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CalAmp M2M Products Integrate New KYOCERA Module for Cost-Effective, Seamless Solutions across the CDMA-GSM Divide

Location Messaging Units, Cellular Data Modems and Remote Monitoring Units Provide Easy-to-Integrate Solutions and CDMA-GSM Interchangeability

San Diego, CA -- (October 23, 2007) -- Wireless M2M leaders, CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq:CAMP - News), and Kyocera Wireless Corp. announced their collaboration on a series of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) products that leverage the power of both CDMA and GSM wireless technologies for cost effective M2M solutions. CalAmp’s CDMA-based products will now integrate the new Kyocera 300 Module with an optimized design and similar physical footprint to match the GSM-based Siemens module. A recent pioneering alliance between Kyocera Wireless and Siemens enables this new breed of CalAmp products that offer increased design flexibility, interchangeability between CDMA and GSM, seamless use across multiple wireless network environments and new cost efficiencies. Market applications for the integrated products include fleet management, vehicle finance, vehicle theft recovery, cargo monitoring, public security and public transit.

“The strategic relationship created between Kyocera and Siemens has been a great asset for CalAmp and will produce dividends to all partners who are developing and delivering leading wireless data products in our mobile resource management business,” said Michael Burdiek, president of CalAmp’s Wireless DataCom Division. “CalAmp has quickly become a recognized leader with innovative, reliable and cost effective products in our markets. We are pleased with the results and we are working to expand this approach to our other product lines and businesses. We look forward to the future growth of our relationship with Kyocera and Siemens as well as our business.”

CalAmp’s LMU1000 and LMU4100 location messaging units; CDM819 and CDM882 cellular data modems; and RMU100 and RMU400 remote monitoring units can now be easily integrated with either the Kyocera 300 Module for real-time, always on communication on CDMA 1xRTT networks, or the Siemens TC65 GSM/GPRS module for communication on GSM networks.

“By working together with Kyocera and Siemens, CalAmp can offer flexible, easy-to-integrate products that operate in both CDMA and GSM environments at a fraction of the cost traditionally expected,” said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless Corp. “CalAmp customers with nationwide and international operations no longer need the expensive hardware and software overhauls that were once necessary to ensure interoperability between different wireless standards. Kyocera is proud to collaborate with like-minded companies on smart M2M solutions that make communicating and managing business easier and more effective while providing customers with a sharp competitive edge.”

CalAmp’s LMU1000 and LMU4000 location messaging units provide global positioning satellite (GPS) and wireless asset tracking capabilities for vehicle finance, theft recovery and fleet management solutions. CalAmp’s RMU100 and RMU400 remote monitoring units are reliable, simple, market-ready asset monitoring products ideal for cargo tracking. CalAmp’s CDM819 and CDM882 Cellular Data Modem features the latest in wireless data communications. The high speed communications capabilities coupled with industry standard interfaces makes this product ideal for Public Security and Transit markets.

About CalAmp Corp.
CalAmp is a leading provider of wireless communications products that enable anytime/anywhere access to critical information, data and entertainment content. With comprehensive capabilities ranging from product design and development through volume production, CalAmp delivers cost-effective high quality solutions to a broad array of customers and end markets. CalAmp is a leading supplier of Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment to the U.S. satellite television market. The Company also provides wireless data communication solutions for the telemetry and asset tracking markets, private wireless networks, public safety communications, and critical infrastructure and process control applications. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.calamp.com.

About Kyocera Wireless M2M Modules
Kyocera Wireless offers a suite of machine-to-machine wireless modules designed to enable real-time communications over CDMA 1xRTT networks. The modules range from the simplified, data-only Kyocera 1xD to the Kyocera 300, which integrates the latest Qualcomm chipsets for a streamlined form factor, lower power consumption, and extended operating temperatures while also adding stand-alone GPS capability to digital voice and packet data communications. For more information on integration tools or developers’ kits, along with spec sheets, sales support and case studies, 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. 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, Kyocera Wireless leverages Japan's history of creating advanced consumer technologies around humanism and respect for the environment and blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style, resulting in a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface. 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, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2007, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$10.8 billion (JP¥1,283,897 million) with net income of approximately US$895 million (JP¥106,504 million).

Forward-Looking Statement
Statements in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements, which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Words such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "believe", "seek", "could", "estimate", "judgment", "targeting", "should", and variations of these words and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors that are detailed from time to time in separate filings by Kyocera and CalAmp with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the companies believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, Kyocera and CalAmp can give no assurance that their expectations will be attained. The companies undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

© 2007 Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera 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.
John Chier
phone: 1-858-882-3543
e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com
CalAmp
Financial Relations Board
Lasse Glassen
phone: 1-213-486-6546
e-mail: lglassen@frbir.com

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