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Land-Cellular and KYOCERA Wireless Team to Deliver Advanced M2M Wireless Modems

CDM-819s and CDM-822seu Enable High-Performance, On-Demand Wireless Communication and Router Capabilities

SAN DIEGO and PEMBROKE PINES, FL -- (March 8, 2006) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, and Land-Cellular, a leading provider of M2M CDMA cellular modems, cellular routers and cellular wire-line backup devices, today announced the CDM-819s Serial Data Modem and the CDM-822 Serial, Ethernet Full Routing Data Modem. Designed to combine industrial durability and full-featured sophistication, the new modems utilize CDMA technology and the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module to enable reliable, real-time M2M/telemetry data, Internet and virtual private network (VPN) communication while bringing router capability to Land-Cellular's products. The modems have been approved for use with the largest CDMA carriers in North America as well as multiple regional carriers across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Design-optimized for high performance as well as to withstand rugged industrial conditions, the Kyocera 200 Module-powered CDM-819s and CDM-822 modems provide extensive feature sets along with improved performance over the 1xRTT wireless network. For the first time, the CDM-822 brings reliable routing capabilities to a variety of wireless applications such as disaster relief communications, information kiosks, ATM machines, oil/gas wellheads and pipelines, high-end electric meters, intelligent traffic system signs and traffic counters, and others. These sophisticated modems provide cost-effective, real-time data communication and Internet access for enterprises that need to monitor and track remote locations and equipment or communicate with satellite offices or home offices.

"Land-Cellular is able to easily customize products with features and functions built to meet the individual needs and value proposition of each customer because of the powerful and flexible nature of the Kyocera 200 Module," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Land-Cellular provides many cost-effective solutions to the marketplace in a wide range of deployed applications and industries, helping to drive overall adoption in the M2M space."

The new Land-Cellular CDM-819s and CDM-822 modems have been designed for use in a variety of wireless applications, including automated vehicle tracking, automated meter reading, telematics, kiosks, ATMs, disaster relief modems and wireless routers, remote equipment monitoring, environmental monitoring applications, resource management, asset tracking, SCADA, intelligent traffic systems, security alarm panels, oil pipeline, wellhead monitoring and more.

"In addition to the superior functionality of the Kyocera 200 Module for CDMA, we chose to work with Kyocera Wireless because of its unprecedented level of business- and end-user support," said Robert Moses, president, Land-Cellular. "From developer integration tools to strong carrier relationships, Kyocera's commitment to high-quality products and a great customer experience matches Land-Cellular's reputation for offering high-performance, high-value products. Land-Cellular and our customers benefit from more than just the hardware but the entire Kyocera business relationship."

For information on where to purchase Land-Cellular CDMA products and software solutions, please call (954) 430-5811 or visit the Land-Cellular web site, www.land-cellular.com.

About the Kyocera 200 Module
The Kyocera 200 Module is designed to enable M2M and telemetry applications such as AVL, Fleet Management, SCADA, asset tracking, remote metering or security, wireless vending, exception reporting and wireless point-of-sale. The module is equipped with CDMA tri-mode capability (including AMPS), A-GPS position location capability and support for IS-2000 data rates (153KBps on forward and reverse links). Other features and functions include two-way Short Messaging Service (SMS) capabilities; simple and mobile IP; CDMA UDP Passive Server; TCP/IP protocol stack; AT command interface; socket interface, dual UARTs; analog audio; GPS and RF connectors; high-speed packet and circuit-switched data; and support for both 13k QCELP and EVRC vocoders.

Known for its strong carrier relationships, helpful developer tools and excellent customer service, Kyocera Wireless offers periodic developer conferences to assist module adopters and support wireless integration into OEM products and systems. A developer's kit and programming tools 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 Land-Cellular Corporation
Land-Cellular is a leading supplier of cost-effective, reliable, cellular devices designed to offer alternatives to traditional dial-up and high speed wireline networks, driving down costs and increasing revenues and productivity for its customers and end-users. Land-Cellular designs, manufactures, distributes and sells devices that: enable the flow of data between machines and IT systems; enable wireless local loops (WLL) for CSD and packet data; act as Wi-Fi "hotspots" with a cellular backhaul; and enable thousands of other applications for remote monitoring and transmission of critical data. For more information visit, www.land-cellular.com.

 

© 2006 Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

 

Contacts

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
John Chier
phone: 1-858-882-3543
e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com
LPI Communications for Kyocera Wireless
Ellen Lynch/Leasa Ireland
phone: 1-415-225-2240
e-mail: ellen@lpicommunications.com
Land-Cellular Corporation
Robert Moses
phone: 1-954-430-5811
e-mail: robert@land-cellular.com

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