TeleCommunication Systems Receives 2010 Satellite Spotlight

TeleCommunication Systems Receives 2010 Satellite Spotlight

Product of the Year Award SwiftLink(R) Tactical Transportable Tropo (3T) Solution Recognized for Outstanding Innovation
ANNAPOLIS, MD, Feb 15, 2011 — TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that its SwiftLink(R) Tactical Transportable Tropo (3T) Solution has received a 2010 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award from TMC.

TCS teamed with Comtech Systems, the world leader in Troposcatter communications technology providing the most advanced and proven Tropo modem and radio available, to develop the solution for today’s warfighters. By delivering beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) capability in a transportable, flyaway Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), the SwiftLink 3T solution enhances communications capabilities with seamless compatibility and interoperability with legacy-fielded Troposcatter systems and other communication systems including the TCS Swiftlink family.

The SwiftLink 3T solution delivers high-throughput capacity to enable mission-critical surveillance, situational awareness and real-time data to remote, infrastructure-challenged locations. The awardwinning solution overcomes significant terrain challenges to allow direct transmission between sites, thereby eliminating recurring costs, complexity, and delay in satellite communications.

“We are excited with the results of our partnership with TCS,” said Richard Burt, president of Comtech Systems. “The challenge for Transit-cased Tropo is to achieve the transport objectives while still delivering enough capability to meet multiple missions. The SwiftLink 3T solution achieves both objectives and will play an important role delivering mission-critical bandwidth to the battlefield.” “Our SwiftLink 3T solution provides cost-effective, high-bandwidth communications in a package that small teams can quickly and easily deploy,” said Mike Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of the government solutions group at TCS. “It represents a new industry standard for Troposcatter products, and we are honored to be recognized by TMC with this award.”

“Satellite Spotlight is pleased to grant a 2010 Product of the Year Award to TeleCommunication Systems for its SwiftLink 3T solution. TCS has proven their commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO at TMC. “We are proud to honor their innovation and accomplishments in the advancement of the Satellite technology industry.” The Second Annual Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award winners are featured on Satellite Spotlight and published in its e-newsletter. For more information about the 2010 Satellite Spotlight or any of the TMC media properties, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Satellite Spotlight

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About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN, and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4GWE; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Summit; Social CRM Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; CVx; Digium|Asterisk World; StartupC MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more! Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

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. 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

Company Contacts:

Comtech Systems, Inc: Justin O’Neill : 407-854-1950

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc: Meredith Allen : 410-295-1865

Media Contact: Welz & Weisel Communications: Evan Weisel 703-218-3555

Investor Relations: Liolios Group, Inc. Scott Liolios 949-574-3860