Mobile video solutions supplier Pro-Vision Video Systems and Kajeet, a provider of IoT connectivity, software, and hardware solutions, have partnered to offer internet connectivity and video recording solutions for school buses.
Through this partnership, schools and school bus companies can connect Pro-Vision school bus video recording systems to the Kajeet SmartBus Wi-Fi solution, according to a news release from the suppliers. This will enable pupil transporters to use features that include live video review, hands-free remote video upload, automatic system updates, and system health monitoring.
“We are proud to partner with Kajeet to provide a packaged solution that ensures students are both protected on the school bus and have dependable internet access, especially during this unprecedented time,” said Corey Mathews, director of the transit division at Pro-Vision Video Systems. “This partnership is great news for schools that are looking to keep their students safe and connected.”
Pro-Vision school bus solutions include the 900 Series Hybrid HD DVR system and the HD Dual-Lens Stop-Arm Camera.
Kajeet’s SmartBus Wi-Fi solution is built on its IoT management platform, Sentinel, which is compatible with all major North American wireless networks and enables controlled and reliable Wi-Fi access. Up to 65 students can connect at one time, making it a fit for daily bus routes, athletic buses, field trips, mobile STEM labs and bookmobiles.
Amid school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Wi-Fi-equipped buses are also being parked in school parking lots, neighborhoods, apartment complexes, and mobile home parks to create community hotspots for students.
“We’re excited to partner with Pro-Vision to deliver a first of its kind fully connected bus to students,” said Michael Flood, senior vice president of strategy at Kajeet. “Sentinel’s open API platform was intentionally designed to support strategic partnerships such as this one, and we look forward to working closely with Pro-Vision to deliver a safe and connected environment for students.”