In April 2011, the "Mimamorume" GPS tracking system was officially launched as a paid service. Until then, a trial period was created, and the company looked into which manufacturer's computer to use.
"The important thing when providing this type of service is reliability. The device installed next to the school entrance is in a housing board, but it is always located outdoors. Naturally, in the summer it gets hot, and in the winter it gets cold. Therefore, it‘s essential that it dose not fail in this type of rigorous environment. In addition, the equipment must be able to continually operate accurately without time lags when sending notifications to the registered email addresses." Mr. Nishioka said.
The Contec's embedded Box Computer was chosen after undergoing a strict examination. Nishioka gave great praise to Contec. "Group company ITEC Hankyu Hanshin Co., Ltd. was in charge of researching the equipment, and to be honest, Contec's products stood out from the rest in terms of reliability." Because this child and school-related service creates strong ties among parents and schools and information is exchanged quickly by word of mouth, if there were even the tiniest problem, it would make it difficult right away for the service to get off the ground. "The service, which started in 2011, has steadily expanded and is now implemented at over 450 schools. Contec embedded computers are used in the email notification system, and there are over 250,000 users of the two types of email notifications." Mr. Nishioka said.
In addition, the technology can earn our trust with the limited malfunctions and reduce the time and effort required for maintenance. What's more, the embedded computer has a full interface that does not have to be customized and can be implemented without changing the specifications according to the school. That alone reduces the amount of work required during installation.
Nishioka wants to see the "Mimamorume" GPS tracking system extended to the entire country in the future. As Nishioka talks about plans to expand the business, you can sense the unwavering confidence he has in Contec products.
The embedded computer has no issues even in the hottest of summers and winters with record snowfall. The robustness of the system has earned the strong trust of the company.
As children enter the school grounds, an antenna scans the chip tags.