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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Issued U.S. Patent for Automated Device-to-Device Transfer

Tuesday, December 01, 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 7,624,185 entitled "System For Automated Device-To-Device Transfer System."

This TCS patent provides the capability to direct a transfer of an on-going server-related session from one device to another device while maintaining the session. For example, a laptop user may wish to transfer an active session to the user’s smartphone. Conventional systems require the user to close the session on the laptop and restart it on the smartphone. Although reinitiating a new session on a second device is an adequate solution, a user may be facing the loss of the current session history a time delay related to the logging off and reinitiating, or other similar inconveniences. This TCS invention allows the user to start a session transfer between proximate devices, e.g. the laptop and smartphone, without having to end the session on the first device and restart it on the second device.

The transfer of a server-related session is fully automated - using the session server to block subsequent session-related messages sent to the first device after the transfer is complete, and converting messages and history to a format that is compatible with the second device. The first device performs a device-to-device transfer of the converted messages and the converted session history to the second device, enabling a seamless transfer of the session to the second device.

"The ability to seamlessly switch from one device to another without loss of session continuity is a major improvement over conventional systems," said Drew Morin, chief technology officer of TCS. "Using the TCS device-to-device session transfer technology described in this and other patents makes the virtual office a reality by enabling transfer from one device platform to another with no loss of data or continuity."

TCS now holds 91 patents with approximately 270 applications pending.

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 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, 2008 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 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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