ECONZ Wireless, a leader in Mobile Time, Attendance and GPS Tracking applications, today announced a partnership with TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, that will allow users of ECONZ Wireless’ flagship timecard program to access turn-by-turn directions through the main screen of the application.

The timecard program allows workers to capture their time, attendance, job tasks, breaks, and cost codes all within a single application. Previously, users were required to access GPS through a separate navigator application. With the new TCS integration however, users can now access location based searches and driving directions directly within the program without having to leave the Timecard application.

The new functionality was developed using the TCS App2App platform which enables developers all across the globe to access TCS’ complex navigation system, and create software that utilizes GPS and turn-by-turn directions. The App2App platform extends the utility of a wide range of applications on the mobile phone, helping to make them location enabled. The end result is a streamlined and simplified mobile experience for the user. Econz is one of the first programs showing the platform in use.

“The integration of the two applications has significantly improved our users’ experience,” said Harry Lane, VP of Channel Sales at ECONZ Wireless. “The ability to launch the Navigation application from Timecard's main menu, dramatically improves the usability of both solutions, and creates new value for our users.”

“The App2App platform was designed to give developers the chance to use our navigation services in their own innovative ways,” said Doug Antone, Senior Vice President of TCS’ Navigation and Telematics Group. “Adding in app navigation to ECONZ’s Timecard application was a perfect example of the utility of TCS’s App2App platform, and shows the diversity of applications that can benefit from navigation.”

ECONZ plans to include TCS’ App2App in all future releases of Timecard, including Brew, BlackBerry® and Windows Mobile versions.

For more information about ECONZ Wireless or the Timecard application, visit: http://www.timecard.econz.com/.

About ECONZ Wireless

Econz Wireless, based in Orange, CA, is a leader in Mobile Data Collection, providing employer solutions for Time & Attendance, Employee Tracking and Wage-Hour Compliance Laws. ECONZ’s Timecard Solution captures; Time, Attendance, Cost Codes, job tasks, breaks, and GPS tracking information from a field worker’s Cell Phone or Blackberry device. Supervisors can clock in/out multiple team members on a single device at the same low cost per device. Timecard integrates into over 100 accounting and payroll packages. To learn more about ECONZ Wireless applications visit www.econz.com or call 866-TRK-TIME (875-8463) and ask about our 30-day money back guarantee.

About TeleCommunication Systems, 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.

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