KYOCERA Wireless Corp. Announces Retail Launch of KR1 Mobile Router
New KYOCERA Mobile Router Pairs CDMA 1xEV-DO with Wi-Fi to Create a Quick and Easy High-Speed Mobile Network
SAN DIEGO -- (February 1, 2006) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and accessories, today announced the retail launch of its KR1 Mobile Router. The Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router takes a single CDMA2000® 1x Evolution Data Optimized (EV-DO) broadband connection and creates a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot for multiple PCs using 802.11g technology to deliver download speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps. A universal accessory, the KR1 Mobile Router can be powered by any PCMCIA card using EV-DO 3G wireless technology, including the Kyocera Passport KPC650 EV-DO PC card, or by most USB-enabled EV-DO handsets.
The KR1 Mobile Router, a CNET "Best of CES" finalist, may be purchased for $299.99 at www.kyocera-wireless.com/kr1-router. Kyocera is offering a $50 mail-in rebate to those who purchase the KR1 Mobile Router online and can provide proof-of-purchase for a Kyocera Passport KPC650 PC card from their wireless service providers.*
"The KR1 Mobile Router is the logical extension to our tremendously successful Passport KPC650 PC card," Jim Kelly, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "We know many businesses utilize remote or temporary workers and work sites. The KR1 Mobile Router enables these businesses to quickly set up and share a broadband wide-area connection beyond the home office in any remote or mobile environment with a cellular signal."
Kyocera Wireless, a world leader in CDMA wireless technology, developed the KR1 Mobile Router in conjunction with D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for businesses and consumers. It will carry the D-Link brand on its front housing.
"We're pleased to be working with Kyocera on this innovative wireless technology that brings powerful remote connectivity to a mobile workforce," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer at D-Link. "Our design and manufacturing experience in networking coupled with Kyocera's strength in wireless lets us deliver value-oriented, next-generation access solutions which extend the boundaries for mobile computing."
For many applications, the KR1 Mobile Router can eliminate the need for high-cost and fixed DSL or cable connections. Ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses, enterprises or household use, the KR1 Mobile Router provides strong security controls, such as 128-bit WEP encryption and an advanced firewall for protection against viruses, hacking and identity theft.
Measuring 21.5cm x 13.5cm x 2.3cm and weighing 453 grams, the KR1 Mobile Router includes an easy-to-use configuration wizard and Web-based device management using Internet Explorer 6, Netscape Navigator 6 and other JAVA™-enabled browsers.
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).
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.
* Promotion details available at www.kyocera-wireless.com/kr1-router.
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