SAN DIEGO, CA and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, and Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, have joined forces to bring efficient mobile computing and communications to business customers, including the U.S. Navy and GE's Consumer and Industrial Appliance Division. Using Kyocera's suite of data solutions that are implemented over Verizon Wireless' Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) wireless broadband network, business customers can increase customer and employee satisfaction while lowering operating costs and increasing return on investment.
Verizon Wireless and Kyocera congratulate the U.S. Navy and GE Consumer and Industrial Appliance Division for winning recent A-List awards, announced in September at the CTIA Wireless I.T.® & Entertainment 2006 in Los Angeles. Nominees were judged on creativity, innovation, overall business impact and quantifiable return on investment (ROI).
"Kyocera's suite of data solutions leverage the inherent advantages of CDMA 3G networks to make seamless communications and true mobility a reality for a wide range of organizations," said Tom Maguire, vice president of global marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The U.S. Navy and GE are two powerful examples of how smart investments in mobile technology can improve overall efficiency, increase return on investment, lower operating expenses, and raise customer and employee satisfaction."
"The freedom of true mobility to work efficiently is critical for large enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses," said Cindy Patterson, vice president enterprise data sales for Verizon Wireless. "Our combined efforts with Kyocera, as highlighted with our deployments with the U.S. Navy and GE, are helping businesses lead the way in deploying effective wireless data technologies to improve their operations."
With more than 700,000 users, the Navy Marine Corps Intranet is the world's largest and most secure private network which provides unique challenges to offering secure access for truly mobile communications and computing. Working with Verizon Wireless and Kyocera, the U.S. Navy equipped personnel with Dell laptops, Kyocera KPC650 1xEV-DO PC Cards that connect to the Verizon Wireless broadband network and a Juniper VPN for security, so they now have a secure and efficient mobile alternative to get their work done while on the road.
GE's Consumer and Industrial Appliance Division
GE Consumer and Industrial implemented a sophisticated fleet management solution designed by ServicePower that uses the Kyocera 200 Module to instantly locate vehicles over the Verizon Wireless network. It integrates award-winning technology from a team of industry leading providers, including GE Security, CalAmp, Panasonic, Intel and Verizon Wireless. The solution enables faster, more responsive scheduling of service appointments, better on-time delivery and first time fix rates, and improved communication between field service technicians and dispatchers to reduce the need for more than one visit to repair appliances or units.
For more information about Kyocera Wireless' award-winning CDMA data products, including case studies detailing these implementations, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com. For more information about Verizon Wireless, business customers can contact a Verizon Wireless Business Specialist at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ or www.verizonwireless.com/business.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 56.7 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About the Kyocera 200 Module
The Kyocera 200 Module is designed to enable M2M and telemetry applications such as AVL, Fleet Management, SCADA, asset tracking, remote metering or security, wireless vending, exception reporting and wireless point-of-sale. The module is equipped with CDMA 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 and functions 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.
Known for its strong carrier relationships, helpful developer tools and excellent customer service, Kyocera Wireless offers periodic developer conferences to assist module adopters and support wireless integration into OEM products and systems. A developer's kit and programming tools are available for purchase by module customers. For additional information, 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. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. 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, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. 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, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2006, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$10 billion (JP¥ 1,181,489 million) with net income of approximately US$596 million (JP¥ 69,696 million).
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