Video and data solutions provider Gatekeeper Systems Inc. has teamed up with ByteCurve, a school transportation technology solutions provider, to develop a new school bus management platform.
The platform, called Clarity, is designed to help school districts throughout North America enable a post-pandemic safe and efficient transportation environment for students, according to a news release from Gatekeeper, which will market and sell the solution.
Clarity will interface with Gatekeeper’s on-board mobile data collectors and video devices on school buses to integrate additional data elements such as GPS location, passenger counting, and video analysis for social distancing, according to the supplier. The solution is also designed to provide school districts with scheduling, on-bus video, and data analysis tools.
“We are well aware of the challenges that school districts face as they adjust to post-pandemic guidelines for the safe transportation of schoolchildren,” said Doug Dyment, president and CEO of Gatekeeper. “Clarity has been designed as an enabling software solution to help school districts operate in this new environment. We have already completed integration and testing of Clarity, and we are now conducting proof-of-concept testing with two school districts as we prepare to launch.”
GP Singh, founder of ByteCurve, added that the company’s partnership with Gatekeeper “comes at an important time, since school districts are now actively looking for better tools to help them manage their school bus fleets.”
Through the partnership, Gatekeeper becomes ByteCurve’s only video integration partner for the school bus market, according to the video and data solutions provider.
ByteCurve has developed software solutions for school bus scheduling and dispatch, school bus driver time and attendance, and driver communications.