Construction professionals can’t afford to be without a ruggedized phone designed to resist the extreme elements found on the jobsite.

One such phone, the DuraXV, was recently introduced by Kyocera Communications Inc.,, San Diego, Calif., and is available online and in Verizon Wireless retail stores.

DuraXV is especially designed for enterprises or active people who want to stay connected but don’t need the complexities or high cost of a smartphone.

Built for extreme conditions, the DuraXV boasts a rugged design and is certified to Military Standard 810G and IP68 to resist dust, shock, extreme temperatures, and water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to six feet of water.

The DuraXV is work-ready, providing extreme toughness without sacrificing power or features, and is certified for use in hazardous work locations. The DuraXV is equipped with a five-megapixel autofocus camera and video camcorder. For those whose work prohibits cameras, a non-camera version of DuraXV also is available.

The phone provides both functionality and durability through its resilient build. The large, tactile keypad and buttons make it easy to use with gloved fingers. Convenient top keys give quick access to activate the speaker phone and end calls. And dual front speakers allow calls to be heard clearly even in noisy environments or outdoor jobsites. In addition, the internal and external displays allow for improved readability outdoors.

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