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12/14/16

Kyocera, Intrepid Networks Join Forces Again to Support Arlington County Police Department's Security Operations During the 41st Marine Corps Marathon

Ultra-Rugged Smartphones with High-Performance Situational-Awareness Software Supported Safety Initiatives and Enabled Secure, Real-Time Communication

SAN DIEGO and ORLANDO, FLKyocera International Inc., the leader in rugged mobile solutions, and Intrepid Networks, developers of situational-awareness software for Public Safety, collaborated to again provide the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) with high-performance, military-grade devices to support security operations at the 41st Annual Marine Corps Marathon, which was held on October 30th. This is the fourth year supporting the event for Intrepid Networks and the second year for Kyocera.

The Marine Corps Marathon, also known as "The Marathon of the Monuments," is the fourth largest marathon in the United States, with approximately 30,000 runners this year and thousands of spectators. To enhance situational awareness and communication, this year the ACPD deployed dozens of ultra-rugged Kyocera Brigadier Android™ smartphones loaded with Intrepid Network's STING® Mobile solution working in conjunction with its STING® Tactical Suite. The newest version of STING (9.0) is deployed to many Federal, State and local agencies across the United States and has been utilized by numerous Public Safety organizations for events nationwide. Connectivity for this solution was provided by Verizon Wireless, which supplied 4G network access on existing commercial infrastructure to support First Responders at the event.

"Coordinating a complex multi-agency security posture in and around key national assets and monuments required advanced interoperability technology and the integrated mission support that we trust Intrepid Networks to deliver." said M. Jay Farr, Chief of Police of the Arlington County Police Department. "Intrepid's STING® software and the military-grade line of Kyocera smartphones provides an ideal platform to meet the unique needs of our first responders."

On-the-ground security and law-enforcement teams at the Marine Corps Marathon utilized the STING® situational awareness technology on the Brigadier smartphones with Verizon 4G network service to create a live, common operating picture (COP) for all responders to view. The STING® solution enables tactical teams to share a range of data including maps, GPS, photo, text and voice-to-text notes. All information is geo-tagged and time-stamped for unparalleled accuracy.

"STING® fundamentally reduces the communication loop, speeds response times and interconnects otherwise disparate units and responders," said Jason Winslow, Director of Business Development for Intrepid Networks. "This is especially key during large scale security operations and, just as importantly, the collaborated efforts of Intrepid Networks and Kyocera delivered top notch support for the event security elements."

The Kyocera Brigadier smartphone is an ideal solution for first responders and other workers who brave the elements and unpredictable work environments. The Brigadier complements Kyocera's DuraForce Series and Torque XT smartphones, along with its Dura Series feature phones, in a portfolio of ruggedized devices made to suit a wide range of business needs. All are certified to Military Standard 810G to stand up to shock, vibration, extreme temperature, blowing rain, dust, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog and humidity. The smartphones also support seamless integration with leading enterprise mobility management (EMM), security and enterprise-software solutions.

"Kyocera is the leader in rugged mobile solutions, and working with Intrepid Networks and the ACPD on the Marine Marathon was a perfect way to demonstrate not only the dependable real-world performance of our ruggedized devices, but also their ability to operate seamlessly with leading enterprise software in a challenging, dynamic environment," said Chuck Becher, senior division vice president of sales, marketing and product at Kyocera International's Communications Equipment Group.

About Kyocera
Kyocera International Inc.'s Communications Equipment Group (CEG) is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. Designed with durability, dependability, and long-term value as priorities, Kyocera mobile phones help people feel comfortable with new technology and use it to connect, perform and outsmart life's challenges. At the heart of Kyocera's products is a belief that one size doesn't fit all and that people should do more with phones instead of being confused by them or having to alter their lifestyles to accommodate them. 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 mobile phones, electronic components, printers, copiers, solar power generating systems, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2016, the company's net sales totaled 1.48 trillion yen (approx. USD13.1 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the "Top 100 Global Innovators" by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #552 on Forbes magazine's current "Global 2000" list of the world's largest publicly traded companies.

About Intrepid Networks
Intrepid Networks is a provider of mission critical mobile software solutions designed specifically to provide real time Situational Awareness for the tactical, intelligence and Public Safety community. Their solutions provide several operational benefits to users, which collectively improve First Responder safety, reduce liability risk and increase operational efficiency. STING®, the core product line, currently serves several Federal, State, County and Municipal agencies in the United States and has received NTOA Member Tested and Recommended accreditation. For more information, Twitter: @intrepidnetwrks, email: info@intrepid-networks.com or call: 407-205-2721.

© 2016 Kyocera. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.; use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. STING is a registered trademark of Intrepid Networks, Inc. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

For more information, contact:

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

Intrepid Networks
Jason Winslow
phone: 541.221.1903
e-mail: jason@intrepidnetworks.com