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TeleCommunication Systems Executive Elected as Vice Chairman of the E9-1-1 Institute Board of Directors

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 3:25am
The Associated Press

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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Lorello, has been re-elected to the E9-1-1 Institute Board of Directors and was further elected to the position of Vice Chairman. With more than 1,500 members across the country, the Institute works in conjunction with the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus to promote public education on E9-1-1 and emergency communications issues.

Mr. Lorello was elected to the board of directors in 2009 and has contributed vision, leadership, knowledge and awareness for the advancement of 9-1-1 and public safety. Mr. Lorello and the board work together to educate lawmakers, constituents and governmental committees about the importance of citizen-activated emergency response systems. With his experience and dedication to promoting E9-1-1 and public safety, Mr. Lorello will continue to help the E9-1-1 Institute serve as a forum for policy discussion, related to E9-1-1 and emergency communications that will benefit public policy development.

Executive Director of the E9-1-1 Institute Gregory L. Rohde states, "Tim brings a highly valued perspective and firm commitment to public safety communications to the E9-1-1 Institute. His leadership will help our organization stay abreast with the technology and cultural challenges in the migration to next generation 9-1-1 services."

In his current position at TCS, Mr. Lorello is responsible for strategic partnerships, distribution channels, and sales of the company's portfolio of messaging, location and emergency 9-1-1 products and services. Mr. Lorello joined the company in 1995 and used his broad experience in the computer industry and in-depth expertise in telecommunications to lead the creation of TCS' commercial division. Prior to joining TCS, Mr. Lorello worked for AT&T/Bell Laboratories (now Alcatel-Lucent), where he specialized in intelligent networks and providing marketing support for the cellular, PCS, independent and broadband intelligent network industry segments. He holds six patents.

Mr. Lorello states, "At TCS, we recognize there are numerous 9-1-1 topics in front of the Federal Communications Commission today including patent infringement lawsuits, location accuracy requirements, suggestions of a single standard for multiple communications methods, and the impact of next-generation 9-1-1 technologies. The E9-1-1 Institute's unique composition of vendors, operators, public servants, and public safety advocates produces a comprehensive perspective of these complex topics and provides insight and guidance to lawmakers and regulators on Capitol Hill and beyond. I am passionately committed to working with the E9-1-1 Institute and their advocacy of technological advancements in emergency communications."

TCS deployed the first U.S. wireless E9-1-1 solution and pioneered the methods by which Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the U.S. are able to receive a wireless or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) subscriber's location during calls for emergency assistance. Today, TCS supports nearly 50% of U.S. wireless E9-1-1 calls. TCS' award-winning E9-1-1 solutions serve over 140 million wireless and IP-enabled devices. Active in E9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 legislation and standards, TCS continues to be a leading innovator of NG9-1-1 services.

The E9-1-1 Institute (www.e911institute.org (http://www.e911institute.org/) ) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the mission of the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus. The purpose of the Institute is to promote public education and awareness of emergency communications issues and serve the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus as a clearinghouse of information.

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 (http://www.telecomsys.com) .

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