Kyocera Wireless Corp, a leading manufacturer of CDMA wireless devices, and AIRDESK Inc., an international provider of wireless data solutions and services, today announced that the new Kyocera 200 Module is available for order from AIRDESK in small and large quantities. Having recently completed the strict certification process at Verizon Wireless, the Kyocera 200 is the only wireless module to incorporate both trimode CDMA2000 1XRTT high-speed voice/data and assisted-GPS (A-GPS) position location technologies. Within the wireless industry, AIRDESK is a recognized expert and resource for data solutions and services, with a focus on the M2M and telemetry markets.
The Kyocera 200 Module is designed to enable M2M and telemetry applications. The modulehas advanced features like CDMA trimode capability (including AMPS), A-GPS positionlocation capability and support for IS-2000 data rates (up to 153.6 Kbps on both theforward and reverse links). It is well suited to a wide range of applications, includingtelemetry, SCADA, asset tracking, remote metering or security, wireless vending, vehiclelocation and exception reporting, wireless point-of-sale terminals, healthcare/remotepatient monitoring, and remote traffic management, to name a few.
“Kyocera’s M2M modules represent a tremendous business opportunity, withworldwide M2M market projections of $28 billion annually by 2007,” said DeanFledderjohn, general manager of the M2M business group at Kyocera Wireless Corp. “TheKyocera 200 Module is being selected by industry leaders because no one can match ourdepth of experience in CDMA and customers can feel comfortable working with our proventechnology.”
“M2M wireless telemetry is a new and growing field with the potential torevolutionize a wide range of industries,” said Michael Lang, president and CEO,AIRDESK. “Established companies like Kyocera Wireless and Verizon Wireless arehelping to deliver on the potential this technology provides, and we’re excited to bea part of the solution.”
M2M telemetry has the ability to provide real benefits across a variety of industries. Forexample, M2M telemetry can help a company cost effectively track its fleet service driversto monitor mileage, determine their location and point of delivery. Or, it can enable avending machine to automatically notify its supplier when it’s low on a certainproduct. Mobile-enabled applications can also affect agriculture by communicating soil,temperature and humidity data to a central monitoring unit to provide early notice of afrost to help save a harvest.
The modules also are well suited for mobile computing products including PDAs, laptop andhandheld computers, and other consumer electronic devices. Other features and functions ofthe Kyocera 200 Module include two-way Short Messaging Service (SMS) capabilities; simpleand mobile IP; AT command interface; dual UARTs; analog audio; two RF connectors;high-speed packet- and circuit-switched data; and support for both 13k QCELP and EVRCvocoders. The developer’s kit and programming tools to support integration ofwireless capability into OEM products and systems are available for purchase by modulecustomers.