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4/19/16

Kyocera Demonstrates First Ruggedized Android Smartphone Solutions for AT&T Fleet Complete

Rugged devices drive cost savings and efficiencies in tracking, dispatching, and managing mobile workforces

SAN DIEGO – In collaboration with AT&T and Fleet Complete, Kyocera Communications Inc. today unveiled the first ruggedized Android® devices to support AT&T Fleet Complete®, a family of GPS-based tracking and management solutions for the transportation industry that collect and send vital information between operations staff, mobile workers, and fleet vehicles. The live demonstrations in Fleet Complete's booth (#1321) at the NAFA 2016 Expo in Austin, Texas, feature Kyocera's DuraForce and DuraForce XD smartphones running AT&T Fleet Complete®, including its integration with AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk.

AT&T Fleet Complete is designed to reduce business costs, potentially increase profits, and enable regulatory compliance. Kyocera's ruggedized smartphones further enhance these cost savings and increase the dependability of the solution. A recent study by analyst firm VDC Research showed that rugged devices in business settings fail less than one-third as often and decrease total cost of ownership by 46 percent when compared to non-rugged devices.

"Between the constant need for communication and increasingly stringent regulations for hours of service and electronic logging devices, mobile technology has become a vital tool for the transportation industry," said Chuck Becher, vice president and general manager of sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications. "Kyocera's rugged smartphones are an ideal, dependable platform for AT&T Fleet Complete to help companies with everything from safety, cost control and communication to efficiency and compliance."

Kyocera's DuraForce and DuraForce XD, both available from AT&T, are fully ruggedized, extremely affordable smartphones. Users can choose between the DuraForce's "standard" 4.5-inch display or the DuraForce XD's extra-large 5.7-inch display, which is ideal for viewing content like forms and maps. Both are certified to Military Standard 810G for dust, drop, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitude, solar radiation, salt fog and humidity. They also are certified IP68, meaning they are dustproof and can be fully submerged in water up to six feet deep for up to 30 minutes.¹

Drivers and field teams using Kyocera smartphones with AT&T Fleet Complete can be dispatched more efficiently, enhancing on-time performance and customer service. Mobile workers can use the devices' data capabilities to manage tasks, access job details and complete clock-in and -out timesheets. And along with standard phone service, AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk² enables near real-time communication between individuals or groups. AT&T Fleet Complete® is now integrated with AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk. Businesses can communicate even faster and better manage information on the location and condition of their operations staff, mobile workers, and fleet vehicles.

For more information about ruggedized mobile devices from Kyocera, visit kyoceramobile.com/business. Information about Fleet Complete is available at fleetcomplete.com, and for more information about the AT&T Fleet Complete solution, visit wireless.att.com/businesscenter/solutions/industry-solutions/mobile-productivity-solutions/fleet-complete.jsp.

About Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Communications, Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera-branded wireless devices in the Americas. It is part of the global Kyocera Group, which was founded in 1959 and is a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, copiers, printers, solar power generating systems, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. With a 56-year history of quality and innovation, Kyocera is the U.S. market leader in durable and waterproof mobile devices for consumers and enterprises. Kyocera uniquely combines Military Standard 810G-certified ruggedization and enterprise-grade security and application support with consumer-tier pricing and availability from the nation's leading wireless service providers. For more information, follow the company at facebook.com/KyoceraMobile or twitter.com/kyoceramobile.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) (TOKYO: 6971) (global.kyocera.com), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2015, the company's net sales totaled 1.53 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the "Top 100 Global Innovators" by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine's 2014 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.

1Phone will not operate under water and should be dried as quickly as possible when wet. To ensure that your phone is waterproof, make sure the charger/data port, audio jack and card slot covers are properly seated, with no foreign objects obstructing the seals and battery door screw is locked tight.
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For more information, contact:

Kyocera Communications, Inc.
John Chier
phone: 858.882.3543
e-mail: john.chier@kyocera.com

Echo Media Group for Kyocera
Sabrina Suarez
phone: 714.573.0899 x227
e-mail: kyocera@echomediapr.com