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Kyocera Teams with VIBES Modular for Interchangeable, Cost Efficient DuraForce PRO 2 Accessories

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International, Inc.
, the leader in rugged mobile solutions,
announced today that it has partnered with VIBES
to create a custom case enabling interchangeable accessories
for the award-winning
DuraForce PRO
— Kyocera’s rugged 4G LTE smartphone with Super Wide View 4K
Action Camera available with Verizon
, AT&T,
and FirstNet.
The new accessory
line and custom case
for DuraForce PRO 2 will launch at the
beginning of May 2019 with more useful, hot-swappable accessories/tools
to be added in the coming months.

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Vibes Modular and Kyocera launch interchangeable accessories for DuraForce PRO 2 rugged smartphone i ...

Vibes Modular and Kyocera launch interchangeable accessories for DuraForce PRO 2 rugged smartphone including action camera mount. (Graphic: Business Wire)

With the VIBES Modular System, and the universal mount designed into the
case specifically for DuraForce PRO 2, accessories easily clip to the
back of the device enabling quick swapping and easy access to a variety
of useful device tools. The universal case allows for accessory sharing
with any other DuraForce PRO 2 device equipped with the same
multipurpose case, without the need for tools or additional hardware.
All accessories using this VIBES system use their own power supply and
won’t deplete the smartphone’s battery.

This innovative partnership with VIBES Modular opens up an entire
ecosystem of useful, cost efficient accessories for businesses as well
as consumers,”
said Vipul Dalal, Deputy General Manager, Business
Development, of Kyocera International, Inc.’s
Communications Equipment Group. “The rugged DuraForce PRO 2 was
designed to withstand the rigors of construction sites and other
potentially hazardous environments. These new accessories add even more
value and longevity for enterprise customers since accessories can be
easily shared within a workforce and used on future mobile devices with
just the cost of a new VIBES Modular case.”

The new line of interchangeable VIBES Modular accessories include:

Extended Battery Packs: Thin, lightweight, rechargeable battery
packs provide continuous hours of use and are “hot swappable”, allowing
users to clip the battery on during use without dropping a call or data.
Options include: 3000mAh & 5800mAh battery packs with wired charging
connection, both IP4X dustproof; and a 5800mAh battery pack with
Wireless Induction charging, which is IP65 dustproof and water resistant.

Spike® Smart Laser Measuring Tool: With
a simple picture, this mobile tool allows anyone to capture real-time
measurements of virtually any object in minutes including exterior
walls, windows and structures, and without the need for ladders, bucket
trucks or additional labor. Ideal for hard-to-reach locations and
distances, the solution includes a Spike® mobile app and Spike®
Cloud in addition to the snap-on accessory.

Bluetooth Conference Speaker: With patent-pending vibration
powered sound technology, an indoor and outdoor equalizer, and 15mm
custom digital signal processors, the snap-on speaker provides pristine
audio clarity in loud work environments. It’s waterproof IPX7,
lightweight and made of carbon fiber for durability. A built-in
microphone supports two-way calling, with a pause and play feature on
the speaker plus 10-12 hours listening time and 120 hours standby time.
The snap-on speaker works independent of the phone, freeing up the
DuraForce PRO 2 for other tasks while users conduct conference calls.

Action Camera Mount, Pocket Clip & Plate: The special
universal action camera mount turns DuraForce PRO 2 in to an action
camera accessory. Made of sturdy ABS resin to withstand extreme impact,
the mount can be used on a bike, motorcycle, helmet, tripod, vehicle
dash or window. A wearable clip makes it easy to fasten the device to a
vest, shirt or belt. Also, a sturdy ABS plastic blank plate is available
to cover the recess in the Vibes Modular Case when no additional
accessory is connected, allowing users to have removable, flexible, and
personalized accessories on the phone case, i.e. pop up socket, finger
holder or magnetic plate.

DuraForce PRO 2

Kyocera’s fifth in its rugged line of devices, DuraForce PRO 2
boasts IP68 waterproof and dust proof certification (to 2m/6.5ft deep
for up to 30 minutes) and Military Standard 810G for protection against
shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure,
solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock and
icing/freezing rain. Engineered with Japanese precision and quality, the
device is certified non-incendive Class I, Division 2 (Group A-D, T4),
making it ideal for plant and field operations needing durability and
safety where concentrations of flammable gas, vapors or mists are not
normally present in explosive concentrations but may exist. DuraForce
supports HD Voice and Wi-Fi calling and is Android Enterprise
Recommended, making it a reliable enterprise solution. Its enhanced
security features include a biometric fingerprint sensor built into the
power button, Secure Device Encryption with FIPS 140-2 and more.

VIBES Modular

VIBES Modular (
is recognized as the leading design and engineering firm for premium
products that deliver unprecedented modular systems for smartphones with
their ROXON ™ modular smartphone system, including multiple
interchangeable lifestyle/work products for different mobile phones.
Founded in 2014, Vibes Modular is dedicated to using the highest quality
materials and engineering to bring cutting edge, premium audio and power
products to market. Vibes Modular is committed to developing future
products that offer sustainability for an ever-changing market.


Kyocera International, Inc.’s Communications Equipment Group (CEG) is
responsible 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 and work 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. Kyocera
strives to offer rugged devices as an integral part of a total solution
offering for a wide range of industries such as public safety,
transportation and construction. Joined by an ever-growing list of
application and accessory partners, Kyocera provides tremendous
flexibility in creating efficient and economic telecommunication
solutions for varied enterprise needs. For more information, follow the
company at,,,

Kyocera Corporation (tokyo:6971) (,
the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in
1959 as a producer of fine
(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 semiconductor
packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices,
solar power generating systems, printers, copiers and mobile phones.
During the year ended March 31, 2019, the company’s consolidated sales
revenue totaled 1.62 trillion yen (approx. USD14.6 billion). Kyocera
appears on the “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators” list by Clarivate
Analytics and is ranked #612 on Forbes magazine’s 2018 “Global
2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

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