TeleCommunication Systems Begins Shipping Impact™ TSR Network Appliance Featuring Better Routing Performance and Cost Savings Replaces Cisco 2811 Integrated Services Router and Supports Increased Data Rates in Ultra-Compact Form Factor

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced it has begun shipping the TCS Impact™ TSR network appliance, a new baseband unit that is part of TCS' TotalCom® portfolio. It is engineered to replace the Cisco 2811 Integrated Services Router (ISR). About $5 billion of the router model were sold before it reached its end of life, so thousands of defense, federal civilian and commercial organizations that have deployed the 2811 ISR are looking for a refresh option that offers enhanced performance in the same form factor. The patent-pending TCS Impact TSR provides customers a higher performance single rack unit (1RU) solution that delivers enhanced data rates while protecting current investments in interdependent equipment and integration.

News Facts:

  • The Impact TSR incorporates the latest routing and switching technology from Cisco, including the ESR 5915 router and ESS 2020 switch, providing increased port density and Power over Ethernet on all ports.

  • The Impact TSR is designed to fit in the same rack unit space as the Cisco 2811 and enables end users to upgrade the technology in their systems without requiring additional rack space or integration complexity.

  • Available with an integrated high-performance server option for virtualized environments, the Impact TSR can eliminate dedicated network appliances, thus reducing operational costs, weight and power consumption.

  • A viable option for government and commercial organizations that run virtual machines, the Impact TSR includes an integrated optional server that allows the user to consolidate what were previously dedicated network appliances, such as WAN accelerators, directly into the Impact TSR, resulting in dramatic space and power savings.

TCS has established a proven track record for more than 25 years 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, 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.

Supporting Quote:

TCS Government Solutions Group President Michael Bristol said: "TCS is committed to providing our customers with proven and secure communications solutions that incorporate the latest cutting-edge functionality, and the Impact TSR is the latest example of that commitment. Owners of the millions of Cisco 2811s in the marketplace can now contact either Cisco or TCS for a practical network upgrade solution that improves system performance and offers long-term cost savings."

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 those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 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.

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SOURCE TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.



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