Time Warner Cable's Fleet Intelligence Fleet Management Solution Featuring KYOCERA 200 Module Chosen as Finalist for Prestigious 3D cdmA-List Award
SAN DIEGO and MEMPHIS, TN - (September 22, 2005) - Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, and Time Warner Cable (TWC), today announced that Time Warner Cable (TWC), Mid-South Division, has been chosen as a finalist for a 2005 3G cdmA-List™ Award for its implementation of Fleet Intelligence™ by Sapias, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-class mobile resource management solutions. Nominated in the large company category by Kyocera Wireless, TWC's Fleet Intelligence is a flexible, richly featured and cost effective system that allows real-time data communication virtually anytime, anywhere via the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module. Fleet Intelligence has been approved for use with the largest CDMA wireless carrier in North America.
The 3G cdmA-List Awards acknowledge enterprises, public agencies and non-profit organizations for their leading wireless data solutions based on 3G CDMA technology. A-List solutions demonstrate creativity and exceed business objectives by introducing higher return on investment, lowering operating expenses and increasing user satisfaction.
Fleet Intelligence allows TWC the ability to not just monitor but manage its entire Mid-South Division vehicle network including more than 200 special purpose trucks operating simultaneously in three states and respond to challenges and problems quickly and efficiently to significantly improve productivity and customer satisfaction. The TWC Fleet Intelligence integration includes a Location Messaging Unit (LMU) provided by TechnoCom and an Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) platform giving dispatchers and drivers the power to communicate automatically, in real-time.
For instance, when a driver is stopped for longer than expected on a job assignment, dispatchers receive automatic updates and can re-route or re-assign tasks using a "closest vehicle" feature. The feature allows TWC to increase the jobs completed each day and decrease overall miles traveled and resources consumed.
TWC's Fleet Intelligence also includes an innovative "Cable Leak Detection Analysis" application, which automatically conducts tests for cable rf signal leaks outside the Time Warner plant and reports results immediately without driver intervention. Ultimately, this application results in a greater number of leaks detected as well as more accurate reporting and prioritizing for quicker repairs. With Fleet Intelligence, drivers have more time for the heart of their business - taking care of customer needs.
"We nominated the easy-to-integrate Fleet Intelligence system for its creativity and success in improving overall fleet productivity and for providing a fast and positive ROI to TWC," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager M2M division, Kyocera Wireless. "That it was chosen as a finalist for the prestigious cdmA List Award underscores TWC's leadership and commitment to delivering the best service and products to its customers at the best price possible."
"Fleet Intelligence allows us to manage our fleet better than ever, freeing up time and resources for customer care," said Steve Phillips, director, TWC Memphis. "If I had the choice of adding another supervisor or integrating Fleet Intelligence for another area, I'd choose Fleet Intelligence hands down. Thanks to innovative, cutting-edge technology by Sapias and Kyocera, we can manage more drivers with fewer supervisors and do a better job of it."
Hosted by QUALCOMM, the 3G cdmA-List awards will be presented at CTIA Wireless I.T. on September 27, 2005.
About Time Warner Cable Inc.
Time Warner Cable owns or manages cable systems serving 10.9 million subscribers in 27 states, which include some of the most technologically advanced, best-clustered cable systems in the country with more than 75% of the Company's customers in systems of 300,000 subscribers or more. Utilizing a fully upgraded advanced cable network and a steadfast commitment to providing consumers with choice, value and world-class customer service, Time Warner Cable is an industry leader in delivering advanced products and services such as video on demand, high-definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data, wireless home networking and Digital Phone. Time Warner Cable is a majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.
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).