology that is the basis for E9-1-1 service delivery.
TCS' VoS services leverage TCS' long experience in the VoIP, networking, and emergency services marketplace. VoS improves existing Public Safety E9-1-1 networks or can complement TCS' NG9-1-1 solution. The company's award-winning wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 services, together with its wireline E9-1-1 solutions, serve over 140 million wireless and IP-enabled devices. With the nation's only non-carrier TL 9000-certified wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 Network Operations Center (NOC), TCS' highly-reliable E9-1-1 solutions ensure that a subscriber's emergency call routes to the appropriate PSAP and automatically pinpoints the caller's location information. For over a decade TCS' service to Public Safety has grown to include over 5,000 PSAPs in 49 states plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.
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 without limitation those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. 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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