Internet in Motion Provides KYOCERA-Enabled Wireless Solution to Create Mobile Hotspots in Airstream Recreational Vehicles
Cutting-Edge Wireless Technology Provides Always-On Internet and Wireless Communications to Vehicles on the MoveSAN DIEGO and PALATINE, IL - (September 19, 2005) - Internet In Motion™, a mobile Internet solution provider and Kyocera Wireless, a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, today announced that Airstream, Inc. will install the companies' cutting-edge solution for always-on, wireless Internet access and communication in many of the world's finest travel trailers and motorhomes. Internet In Motion is one of the first enterprises to apply "mobile hot spot" technology to mobile markets such as recreational vehicles, public safety, transportation, and others. The solution has been approved for use with the three largest CDMA wireless carriers in the U.S.
Gone are the days of searching for the nearest Internet café or coffee house - Internet In Motion provides users with mobile high-speed Internet access that goes where they go. By incorporating the Ctek 4100 SkyRouter enabled by the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module, a wireless LAN connection, a high-gain antenna, and CDMA wireless carrier service, Internet In Motion essentially creates "mobile Wi-Fi hotspots" where users can easily access the Internet, send emails, pictures and more, while on the move.
"Since 1931, Airstream has been providing customers with innovative design, superior functionality and the latest and greatest in motor home and travel coach technology," said Tim Champ, director of marketing and brand development at Airstream, Inc. "With Internet In Motion and Kyocera Wireless, we can now offer field-tested technology to meet the growing customer need for always-on mobile Internet access and wireless communication. This easy-to-use, affordable solution brings a whole new dimension of 'mobile connectivity' to our motorhome travelers, allowing them to stay in touch with family, friends and business associates without the need for extra stops or complicated gadgetry."
Internet In Motion customers come from a wide range of industries providing public safety officials, limousine and transportation companies and even news stations among others access to databases and the Internet while on the move or stuck in traffic.
"The mobility provided by the Internet In Motion solution is becoming more and more important not only for news outlets, business people and public officials, but for everyday users and travelers who want to get online while on the move to look for directions, events listings or even to find the nearest grocery store or gas station," said Charley Smart, marketing communications director, Internet In Motion. "With Ctek and Kyocera Wireless onboard as technology partners, we are assured a proven, cost-efficient solution that is flexible and easy to integrate for an endless variety of applications and users."
"The award-winning Kyocera 200 Module used by Ctek in its 4100 SkyRouter provides a flexible and powerful foundation to enable data and Internet communication no matter where the user is in a carrier's network," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Incorporating Internet In Motion's wireless solution into Airstream vehicles is a great example of how CDMA wireless technology can be utilized for consumer applications. Now, RV users could take off across country for months and still be in touch with family members or even work remotely with this easy solution."
Internet In Motion will be available in all Airstream vehicles either as a pre-wired installation or as an aftermarket accessory available through recreational vehicle dealerships and wireless carrier retail outlets.
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 Internet In Motion
Internet In Motion is a product of Comprehensive Communications Systems Corporation (CCSC). Located in Palatine, IL, CCSC has been a provider of data and telecommunications systems and services since 1985. For addition information please visit www.InternetInMotion.net .
© 2005 Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera is a trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Internet In Motion is a trademark of Comprehensive Communications Systems Corp. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.