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Proprietary Technology Helps School Districts Administer Connectivity for Students
MCLEAN, VA — Kajeet, the only wireless service provider dedicated solely to providing safe and affordable mobile connectivity for students, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued 10 additional new patents to the company covering management of a communications device. This proprietary technology -- found in the Kajeet SmartSpot® device -- allows school districts to provide safe mobile broadband to students outside the classroom while regulating how and when the mobile device is used and who pays for the service. The similar technology is used in Kajeet’s cell phone management platform which allows parents to manage their kids’ cell phone activity.
The following 10 patents have been awarded to Kajeet in the last few months: U.S. Patent Numbers 8,588,735; 8,594,619; 8,600,348; 8,611,885; 8,630,612; 8,634,801; 8,634,802; 8,634,803; 8,639,216; 8,644,796.
Kajeet’s technology is keeping students connected to online educational resources after school hours in school districts around the country including: Detroit, Miami-Dade, Forsyth, Fairfax County, Green Bay, Tucson and Chicago. The Kajeet SmartSpot device offers an affordable and simple option to bridge the digital divide providing disadvantaged students with broadband access to the Internet anytime or anywhere. The Kajeet Sentinel® platform allows schools to fully customize and filter the websites students can visit and the time of day or night appropriate for student use. Teachers and administrators can manage access hours and filter out non-educational content keeping students on-task and controlling costs.
“As parents ourselves, Kajeet has been innovating for more than 10 years to make mobile technology safer for kids, and simple for those who love them to manage where, when and how they access the online world,” said Daniel Neal, CEO and founder of Kajeet. “In today’s world learning communities extend far beyond the classroom. We’re excited to make that a simple and safe environment for students around the country.”
Kajeet, the only wireless service provider dedicated solely to providing safe, mobile connectivity for students, is bridging the digital divide in school districts across the country. Kajeet provides a safe, affordable mobile broadband solution that connects economically disadvantaged students to the resources they need to complete required assignments and projects outside of school. The Kajeet SmartSpot®, a portable Mi-Fi hotspot, combined with the innovative Sentinel® cloud portal, enables administrators and teachers to provide CIPA-compliant, customizable filtered Internet access that keeps students focused on school work and without worry of data abuse. Kajeet products and services, which operates on both the Sprint and Verizon network, are protected by the following issued U.S. patents 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.
When we started Kajeet in 2003, we wanted kids to be agile with technology, to be empowered and safe, and we wanted to help them respond with confidence to what's happening in their world. Not incidentally, we want parents, educators and guardians to be involved too. Being part of the mobile world is not just fun, it’s a shared responsibility.