Gatekeeper Launches Broadband Wi-Fi on School Buses for Enhanced Distance Learning, Announces Initial $560,000 Order
Abbotsford, BC – March 10, 2022 – Gatekeeper Systems Inc. (‘Gatekeeper’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: GSI) (OTC: GKPRF) (FSE: 1GK) a video and data solutions provider for public transportation and smart cities, has launched Gatekeeper Mobile Wi-Fi System, a new enhanced distance learning initiative that enables 4G and 5G broadband access for students. The Company has also received a purchase order of approximately C$560,000 from a school district to equip their fleet of school buses with the Mobile Wi-Fi System. The purchase order also includes a 12-month services contract that is renewable for up to five years.
The Mobile Wi-Fi System provides 4G or 5G internet connectivity for students and authorized users while the bus is transporting students or while the bus is parked in a neighborhood for the purpose of providing internet access to students who do not have suitable connectivity at home. Data is routed through the school’s content filters and network infrastructure to ensure that students are provided with a safe internet environment and that firewall-protected school content is accessible.
The Mobile Wi-Fi System becomes an additional data layer on Gatekeeper’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model which is centered around mobile data collectors that record and analyze video, audio, GPS location and data on the school bus, and becomes the on-board intelligence platform for future applications. Gatekeeper has installed approximately 40,000 intelligent mobile data collectors for over 3,500 school district customers throughout North America.
“Broadband internet is critical to learning, yet many students live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that provides minimally acceptable speeds,” commented Doug Dyment, President and CEO. “Increasing broadband access for students is an important priority for the Biden administration and we have carefully designed our Mobile Wi-Fi System to help address this priority. We are very pleased that a progressive school district has already embraced our Mobile Wi-Fi System as part of their enhanced student learning initiative.”
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About Gatekeeper Systems Inc.
Gatekeeper is a leading provider of intelligent video and data solutions designed to provide a safer transportation environment for children, passengers, and public safety personnel on multiple transportation modes. The Company uses AI, video analytics, thermal cameras, and mobile data collectors to inter-connect public transit assets as part of intelligent transportation systems in a Smart City ecosystem. The Company’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model is an enabling transformation to a video and data solutions provider for intelligent transit and Smart Cities. www.gatekeeper-systems.com
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