Cloud-Based Applications Enable On-Demand Access to Value-Added Services
BARCELONA, SPAIN, Feb 14, 2011 -- GSMA Mobile World Congress -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced the global availability of TCS Family Locator(TM) and TCS Workforce Locator(TM) . These mobile applications now work across all networks and handsets worldwide, enabling wireless operators to expand their value-added services (VAS) and increase the average revenue per user (ARPU) from their consumer and business customers.
With Family Locator, families and friends can easily find and communicate with each other from their mobile phones or computers. The application sends arrival and departure notices from specific areas -- such as home, school or work -- as well as scheduled notifications based on specific dates and times. Consumers can also search for nearby points of interests, share these locations via text messaging (SMS) and obtain directions for navigation.
Workforce Locator provides businesses with a simple-to-use, cost-effective solution to locate employees, direct them to specific destinations and communicate with them via text messaging. With automatic tracking, group communications and administrative controls, Workforce Locator heightens management's visibility into its mobile workforce. No dedicated hardware or integration charges are required for businesses to increase productivity and worker safety.
These highly reliable, TCS cloud-based applications are scalable and secure, offering operators faster time-to-market, easy implementation and less dependence on internal IT departments. With cloud services, TCS has taken the complexity out of deploying location-based solutions, allowing operators to focus on customer acquisition while increasing their ARPU.
"Trusted, carrier-operated, location-based technology is a critical opportunity to maintain a branded relationship," says Joe Hannan, group vice president of location products for TCS. "Businesses and consumers trust their wireless operators to deliver the applications they need to securely and efficiently run their operations or communicate with their loved ones. Workforce Locator and Family Locator drive value-added services for operators through quick, easy and cost-effective delivery via TCS' cloud services model."
TCS offers these white-label products to wireless carriers for their consumer and business subscribers. Family Locator and Workforce Locator work across all major wireless networks and handset technologies, including 2G, 3G, 4G and WiMAX/LTE for CDMA and GSM solutions. Visit TCS in Hall 8 Stand 8C115 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress on February 14-17, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain to experience these applications and other LBS offerings.
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 on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.
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