With the exception of the SiB SOLO, each kit includes a router and either a Raspberry Pi or a mini-server, which means that all lessons can be accessed offline, as well as most apps and the dashboard for reporting and monitoring.
The various offline options (School in a Box, SiB Lite and SiB Mini) differ in their price, packaging and in the amount of tablets they can support: the Lite is in a padded backpack and has 1-4 tablets; the Mini is in a briefcase and has 5-10 tablets; and the regular School in a Box is in a trunk and has a more powerful server which can handle up to 30 tablets, or even 60 in certain circumstances.
With the SOLO tablet, connectivity is through your own wifi and all lessons are streamed as you go through the lesson. In addition, the SOLO tablet comes with a keyboard cover and not just a protective cover. The SOLO is more suited to single users or small tutor groups that won’t benefit from the data savings generated by using the caching server.
School in a Box owners are responsible for insuring the Box and contents – we provide you with an excellent insurance provider and package that you may choose to sign up with directly.
Boxes can be easily packed away into a secure store room or office area, or even taken away from the venue overnight. The SiB Mini and SiB Lite are even more portable.
As tablets are “locked” into our system, they are effectively useless away from the router and server and this tends to eliminate theft concerns.
Absolutely. Customising of content is not difficult, and we can work with any prospective user to help them to do this.