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Ctek Selects Kyocera 300 Module for Z4100 Wireless Router

Cost-effective, Industrial-strength Wireless Router Available as Reference Design or Stand-alone Private-label Solution

San Diego and Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., (Sep. 10, 2008) - Kyocera Wireless Corp. (KWC), a leading global manufacturer of wireless handsets, devices and embedded machine-to-machine (M2M) modules, and Ctek, a leading manufacturer of specialized communications solutions for industrial and commercial applications, today announced the selection of the Kyocera 300 Module for Ctek's cost-effective Z4100 Router. The Kyocera 300 Module enables reliable, real-time communications over CDMA 1xRTT networks as well as integration compatibility with Cinterion's MC75i GSM module for easy CDMA-GSM interchangeability. Based on Ctek's proven SkyRouter Platform, the Z4100 router is available as a private-label product or as a reference design for new solution prototypes.

The Kyocera-enabled Z4100 router was designed to meet the demanding requirements of high-volume OEM and VAR customers and provides cost-effective, high-speed data communication over CDMA networks. It incorporates Ctek's signature "must have" features including Ethernet and serial interfaces, as well as discrete I/O and SMS capability. Available as a reference design along with development tools, the Z4100 enables customers to quickly design, build and bring to market unique solutions customized for diverse end-users. In addition, the Z4100 can be easily adapted for GSM networks by integrating Cinterion's GSM-based MC75i module, which was designed in partnership with Kyocera Wireless to share the same footprint and features as the Kyocera 300 Module.

"We chose the Kyocera 300 Module for its ability to enable powerful, real-time communications over 1xRTT CDMA networks, its CDMA-GSM interchangeability as well as for Kyocera's outstanding engineering expertise and support," said Bill Buchan, president of Ctek, Inc. "With the Z4100, we've created a product that provides OEMs and VARs with the important ability to build brand equity and to quickly develop unique solutions for specific markets. These features, along with Ctek's streamlined hardware and software advantages, provide the economical solution our customers demand."

"Ctek's Z4100 router is a fantastic platform to showcase not only the rich feature set of the new Kyocera 300 module, but also the seamless CDMA/GSM interchangeability we can offer as a result of our forward-thinking collaboration with Cinterion," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M product line at KWC. "Ctek and other system integrators require M2M solutions that deliver dependable performance across diverse wireless networks and, through industry-leading technology and partnerships, Kyocera is committed meeting that demand."

For more information about the Z4100 SkyRouter, please contact or visit: For spec sheets and more information on Kyocera wireless M2M modules, developer kits and case studies, please visit 

About Ctek
Ctek is a leading manufacturer of specialized communications solutions for industrial and commercial applications. Founded in 2002, Ctek creates value for its customers by solving critical data communications problems with reliable, cost effective, and easy to use products. For more information see 

About Kyocera Wireless M2M
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 

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

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, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems, semiconductor packages, electronic components, 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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For more information, contact:

Ctek, Inc.
Mike Sutter
phone: 585.991.6701
Kyocera Wireless Corp.
John Chier
phone: 858.882.3543