KYOCERA Wireless Announces BREW Support and Developer Tools for New M2M Modules
SAN DIEGO - (May 28, 2008) - BREW® 2008 Conference - Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of wireless handsets, devices and embedded machine-to-machine modules, announced the availability to early adopters of developer kits for its two new BREW-enabled modules - the Kyocera 300 and the Kyocera 1xD. The new modules allow customers to reduce cost by running tightly integrated BREW applications within the embedded module, minimizing the need for external application processors in M2M solutions. The modules enable real-time communications over CDMA networks and are ideal for telematics, asset tracking, and telemetry applications.
"Kyocera Wireless brings a wealth of experience and global economies of scale that are unique in the CDMA M2M market," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M product line at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "In leveraging the powerful and widely adopted BREW platform within our new modules, we are creating additional value and versatility for our customers."
Support of embedded BREW provides customers with a standard interface in which applets can take advantage of intelligent multimode GPS selection for both on and off network position fixes, geo-fencing and location store and forward capabilities. Additionally, programmable general purpose input/output (GPIO) support is available to extend the reach of the embedded application to peripheral accessories further adding value and design flexibility for system integrators. This combination of features creates a powerful engine to drive new and compelling location aware devices to market for fleet management, asset tracking and other applications.
The BREW-enabled Kyocera 300 Module integrates the latest Qualcomm chipsets in a small but rugged form factor and offers an expanded feature set including: lower power consumption, extended operating temperatures, multi-mode assisted and integrated autonomous GPS with streaming NMEA, digital voice and packet data communications and more.
The BREW enabled Kyocera 1xD Module provides a lower-cost platform for telemetry and other data-only applications that do not require GPS or voice features. The module's reduced power consumption, streamlined feature-set and small envelope size combine to reduce the total cost of ownership and make it ideal for remote metering/monitoring and alarm applications.
For spec sheets and more information on Kyocera modules, developer kits and case studies, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
About Kyocera Wireless M2M Modules
Kyocera Wireless offers a suite of machine-to-machine wireless modules designed to enable real-time communications over CDMA2000 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 developer kits, along with spec sheets, sales support and case studies, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich 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, 2008, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$12.9 billion (JP¥1,290,436 million) with net income of approximately US$1.0 billion (JP¥107,244 million).
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