Aeris and Kyocera Wireless introduce Early Adopter Program with free developer network access
Accelerates development process, shortens time-to-market for M2M solutions
San Jose & SAN DIEGO, Calif. - (June 23, 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, devices and embedded machine-to-machine modules, today jointly announced the launch of the Kyocera Early Adopter Program for Aeris. The program aims to accelerate the delivery of customer applications by providing developers access to the Aeris North American network without charge during development of applications using Kyocera's new 300 and 1xD CDMA modules.
The Kyocera Early Adopter Program for Aeris was designed to accelerate a new solution's time-to-market by giving system integrators access to a Kyocera Development Kit with modules pre-activated for the Aeris network before they are commercially released later this summer. In addition, participating integrators receive up to three months free access to the Aeris CDMA network with a subscription to AerPort™, Aeris's online customer portal.
"The Early Adopter Program gives application developers easy access to our M2M-optimized CDMA network free of charge, allowing them to take advantage of specific quality of service capabilities that have been designed into our network and the new Kyocera modules," said Bob Schoenfield, vice president of business development, Aeris. "This program is unique to Aeris and offers extremely easy enrollment and start-up. After a customer signs up, we establish VPN connectivity and provide Aeris quick start training, quickly preparing the customer to begin the development and testing process with full Aeris developer support."
"Early access to our advanced CDMA modules, tools and support plus free Aeris network access provides system integrators with a significant time to market advantage," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M product line at Kyocera Wireless. "We are happy to partner with Aeris and provide this great value-added program to our customers and partners."
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 the upcoming 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).
About Aeris Communications, Inc.
Aeris® Communications, Inc. 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 top tier carrier partner networks through AerFrame™ to provide customers with simplified, unified, reliable, and customized network services for M2M and Telematics applications. Since 1992, Aeris has provided superior reliability, higher quality coverage, lower latency, and unsurpassed customer support and managed services. For information on how Aeris can help you rapidly scale your M2M solution while also lowering your total cost of ownership, visit www.aeris.net or call 1-888-GO-AERIS.