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KYOCERA 200 Module Enables CDMA Telemetry for Ctek's 4100 SkyRouter

Linux-based solution is a complete IP router with built-in CDMA2000/1XRTT access from Kyocera Wireless, providing unparalleled connectivity for various application fields

 ORLANDO -- (January 21, 2004) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading manufacturer of CDMA wireless devices, today announced at DistribuTECH that Ctek Inc., a leading provider of industrial data communications and remote management products, has based its 4100 SkyRouter on the Kyocera 200 Module for CDMA2000/1XRTT access. The 4100 SkyRouter is a complete 1XRTT access point and Internet Protocol (IP) router offering Ethernet, RS232, RS485 and USB connectivity that provides developers and OEM's with a powerful application platform.

"The Kyocera 200 Module enables the ability for Ctek's SkyRouter to maximize the value of a 1XRTT connection," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of Kyocera's M2M business segment. "This is the first wireless networking device specifically designed to maximize the value of a 1XRTT connection by routing data from multiple IP and/or serial devices via a single 1XRTT connection. It is based on a Linux platform and therefore provides an excellent development environment for added value applications."

SkyRouter is designed to achieve a complete total cost of ownership return in less than one year. Potential applications of SkyRouter's advanced telemetry capabilities include public utilities, remote management, general telemetry, agriculture, and construction as well as financial transaction networks such as ATM, point of sale and loyalty card terminals.

"Designers of SCADA and Remote Management networks, for instance, will be able to manage multiple endpoints through a single 1XRTT connection, extending advanced management to remote locations and accelerate IP migration of RTU and PLC endpoints," said Fledderjohn. "Financial transaction network designers will also be able to reduce transaction costs by integrating multiple terminals over one wireless IP connection, simplifying network management and compliance with triple DES mandates."

A complete out-of-the-box solution, the SkyRouter 1XRTT access point and IP router allows application developers from a variety of industries the ability to connect many IP devices to their backbone network over a single wireless connection.

"SkyRouter represents a sea change in the industrial 1XRTT cost-to-benefit equation," said William Buchan, president of Ctek Inc. "Kyocera's 200 telemetry module provided Ctek's design team with the features and flexibility necessary to create this exciting new product."

In addition to a standard RJ45 Ethernet connection, SkyRouter offers serial connectivity for legacy migration. A relay contact closure input expands SkyRouter's extensive notification capability set, providing four independent mechanisms for implementing notification and other types of cry out alarms. Complimenting this array of network connectivity is a host type USB connection, a convenient means of extending SkyRouter's capabilities or installing field upgrades.

Developers interested in Ctek's SkyRouter should contact Ctek directly at (310) 241-2973 or online at www.ctekproducts.com.

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, 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. Click here for additional information on the module.

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, California, 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).

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CORPORATE CONTACTS:

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

Mike Sutter
Ctek Inc.
phone: 1-(585) 746-2032
e-mail: mike@ctekproducts.com


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