Strategic Partnership Powers CIPA-Compliant Internet Access, Connecting Students and Technology on the School Bus
MCLEAN, Virginia—October 24, 2018—Kajeet®, the industry leader for safe, K-12 mobile solutions, announces new, strategic partnership with IC Bus®, the leading school bus manufacturer, and OnCommand® Connection (OCC), the leader in advanced remote diagnostics for all-makes vehicles, both subsidiaries of Navistar. New and existing school buses from IC Bus can now connect to educationally-filtered WiFi, powered by the Kajeet SmartBus™ solution.
Kajeet, the number one provider of school bus WiFi, connects over 200 school fleets across North America. The Kajeet SmartBus solution turns students’ travel time into instructional time and improves student behavior and overall safety, by providing managed, filtered Internet on the school bus. The Kajeet solution connects students, OnCommand Connection, and any Internet-capable device on the bus. Kajeet SmartBus hardware can either be built-in during the manufacturing process of new school buses or retrofitted for existing IC Bus customers, allowing any bus in North America to access wireless Internet.
IC Bus is an industry leader committed to making superior products with a focus on quality and safety, while providing customers with more choices, and continuing to advance in the industry by embracing technology to support drivers behind the wheel, so they can stay committed to driving the future.
“We are very excited for this partnership with Kajeet to enhance our customers’ experience,” said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager, IC Bus. “Our goal at IC Bus is to provide customers with the best products and variety of choices, and the Kajeet SmartBus solution is a strong addition to our offerings, which fits our DriverFirst™ philosophy by helping to extend the classroom for students, reducing driver distraction.”
OnCommand Connection is leading the charge to bring the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of connected vehicle services, including advanced remote diagnostics, to school buses across the nation. “These tools help fleets by informing the back office on all aspects of vehicle health and maintenance, keeping buses on the road while making student travel safer,” said Andrew Dondlinger, vice president and general manager, OnCommand Connection.
“This strategic partnership with IC Bus and OnCommand Connection enables Kajeet to connect more school bus fleets across the nation, providing more students additional learning time and dispatch access to technology on their buses,” said Daniel Neal, the CEO and founder of Kajeet. “As the leading provider of managed school bus WiFi, Kajeet is excited to expand our reach into connecting technology, like OnCommand Connection, to ensure a safe environment for students on the bus.”
Kajeet partners with over 750 schools and districts across North America to provide safe, mobile Internet access to all students. The Kajeet SmartBus solution is available on six North American 4G LTE wireless networks with educational filters, management, and analytics powered by the Kajeet Sentinel® cloud platform. Within the Sentinel dashboard, school districts can control data usage by bus, create filters, and track locations of every bus in their fleet, all in one platform that manages multiple wireless networks. For more information regarding Kajeet SmartBus, please visit: www.kajeet.net/smartbus.
Kajeet, the industry leader for safe, mobile student Internet connectivity, powers the K-12 connected environment. Paving the way for student and teacher success, our secure Kajeet Sentinel® platform centrally manages and enables safe, online connectivity and visibility into learning. Manage student mobile devices anywhere to create an ideal learning environment. Extend the school day with WiFi on the bus and Internet access outside the classroom. From school to home, Kajeet has mobile covered. Kajeet products and services, which operate on six North American wireless carriers, are protected by the following issued U.S. patents: 10,057,300; 10,009,480; 9,237,433; 9,137,389; 9,137,386; 9,125,057; 8,995,952; 8,929,857; 8,918,080; 8,774,755; 8,774,754; 8,755,768; 8,731,517; 8,725,109; 8,712,371; 8,706,079; 8,667,559; 8,644,796; 8,639,216; 8,634,803; 8,634,802; 8,634,801; 8,630,612; 8,611,885; 8,600,348; 8,594,619; 8,588,735; 8,285,249; 8,078,140; 7,945,238; 7,899,438; 7,881,697. Other patents are pending. For more information, please visit us at kajeet.com.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, and OnCommand® Connection digital products and services. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
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