KYOCERA Wireless and Novotech Technologies Team to Strengthen Worldwide Distribution for CDMA-Based M2M Solutions
Novotech Targets North American Developers Across Varied Industries Offering KYOCERA's Award-Winning Module, Design Assistance and Technical SupportSAN DIEGO and OGDENSBURG, NY - (January 17, 2006) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, and Novotech Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of machine-to-machine (M2M) and man-to-machine products and technologies, today announced a new distribution agreement to bring the award-winning Kyocera 200 module and future generations of Kyocera CDMA modules to an expanding market, providing a cost-effective, single source for companies wanting to build comprehensive, industry-leading M2M solutions.
As one of the leading M2M distributors in the North America, Novotech's leverage in key vertical markets such as security, point of sale (POS), automated vehicle location (AVL), automated meter reading (AMR), telematics and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) significantly strengthens the Kyocera distribution channel. The Kyocera module also complements Novotech's other M2M product offerings such as GPS, 802.11, Zigbee, antennas and custom cable assemblies.
"The development of new lower-cost applications and embedded devices that take advantage of CDMA's increased data speeds and ubiquity has brought the M2M industry to a watershed moment with huge growth expected in 2006," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Kyocera and Novotech are poised to capitalize on this expansion by offering the best CDMA products in the marketplace to a broad base of industries seeking to deploy M2M solutions."
Novotech will provide fulfillment, design assistance and front-line technical support for customers using the Kyocera 200 Module in industries such as: trucking/transportation/distribution, utilities, energy, manufacturing, building/construction, vending/gaming/lottery, telecommunications, security/law enforcement, government and healthcare.
"The award-winning Kyocera 200 Module is a great addition to our other M2M product offerings and provides our North American customers with a single source for building comprehensive M2M solutions," said Richard Hobbs, vice president sales and marketing for Novotech. "Our customers can maintain their competitive edge with Kyocera's easy-to-integrate and proven solution and Novotech's renowned customer service, supply management and M2M technology expertise."
Kyocera-powered M2M solutions are available immediately through Novotech Technologies by calling 1-800-268-8628. With offices throughout the United States and Canada, Novotech is well positioned strategically and geographically to support the growing M2M needs of customers and manufacturers across varied industries.
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).
Novotech is a leading distributor of M2M technologies in North America with proven expertise in key technologies important to bringing M2M solutions and products to market. Novotech has blended the leaders in their respective technology on one line card to offer greater synergies to the marketplace and a focal point for OEMs to access technology quickly.
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