IT-based System to Track Students to be Introduced

DUBAI — IT-based system to track students is being launched in UAE to avert the tragic incidents like the death of a four-year old boy in school bus in Abu Dhabi early this year.

By T. Ramavarman

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Published: Thu 23 Oct 2008, 11:51 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:24 PM

The system developed by the leading IT player ETA Infotech would enable the parents and the school administrators to know the exact location of the students at any given point of time. The students will be provided with RFID-tracking tags which will send out signals on their location.

Talking to Khaleej Times at the Gitex, the vice-president of ETA Infotech Rakesh Ranjan said the company has already developed the system and it would be made available in UAE early next year.

The system will also include a ‘pick-up and drop in package,’ to manage the transport of the school transport facilities. This will enable the parents and guardians to receive SMS messages on the movement of the school transport services. They will receive SMS messages minutes before the school vehicles arrive at the specified location of each student for picking them up and to drop them after the school hours. This will enable the parents to avoid long waiting periods at the bus stops.

The school authorities will also be able to manage their fleet in an efficient way, Rakesh Ranjan explained.

He disclosed that the company was at present providing fleet management solutions to 12 of the 15 taxi companies operating in Dubai. The company provided the complete GPS-based fleet management system to those taxi companies, and this include the software, servers, data centres and otber infrastructures.

ETA Infotech also has developed the complete management solution for school managements also. The new system to track students combines the fleet and school management solutions developed by the company.

Replying to questions Rakesh Ranjan said the company was planning to launch an IT infrastructure project in Sri Lanka along the lines of the Dubai Internet City.

The Sri Lankan unit of the ETA Infotech are in touch with the government authorities to finalise this project which will be set up in 3,000 acres of land.

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