KYOCERA 200 Module Gains Certification to Operate on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network
Feature-rich CDMA module from Kyocera Wireless Corp. poised to meet growing demand for M2M-based solutions
San Diego, CA -- (September 28, 2004) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and telemetry modules, today announced that its Kyocera 200 Module has been certified for use on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. The feature-rich Kyocera 200 Module offers business customers considering deployment of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions powerful new capabilities including A-GPS location and tracking capabilities, of particular interest to developers of location-based applications and services.
The Kyocera 200 Module was first introduced in August 2003 and since that time, has been powering M2M solutions serving a range of business needs for utilities, automotive and trucking fleet operators, vending operators, facility managers and others. Kyocera's module has also been certified by a number of CDMA network operators outside the U.S. and is currently available in Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.
"Having the Kyocera 200 Module certified and optimized for the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network presents a tremendous opportunity for Kyocera to help grow the M2M marketplace," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of Kyocera Wireless Corp's M2M business segment. "Sprint's commitment to supporting telemetry applications and services over their nationwide wireless network, coupled with Kyocera's CDMA expertise and unparalleled customer support, provides a compelling new telemetry option for companies seeking to integrate wide area M2M technology into their businesses."
About the Kyocera 200 Module
The Kyocera 200 Module is designed to enable M2M and telemetry applications such as vehicle location, SCADA, asset tracking, remote metering or security, wireless vending, exception reporting and wireless point-of-sale terminals. The module is equipped with tri-mode capability (including AMPS), A-GPS position location capability and support for IS-2000 data rates. Other features and functions include two-way Short Messaging Service (SMS) capabilities; simple and mobile IP; AT command interface; dual UARTs; analog audio; two RF connectors; high-speed packet- and circuit-switched data; and support for both 13k QCELP and EVRC vocoders.
The developer's kit and programming tools to support integration of wireless capability into OEM products and systems are available for purchase by module customers. For additional information, please visit the Kyocera 200 Module web page.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2004, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP¥ 1,140,814 million) with net income of approximately US$655 million (JP¥ 68,086 million).
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