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TeleCommunication Systems Achieves U.S. Army's JF-12 Spectrum Certification for Tactical Transportable TROPO System

Note: Comtech Acquired TCS on 2/23/2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced it has received JF-12 certification from the U.S. Army Spectrum Management Office for its Tactical Transportable TROPO (3T) system. TCS' 3T system now joins its JF-12 certified Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) 1.2 and 2.0 meter Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) systems in achieving this certification. Users of spectrum-dependent equipment, such as the 3T system, must have a formally approved frequency authorization or license assignment from the appropriate local spectrum manager or responsible authority before operating the equipment.

News Facts:

  • The 3T system is a combination of the TCS battle-tested SNAP VSAT system and Comtech Systems' newest IP-capable troposcatter technology terminal, the Modular Transportable Troposcatter System, which offers significant advances in technology with a much smaller form factor than legacy systems.
  • The SNAP 1.2 and SNAP 2.0 VSAT terminals are pack-in-the-box VSAT solutions for military applications. Field-upgradeable to X-, Ku- or Ka-band with a simple swap of the feed boom assembly, the terminals are designed for rapid deployment, ease of use and suitability for harsh operating environments. The TCS SNAP 1.2 and 2.0 terminals interface with the TCS ImpactTM baseband packages, enabling an extension of a common IP operating environment over a global network.
  • JF-12 spectrum certification of the 3T system provides the joint user community with easier and faster access to global frequencies. When deploying a 3T system in an operational area, JF-12 certification allows a simple notification process upon arrival, instead of a more time-consuming process for non-certified equipment.

For the past 25 years, TCS has established a proven track record as a trusted provider of communication technology solutions to solve the government's toughest technical challenges, under conditions that demand the highest level of reliability, availability and security. To ensure mission continuity and to meet the need for more flexible, mobile wireless services, TCS TotalCom® offers deployable, highly secure communication solutions and complete end-to-end managed services for converged (IP-based) voice, video and data solutions to organizations requiring seamless and secure connectivity between fixed sites and remote operations around the world.

Supporting Quote:

TCS President of Government Solutions Michael Bristol, said, "The military depends on proven, reliable communications systems in order to achieve mission success. TCS' 3T system provides a cost-effective, secure and easily deployable alternative to satellite communications. Now, with the JF-12 certification, 3T's approved frequency assignment facilitates even faster access to global communication networks, making this solution an even stronger option when meeting the need for rapid connectivity."

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, 2012, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

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.

Media Contact for Comtech Telecommunications Corp.:
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