KYOCERA Wireless CDMA-Based Embedded Module to Power @Road Mobile Resource Management Solutions
San Diego and Fremont, CA -- (June 21, 2005) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, and @Road® (Nasdaq: ARDI), a global provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions, today announced that @Road will offer a family of MRM solutions featuring a CDMA-based in-vehicle iLM® (Internet Location Manager) embedded with the Kyocera 200 CDMA module. The Kyocera-enabled @Road iLM combines leading CDMA wireless technology with superior GPS and Internet technologies to assist today's fast-paced businesses to efficiently and effectively manage their mobile workers and resources, improve productivity and reduce operating costs. @Road iLM products embedded with the Kyocera 200 module have been approved for use on the two largest CDMA wireless networks in North America.
The @Road family of advanced MRM solutions, such as the @Road GeoManagerSM iLM, @Road PathwaySM iLM and @Road PorticoSM iLM, enable businesses to gain visibility on-demand into the daily activities of their mobile workers and resources -- from actual vehicle routes, starts and stops, to customizable maps showing mobile workforce or resource location relative to important landmarks. @Road MRM solution users can also upload customer and/or trip information into a routing engine and generate on-demand reports such as optimized routes for drive-time, fuel economy, city ordinance compliance and much more.
The range of features provided by the Kyocera 200 module allows @Road to offer a superior product with higher data speeds for enhanced applications, automatic data transmission without user intervention, patented technology to collect and process location-based information and rugged construction built to withstand harsh commercial environments.
"The Kyocera 200 module takes advantage of superior CDMA technology to deliver the sophisticated communication tools that enterprise customers need to measure overall mobile workforce performance and keep a competitive edge in their marketplaces," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The @Road iLM integration is a dynamic MRM solution for managing today's fast-paced mobile business environment by delivering, receiving and acting on commands on demand as well as by providing efficiencies in business processes and practices."
"We wanted a wireless communications technology partner who could provide a rugged, economical and scalable CDMA-based embedded telemetric module for the @Road iLM," said Leo Jolicoeur, @Road chief marketing officer. "Kyocera's tested and proven Kyocera 200 module became the logical product choice. And because of its quality and performance, as well as our ability to easily integrate the Kyocera module into our proprietary technology, we will soon be able to rapidly and economically deploy the Kyocera-enabled @Road iLM within our family of MRM solutions."
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 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, 2005, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP¥ 1,180,655 million).
@Road, Inc. is a global provider of solutions that intelligently automate the management of mobile resources required to optimize the service delivery process for customers across a variety of industries. By providing real-time Mobile Resource Management infrastructure integrating wireless communications, location-based technologies, software applications, transaction processing and the Internet, @Road solutions provide a secure, scalable, upgradeable, enterprise-class platform, offered in hosted, on-premise or hybrid environments that seamlessly connect mobile workers in the field to real-time corporate data on-demand. @Road is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and has a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on @Road products and services, visit www.road.com.
© 2005 Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). All other marks are properties of their respective owners.
@Road and iLM are registered trademarks of @Road, Inc. The @Road logo, GeoManager logo, @Road Pathway logo and @Road Portico logo are trademarks or service marks of @Road, Inc.
All other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. These factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of @Road to successfully integrate the Kyocera 200 Module into its iLM products; customer acceptance of such integrated products; the ability of @Road to correct undetected errors or defects in such integrated products; the dependence of @Road on mobile data systems technology, wireless networks, network infrastructure and positioning systems owned and controlled by others; and general economic and political conditions. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the @Road Report on Form 10-K dated March 15, 2005, the @Road Report on Form 10-Q dated May 10, 2005 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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