Win a DuraForce PRO: Construction Business Owner and Kyocera Join Forces on Phone Giveaway

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We’re super excited to announce a DuraForce PRO rugged-smartphone giveaway that we are running in partnership with Construction Business Owner magazine! The contest opened up over the weekend and will run through November 30, 2016, with winners being announced the first week of December 2016.

DuraForce PRO is the only rugged, waterproof smartphone with a built-in super wide view HD action camera. It can survive active lifestyles and tough workdays, and it can capture every adventure—even the underwater ones.

Kyocera partnered up with Construction Business Owner, because DuraForce PRO is ideal for those in the construction industry. Why’s that? Well, industry-analyst research shows that rugged devices in the workplace fail less than 1/3 as often and, as a result of less downtime and replacement costs, can save businesses 46% on mobile-communication expenses.

DuraForce PRO is built from the ground up to withstand harsh environments, offering secure, instant communications and meeting safety compliance. It also includes glove/wet touchscreen operation capabilities to keep workers productive no matter the environment. Kyocera partners with construction-specific application and accessory vendors like busybusy, ActSoft and Klein Electronics to enable the necessary applications that construction workers need, from Push-To-Talk, to time-management tracking systems to GPS apps.

Plus, the DuraForce PRO integrates a super wide view HD action camera into a 4G LTE smartphone, which means you can post/stream/share/send your content in real time right from the device. The super-wide view HD action camera enables construction workers to capture real-time footage and surveillance for jobs and job-sites, appraisal, landscape, etc. And, to top it off, Kyocera offers accessories that allow DuraForce PRO to work with most popular action-camera mounting systems.

Kyocera devices offer a unique combination of durability, performance and affordability. From Military Standard 810G certification to usable features like Glove & Wet Touchscreen Operation and Underwater Mode, our phones don’t just survive where other phones fail – they thrive.

So head over to Construction Business Owner before November 30 to enter the contest for a chance to win a new DuraForce PRO sometime in the next two months – good luck!

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

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Today, Kyocera is thrilled to announce a collaboration with AT&T and Fleet Complete to unveil the first ruggedized Android® solution to support AT&T Fleet Complete®. AT&T Fleet Complete is 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 solution is a perfect fit for the ruggedized consumer for whom we design at Kyocera.

Kyocera, Fleet Complete and AT&T are jointly conducting live demonstrations of the solution in the Fleet Complete booth (#1321) at the NAFA 2016 Expo in Austin, Texas, and will 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 aims 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.

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.

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-Talk 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.

If you’re at NAFA, stop on by the Fleet Complete booth and see AT&T Fleet Complete and Kyocera’s rugged lineup in action. For more information on Fleet Complete, please visit www.fleetcomplete.com, and for more information about the AT&T Fleet Complete solution, visit the AT&T Business Center.

John is director of corporate communications at Kyocera. He has worked on the Kyocera team shaping its communications strategy over the past 15 years – 13 of those years in-house and two with a Kyocera agency partner. John has always had a passion for writing and began his career as a newspaper reporter at the Whittier Daily News, part of a multi-paper syndicate in Los Angeles.  When not working, he and his wife can usually be found coaching, shuttling, refereeing or cheering for his three sons and their numerous plays, concerts and sports teams.