Aeris and KYOCERA Wireless Team to Introduce Preconfigured Wireless Modules
Aeris Versions Reduce Set Up Time, Simplify Supply Chain, Reduce CostsSan Jose, CA & San Diego, CA -- (March 25, 2008) -- Aeris® Communications, the leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and telematics marketplace across North America, and Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of wireless handsets and devices, today announced a version of the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module preconfigured for the Aeris network. The Aeris-preconfigured Kyocera 200 Module can be integrated to enable data and voice applications for M2M and telemetry solutions in utility monitoring, fleet management, asset tracking, security and alarm reporting, wireless vending and wireless point-of-sale terminal applications, among others.
The Aeris version of the Kyocera 200 Module integrates parameters that enable the module to operate using the Aeris CDMA network throughout North America. Aeris customers using the preconfigured modules will benefit from a simplified supply chain and reduced costs associated with fulfilling their customers' orders.
"The Aeris Kyocera 200 Module will streamline the deployment process and enable customers to remotely monitor a variety of M2M applications," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of Kyocera's M2M business segment. "Validation of Kyocera's CDMA technology by Aeris further demonstrates our leadership position in cutting-edge remote monitoring and M2M services."
"The Aeris-Kyocera modules allow customers to quickly deploy applications, reducing the time from order to commercial deployment," said Chris Purpura, senior vice president of marketing at Aeris. "They help make provisioning, testing and launching devices on the Aeris network simpler, ensuring quick time to market."
Certified for the Aeris CDMA2000® 1xRTT network, the Kyocera 200 Module is equipped data and voice communications with 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 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.
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 200 and 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).
About Aeris Communications, Inc. Aeris® is the leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Telematics marketplace across North America. Aeris has assembled and seamlessly integrated its top tier carrier partner networks through AerFrame™ to provide customers with simplified, unified, reliable, and even customized network services for M2M and Telematics applications. Since 1992, Aeris has developed expertise and patented technologies now proven on millions of devices and billions of messages per year. Aeris provides expert services, superior reliability, broader coverage, lower latency, and unsurpassed customer support and managed services. For more information, please visit http://www.aeris.net or call 1-888-GO-AERIS.2008 Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Aeris is a registered trademark of Aeris Communications Inc. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of TIA-USA. All other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
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