Kyocera Passport KPC650 PC Card Used in Winning Solution to Provide Connectivity for Technicians in the Field
San Diego, CA - (November 12, 2007) - Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, congratulates Armstrong Repair Center Inc. on earning a 3G A-List(TM) Award for its innovative field service solution powered by the Kyocera Passport KPC650 PC Card. The Armstrong solution, designed by Zumasys and Sierra Bravo, brings mobile computing and communications to Armstrong equipment repair technicians at work in the field via an HP Compaq nx7400 laptop with a Kyocera KPC650 EV-DO card running on the Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess network.
"Kyocera's suite of data solutions including PC cards, M2M modules and the KR1 Mobile Router, use the inherent advantages of CDMA 3G networks to make seamless communications and true mobility a reality for enterprises, government and non-profit organizations," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M product line at Kyocera Wireless. "The Armstrong field-services solution is a great example of how smart investments in mobile technology can improve overall efficiency, increase return on investment, lower operating expenses, and increase customer and employee satisfaction. Congratulations to Armstrong for its foresight and innovative spirit."
The Armstrong solution uses HP Compaq laptop computers along with the Kyocera Passport KPC650 PC Card and Verizon's Wireless BroadbandAccess network, for always-on, mobile Internet communications and real-time data exchange between the office and the field. In addition to improving communications with dispatchers about new jobs and schedule changes, technicians can log repair notes and submit paperwork quickly from the road instead of returning to the office after a long day at work. In addition, they can download wiring schematics and other critical manufacturer information on the job, improving first-time success. The solution eliminated a key barrier to growth for Armstrong, allowing the company to expand its coverage area without requiring technicians to drive back and forth from the office.
The Qualcomm-sponsored 3G A-list Awards program, now in its fifth year, recognizes innovative and successful enterprise wireless data solutions based on third-generation (3G) CDMA standards. Winning solutions were selected for demonstrating creativity and innovation, overall business impact and for helping winning companies and organizations exceed business objectives by introducing higher return on investment, lower operating expenses and increased user satisfaction.
For more information about Kyocera Wireless' award-winning CDMA data products, including a case study detailing the Armstrong Repair Center implementation, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
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).
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