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TeleCommunication Systems Receives 2012 Frost & Sullivan Global Product Innovation Award

TeleCommunication Systems Receives 2012 Frost & Sullivan Global Product Innovation Award

Note: Comtech Acquired TCS on 2/23/2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that its Tactical Transportable TROPO (3T) Solution has received the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Global Product Innovation Award. This prestigious recognition is based on an extensive and independent Frost & Sullivan competitive analysis of the worldwide satellite communications market.

3T is a combination of the TCS battle-tested Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) system and Comtech Systems' troposcatter technology, including its newest IP-capable terminal, the Modular Transportable Troposcatter System, which offers significant advances in technology while making a considerable reduction in size versus legacy systems. By bouncing a radio signal off the Earth's troposphere, rather than using a satellite transponder to transport the signal, this system overcomes significant terrain challenges that are extremely relevant in today's complex battlefield while avoiding the use of costly and scarce satellite resources.

The award was given to TCS based on Frost & Sullivan's analysis of TCS against key competitors in five areas: 1) Innovative Element of the Product; 2) Leverage of Leading-Edge Technologies in the Product; 3) Value-Added Features/Benefits; 4) Increased Customer ROI; and 5) Customer Acquisition/Penetration Potential. According to Frost & Sullivan, 3T, ". . . is the most novel solution for long- and medium-range military communication and highlights the innovation necessary to increase U.S. military communication capabilities, while also lowering service costs."

Supporting Quotes:

TCS Senior Vice President and General Manager of Government Solutions, Michael Bristol said, "The TCS Tactical Transportable TROPO solution is on the ground providing our fighting forces with a proven, secure and cost-effective alternative to satellite bandwidth. We appreciate Frost & Sullivan recognizing this field-proven solution with their 2012 Global Product Innovation Award."

Daniel Longfield, satellite industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan, said, "3T's solid value proposition has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2012 Global Product Innovation Award and is the result of the extensive research process behind the Global 2012 U.S. Government and Military Satellite Communication Market analysis. This solution is a clear example of the innovation and best practices in operation at TCS."

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, 2011, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

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.

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