Australian Software Company Uses Nokia Phones to Improve Student Safety


HMD Global has partnered with RollCall to assist with managing and monitoring the movement of children on and off school buses by providing high quality, secure mobile devices.

With the inherent goal to improve the safety and security of Australian and New Zealand school children, Australian-owned RollCall aims to provide reassurance to teachers and school faculty, school bus drivers and parents on the whereabouts of students as they make their way to and from school.

RollCall combines near field communication (NFC) technology with an intuitive software platform and Parent App to provide visibility of every student movement, providing real-time updates to parents and teachers when students get on and off their bus. Operating in more than 200 schools throughout Australia and New Zealand the company deals with schools operating up to 35 route buses.

Dean Langenberg, Director of RollCall stated: “When developing RollCall, the first and most important element was security. We began our relationship with HMD Global in late 2019 as they lead the rankings of Counter Point’s study for security, so we knew we were in safe hands.”

As their previous field devices reached their shelf life, RollCall turned to HMD Global for support as they met their strict requirements of high security, reliability, competitive pricing and excellent support.

RollCall underwent extensive field testing both internally and externally, and all reports and data captured highlighted that the Nokia 3.4 was the perfect solution. With multi-layered security, up to two days of battery life and monthly security updates, the Nokia 3.4 is a reliable extension of the RollCall programme and offers Aussies and Kiwis reassurance that their data is secured and technology reliable when tracking the movements of their children.

James Robinson, ANZ Country Manager, HMD Global said: “Safety and security is a priority at HMD Global and we feel honoured to work with RollCall to help keep our children safe. Our technology and life-proof phones make Nokia the perfect device partner for RollCall. Our regular software updates and elevated standards for security helps provide parents with the peace of mind that their children are accounted for, and their data – protected.”

With an increased responsibility to ensure over 60,000 students travel safely each day, requirements from technology move from important to crucial.

Langenberg states: “We are growing at a rate of knots as more and more schools see the value in software to manage their bus networks and manage the movement of students. We’ve been really impressed by the Nokia devices to date. The affordability, durability, long-lasting battery life and security of the Nokia 3.4 phones all help in supporting our company’s mission. We see Nokia as a critical success element of RollCall for years to come.”

Having now installed over 336 Nokia 3.4 units, RollCall is set to see this increase by at least 25% in January 2022, as they begin to install their system into additional schools for the New Year as demand continues to grow.


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