TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) said that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology directorate (S&T) will sponsor TCS for the second phase of research, “Constructing Algorithms that Utilize RF Cell Site Propagation Footprints for Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).”
The research focuses on using area footprints associated with radio frequency (RF) coverage to improve geo-targeting granularity and accuracy for delivery of WEA messages. TCS, which performed the first phase of this study over six months in 2014, is now partnering with ClearTalk Wireless to validate the phase-one findings in a real-world carrier environment.
TCS´ secure mobile communication technology has powered the delivery of five trillion text messages and more than 65 million annual wireless emergency calls. TCS´ wireless technology serves US military customers with mission-critical solutions. TCS operates the only non-operator TL 9000-certified network operations center supporting E9-1-1, text messaging and location-based solutions. A member of the TIA and ATIS standards bodies, TCS has been actively involved in WEA-related standards working sessions since January 2008.
TeleCommunication Systems, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, is a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communications.