Kyocera Adds Wi-Fi Calling to DuraSport 5G for Priority Service Customers Offering First Responders Rugged Reliability

Priority Services connectivity expanded with both cellular and Wi-Fi options on
DuraSport 5G with UScellular, creating a lightweight smartphone option for Body-Worn Camera

San Diego & Chicago - February 20, 2024KYOCERA has added Wi-Fi calling connectivity for UScellular’s Priority Services (WPS) on DuraSport 5G, the company announced today. The rugged MIL-STD-810H 5G Android 13 device has supported WPS since its original launch and now adds Wi-Fi calling support to enhance rugged reliability for police, fire, and other first responders. WPS ensures that first responders’ calls receive priority support on networks to save precious time in emergencies.

Kyocera and UScellular launched an unlocked version of the slim-form-factor DuraSport 5G late last year. Engineered to withstand drops, dirt, water immersion and the elements, Kyocera DuraSport 5G can be washed and sanitized to eliminate grit and grime after rough days in the field.

Rugged reliability in emergencies
Priced at $579 with UScellular, DuraSport 5G's durable, lightweight design (6.5 ounces/185 grams) helps ensure it can easily be worn on a vest with other critical gear. A 6.1-inch scratch- and shatter-resistant display lets DuraSport 5G withstand the toughest day in the trenches: it is waterproof to a depth of 6.5 feet for up to 30 minutes (IPX8), dustproof (IP6X), and MIL-STD-810H tested to withstand drops of up to 5 feet onto concrete1, while handling extreme temperatures, salt fog, solar radiation, shock, and vibration, with a 4500mAh lithium polymer battery for all-day use.2 A programmable side button enables instant access to PTT3 (Push-To-Talk), easy Body-Worn Camera operation,4 or other frequently used apps.

scenicDuraSport 5G's cameras and video options can help any first responders share crucial details and images from the field. Dual rear cameras (48MP standard + 16MP ultra-wide angle) feature Night Mode for crisp images in dynamic lighting conditions, and ultra-wide angle for documenting crime scenes and for use as a Body-Worn Camera with Visual Labs Software Solution by Versaterm. Underwater photography and video recording can detail conditions for water rescues.

Indoor performance has been optimized with Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi, including Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity for up to 10 devices. Wi-Fi roaming and QoS support ensure DuraSport 5G will keep teams connected throughout large buildings. 802.11mc Wi-Fi Round Trip Timing (RTT) and dual-band GPS provide for precise positioning both indoors and out. Additionally, L1+L5 dual-band GPS improves accuracy in urban canyons, major metropolitan areas, or even remote hiking trails. DuraSport 5G provides clearer sound with dual noise-cancelling microphones and HD Voice for crystal-clear Cellular/Wi-Fi calling — including aptX Audio for high-definition sound over Bluetooth to help ensure details are heard “loud and clear” in high-noise environments.

Precision-engineered in Japan and TAA compliant, DuraSport 5G comes with a two-year standard manufacturer’s warranty, which covers most water and screen damage as well as the battery, adding to the phone’s overall value and helping challenged public sector budgets. A full list of DuraSport 5G’s features can be found here.

1 Waterproof for low pressure water jets and immersion at 6.5 feet for 30 mins; IP6X dust proof, blowing dust & sand; drop proof up to 5 ft. on concrete.
2 Exact battery performance varies based on apps in use and working conditions.
3 Application required. Additional fees may apply.
4 When used with Visual Labs Software by Versaterm. Application required. Additional fees may apply.

About Kyocera Kyocera International, Inc.'s Communications Equipment Group (CEG) is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. With a history of quality and innovation delivering many “firsts” to the U.S. market, Kyocera is the leader in rugged mobile solutions. Launching more than 100 waterproof and rugged mobile devices globally over the last 10+ years, Kyocera strives to offer rugged, reliable technology as an integral part of a total mobile offering: combining MIL-STD 810G/H-compliant ruggedization and enterprise-grade security with a partner ecosystem, industry-specific applications and innovative accessories. Working with leading service providers, Kyocera has created a “Total Solution” offering that helps deliver a significantly lower total cost of ownership to a wide range of industries such as public safety, transportation, and construction. White glove services including overnight advanced replacement, custom provisioning, repair and more, help improve productivity for business customers. When it comes to blending performance, durability and support, Kyocera's rugged mobile solutions are in a class of their own. For more information, visit kyoceramobile.com or follow the company at facebook.com/kyoceramobile, twitter.com/kyoceramobile, youtube.com/kyoceramobile, instagram.com/kyoceramobile and linkedin.com/company/kyoceramobile.

Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971, https://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 industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2023, the company's consolidated sales revenue totaled 2 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #671 on Forbes magazine's 2023 “Global 2000” list of the world's largest publicly traded companies, and has been named among "The World's 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies" by The Wall Street Journal.

About UScellular
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2024. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.

© 2023 KYOCERA International, Inc. (KII), San Diego, California, USA. All rights reserved. DuraSport 5G is a trademark of Kyocera International, Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.; use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. All other marks are held by their respective owners.

For more information, contact:
Leasa Ireland LPI Communications for Kyocera
leasa@lpicommunications.com

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