LOS ANGELES (CTIA Wireless IT 2006) – September 12, 2006 – Inrix Inc. and TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (Nasdaq:TSYS) today announced the enhancement of TCS mobile traffic applications by incorporation of Inrix’s real-time traffic technology. TCS mobile traffic applications are currently available through leading carriers nationwide.
TCS provides BREW, Java, and WAP-based versions of its mobile phone applications including the popular Tele Atlas Traffic and Rand McNally Traffic. TCS also announced the availability of WAP Traffic 2.0, extending TCS’ leadership in the traffic application market. WAP Traffic 2.0 incorporates a new user interface that makes it easier for users to pan and zoom traffic maps as well as to create custom routes with traffic-adjusted drive times.
“Our market research identified traffic accuracy, market coverage and alternate routes as three key components that are driving consumer adoption of mobile traffic applications,” said Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TCS. “We evaluated many sources of traffic information and found Inrix to have the most accurate traffic information and the broadest market coverage available.”
Inrix offers the most comprehensive suite of traffic solutions available, including real-time and predictive speed information for 40 major U.S. metropolitan markets, traffic incident information for 138 metropolitan markets and historical road speed information for the entire U.S. road network.
“TCS mobile traffic applications such as the new WAP Traffic 2.0 enable consumers to get accurate directions easily and spend less time and money sitting in traffic,” said Inrix President and CEO Bryan Mistele. “We are thrilled to partner with TCS to ensure consumers have access to the most accurate, up-to-date traffic information on the market.”
About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 network-based services, secure deployable communication systems and engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, please visit www.telecomsys.com.