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School Bus Student Tracking

6 Dec , 2014,
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OPAL Solutions is designed specifically for school transportation to track and monitor student ridership in a safe and non-intrusive way.  Knowing if and when a student got on or off the bus accounts for a significant portion of calls parents make to schools and is information that schools need to know.  OPAL Solutions provides accurate and immediate answers.

Just What Schools Have Been Asking For

OPAL Solutions has succeeded where others have not by using its patented Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) technology to solve the problem.  Students carry a small card that contains passive RFID technology that logs each student’s entry or exit automatically when the student passes the scanner located on the school bus.

Load and Unload Process Stays the Same

Customers say it works because OPAL Solutions requires no action on the part of drivers or students, other than to carry the card.  OPAL Solutions delivers the required performance without impeding the normal loading and unloading process.  It’s a true win/win/win/win for school officials, drivers, students and parents.

For Parents’ Peace of Mind

Parents can receive student tracking information by cell phone and computer browser with OPAL Solutions

School Officials, Parents and Students All Gain

Transporting students responsibly is something school officials and parents take very seriously.  A student’s boarding or departure status has always been largely reliant on speculation.  OPAL Solutions provides the capabilities commensurate to the responsibility.

  • STUDENTS – Provide valuable information when getting on and off the bus.
  • PARENTS – Take the appropriate action because they have precise answers to boarding status and times.
  • SCHOOL PRINCIPALS – Meet obligations to parents and district to do all they can to ensure student safety.
  • TRANSPORTATION MANAGERS – Equip buses with powerful track and report capabilities cost-effectively.
  • DRIVERS – Provide valuable and accurate information without having to do anything different.
  • SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES – Answer parents’ and school officials’ questions instantly and accurately.
  • RISK MANAGERS – Protect the districts from liability by removing uncertainty about boarding status.
  • IT MANAGERS – Save valuable resources, with no demands on existing IT infrastructure or personnel.

Now student ridership can be monitored in a safe and non-intrusive way.  Parents and school officials can have answers easily, immediately and cost-effectively with the OPAL Solutions student tracking system.

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