"Connected Bus" Classroom Debuts

AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise have partnered to make the school bus a classroom on wheels, introducing a “Connected Bus” solution.

Available nationwide today, Connected Bus supports various technology-in-education initiatives in the U.S. by using wireless technology, AT&T’s 4G LTE network and devices to increase students’ access to information, instruction and teachers.

With onboard Wi-Fi, students can access to the Internet on their own devices. They can communicate with family or friends, complete homework or access information on the way to a field trip. Real-time streaming video and broadcast speakers allow schools to deliver individual or districtwide broadcast announcements. The solution allows remote monitoring of driver and student behavior to limit the potential for accidents and bullying.

An interactive demonstration will be shown at the 2014 ISTE Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, June 29 – July 1 (AT&T booth #3348).