Manage Mobility and Smith Micro Software, Inc. today announced they are partnering together on a wireless connectivity and device management solution for K-12 schools launching or managing mobile learning programs.
The Connection Manager automatically connects with preferred networks, notifies students when they are close to their 3G/4G data limit, and forces the device to use Wi-Fi only if data limits are reached. The new Connection Manager, a component of the Wireless Campus Manager education product, launches today for deployment in the 2013 fall school year and will work with multiple devices and carriers in either 1:1 or BYOD initiatives, or a hybrid of both. Wireless Campus Manager offers K-12 schools asset management, procurement, device imaging, logistics, and help desk solutions as well as turnkey bundles that add additional features such as mobile device management (MDM) and learning management software (LMS).
The Connection Manager is a network agnostic solution that works across all devices in and out of the classroom and has the ability to enforce CIPA (Children’s Information and Protection Act) compliant content filtering. Devices that are lost or stolen can be remotely locked down or wiped by administrators who will also be able to customize district policies and easily configure, update, and enforce them on devices.
The Connection Manager will be available to Wireless Campus Manager customers using Android devices in time for the Fall 2013-2014 school year. An iOS solution is being designed for deployment in late 2013.