KYOCERA Wireless Adds CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A Support to Award-Winning KR1 Mobile Router
San Diego, CA -- (January 22, 2007) -- Kyocera Wireless, a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced that the Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router has been upgraded to support CDMA2000® 1x Evolution Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A). Rev. A is an upgraded network technology recently launched with several CDMA wireless service providers that offers uplink and downlink speeds rivaling broadband landline connections. The award-winning KR1 Mobile Router is backward compatible with CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Release 0 (Rel. 0) networks and current KR1 users can download free firmware upgrades by visiting www.kyocera-wireless.com/kr1-router/firmware.htm.
The Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router takes a single CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 or Rev. A connection and creates a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot using 802.11b&g technologies, allowing connectivity for multiple PCs. By supporting the new Rev. A networks, Kyocera's award-winning router delivers download speeds reaching over one megabit per second (1 Mbps) and upload speeds up to 800 kilobytes per second (800 kbps). The KR1 Mobile Router is a universal accessory that is compatible with most PCMCIA EV-DO cards, including the Kyocera Passport KPC650, or with most USB-enabled EV-DO handsets.
"CDMA wireless networks are quickly evolving to Rev. A, offering the fastest wireless data speeds on the market and allowing laptops users to take advantage of new content and capabilities," said Jim Kelly, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The KR1 Mobile Router offers professionals and home users alike the ability to create and share a broadband wide area connection that compares with a DSL experience, even in remote and mobile environments. Kyocera Wireless is committed to supporting our carrier partners' evolving network technologies as they roll out to ensure an optimized experience."
The easy-to-use Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router can be installed in minutes virtually anywhere and provides high-speed Internet and data access for multiple users. An advanced firewall and additional security controls such as 128-bit WEP encryption provide protection against viruses, hacking and identity theft. A cost-effective alternative to traditional networks, the KR1 Mobile Router is especially useful for mobile work groups such as dispatch teams, consultants, road-warrior sales groups, satellite offices, command posts, and more. It can also be used as a reliable alternative for fixed-broadband services in households.
The Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router has received Editor's Choice Awards from PC Magazine, E-Business Magazine, SMB Computing Magazine, The Best PC Magazine and Service Provider Weekly; won a 3G A-List Award; and was selected as a CNET "Best of CES 2006" finalist.
Measuring 8.5 in x 5.3 in x 1.3 in and weighing less than a pound, the KR1 Mobile Router supports both CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A and Rel. 0 carrier networks and includes an intuitive configuration wizard and Web-based device management.
The Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router is available online at www.kyocera-wireless.com and from Alltel for $269.99. The Kyocera Passport KPC650 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 PC Card is available online at www.kyocera-wireless.com and from Verizon Wireless for $179.99 with the purchase a two-year service plan; and from Alltel for $99.99 after a $90.00 instant rebate.+
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 10 billion US dollars (1,181,489 million yen) with net income of approximately 596 million US dollars (69,696 million yen).
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