TCS Launches Workforce Locator

— February 14, 2011

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, announced the global availability of TCS Family Locator and TCS Workforce Locator. These mobile applications now work across all networks and handsets worldwide, enabling wireless operators to expand their value-added services (VAS) and increase the average revenue per user (ARPU) from their consumer and business customers.

With Family Locator, families and friends can easily find and communicate with each other from their mobile phones or computers. The application sends arrival and departure notices from specific areas--such as home, school, or work--as well as scheduled notifications based on specific dates and times. Consumers can also search for nearby points of interests, share these locations via text messaging (SMS), and obtain directions for navigation.

Workforce Locator provides businesses with a simple-to-use, cost-effective solution to locate employees, direct them to specific destinations and communicate with them via text messaging. With automatic tracking, group communications and administrative controls, Workforce Locator heightens management's visibility into its mobile workforce. No dedicated hardware or integration charges are required for businesses to increase productivity and worker safety.

These highly reliable, TCS cloud-based applications are scalable and secure, offering operators faster time-to-market, easy implementation and less dependence on internal IT departments. With cloud services, TCS has taken the complexity out of deploying location-based solutions, allowing operators to focus on customer acquisition while increasing their ARPU.

"Trusted, carrier-operated, location-based technology is a critical opportunity to maintain a branded relationship," says Joe Hannan, group vice president of location products for TCS. "Businesses and consumers trust their wireless operators to deliver the applications they need to securely and efficiently run their operations or communicate with their loved ones. Workforce Locator and Family Locator drive value-added services for operators through quick, easy, and cost-effective delivery via TCS' cloud services model."

TCS offers these white-label products to wireless carriers for their consumer and business subscribers. Family Locator and Workforce Locator work across all major wireless networks and handset technologies, including 2G, 3G, 4G and WiMAX/LTE for CDMA and GSM solutions.

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