Rugged devices drive cost savings and efficiencies in tracking, dispatching, and managing mobile workforces
Kyocera with AT&T and Fleet Complete unveiled the first ruggedized Android devices to support AT&T Fleet Complete
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.2
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-Talk1 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 www.kyoceramobile.com/business. Information about Fleet Complete is available at www.fleetcomplete.com, and for more information about the AT&T Fleet Complete solution, visit https://www.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 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) (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”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of mobile phones, solar power generating systems, 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.