|[May 08, 2012]
TeleCommunication Systems Navigation Applications to Provide HopStop Public Transportation Routing
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
the popular pedestrian navigation and transit routing service, has been
selected by TeleCommunication
Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a
world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile
communication technology to provide public transportation directions
for TCS' award-winning navigation services. The partnership enables TCS
to deliver one of the most comprehensive multi-modal solutions in the
In today's mobile ecosystem, wireless operators and OEMs are demanding
highly relevant localized content, rather than simply generic subject
matter. At the CTIA
conference in New Orleans, TCS will showcase the HopStop integration
using its NAVBuilder® App2App feature, which enables seamless
integration of third-party content. Conference attendees can preview the
service at the TCS booth (#4423) beginning today.
The HopStop service extends TCS' navigation and search functionalities -
giving TCS customers and business partners a location-based ecosystem
that connects existing applications and services without the need to
customize their devices. Wireless service providers can utilize this TCS
point-of-interest solution to enrich their users' experience. For
example, an enterprise-focused device OEM can integrate unique content
for its business users, or a luxury automotive OEM can offer content
best suited for its clientele.
TCS, well known for developing applications for navigation, hyper-local
search, workforce tracking and family location, partnered with HopStop
to further extend its position as the leading provider of white-label
navigation applications. Under the terms of the agreement, TCS will
embed HopStop's service for both existing and new customers. This
relationship covers all HopStop markets, which includes more than 200
"Our wireless operator customers and their end users demand a mobile
navigation experience that extends beyond just vehicular navigation to
include modes of pedestrian navigation, including mass transit," noted
Kevin Tsurutome, vice president of TCS' Commercial Software Group. "In
reviewing potential partners, we quickly came to realize no other
company could provide the technology, ease of integration, reach and
scale, critical mass and dependability that HopStop could."
Since launching in 2006, HopStop has established an important foothold
in the burgeoning location-based
services (LBS) market, deploying
its powerful transit technology in the largest cities throughout the
U.S., Canada, Europe and Russia. The company has distinguished itself as
a perennial innovator in the LBS market with its popular online and
mobile Web sites, and its industry-leading mobile applications - which
are used by millions of people each month and are available on a wide
range of platforms. As a result, HopStop has emerged as a "must-buy"
media property for local and large advertisers alike, as well as ad
agencies looking to reach hyper-local, geo-targeted audiences at scale.
"We've invested heavily in our platform with the commitment of
delivering valuable pedestrian navigation and geo ad targeting solutions
to end users, advertisers and key strategic partners," noted Joe Meyer,
HopStop's chief executive. "By adding HopStop's popular transit-routing
service to TCS' highly distributed applications, TCS extends its
leadership position as a top global provider of cutting-edge mobile
navigation and search functionality."
TCS expects to complete the addition of HopStop functionality into its
navigation applications by the end of 2012.
About TeleCommunication Systems (News - Alert), 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.
a leading location-based navigation service, provides door-to-door
walking, biking, transit, taxi and hourly car rental directions (and
other popular transit services) to city residents and tourists alike.
The company has built the first national network to facilitate and
encourage intra-city as well as city-to-city travel by aggregating
hundreds of transit systems into one streamlined navigational user
experience. The company's environmentally-friendly service is currently
available in 78 major metropolitan markets throughout five countries
including the U.S., Canada, England, France and Russia. HopStop also
offers transit schedules, transit maps, transit advisories, as well as
the locations of nearby subway stations and bus stops via web (www.HopStop.com)
and mobile (www.hopstop.com/mobile)
services, including industry-leading iPad (www.HopStop.com/iPad),
iPhone (News - Alert) (www.HopStop.com/iPhone),
Android (News - Alert) (www.HopStop.com/Android),
and Blackberry (www.HopStop.com/BlackBerry)
applications, as well as a popular mobile site (m.hopstop.com).
HopStop is based in New York City, and is financed by private investors.
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 (News - Alert) reports, including the
report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and on Form
10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.
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