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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Wins Multi-Million Dollar M2M Module Supply Agreement with Land-Cellular Corp.

Kyocera 200 Module to be Integrated Into Land-Cellular's Cellular Data Modem

SAN DIEGO and MIRAMAR, Fla. - Aug. 4, 2003 - Kyocera Wireless Corp, a leading manufacturer of CDMA wireless devices, and Land-Cellular Corp. (Land-Cell), a leading provider of fixed wireless communications solutions, announced today that they've entered into a multi-million dollar agreement to supply the new Kyocera 200 Module for Land-Cellular's Cellular Data Modem (CDM)-819 for machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions.

The Kyocera 200 is the only wireless module to incorporate both trimode CDMA2000 1XRTT high speed voice/data and assisted GPS (A-GPS) position-location technologies. The module also supports IS-2000 data rates (up to 153.6 Kbps on both the forward and reverse links). The integration of the Kyocera 200 Module into Land-Cellular's CDM819 is designed to enable M2M and telemetry applications.

Shipping in August, Land-Cellular's CDM819 is an RS-232 data and voice modem for CDMA wireless technology providing reliable, real-time data transmission within a small, rugged and easy-to-use package. Unlike conventional RF data products requiring an external modem, the CDM819 provides a complete, ready-to-use RS-232 data interface that is compatible with all AMPS, 800MHz cellular, and 1.9 GHz PCS CDMA systems worldwide.

"This supply agreement is a great win for our group," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M business group at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Kyocera's new M2M group has enjoyed tremendous recent success and we're excited to be working with Land-Cell to continue to expand our module's reach."

"We explored many partners for our CDM819 data modem and determined that we and our customers would feel absolutely confident in the technology behind the Kyocera 200 module," said Robert Moses, national sales manager at Land-Cellular. "Partnering with best-of-breed companies like Kyocera Wireless allows Land-Cellular to continue our mission of providing highly responsive, innovative, custom solutions for the ever-changing wireless industry."

Land-Cellular's CDM819 can be connected and used as a replacement modem for telemetry monitoring or other devices requiring a wireless modem connection. The CDM819 has a wide range of applications, including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions (SCADA), asset tracking, remote metering, security, wireless vending, vehicle location and exception reporting, wireless point of sale terminals, and ticketing kiosks, to name a few. Due to the increased speed, Land-Cellular's CDM819 can also be used as a replacement for ISDN and backup lines to a router.

Utilizing the Express Network from Verizon Wireless with the CDM819, customers can surf the Web or send packets of information back to their systems at either Megabyte pricing, Unlimited, or by way of Minutes of Use. Customers can also take advantage of the Circuit Switch access via the fallback network of IS-95a. The CDM819 allows customers to dial any number they choose or simply terminate a call to the modem itself.

Additional information on the Kyocera 200 Module is available at www.kyocera-wireless.com or by emailing module-sales@kyocera-wireless.com. For more information on purchasing Land-Cellular's CDM819 with the Kyocera 200 M2M Module, please contact Land-Cellular at (954) 430-5811 or email sales@land-cellular.com.



About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA handsets and accessories for customers worldwide. 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, 2003, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$9 billion (JP¥ 1,069,770 million) with net income of approximately US$348 million (JP¥ 41,165 million).


About Land-Cellular Corp.
Land-Cellular is a provider of innovative fixed wireless solutions utilizing existing cellular infrastructure - no new network equipment required. Land-Cellular offers cost-effective solutions for a wide range of applications; including basic phone service, high-speed Internet access (PC fax/data), back-up phone service, office communications solutions, and mobile and rural applications. Land-Cellular is currently working with customers from a variety of industries to offer an alternative to bag phone and modem connectivity while supporting the M2M solutions.

Headquartered in South Florida, Land-Cellular's OEM solutions combine ingenuity in cellular technology with the tried-and-true aesthetics of wireline phones. For more information, visit www.land-cellular.com or call (954) 430-5811.


Copyright 2003 by Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corp. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.



CONTACTS:
John Chier, Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone 1-(858) 882-3543
e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com

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

For Land-Cellular
Robert Moses
954-430-5811
sales@land-cellular.com


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