Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, February 15, 2010 – Tele Atlas, the world leader in high quality digital maps and dynamic content, and TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in high availability and secure mobile communication technology, announced an expanded agreement through which TCS will have access to Tele Atlas’ comprehensive global maps to power its range of wireless offerings.
Since 1999, Tele Atlas and TCS have collaborated to enable powerful location-enhanced applications, including location-based wireless and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Enhanced 9-1-1 (E-9-1-1) services and commercial location applications. More than 140 million people in the United States rely on TCS E-9-1-1 solutions, which are designed to enable voice service providers to supply the same level of emergency services as wireless and traditional landline providers. The same Tele Atlas maps of North America that power these emergency services were recently rated highest for quality and reliability in certified tests.
“Our customers rely on accurate location content for their products and services, which is the very best foundation for helping customers grow in the wireless and LBS markets,” said Doug Antone, Senior Vice President of Navigation and Telematics for TCS. “Tele Atlas has been a key partner for us for more than a decade and we value the company’s continued commitment to our success. Our expanded relationship ensures we have the freshest maps for our location-based solutions that also meet the stringent quality standards our mission-critical applications demand.”
“With TCS’ substantial position in the emergency services market in the U.S. and its growing presence in carrier and enterprise sectors, we are pleased that our expanded partnership can continue to power mission critical, LBS and navigation offerings with accurate location information around the world,” said Jude McColgan, Vice President of Consumer Markets, Tele Atlas.
About Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power many of the world’s most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and has offices in 27 countries around the world. Today, Tele Atlas products are developed with the insight of a community of millions of digital map users worldwide, who are adding to the company’s unmatched network of sources to track and validate changes in real time, and deliver the best digital maps and dynamic content. For more information, visit www.teleatlas.com or http://investors.tomtom.com/index.cfm . Tele Atlas is a subsidiary of TomTom N.V. (AEX: TOM2).
About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in high availability 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. Federal government agencies depend on 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
[Information from Tele Atlas]