Magnasoft has recently announced the launch of the third generation of its comprehensive child-safety platform and app, Northstar. An integrated product that protects children while they commute to and from school, Northstar has a web application and dashboard designed specifically for schools, empowering the academic institutions to efficiently manage their transport-related information, monitor their fleet and children in real time, and take immediate action in case of any incidents. It is a programme which integrates GPS and non-GPS locationing, video surveillance, and RFID technologies. The technology provides features like school-bus and child monitoring, school-bus video surveillance and student attendance management. Northstar provides a clean and simple mobile experience for parents on iOS and Android. Additionally, the Northstar parent app lets parents can track their children’s journey in real time.
This platform (and app) has been deployed in 468 schools and covers about quarter million school-going children in private schools in IndiaThe company has also carried out a white-labelled deployment for Abu Dhabi police (it’s compulsory for all schools in the country) covering over 2,50,000 children.