Kajeet Scores 10 Additional Patents for Innovation in Communication Device Management
Proprietary Technology Helps School Districts Administer Connectivity for Students
BETHESDA, Maryland— Feb. 20, 2014 — Kajeet® (www.kajeet.com/education), the wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, 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 to kids and education, is solving the digital divide in schools. Kajeet for Education provides portable Wi-Fi hotspots with school-managed off-campus Internet connectivity. Giving teachers or administrators the ability to set access hours and filter out non-educational content, the Kajeet Sentinel® platform connects students to essential academic resources on the Internet anytime, anywhere. The Kajeet SmartSpot™ is compatible with all devices students use today and is 100 percent compliant with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). For more information, please visit us at www.kajeet.com/education.