TeleCommunication Systems' TCS Family Locator™ Application Selected by
Robust Location-Based Services Available to Family Subscribers Across Mexico
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 19, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
(TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS),world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile
communication technology, announced today that Iusacell, the third largest
carrier in Mexico, has deployed TCS Family Locator™, a global locator
application. Branded as Ubicacel Familiar, the service is available to
Iusacell and its Unefon subsidiary's more than five million GSM subscribers
throughout Mexico. The award-winning offering provides Iusacell customers with
a flexible and easy-to-use solution to locate the handsets of one or more
family members and view their locations on a map.
"Iusacell is dedicated to providing the most robust, secure and feature-rich
location services to meet the needs of their customers. As more families look
to innovative technologies to stay connected and safe, Ubicacel Familiar
provides a simple solution via their mobile handset or computer. We are
pleased to partner with Iusacell to offer family subscribers across Mexico
with a trusted solution to help bring peace of mind," said Jay Whitehurst, TCS
Commercial Solutions Group President.
oABI Research identifies Latin America as the fastest-growing region for
family locator applications, with over 23 million downloads predicted by
oTCS Family Locator enables families to stay connected using the latest in
trusted positioning technologies, including assisted-GPS, WiFi and
network-based solutions, whether the user is indoors or outside.
oTCS' global locator applications seamlessly integrate with an operator's
network location infrastructure technology to support handsets without
oFor even more precise location and to reduce network traffic, TCS'
patented locator agent collects location information directly from
oVia desktop, mobile application or SMS, subscribers can locate family
members and receive detailed location information, including the
approximate reverse-geocoded address.
oTCS Family Locator enables subscribers to be notified of family member
locations at pre-defined, scheduled times or to be alerted if a family
member has arrived or departed a geo-fenced location.
oSubscribers can search for points of interest nearby and then direct
family and friends to that location.
oA Frost & Sullivan award winner, TCS' end-to-end location-based services
(LBS) solution provides a comprehensive applications portfolio, mapping
and data servers, a robust middleware platform, a complete set of hardened
device-agnostic Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for LBS,
location servers (i.e. GMLC, SLMC, SUPL Server, MPC) and LBS Assistance
"Our customers are increasingly interested in taking advantage of innovative
location services. TCS' award-winning LBS applications help us deliver new,
value-added applications to provide our customers with an extra measure of
security and confidence to keep their families safe", said Jesus Salvador
Cansino Mier (Puesto), Head of Postpaid, Products and Services for Iusacell in
TCS is a global leader in wireless Location Based Services (LBS) technology.
It provides complete, end-to-end wireless LBS solutions that include branded
and private-label applications, device-agnostic Application Programming
Interfaces, infrastructure, mapping and content for leading consumer brands,
content providers, voice service providers and more than 70 customers
worldwide. TCS developed one of the world's first precise wireless location
platforms and is the industry's leading provider of precise LBS
infrastructure. Using innovative mobile cloud computing services, TCS offers
top revenue-producing applications for navigation, hyper-local search,
workforce tracking and family locators. For more information, visit TCS LBS
About Iusacell – Iusacell
Grupo Iusacell. S. A. de C. V., is a wireless cellular service provider in
Mexico, with national coverage. Iusacell offers more and better voice
communication and data transference services through the latest technology,
like the new 4G Net. We also provide additional telecommunication services,
long distance, wireless local telephony and data transmission services. For
more information about plans and prices please visit www.iusacell.com.mx
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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' cybersecurity 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2013 and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
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.
TCS Contact: Investor Relations:
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Liolios Group, Inc.
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