KYOCERA Wireless and Barnett Engineering Collaborate to Create Rugged ProTalk Cv2 Alarm Reporting System
Unique Solution the First to Combine Voice Messaging, Alarm Reporting and CDMA Wireless Communications for Remote Industrial ApplicationsSAN DIEGO, Calif. and CALGARY, Alberta - (September 28, 2005) - Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, and Barnett Engineering Ltd., a leading designer and worldwide manufacturer of remote site monitoring devices, today announced their collaboration on Barnett's new alarm reporting unit, ProTalk® Cv2, Model B1272D. ProTalk Cv2 integrates the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module and combines real-time, CDMA wireless communication ability, auto dialing and alarm reporting into a compact and resilient product for unmanned, remote industrial site monitoring. ProTalk Cv2 has been approved for use with two of the largest CDMA wireless carriers in North America.
The Kyocera-powered ProTalk Cv2 is unique in its ability to deliver real-time, wireless communications combined with auto dialing and equipment status reports and/or alarm notifications that are recorded in the user's own voice. With up to eight alarm inputs, the versatile ProTalk Cv2 can be configured for any combination of digital and/or analog reporting and allows voice prompted interrogate, control and remote programming abilities. The rugged industrial design, low power requirements and wide operating temperature range (-30 to +60 oC) of the Kyocera 200 Module makes it ideal for using ProTalk Cv2 with remote applications, powered by solar energy or traditional resources, in a wide range of industries.
"The ability to reach out and manage remote assets is of increasing importance to enterprise customers around the world who want to keep a competitive edge in their industries," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "By integrating the Kyocera 200 Module into ProTalk Cv2, Barnett Engineering can offer customers a durable, flexible, and easy-to-integrate product ideal for a wide range of industries that depend on remote, unmanned equipment."
With ProTalk Cv2, users can easily manage unmanned sites such as compressor stations in oil and gas industries, pump houses in water and wastewater treatment facilities and/or agricultural fields and switching stations on railways. ProTalk Cv2 monitors equipment and automatically sends updates or alarm notification when a problem or system breakdown occurs. Using the autodial feature and prerecorded voice messages, updates and alarms are sent to operators and managers in real-time from virtually anywhere.
"With ProTalk Cv2, our customers get a unique combination of voice alarm reporting and digital cell phone operation in a tough industrial package ideal for remote monitoring and solar applications," said Kirk Langford, director of sales and marketing, Barnett Engineering. "The low power requirements, wide temperature range and tri-mode capabilities offered by the Kyocera 200 Module were key elements to our success in designing an easy to use, flexible solution that ultimately saves time and increases efficiency for a wide range of industrial customers."
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 www.kyocera-wireless.com/m2m-business.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. 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 (NYSE: KYO), 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, 2005, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP¥ 1,180,655 million) with net income of approximately US$429 million (JP¥ 45,908 million).
About Barnett Engineering
Barnett Engineering was founded in 1977, and is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Barnett Engineering is in the business of designing, manufacturing, and distributing site monitors and controllers, voice auto dialers, and alarm reporting units that are installed in critical monitoring applications world-wide.
To date, Barnett Engineering has provided thousands of alarm reporting units for applications in agricultural, oil and gas, public safety, industrial, manufacturing, telecommunications, governmental, and water industries in countries such as Canada, the United States, Mexico, Chile and Singapore. We pride ourselves on the high level of quality and customer service that we provide. For more information, please visit www.barnett-engg.com.