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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Signs Data Solutions Provider AIRDESK as Supplier of Kyocera 200 M2M Module

Kyocera 200 Module Available Immediately From AIRDESK

SAN DIEGO and PHILADELPHIA - July 29, 2003 - Kyocera Wireless Corp, a leading manufacturer of CDMA wireless devices, and AIRDESK Inc., an international provider of wireless data solutions and services, today announced that the new Kyocera 200 Module is available for order from AIRDESK in small and large quantities. Having recently completed the strict certification process at Verizon Wireless, 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. Within the wireless industry, AIRDESK is a recognized expert and resource for data solutions and services, with a focus on the M2M and telemetry markets.

The Kyocera 200 Module is designed to enable M2M and telemetry applications. The module has advanced features like CDMA trimode capability (including AMPS), A-GPS position location capability and support for IS-2000 data rates (up to 153.6 Kbps on both the forward and reverse links). It is well suited to a wide range of applications, including telemetry, SCADA, asset tracking, remote metering or security, wireless vending, vehicle location and exception reporting, and wireless point-of-sale terminals, to name a few.

"Kyocera's M2M modules represent a tremendous business opportunity, with worldwide M2M market projections of $28 billion annually by 2007," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M business group at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The Kyocera 200 Module is being selected by industry leaders because no one can match our depth of experience in CDMA and customers can feel comfortable working with our proven technology."

"M2M wireless telemetry is a new and growing field with the potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries," said Michael Lang, president and CEO, AIRDESK. "Established companies like Kyocera Wireless and Verizon Wireless are helping to deliver on the potential this technology provides, and we're excited to be a part of the solution."

M2M telemetry has the ability to provide real benefits across a variety of industries. For example, M2M telemetry can help a company cost effectively track its fleet service drivers to monitor mileage, determine their location and point of delivery. Or, it can enable a vending machine to automatically notify its supplier when it's low on a certain product. Mobile-enabled applications can also affect agriculture by communicating soil, temperature and humidity data to a central monitoring unit to provide early notice of a frost to help save a harvest.

The modules also are well suited for mobile computing products including PDAs, laptop and handheld computers, and other consumer electronic devices. Other features and functions of the Kyocera 200 Module 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.

Additional information on the Kyocera 200 Module is available at or by emailing Those interested in purchasing and integrating the Kyocera 200 Module should contact AIRDESK at 1-800-AIRDESK.

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

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).

AIRDESK is the leading international provider of wireless data solutions and services focusing on the rapidly growing machine-to-machine (M2M) and telemetry market segments. AIRDESK specializes in offering products and services to corporate entities that integrate wireless data modules for their own needs, as well as to integrators and original design manufacturers developing wirelessly enabled solutions for various embedded commercial and industrial applications. As a one-stop wireless resource, AIRDESK is in the unique position of being able to objectively draw from virtually any wireless product technology to deliver the best solution for a customer's needs, as well as to facilitate provisioning and account activation through the nation's leading wireless service providers. For more information about AIRDESK, visit or call 1-800-AIRDESK.

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.

John Chier, Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone 1-(858) 882-3543

Leasa Ireland/Melody Brue
LPI Communications for Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone 1-(310) 796-1936

Preston Moritz