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U.S. Patent for Faceplate That Enables Quick Removal and Securing of Encryption Device Issued to TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Annapolis, MD -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (Nasdaq: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced the issuance by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of patent number 7,724,902 entitled "Faceplate for Quick Removal and Securing of Encryption Device."

TCS provides a set of systems, methods and specialized equipment for a portable, deployable communication system that can route secure communications via the Internet. A central part of this system is a small, lightweight and extremely flexible and adaptable "reach-back" communications terminal capable of being quick, convenient and easy to use with a variety of network environments. The TCS system is more secure than conventional systems while allowing the use of non-secure data transport systems.

This patent describes an innovative personality faceplate that holds the terminal's encryption communication device. This faceplate features easy and quick removal of the encryption device as well as data path configuration modes for data, voice, packetized data and streaming data. Interfaces can include PSTN, PBX, GSM, Satellite Wireless, Internet Protocol, and WiFi. The faceplate also provides extraordinary flexibility in encryption device connection, including the ability to remove an encryption device from a reach-back terminal without requiring the user to physically secure a non-secure communication portion of the communication device.

"The use of lightweight, portable terminals for secure communication can be a critical differentiator in military field operations," said Drew Morin, chief technology officer of TCS. "Today's Warfighters are often on the front line, working in the most remote places. It is vital that their equipment be reliable, secure and portable. TCS is dedicated to making these systems just that and the faceplate described in the '902 patent is an example of how TCS innovation is making good on that commitment."

TCS now holds 114 patents worldwide 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 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

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 Forms 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 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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