Nysmith Picks Defywire

Nysmith School for the Gifted in Herndon, Va. purchased Defywire's Mobile Guardian wireless solution

March 29, 2006

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HERNDON, Va. -- Nysmith School for the Gifted in Herndon, Virginia, a private, pre-K to 8th grade school with more than 620 students purchased Defywire's Mobile Guardian wireless solution. Defywire Mobile Guardian gives educators secure access to critical student information--such as emergency contact information, pick-up/drop-off information, class schedules, and emergency medical information--on mobile devices. The Nysmith School will also use a new module included in the Defywire Mobile Guardian suite, Student Pick-up, to bring an added level of efficiency and safety to the dismissal procedure that takes place at the end of each school day. Defywire Mobile Guardian is the leading mobile application for student data, with deployments in private and public schools, such as the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia and the McKinley Technical High School of the District of Columbia Public Schools.

"Defywire is very pleased to be working with the Nysmith School for the Gifted, a respected center of educational excellence. Nysmith's Director, Ken Nysmith, was instrumental in innovating the Student Pick-up module of Defywire Mobile Guardian," said Defywire Senior Vice President of Sales Rawlvan Bennett. "When we were demonstrating Mobile Guardian for the Nysmith School, Ken saw an opportunity to expand the base application to improve the student pick-up process."

The new Student Pick-up module being utilized by Nysmith incorporates commercial off-the-shelf wireless devices with bar code scanners from Psion that Nysmith administrators can use to quickly verify authorized vehicles and release students only to approved guardians. In addition, the system gives Nysmith the ability to log and track dismissal details for reference. Nysmith will also employ the Mobile Guardian Bus Tracker module for managing in real time students' attendance on the school's buses, and equipping drivers with emergency medical and contact information. Bus Tracker also has GPS capabilities for bus location, if necessary.

"Defywire Mobile Guardian provides access to critical student information when and where school officials need it most. So whether Nysmith educators and administrators are in classrooms, or on school grounds, or on field trips, or managing the daily pick-up and drop-off points, they have mobile access to the most up-to-date student information possible," said Ken Nysmith, director of the Nysmith School. "Once you see the increased safety and flexibility that a system like this creates, it's hard to walk away from it."

Defywire Inc.

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