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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. 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 anddeployable 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' cybersecurity 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

see also:- TCS's rugged SSD page

Who's who in SSD? - by Zsolt Kerekes, editor - Februrary 2012

TCS designs SSDs for the space and defense market.

TCS's SSD technology was founded on their acquisition of an earlier defense market SSD maker - Trident Space & Defense (in January 2011).

TCS is 1 of hundreds of SSD companies in these directories and SSD market segments here on military storage, fast purge SSDs, 2.5" SSDs, 1" and PBGA SSDs, SATA SSDs and PATA SSDs
selected TCS milestones - from SSD Market History.

In January 2011 - TCS acquired Trident Space & Defense - which will become the the TCS Space & Component Technology business unit.

In January 2012 - TCS announced shipments of its Galatea - a rugged 200GB 2.5" SLC SSD which has has been verified by outside labs to meet MIL-STD-810 requirements for shock, vibration, temperature range, temperature shock, humidity and altitude. The new 40K IOPS SSD includes 128-bit AES encryption and full drive fast erase in less than 15 seconds.
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The new SSD revolution - is building on the confidence of an ecosystem - which starts with this idea...

We made some things faster and cheaper and easier - with SSDs - picking at the little easy problems we could put in a single business plan. Now we know how to do this stuff - and SSDs are everywhere. So let's change everything and make it all much better.
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Surviving SSD sudden power loss
Why should you care what happens in an SSD when the power goes down?

This important design feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases - has a strong impact on SSD data integrity and operational reliability.

This article will help you understand why some SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be negligible.
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