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August 03, 2012

TeleCommunication Systems Wins $19 Million Delivery Order from the U.S. Army

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

TeleCommunication Systems (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of mobile communication technology, has recently been awarded with a $19 million delivery order from the U.S. Army for equipment, field services support and maintenance of Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (News - Alert) Very Small Aperture Terminal satellite systems.

The new order will offer the U.S. Army with equipment and support for TCS' SNAP deployable communications products.

Initially, the order is funded at $700 thousand and will be funded up to a total of $19 million if the options are fully exercised.

The U.S. Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network - Tactical Commercial Satellite Terminal Program is funding these procurements through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract vehicle.

In a press release, Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of government solutions for TCS, said, "The U.S. armed forces need satellite communications systems that are easily deployed, secure and reliable.” "TCS' SNAP VSAT satellite systems equipment meets these criteria and can help our military succeed."

The TCS SNAP VSAT systems offer multimedia communications capabilities which convey encrypted voice, video and data. Highly transportable and ruggedized, the TCS SNAP products have a graphical user interface that facilitates easy set-up and operation.

The SNAP product line is inherited with the modularity and plug-and-play interfaces between all radio frequency and baseband configurations. This result in communication solutions tailored to the end-user's specific needs.

Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, 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.

Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications.

In related news, TeleCommunication Systems announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has recently issued TCS eight patents since its last patent press release issued May 2012.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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