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KYOCERA Wireless and Cypress Solutions Join Together to Create Chameleon(TM) CTM 132 Data Modem

First M2M Hardware Device to Use the Power of Next Generation 1X Wireless Network with Mobile IP Upgrades in Canada

San Diego, CA and Vancouver, British Columbia -- (June 27, 2005) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, and Cypress Solutions, a Canadian provider of industrial wireless data products, today announced Cypress Solutions' new ChameleonTM CTM 132 using the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module. The Kyocera-enabled Chameleon CTM 132 combines leading CDMA technology with GPS and Internet capabilities for a rugged industrial cellular modem that allows data communication on virtually any CDMA network. Chameleon CTM 132 takes advantage of 1X wireless networks with mobile IP upgrades in Canada and has been approved for use with the third largest CDMA wireless carrier in Canada and the US.

Chameleon CTM 132 is the first industrial data modem designed to support Mobile IP, thereby maintaining the same IP address across different network areas and carrier networks. It enhances the ability of field service, transportation and oil and gas industries to effectively manage their mobile, remote and even non-mobile resources by providing faster data transmission speeds, uninterrupted service and on-demand communication and response. The range of features provided by Kyocera's 200 Module, including automatic data transmission, higher data speeds and a fixed home IP address, allows Cypress Solutions to offer enhanced communication abilities to improve business productivity and keep operations running smoothly. SCADA applications in the oil and gas market in particular will now have direct, real-time access to remote well sites without connection interruptions or the need to manage the connection in a dynamic IP environment.

Chameleon CTM 132's tough construction is built to withstand harsh commercial environments such as oil fields, industrial plants, construction sites and wear and tear conditions experienced in transportation and distribution applications. This latest addition to the Chameleon line of industrial data modems is available through carrier outlets and value added resellers (VARs) specializing in wireless data and mobile computing solutions.

"The Chameleon CTM 132 Modem maximizes the value of the nationwide 1xRTT wireless data network by integrating the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module and enabling utilization of advanced data handling and processing capabilities with integrated A-GPS mobile applications," said Rand Effron, Manager M2M Module Sales, Kyocera Wireless Corp. "By enabling a fixed mobile IP address, we can offer significantly more flexible communication configurations that provide new M2M applications and designs previously not possible without expensive work-arounds and additional signaling. Customers get improved productivity and communication abilities and wireless carriers love the product's ability to use the existing network in a more efficient way. As the M2M market continues to mature, solutions like the Chameleon CTM 132-Kyocera integration open the door for more creative revenue generating applications."

"We needed a telecommunications technology partner who could provide an advanced high-speed solution that was easy to integrate for both traditional and upgraded networks as well as excellent service and product support at a competitive price," said Keith Campden, VP of Wireless Products at Cypress Solutions. "With the Kyocera 200 Chameleon integration, our customers get a proven solution that enables fast and efficient communications directly with their remote applications -- whether they're in the vehicle, in the field, or in the plant -- as well as the advanced abilities enabled by 1X Mobile IP technology."

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 (NYSE: KYO), 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) with net income of approximately US$430 million (JP¥ 45,908 million).

About Cypress Solutions
With over eight years experience in wireless product development and manufacturing, Cypress Solutions is focused on the supply and engineering support of its Chameleon industrial wireless data products. The Chameleon modems are available in Canada and the US and backed by an experienced wireless engineering support team that is dedicated to customer support and value added engineering. Quality design and testing to recognized North American standards has contributed to the Chameleons proven reputation for ruggedness and reliability in a wide range of applications. For more information, please visit: www.cypress.bc.ca

© 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.

All other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

 

Contacts

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Brad Shewmake
phone: 1-(858) 882-2028
e-mail: shewmake@kyocera-wireless.com

 

LPI Communications for Kyocera Wireless
Ellen Lynch/Leasa Ireland
phone: 1-(310) 796-1936
e-mail: leasa@lpicommunications.com

 

Cypress Solutions
Casey O'Neill
phone: 1-(604) 985-2878
e-mail: coneill@cypress.bc.ca

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