TeleCommunication Systems Receives Order from Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation for Deployable VSAT Satellite Systems

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has received an order from the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) for its Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems.

News Facts:

  • The DSTO is the Australian government's lead agency charged with applying science and technology to protect and defend Australia and its national interests and delivers expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for defense and other elements of national security.
  • TCS VSAT systems provide multimedia communications capabilities which convey encrypted voice, video and data.
  • Highly transportable and ruggedized, TCS VSAT systems also have a graphical user interface that facilitates easy set-up and operation.
  • The modularity and plug-and-play interfaces between all radio frequency (RF) and baseband configurations inherent to the product line result in communication solutions tailored to the end-user's specific needs.

Supporting Quote:

Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of government solutions for TCS, said, "The Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation recognizes the importance of secure, reliable and easily deployable satellite communications systems, such as our WGS-certified VSAT satellite systems. We look forward to helping them achieve mission success with this proven communications solution."

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.

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 report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 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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SOURCE TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.



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