Kyocera launches new rugged devices for fleets

Kyocera recently launched two new rugged devices for AT&T customers rounding out its rugged portfolio to offer a flip/feature phone, a smartphone and a “phablet” with its DuraXE, DuraForce and DuraForce XD devices, the company announced.

The DuraXE is an inexpensive option for those that just need talk/text/PTT (push to talk) capability—and it doesn’t require a data plan.

According to the company, DuraForce is IP68-certified, meaning it is dustproof, waterproof and can be submerged in up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) of water for up to 30 minutes. “With a reinforced housing and Military Standard 810G protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitudes, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion,4 DuraForce can go more places and withstand tough environments and conditions,” the company said, adding its EPTT capability enables users to connect to an individual or group with just a push of a button over 4G LTE and Wifi.

DuraForce XD is designed to withstand dust, drop, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitude, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion, the company said. DuraForce XD’s large touchscreen display can be operated when wet or with gloved hands, the company added. 

DuraXE features a ruggedized design that’s become synonymous with Kyocera phones.  It boasts Military Standard 810G protection for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog and humidity, along with IP68 certification as dustproof and waterproof for up to 30 minutes in up to six feet of water, according to the company.

“Its large, tactile keypad is designed for ease of use with gloved hands. The DuraXE features dual-mic noise cancellation and powerful dual front speakers to help ensure that users can hear calls clearly—even in noisy environments,” the company said. “The DuraXE is work-ready, providing a high degree of toughness without sacrificing power or features.”

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