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Ctek and KYOCERA Wireless Team to Deliver the Ctek Series 4300 SkyRouter to Securely Extend Enterprise IP Networks

First Module-Based Router with IP Security and Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol Along with Built-In Over-the-Air Network Tools for Remote Management

SAN DIEGO and SAN PEDRO, CA -- (September 12, 2006) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, and Ctek, a leading manufacturer of specialized communications solutions for industrial and commercial applications, today announced the Ctek Series 4300 SkyRouter, a new cellular data router that integrates the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module for real-time CDMA wireless communications. The Series 4300 SkyRouter is the first module-based router to provide built-in IP security (IPSec) and Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) for sensitive enterprise applications and was designed with over-the-air network management tools to decrease total cost of operations and network downtime. The solution is approved for use with the largest CDMA carriers in North America as well as multiple regional carriers across the United States.

"Enabled by the Kyocera 200 Module, Ctek's Series 4300 offers wireless IP network capabilities and real-time data communications from virtually anywhere at anytime," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Ctek's 4300 provides iron-clad security on wireless networks and is ideal for applications such as mobile ATMs, point-of-sale terminals, lottery ticket vending machines and many more. Now more than ever, wireless machine-to-machine communication technology offers enterprises a way to keep a competitive edge in today's fast-paced business environment."

The Ctek Series 4300 SkyRouter provides cost-effective data communication at a fraction of the cost of wired networks and can be installed virtually anywhere - from supermarkets and banks to airports, remote water tanks and oil derricks. In addition to being the first module-based wireless router available with IPSec and L2TP, a key component of the product's value proposition is a suite of "TCO Plus" over-the-air network management tools. These critical features are designed to reduce on-going operational costs and increase efficiency via remote Web-based administration, online firmware updating, online network logging and monitoring, and SMS control and management commands. With the Series 4300 in place, IT managers can immediately respond when wireless carriers make changes or upgrades to their networks by remotely reconfiguring system end-points, rather than sending a service person to manually reconfigure each terminal.

"With the Kyocera 200 module onboard and L2TP and IPSec in place, the financial transaction marketplace finally has a secure cellular router for wireless IP networks that is easy to deploy, cost effective and proven in the marketplace," said Bill Buchan, president of Ctek, Inc. "Pent-up demand for secure wireless mobile networks is helping drive adoption of the SkyRouter 4300 and expand the Ctek footprint in the financial and banking industries."

The Series 4300 is the latest in a family of SkyRouter products that share a common platform and have been successfully deployed since 2004 in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, among other countries. An always-on 1xRTT CDMA connection is provided via both serial and Ethernet connections. The Series 4300 will be available for demonstration at Wireless IT during show hours in the M2M Pavilion, booth number 146.

For more information, visit www.ctekproducts.com or call (588) 991-5701.

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, 2006, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$10 billion (JP¥ 1,181,489 million) with net income of approximately US$596 million (JP¥ 69,696 million).

About Ctek
Ctek is a leading manufacturer of specialized communications solutions for industrial and commercial applications. Founded in 2002, Ctek creates value for its customers by solving critical data communications problems with reliable, cost effective, and easy to use products. For more information see www.ctekproducts.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.

 

For more information, contact:

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Brad Shewmake
phone: 1-858-882-2028
e-mail: shewmake@kyocera-wireless.com
LPI Communications for Kyocera Wireless
Leasa Ireland/Ellen Lynch
phone: 1-415-225-2240
e-mail: ellen@lpicommunications.com
CTIA WIRELESS IT & ENTERTAINMENT: Hall H & J, Booth #583
Corridor Communications
Charley Smart
phone: 1-630-969-8085
e-mail: charleysmart@comcast.net
Ctek, Inc.
Mike Sutter
phone: 1-588-991-6701
e-mail: Mike@ctekproducts.com

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