TeleCommunication Systems' Embedded Navigation, Maps and Software Components
Included in BlackBerry 10
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 1, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
(TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile
communication technology, today announced that its map, local search, location
services and navigation application, along with software components, are
included in the new BlackBerry® 10 platform.
The TCS-powered maps application ships with the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones
and TCS' associated Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are also available
for BlackBerry 10 developers. The mapping and navigation solution includes a
series of planned updates and innovation to expand the feature set and to
enhance the content and user experience.
oBlackBerry 10 smartphone customers can easily search for and locate
businesses, as well as points of interest.
oThe feature-rich map and navigation solution includes maps, points of
interest and traffic information.
oTCS' NAVBuilder® Inside software components are available through APIs as
part of the Native SDK developer toolkit for BlackBerry 10, providing
third-party developers with powerful, easy-to-use functions that
incorporate maps and a range of location-aware content for their
Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president, Commercial Software Group, TCS, said:
"BlackBerry has embarked on an ambitious path with the development and release
of the BlackBerry 10 platform, and we are delighted to be partnering with
them. Navigation and LBS components are key requirements for all smartphones
today. For TCS, the launch of the new BlackBerry10 smartphones will allow us
to reach a truly global audience, and we are proud to be able to work with
such a leading brand in the mobile space."
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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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,
2011, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.
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