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TeleCommunication Systems Expert to Discuss Deployment Challenges and Opportunities at Wireless Public Alerting Dissemination Workshop


Note: Comtech Acquired TCS on 2/23/2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that TCS Product Marketing Manager Rick Ruth will serve as a technical representative on the "Vendor Solutions" panel at the upcoming Wireless Public Alerting Dissemination (WPAD) Workshop on June 14 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Through the WPAD Workshop, organizers will bring together key industry stakeholders, discuss updates on public alerting developments and provide a learning forum for best practices from the U.S. Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS).

News Facts:

  • CMAS, a voluntary U.S. national mobile emergency alert system that is designed to deliver critical messages to the public, was established by the WARN Act in 2006.
  • Mr. Ruth, a telecommunications industry expert, will provide technical insight regarding CMAS, including deployment challenges that have been overcome in the U.S., carrier education opportunities, the need for handset availability and frequently asked questions from a consumer standpoint.
  • TCS has worked closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and its CMAS Gateway product is FEMA certified, with full compliance to the J-STD-101 "C" interface specification, and is independently validated and verified by FEMA.
  • As one of the few vendors serving national mobile network operators, the U.S. government and public safety officials, TCS provides mission-critical, life-saving technology that is currently deployed and field tested with national and regional commercial mobile service providers.

Over the past year, TCS' highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology powered the delivery of nearly 800 billion text messages and over 65 million wireless emergency calls. TCS wireless technology also serves U.S. military customers with mission-critical solutions, supporting next generation emergency, text messaging and location-based solutions. TCS operates the only non-operator TL 9000-certified network operations centers supporting E9-1-1. Wireless operators across the United States and abroad use TCS emergency alerting technology. A member of the TIA and ATIS standards bodies, TCS has been actively involved in CMAS-related standards working sessions since January 2008.

Supporting Quote:
TCS Product Marketing Manager Rick Ruth said, "Through our involvement in U.S. CMAS deployments, we have gained unique insight into the challenges and opportunities involved in implementing this innovative and life-protecting technology. There are a number of important lessons we have learned; and I look forward to sharing them at the WPAD Workshop with those responsible for implementing public alerting systems that are vital public safety tools in today's world."

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.

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