Las Vegas, Nev., April 1, 2008 — Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of wireless handsets and devices, and RACO Manufacturing and Engineering, Inc. a leading provider of remote monitoring, reporting and control devices, today announced that RACO’s AlarmAgent.com® now integrates the award-winning Kyocera 200 Module to enable anytime, anywhere communications over CDMA2000 1xRTT wireless networks. AlarmAgent.com is a sophisticated CDMA-based, Web-enabled remote monitoring and alarm reporting solution designed to monitor and manage unattended equipment for municipalities, utilities and manufacturers. It has been approved for use for the largest M2M-focused CDMA service provider in North America.
“We were on a tight timeline to meet the requirements of the wireless industry’s evolution to digital technology, and we needed a technology partner with a field-proven solution and strong carrier relationships who could also provide integration and engineering support,” said Sam Siggins, vice president, engineering, RACO. “CDMA modules from Kyocera Wireless were a perfect fit and helped us achieve our goals. AlarmAgent.com remains a powerful and cost-effective tool that puts total system access at our customers’ fingertips.”
AlarmAgent.com, enabled by the Kyocera 200 Module, is a full-featured, Web-based alarm detection and reporting system that provides always-on monitoring of unattended equipment. Designed for use at wastewater treatment facilities, manufacturing plants and utilities, AlarmAgent.com uses wireless and Web-enabled Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) to continuously monitor preconfigured data from equipment in the field. When an alarm condition is detected, a technician or manager immediately receives notification via cell phone, email, phone, SMS, and/or pager and is able to acknowledge and respond in real time. A user-friendly Web-based interface allows technicians to view and download detailed equipment performance reports and determine a course of action immediately, saving equipment downtime and often preventing the need for extensive repairs. Data and reports can be accessed on-demand from any Internet-connected PC or other Web-enabled device.
“The ability to cost-effectively manage remote equipment is vitally important and Kyocera’s wireless modules empower real-time communication of key data,” said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless Corp. “We provide our customers with a powerful, durable wireless tool that’s affordable and extremely complementary to existing landline solutions.”
For more information about AlarmAgent.com and RACO, please contact sales at: 1-800-722-6999 or visit, www.racoman.com. For more information about Kyocera Wireless modules, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com/m2m-businesss.
About Kyocera Wireless M2M Modules
Kyocera Wireless offers a suite of machine-to-machine wireless modules designed to enable real-time communications over CDMA 1xRTT networks. The modules range from the simplified, data-only Kyocera 1xD to the Kyocera 200 and the 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 developers’ kits, along with spec sheets, sales support and case studies, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com/m2m-business.
About Kyocera Wireless
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)
RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co., Inc. is a leading provider of dial-up and wireless remote monitoring, reporting, datalogging, and control devices. For over 50 years, RACO alarm systems has provided municipalities, industry, and government with a wide variety of high-quality, reliable remote communications systems, annunciators, and RTU's for alarm autodialing, remote monitoring, reporting, datalogging, and control. For more information, please visit, www.racoman.com.