Lte | 2019-03-22

Kyocara Launches Rugged FirstNet Ready DURAFORCE PRO 2 Military Grade 4G LTE Smartphone with AT&T

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Kyocera International, Inc., today announced that its military-grade rugged DuraForce PRO 2, a 4G LTE Android smartphone, has been added to its rugged devices available through AT&T.

Designed for public safety and enterprise use, especially first responders and construction, DuraForce PRO 2 is dependable and durable in even the harshest environments. DuraForce PRO 2 is also FirstNet Ready™, so it’s been tested and certified to operate on FirstNet – the nationwide public safety broadband communications platform.

The FirstNet Ready™ DuraForce PRO 2 supports the FirstNet Band 14 spectrum and with a FirstNet SIM gives public safety access to the dedicated, physically separate FirstNet network core, which supports First Priority™, enabling priority and, for first responders, preemption.

DuraForce PRO 2’s enhanced security features include a biometric fingerprint sensor built into the power button, Secure Device Encryption with FIPS 140-2 and more. Its gloved and wet screen operation ensure the device can be used in cold, wet or muddy conditions. With up to double the ROM/RAM of previous versions (64GB/4GB and supports up to 512GB microSD) and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor with 2.2GHz x 1.8GHz Octa Core CPU, this smartphone can keep up with the busiest work and disaster environments.

“DuraForce PRO 2 – our fifth in the Dura rugged series – has been designed with the needs of first responders in mind as well as enterprise customers needing an ultra-rugged device in the field,” said Akira Iino, Vice President at Kyocera International, Inc.’s Communications Equipment Group. “At Kyocera, we believe that extreme ruggedness need not compromise functionality or design. DuraForce PRO 2 delivers high-quality design, durable performance plus enhanced enterprise and security features in even the harshest conditions.”

“FirstNet devices go through extensive review, so first responders can be confident that Kyocera’s DuraForce PRO 2 meets our highest standards for reliability, security and performance,” said Bob Sloan, Chief Operating Officer, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “The more tools public safety has access to, to tap into the power of their network, the more we can help them achieve their mission.”