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ATX Group and TeleCommunication Systems Partner to Provide Hyundai the Latest in Connected Navigation

January 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST
ATX Group and TeleCommunication Systems Partner to Provide Hyundai the Latest in Connected Navigation

Note: Comtech Acquired TCS on 2/23/2016

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2011 -- ATX Group (ATX), a leading provider of customized connected vehicle (or telematics) services to global automobile manufacturers, and TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (Nasdaq: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced a partnership to provide turnkey network solutions to Hyundai Motor America's new Blue Link® telematics program utilizing turn-by-turn navigation from TCS.

TCS' advanced navigation platform and integration services team worked closely with ATX and Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) to deliver a technically advanced navigation solution for Hyundai consumers. Innovative features include hybrid navigation, which allows off-route vehicles to be automatically re-routed, even if the vehicle is out of network coverage. TCS and ATX also worked closely with Hyundai suppliers to ensure a solution tightly integrated with in-vehicle hardware and software as well as other "cloud" services from ATX.

"This solution also is unique in that it combines TCS' dynamic content with ATX's digitally optimized, voice recognition technology, enabling drivers to be less reliant on visual navigation screens and extending dynamic navigation to drivers who do not have access to an embedded or aftermarket navigation system," said Tom Metzger, senior vice president and general manager of Connected Vehicle Solutions for ATX.

"The collaboration with ATX and Hyundai for the Blue Link® program demonstrates the latest advances in connected navigation - an offering that combines the power of on-board navigation with dynamic accessibility of real-time content, including traffic and gas prices. TCS is pleased to partner with ATX and Hyundai to deliver this market-leading solution," said Steve Petilli, vice president of TCS' navigation and telematics group.

TCS, a pioneer developer of the world's first wireless location platform, offers complete end-to-end location-based services (LBS) that include branded and white-label navigation and finder applications, infrastructure, mapping, and content for leading consumer brands, content providers, voice service providers, OEMs, automotive customers and more than 60 mobile operators worldwide. TCS' LBS and telematics platforms deliver location-centric information to people on the move, offering continuous access to local directories, maps, directions, and more. TCS' applications are available on QNX, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Symbian, J2ME, BREW, and Windows Mobile. Blue Link® is a registered trademark of Hyundai Motor America Corporation.

About ATX

With operations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and subsidiary offices in Dusseldorf, Germany and Paris, ATX (http://www.atxg.com/) is one of the world's leading providers of connected vehicle services to global automobile manufacturers. ATX services, among the first to be launched in the consumer vehicle market back in 1996, are provided to vehicle owners through the brand names of its customers: Hyundai, Toyota, Lexus, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Mercedes-Benz Canada, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Services by ATX provide enhanced safety, security and driving convenience to vehicle owners, and help automobile manufacturers and their affiliated dealerships use telematics data and multiple customer contact channels to reduce costs, enhance vehicle servicing, and more closely manage customer relationships and contacts with the vehicle through its lifetime. ATX is a division of Cross Country Automotive Services (www.crosscountry-auto.com), a leading provider of roadside assistance programs in the U.S. on behalf of global automobile manufacturers and U.S. insurance carriers. Cross Country provides solutions for the nearly 6 million roadside service events experienced by their consumers each year. In addition, Cross Country provides accident scene management, vehicle release management and total loss screening services for insurance carriers, and customer care services for a number of automotive manufacturers.

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.

SOURCE ATX Group; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

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