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KYOCERA 200 Module Enables Wireless Monitoring for SmartTrash Remote Trash Compactor System

Leading CDMA solutions manufacturer integrates mobile workforce technology into wireless trash compactor system for improved remote monitoring, reduced inefficiencies, and increased cost savings

San Diego (January 28, 2004) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading manufacturer of CDMA wireless devices, and American Trash Management, Inc. (ATM) today announced the deployment of SmartTrash, a remote wireless trash compactor monitoring system. Kyocera's CDMA-based technology will be integrated into ATM's technology, allowing for easier, simpler and faster information transfer from trash compactor locations across North America.

"The SmartTrash application of the Kyocera 200 Module will enable any business with a trash compactor to enjoy the benefits of remote management of compactor pickups, reducing both waste disposal and labor costs," said Dean Fledderjohn, manager of Kyocera's M2M business segment. "ATM's use of Kyocera's CDMA technology further extends our leadership in next generation remote management technology and M2M connectivity."

SmartTrash demonstrates to the marketplace a new way of utilizing Kyocera's module technology by enabling remote compactor monitoring without a phone line. ATM's SmartTrash is designed to reduce disposal costs for all generators of standard municipal solid waste with trash compactors, including supermarkets, malls, retailers, hospitals, schools, distribution centers, office buildings and apartment complexes. SmartTrash can also be utilized by waste haulers or recyclers interested in optimizing their customers' compactor pickups.

"Sophisticated businesses know that remotely monitoring trash compactors reduces costs," said Steven Seltzer, vice president of marketing for American Trash Management. "The main barrier to monitoring is getting a phone line to the site. SmartTrash eliminates that problem by providing a wireless service, making setup of our compactor monitoring system easy, quick and low cost."

Companies wishing to integrate SmartTrash in their remote monitoring systems should contact American Trash Management at 800/488-7274.

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.

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

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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Mary Palmer
Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone: 1-(858) 882-2479

American Trash Management, Inc.
Steven Seltzer
phone: 1-(800) 488-7274


Michelle Metter/Donovan Roche
phone: 1-(619) 234-0345