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KYOCERA Launches Ultra-Rugged, Washable DuraXV Extreme Flip Phone With Verizon Wireless

Virtually indestructible, customizable DuraXV Extreme delivers PTT+, long battery life and other essentials for construction, public safety, healthcare and more

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SAN DIEGO – April 16, 2020 Kyocera International Inc., the North American leader in rugged mobile solutions, today announced the launch of its latest military-grade rugged device - the DuraXV Extreme flip phone, available with Verizon®. Built for dependable communication in rough working conditions, Kyocera’s new ultra-rugged powerhouse provides military standard 810G and IP68 waterproof+ protection making it ideal for construction, government and healthcare. The compact, easy-to-use feature phone is drop proof up to five feet onto concrete, dust proof, and certified Non-incendive Class I Div 2 for protection in hazardous environments. It can be washed using a mild dish cleaner and disinfected using alcohol (70% solution) or cleaning wipes.

DuraXV Extreme features a simple, ergonomic design with a large, tactile keypad, increased font size and a clear display for improved readability. Kyocera’s new device offers the most reliable communication for mission critical jobs including optimized Push to Talk Plus (PTT+*) over cellular or Wi-Fi; 100dB+ front-facing loud speakers with dual-mic noise cancellation for audio clarity; cellular/Wi-Fi calling with HD Voice; plus Wireless Priority Service with eMPS and real-time text (RTT) support. It’s the first flip phone to feature a 1.2GHz, 64-bit Quad-core processor for quicker response when running apps. DuraXV Extreme also offers an easy access, customizable menu to set frequently used apps and multiple programmable keys on the device including SOS*, PTT*, speaker and call list, as well as a four-way navigation key.

DuraXV Extreme's powerful, removable 1770mAh Li-Ion battery helps workers stay productive on even the longest days, addressing one of wireless users’ biggest concerns. Battery care mode helps extend the battery’s life span and eco mode helps optimize battery usage. The device also supports a mobile hotspot for up to 10 devices* and Enterprise email for productivity on the road. Businesses can manage and restrict device features on employee devices using either Verizon MDM* or Device Control applications. DuraXV Extreme integrates precision positioning technology from Skyhook, which provides precise location accuracy, even when offline, while preserving battery life. A 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash and video recorder captures key images and video; a non-camera version is available for use in sensitive work settings.

"DuraXV Extreme combines the rugged features and enterprise services our devices have become known for with an ultra-simple, compact form factor," said Vipul Dalal, general manager at Kyocera’s Communications Equipment Group. "We’ve seen more requests for a flip phone option for ease of use and to help reduce overall costs, which can add up quickly for enterprise users. With DuraXV Extreme comes our ‘Total Solution’ program – a robust ecosystem of accessory and business application partners plus ongoing support along with a two-year warranty."

Kyocera’s Total Solution Using technology to help improve business productivity is a key tenet of Kyocera’s Total Solution offering, which includes rugged devices and service support along with applications and accessories from a large partner ecosystem. Dedicated support lines, overnight advanced device replacement, custom provisioning, custom repair, lifecycle management, and more help our valued business customers. The company’s rugged devices offer a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than non-rugged devices by holding value for a far longer period of time than their non-rugged counterparts: they cost less in repairs and replacement, do not require expensive aftermarket cases, and – most importantly – function reliably in critical environments, ensuring that business continues without interruption..

For more information and detailed device specifications, please visit kyoceramobile.com/duraxv-extreme.

+IP68 dust proof and waterproof for water immersion up to 6.5 feet for up to 30 minutes.
*Subscription required for mobile hotspot, MDM, SOS and PTT+.

About Kyocera
Kyocera International Inc.’s Communications Equipment Group (CEG) is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. With a history of quality and innovation delivering many "firsts" to the U.S. market, Kyocera is the leader in rugged mobile solutions. Launching more than 100 waterproof and rugged mobile devices globally over the last 10+ years, Kyocera strives to offer rugged, reliable technology as an integral part of a total mobile offering: combining Military Standard 810G-certified ruggedization and enterprise-grade security with a partner ecosystem, industry-specific applications and innovative accessories. Working with leading service providers, Kyocera has created a "Total Solution" offering that helps deliver a significantly lower total cost of ownership to a wide range of industries such as public safety, transportation and construction. White glove services including overnight advanced replacement, custom provisioning, repair and more help productivity for business customers. When it comes to blending performance, durability and support, Kyocera’s rugged mobile solutions are in a class of their own. For more information, visit www.kyoceramobile.com or follow the company at facebook.com/KyoceraMobile, linkedin.com/company/kyoceramobile, Instagram.com/kyoceramobile, and twitter.com/KyoceraMobile.

Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971) (https://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, mobile phones, printers, copiers and solar power generating systems. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.62 trillion yen (approx. USD14.6 billion). Kyocera appears on the "Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19" list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #655 on Forbes magazine’s 2019 "Global 2000" list of the World’s Largest Public Companies.