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Chameleon CTM 152 Data Modem for EV-DO Networks Launches
Posted: 23-Oct-2006 [Source: Kyocera]

[Kyocera Wireless and Cypress Solutions launch the first M2M modem integrating the Kyocera Passport KPC650 1xEV-DO PC card providing upgrade for EV-DO Rev A compatibility.]

San Diego & Vancouver -- Kyocera Wireless Corp. and Cypress Solutions, a Canadian provider of industrial wireless data products, today announced the Cypress Solution Chameleon(TM) CTM 152, a rugged, industrial cellular modem that integrates the award-winning Kyocera Passport KPC650 PC Card to leverage the power and speed of 3G Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) networks. The Kyocera-enabled Chameleon CTM 152 delivers data communication speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps, provides Mobile IP, and discrete 12 channel global positioning system and Internet capabilities on virtually any CDMA2000 network -- whether 1xEV-DO or 1xRTT. It has been approved for use with CDMA wireless carriers in Canada and the US.

The full-featured Chameleon CTM 152 is a Kyocera-enabled M2M solution designed to leverage EV-DO networks and is the first industrial data modem to integrate the Passport KPC650 PC Card, which performs up to 35 percent faster than competitors according to third party testing(a). Delivering data speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps, the Chameleon CTM 152 provides users with a wireless data experience similar to a DSL or cable-modem connection. The CTM 152 uses an Intel XScale Processor, the fastest processor in any Chameleon product, which provides users with a full version of Linux for integration flexibility and easy programming. An easy-to-use embedded Web interface provides step-by-step instructions for setup and programming of reports. To accommodate anticipated improvements to carrier networks, the modem was designed for a simplified and cost effective upgrade to EV-DO Rev A, which will greatly enhance the uplink speeds to 1.8Mbps, providing a user experience similar to a wired digital landline solution.

The CTM 152 supports Mobile IP without expensive workarounds or additional signaling, allowing users to maintain the same IP address even when traveling across different carrier networks. It also provides seamless transfer from EV-DO to 1xRTT coverage areas.

"By integrating the Kyocera Passport KPC650 PC Card, the Chameleon CTM 152 offers a modem that rivals hardwired DSL modems in terms of speed and connection continuity but with all the advantages of wireless mobility," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The benefits of the CTM 152 are significant when considering the improved performance and productivity gained by utilizing the EV-DO networks. As wireless networks continue to evolve, the Chameleon CTM 152 allows user organizations to take advantage of increased productivity, cutting-edge communications capabilities and significant cost savings."

With industrial-rated components and a billet-machined composite enclosure, the Chameleon CTM 152 is built to withstand demanding wear and tear environments in public safety, transportation, distribution, construction, oil field and industrial plant applications. The modem enables better management of mobile, remote and even non-mobile resources by delivering information faster and providing uninterrupted, on-demand service.


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