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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
Editor:- October 29, 2015 - TCS was the first company (I noticed) to publish a DWPD rating for a military grade, rugged, industrial flash SSD.

DWPD had until then been exclusively used as an endurance based shortlisting filter for enterprise SSDs. This new trend is discussed in my blog - toughening up DWPD.

Who's who in SSD? - by Zsolt Kerekes, editor - February 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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Encryption can be defeated in a short period of time by brute force methods and also by master keys being stolen. These are unacceptable risks in war time - which is why various methods of fast purge have been developed for use in SSDs.
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M-Systems, Ramtron, Stec, Trident Space & Defense, VMETRO, White Electronic Designs,
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