Manage Mobility and Smith Micro Software are partnering together to create a wireless connectivity and device management solution for K-12 schools that are launching or managing mobile learning initiatives. The Connection Manager is designed specifically for education and will allow school administrators to set policies that prioritize wireless networks, enabling students to connect securely with the push of a button.
The Connection Manager will automatically connect to preferred networks and will also notify students when they are approaching their 3G or 4G data limit. It will also force the device to connect to Wi-Fi once the limit is exceeded.
The new Connection Manager is a component of the Wireless Campus Manager education product and it will be available for deployment in the 2013 fall school year. It works in both BYOD and 1:1 environments and 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 can also customize district policies and easily configure, update, and enforce them on devices.