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Messaging Platform Supports the Rio Operations Center for Multi-Agency Alerts

 

 LOS GATOS, CA, July 7, 2014.  HipLink Software, a leading provider of wireless messaging and notification solutions, and TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS),  a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, have teamed to provide  the Rio Operations Center, Brazil (COR), a comprehensive messaging platform in support of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil for games being held in the city.

 

The Rio Operations Center helps coordinate communications to key personnel in many different city organizations and public safety agencies, encompassing 30 agencies and over 2500 devices on a daily operational basis.  These include city officials, hotel representatives, FIFA personnel, Maracana stadium officials, power and utility officials, and other World Cup stakeholders. Key individuals within these organizations  are receiving messages about traffic conditions, critical information relating to venues and events, issues of public safety, and any information deemed important by COR.  

 

The HipLink platform enables COR to control account access, manage groups, create messages and select recipients. COR messages are delivered through the TCS Cloud Messaging Center platform which determines the appropriate delivery method, converts messaging protocols and routes the messages to the appropriate wireless carrier for delivery to the designated recipients.

 

 “We are extremely pleased to play a part in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil by supporting the Rio Operations Center in their resource coordination,” said Pamela LaPine, President and CEO of HipLink, “The sophisticated capabilities of the HipLink platform combined with the broad telecommunications technology of the world-class TCS Cloud Messaging Center provide COR the first ever comprehensive and interlinking World Cup communications network.”   

 

“We are honored to have this opportunity to team with HipLink, which is a premier provider of wireless text and voice communication solutions. Together our resources and expertise have provided a simple and secure messaging network to the City of Rio de Janeiro and it is our pleasure to support their commitment to the safety and security of all those who will be attending the World Cup," said TCS Vice President of Mobility Solutions Keith Bhatia.

 

 

About Rio Operations Center

The center monitors the city 24 hours a day and integrates information from 30 municipal entities and essential service providers, improving quality of life and making Rio a truly Smart City. Inaugurated on December 31st, 2010, by Mayor Eduardo Paes, the Rio Operations Center is a kind of headquarters for the city’s management, bringing together data from around 30 entities (municipal and state departments and essential services) in order to monitor the city and help it run smoothly, especially during large-scale events. As well as monitoring conditions in the city 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the center also helps resolve problems more quickly and minimize the impact of incidents, notifying the entities affected of risk situations so they can respond quickly to emergencies such as heavy rains, landslides or traffic accidents.

 

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.

 

About HipLink Software
HipLink Software, a premier provider of wireless text and voice communication solutions founded in1993 has a long history of innovations in the industry, HipLink Software has demonstrated intense commitment to its products and its customers. The company has grown to serve customers worldwide across all industries to meet the needs for IT service alerting, alarm management, emergency response, mass notification and business continuity. Customers include Wells Fargo, Unisys, Kaiser Permanente, Honeywell, St. John Medical Center, Massachusetts DOT, O'Hare International Airport, Thomson Reuters, Verizon, Cablevision, Government of Alberta Canada, Westchester County, Toronto Police Department, and Lockheed Martin, to name a few.


For additional information on HipLink, please visit http://www.hiplink.com.

HipLink is a U.S. registered trademark of HipLink Software, Inc. Other third-party trademarks belong to their respective owners.

 

HipLink Contact

Jamie Flores

408-399-6120

 

TCS Contact:

Meredith Allen

410-295-1865

 

 

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