Kyocera DuraTR launches at Sprint

Kyocera International Inc., the provider of rugged mobile solutions, has announced the Kyocera DuraTR, a 4G LTE ruggedized, waterproof feature phone with a candy-bar form factor and military-grade durability, the company said.

It joins Kyocera´s DuraForce PRO and DuraXTP as the first devices on the market that will support the new Sprint Direct Connect PlusTM push-to-talk (PTT) service. The DuraTR is available now for just USD 13.50 per month with Sprint Flex lease.1

With a design similar to traditional two-way walkie-talkie radios, the DuraTR is a mobile phone that will enable one-to-one and group communications via push-to-talk over Sprint´s nationwide network (with activation of Sprint Direct Connect Plus service2). This service offers businesses a simple and cost-effective way to augment or replace private Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks while at the same time, also allowing interoperability with those existing private networks. The phone´s programmable walkie-talkie-style side button can alternatively be used to access a frequently used function of the user´s choice.

The DuraTR is encased in a rubber, non-slip Dura-Grip® material and is certified to Military Standard 810G for protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, and humidity. It is also certified IP68 for dustproofing and immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 2 meters (6.5 ft.) of water, and certified for use in hazardous locations (Class 1, Div. 2). An extra-loud, 106dB speaker with Smart Amplifier Technology enables push-to-talk and speakerphone audibility even in noisy areas.

Kyocera International, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation and its Communications Equipment Group (CEG) is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. With a 58-year history of quality and innovation, Kyocera is the provider of durable and rugged mobile solutions. Kyocera devices are stocked by North America´s wireless service providers and combine Military Standard 810G-certified ruggedization and enterprise-grade security, application and accessory support to create dependable solutions with total costs of ownership (TCO) unrivaled by traditional enterprise devices. For more information, follow the company at facebook.com/kyoceramobile, twitter.com/kyoceramobile or linkedin.com/company/kyocera-mobile.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://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”).