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KYOCERA Wireless and Dielectric Communications Team up to Help Meet FAA Guidelines for Aviation Obstruction Lighting

Dielectric Communications' ArgusON Monitoring Platform Integrates the Kyocera 200 Module for 24-7 Monitoring and Reporting Over the Sprint Wireless Data Network

San Diego, CA & Franklin, TN -- (April 23, 2007) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, and Dielectric Communications, a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) monitoring equipment and services, today announced a significant addition to the ArgusON monitoring and asset management platform, enabling an end-to-end M2M solution to remotely monitor, track and report aviation obstruction lighting status to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines. In addition to its existing offerings, Dielectric Communications has integrated the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module into its ArgusON product and leveraged the power and coverage of the Sprint nationwide wireless data network for real-time communication.

"Dielectric's unmatched experience and knowledge in the area of monitoring and asset management combined with the Kyocera 200 Module enables a complete solution our customers can depend on to ensure their operations run smoothly and to protect their assets," said David Wilson, president, Dielectric Communications. "The ruggedized Kyocera module and excellent support and training allows ArgusON customers to affordably monitor assets in real time no matter how remote the location might be."

The ArgusON monitoring device installs quickly and easily. If an outage or critical event occurs, the embedded Kyocera 200 Module transmits critical data to Dielectric's network operations center for immediate action. Maintenance personnel can be dispatched as outages occur and repairs can be made within the timeline required by FAA guidelines avoiding costly fines and penalties. In addition to providing affordable, around-the-clock coverage of remote aviation obstruction sites, the ArgusON M2M solution eliminates the expense and effort of installing and maintaining hard lines for phone and Ethernet systems.

"The Kyocera 200 Module has a long track record of excelling in compliance applications, and we're proud to work with ArgusON to keep the thousands of FAA communications sites for the aviation industry compliant with current regulations," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless.

The ArgusON platform provides secure and reliable wireless data communication between remote machines and Dielectric's Network Operations Center and can be used in a variety of industries and applications to monitor, collect, analyze and deliver critical information enabling sound, data driven decisions to improve business productivity and profitability.

For more information on the ArgusON Monitoring Platform please visit Dielectric's M2M Monitoring link from or call 866-459-4102.

About Kyocera Wireless M2M Modules
Kyocera Wireless offers a suite of three machine-to-machine wireless modules designed to enable real-time communications over CDMA 1xRTT networks. The Kyocera 300 Module builds off the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module, integrating the latest Qualcomm chipsets for a significantly smaller form factor, lower power consumption, and extended operating temperatures while also adding stand-alone GPS capability to digital voice and packet data communications. The Kyocera 300 Module is ideal for telematics and fleet applications as well as small, integrated asset tracking devices.

The low-cost Kyocera 1xD Module is designed for data-only M2M telemetry applications requiring basic connectivity with a small, inexpensive and rugged module. It is ideal for remote metering, monitoring and alarm applications among others.

Kyocera Wireless is known globally for its long-term presence and support of the M2M industry and enabling world-class M2M applications. Kyocera offers its modules with outstanding integration tools and services, as well as optional developers' kits. For more information or details of features, sales, support and case studies, please visit

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

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 10 billion US dollars (1,181,489 million yen) with net income of approximately 596 million US dollars (69,696 million yen).

About Dielectric Communications (a unit of SPX Corporation, NYSE SPW)
Based in Raymond, Maine, Dielectric Communications ( is the nation's largest manufacturer of broadcast antenna systems for radio, mobile media, and television, and also the world's largest manufacturer of aviation obstruction lighting. Dielectric's ArgusON is one of the largest providers of M2M services worldwide currently providing services to more than 22,000 remote sites through their world class Network Operations Center (NOC) in Franklin, Tenn.

Dielectric Communications is a unit of SPX Corporation, a leading global provider of flow technology, test and measurement solutions, thermal equipment and services, and industrial products and services. More information is available at 


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© 2007 SPX Corporation. All rights reserved. Dielectric is a registered trademark of SPX Corporation. All other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.


For more information, contact:

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Brad Shewmake
phone: 1-858-882-2028
Shari Garman
phone: 1-615-503-2079