High-tech beacons coming to school zones

The Glance School Zone Beacon System was developed by Applied Information, in collaboration with AT&T for secure wireless connectivity and Temple, Inc. for installation and maintenance. The technology is being installed at more than 300 schools in 118 Georgia counties in time for the first bell of the 2018 school year.

Each smart beacon has its own cellular modem to handle all communication, enabling traffic engineers using their smartphone or tablet to determine if the beacons are operating correctly and, if necessary, instantly alert the appropriate resources in the event of lamp or battery failures. AT&T’s 4G/LTE mobile network will power the smart beacons and AT&T’s IoT platform, AT&T Control Center, will be used to manage the solution on the backend.