KYOCERA 200 Module Expands Its M2M Leadership with Land-Cellular's Certification on Sprint's Nationwide PCS Network
Telemetry Modules Continue to Gain Momentum as Machine Intelligence Increases
SAN FRANCISCO - (October 26, 2004) - Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and telemetry modules, today announced that Land-Cellular, a Kyocera partner utilizing Kyocera's CDMA-based 200 Module in its proprietary telemetry devices, has received certification for use of its products on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. These products provide efficient time-to-market solutions for the deployment of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications serving a host of industries including environmental, financial (ATM), public safety, telemetry and SCADA, transportation and utilities. This announcement comes just one month after the Kyocera 200 Module was certified for use on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.
Since its introduction in August 2003, the Kyocera 200 Module has also been certified by a number of CDMA-based networks both within and outside of the U.S. and is currently available for deployment in Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. M2M is among the fastest growing industry segments in wireless, with Gartner predicting that by 2007 there will be between 100 million and 160 million M2M connections worldwide working over mobile phone networks.
"Land-Cellular continues to strive to offer its customers maximum flexibility for M2M deployments using the Kyocera 200 Module on national CDMA networks such as Sprint," said Christian Panagakos, CFO of Land- Cellular. "Land-Cellular's diverse selection of proprietary devices offer multiple connection choices including serial, USB, Ethernet and more. With this most recent certification with Sprint, Land-Cellular's customers have the greatest choice in tailoring a solution that is right for their telemetry needs."
"Kyocera Wireless congratulates Land-Cellular on its most recent achievement in securing certification for its CDM-819 and CDM-820 intelligent cellular modems on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of Kyocera Wireless Corp.'s M2M business segment. "The coverage and reliability of Sprint's CDMA-based network will give Land-Cellular's customers the security they deserve while deploying complex M2M systems."
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 Kyocera 200 Module is certified for use on CDMA networks around the world. 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 www.kyocera-wireless.com/m2m-business.
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).
Land-Cellular Corporation (www.land-cellular.com) is a privately-held company that designs, manufactures and distributes wireless data communications devices that enable the flow of data over cellular networks. The Company's existing products are based on Kyocera's M200 CDMA module and use standard RS232 and RJ45 Ethernet connections to integrate with machines and transmit data between the machine and IT system using CDMA cellular networks. The Company expects to release new products with standard RJ11 connections that will enable transmission of voice, CSD and packet data over CDMA wireless networks. Other products on the Company's short-term road map include the inclusion of GPS and Wi-Fi technology, opening up enormous opportunities for its customers.
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