Parents can get day-to-day updates about their children through R-Fi technologyTech — By The Desk on May 3, 2010 at 12:15 PM
Pune Mirror: Now parents can keep a track of their kids performance at school through their mobile phones. Not only this, they can also get an alert when the child reaches school and when he/she leaves the school premieses.
This mobile application is developed by a Pune-based company and is set to be implemented when the next academic session commences this June in about three schools.
The technology called R-Fi has been initiated by Pinnacle Teleservices group. Parents can get day-to-day updates about their children by an SMS alert. It is aimed to act as a communication tool between school and parents.
HOW IT WORKS
Each student will be given a photo ID card. ‘R-Fi’ will utilise long range radio frequency technology to read the photo ID cards.
As they pass the school entrance or through the main gate of the school, the reader or scanner will detect it and will inform the parents with alerts on their mobile phones through an in-built automated notification system about their arrival and departure from the school premises.
Along with this information, the school management will also able to send updates to parents about happenings in the school, special instructions and emergency notifications.
Anurag Srivastava, main promotor of the system said, “In today’s fast urban life,a majority of the parents are working professionals and many times their kids go to school and come home in their absence, which creates a lot anxiety and to overcome this problem we are trying to provide this mobile solution.”
He said, “Pune schools have responded positively to this concept and three of them are all set to use this application from the coming academic year”. Jog Educational Trust, Arihant Education Foundation and Chate Group of Schools will be using the system from coming June.
It will also be deployed in the New Apostolic School in Nagpur and in Shiksha Bharti School in New Delhi from the academic sessions that start from June 2010.
Amol Jog, managing director of Jog Educational Trust said, “We are looking forward to this new technology. It will secure the students as well as act as a convenient interface between parents and us.”