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TeleCommunication Systems GEM9-1-1 Recognized as Gold Winner in 2013 Network Products Guide Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

Note: Comtech Acquired TCS on 2/23/2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that Network Products Guide, an industry-leading technology research and advisory guide, has recognized GEM9-1-1™, TCS' geospatial emergency management platform,as a Gold winner of the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the IT Products and Services for Government category.

News Facts:

  • In an emergency where networks are overloaded, the caller is hearing impaired, or in a noise-sensitive situation, the secure, web-based TCS GEM9-1-1 service allows the public safety answering point (PSAP) telecommunicator to respond to text messages from the public via a two-way text session.
  • GEM9-1-1 provides full text-session management, a graphical and detailed location display and a multi-telecommunicator interface that allows the entire group of PSAP personnel to interface with and manage a pool of text messages from the public.
  • TCS delivers the GEM9-1-1 portal free to all PSAPs as a public service.
  • For incoming text messages, GEM9-1-1 includes access to a TCS Smart911 data repository, also at no charge to the PSAP.
  • PSAPs can act immediately upon the data included in the text sender's Smart911 profile, providing necessary information to dispatched firefighters, law enforcement or medical personnel for a more efficient emergency response.

Supporting Quote:
TCS Safety & Security Group Senior Vice President and General Manager Chris Nabinger said: "TCS is committed to advancing the future of communications through innovation with next generation emergency response solutions such as GEM9-1-1. It is an honor to have our efforts recognized by an influential industry organization."

Supporting Resources:

  • TCS GEM9-1-1: http://goo.gl/blzl9
  • TCS Smart911: http://goo.gl/uiCPJ
  • White Paper: TCS thought leadership on Text to 9-1-1: A PSAP Perspective: http://goo.gl/sVy0s
  • Press Release: TeleCommunication Systems Announces Support for FCC, Carriers' Commitment to Implement Text to 9-1-1 Technology Nationwide - http://goo.gl/vI2gc
  • Press Release: TeleCommunication Systems Launches First National End-to-End Suite of Next Generation 9-1-1 Emergency Communication Solutions - http://goo.gl/NKmFp
  • Press Release: TeleCommunication Systems Supports ATIS/TIA Interim Text to 9-1-1 Solution for Emergency Text Communication - http://goo.gl/LlunY
  • Video: TCS CTO Drew Morin discusses Frederick County, Maryland SMS9-1-1 deployment - http://goo.gl/LtSVL

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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