New generation wireless hotspot devices and unlimited data options offer superior connectivity and greater flexibility for affordable online instruction
MCLEAN, Virginia—June 10, 2020—To help K-12 school districts, libraries and higher education institutions provide enhanced distance learning opportunities for more students, Kajeet®, the industry leader for safe, affordable mobile solutions, is unveiling a new generation of managed and filtered mobile hotspot devices with unlimited data plan options. The Kajeet SmartSpot™ v400 provides students and educators with greater flexibility for data usage, including support for immersive, video-rich instruction from remote locations.
“The lack of Internet access among economically disadvantaged students has reached a new urgency because of the pandemic, and schools are facing a critical need for solutions that address associated learning gaps,” said Daniel Neal, founder, and CEO of Kajeet. “Digital equity cannot be delayed, and our unlimited data plans and SmartSpot devices provide additional, affordable options for educators to build that bridge.”
The recent global health crisis has had a dramatic impact on education. In the coming academic year, K-12 schools could face reduced state funding, and higher education institutions could see dramatically smaller operating budgets due to enrollment losses. With financial resources strained and even greater uncertainty over the future of classroom instruction, the Kajeet SmartSpot provides a cost-effective way to deliver reliable, safe and filtered Internet access to students from anywhere, without disruption to instruction and learning.
The Kajeet SmartSpot v400 will create more options for educators to enhance digital teaching and enrich distance learning experiences using superior connectivity for video and immersive technologies. In addition, Kajeet Sentinel®, the company’s core multi-network, cloud-native connectivity platform, provides stronger control and compliance of SmartSpot devices with integrated filtering, device management, network security, analytics and reporting.
Using Category 9 LTE Internet connectivity, the Kajeet SmartSpot v400 has download speeds of up to 450Mbps and upload speeds of 55Mbps. The hotspot device also handles more frequencies, multi-carrier aggregation and provides administrators more control of SSID settings to improve privacy and security for students.
To supply the most reliable wireless network connection for students and educators wherever they are, Kajeet SmartSpot devices support the six major North American carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T Mobile, US Cellular, Rogers, and Bell Mobility.
The Kajeet SmartSpot v400 is available now through Kajeet, for more information, visit www.kajeet.com/smartspot
Kajeet delivers secure and controlled wireless experiences. In 2003, a group of Dads started Kajeet to make mobile services safer for kids. Today, educators, administrators, and organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies turn to Kajeet to connect, control, and deploy their wireless solutions quickly and easily. Whether it is enabling digital access to ensure students success, empowering companies to connect and manage devices in the field, or offering the support and platform needed to launch a mobile solution, Kajeet makes powerful wireless solutions easy.
Kajeet is available across all the major North American wireless networks and globally in 24 other countries. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Kajeet has regional offices in 11 cities across the U.S. To learn more, visit kajeet.com. Kajeet has a portfolio of 35 U.S. patents with additional patents pending. For a list of the Kajeet U.S. patents, please go to https://www.kajeet.net/terms-of-services#patents.
The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.