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KYOCERA Wireless 200 Module Powers TechnoCom's First CDMA Solution for Fleet Resource Management and Asset Tracking

Partnership Marks TechnoCom's First Major Roll Out of CDMA-Based Fleet Resource Management and Asset Tracking Solutions for Domestic and International Customers

SAN DIEGO -- (December 9, 2003) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading manufacturer of CDMA wireless devices, and wireless location leader TechnoCom Corporation today announced the availability of TechnoCom's first CDMA modem application for its LMU (Location Messaging Unit). The new solution incorporates the Kyocera 200 Module to equip customers around the world with asset tracking and fleet resource management capabilities using CDMA networks.

The Kyocera 200 Module enables TechnoCom to deliver its Fleet Resource Management Solutions to a broader global market looking to cost-effectively add location applications to mobile productivity solutions. System integrators, service providers and government customers utilizing CDMA networks, will now be able to access TechnoCom's highly flexible capabilities.

"The Kyocera 200 Module allows TechnoCom to leverage Kyocera's global carrier relationships and specialization in CDMA communications to bring its first CDMA-based solution to market," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M business group at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "By working with an industry leader such as TechnoCom, we know that we are partnering with an organization that can expand CDMA wireless location capabilities and services to an international level."

The LMU includes TechnoCom's Programmable Event Generator™ (PEG™) application allowing users to smartly manage and track fleet vehicles. PEG enables an LMU to monitor its own location, along with vehicular conditions, and proactively report event-driven location alerts and messages. As business needs change, fleets are able to reprogram LMUs over-the-air, at any time. PEG also supports store and forward messaging, guaranteed messaging, and data logging.
"TechnoCom is excited to partner with Kyocera, a leader of CDMA wireless devices, to enhance its Fleet Resource Management Solutions," said Masoud Motamedi, President of TechnoCom. "News about the incorporation of the Kyocera CDMA modem has been met with tremendous interest, including some large orders in Latin America and Canada."

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 our Kyocera 200 Module web page.

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).

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.

TechnoCom Corporation is a registered trademark. Programmable Event Generator and PEG and are trademarks of TechnoCom Corporation.


CONTACTS:


Kyocera Wireless Corp.:
Mary Palmer
phone: 1-(858) 882-2479
e-mail: mpalmer@kyocera-wireless.com

TechnoCom Corporation:
Janice Partyka
phone: 1-(818) 501-1909
e-mail: jpartyka@technocom-wireless.com

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