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TeleCommunication Systems Issued U.S. Patent for Web Page Content Translator

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Annapolis, MD -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (Nasdaq: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 7,574,486 for "Web Page Content Translator."

This TCS patent allows for the reformatting of Web content into a format readable on one or more mobile devices. For example, a user generates a request for a Web page from a mobile device to a proxy server. The proxy server forwards the request to the hosting Web server and receives the requested Web page in the format provided by the origin Web server. The proxy server then "site-mines" the Web page for desired content and reformats it to be compatible with the user's mobile device. The reformatted content is then made available for transmission to the mobile user. The invention also provides secure connections between mobile devices and Web servers via the proxy server by using a decorated uniform resource locator (URL) connection.

"The solutions available today for delivering Web content to mobile devices generally require organizations to develop and maintain multiple sets of content, one for viewing in a desktop environment, and others for viewing on each individual type of mobile device," said Drew Morin, Chief Technology Officer of TCS. "This TCS invention enables a 'create once, deliver everywhere' approach to Web enabling mobile devices."

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (Nasdaq: TSYS) engineers and delivers highly reliable wireless communications technology. TCS is a leader in wireless text messaging and location-based technology, including E9-1-1 services and commercial applications like navigation that use the precise location of a wireless device, and secure satellite-based communications systems and services. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, cable MSOs, automotive telematics vendors, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. TCS is one of six primary vendors on a $5 billion Army Worldwide Satellite Systems Contract vehicle. For more information, visit

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 the prospect that the global market for text messaging and location based services will not grow as studies predict or at all, the possibility that we do not maintain our current market position, and 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, 2008, and quarter ended June 30, 2009.

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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