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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Issued U.S. Patent on Re-Directing Requests From Browsers for Communications Over Non-IP Based Networks

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Annapolis, MD -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (Nasdaq: TSYS), a world leader in high availability and secure mobile communication technology, today announced the issuance by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of patent number 7,689,696 entitled "System and Method for Re-Directing Requests from Browsers for Communication Over Non-IP Based Networks."

This TCS patent describes a system for communicating messages in a client-server environment over multiple wireless networks -- each of which may support different protocols -- through the use of a protocol gateway that encapsulates the underlying protocol of any wireless network. This allows the client application and server application to communicate messages to each other independent of the protocols.

This system is ideal for deploying content to mobile client applications. For example, it describes a method of two-way communication over a non-IP protocol wireless network through a defined process of message encapsulation, redirection and forwarding to a back-end server. The back-end server can then communicate with the Web server (i.e., the content server). The process is then reversed to deliver the content to the mobile client. The mobile client can communicate with content servers regardless of network protocol or the mobile client operating system.

"This patent provides not simply an end-to-end solution for delivering content to mobile devices, but one that works over multiple networks and with multiple devices. It further offers features for communicating content without requiring excessive bandwidth," said Drew Morin, chief technology officer of TCS. "It's not often that an invention can solve two significant industry problems with a single approach, but this is one of them. This patent demonstrates TCS' market-leading innovation as well as our commitment to solving and improving the way mobile devices function."

TCS now holds 110 patents with over 300 applications pending. To learn more about TCS patents, please visit:

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (Nasdaq: TSYS) is a world leader in high availability 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. Federal government agencies depend on 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

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.

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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