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Skyhawk Kiwi Is Now Released

Skyhawk Kiwi

Skyhawk Kiwi Remote Asset Monitoring Device Now Available
Monitor Assets Almost Anywhere Without the Need for Wi-Fi or Power

DERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE – After extensive real-world testing, PICA Product Development (PPD) is pleased to announce the commercial launch of the Skyhawk Kiwi. Skyhawk products are powered by a revolutionary new LTE cellular technology that functions cohesively with ultra-low power semiconductor technology, crafted with proprietary design techniques. The Skyhawk platform offers unsurpassed national coverage, low-deployment costs, and reliable monitoring products.

Compact, weatherproof, and cost-effective, the Kiwi is ideal for deployment in long-term remote monitoring applications with its built-in connectivity and internal power supply. The Kiwi features an easy to activate process through a modern iOS or Android mobile application and can be set up and deployed in minutes. Additionally, without the need for cumbersome local network configurations or password maintenance, the Kiwi supplies a highly secure connection ensuring peace of mind.

The Kiwi’s ubiquitous cellular coverage allows for virtually endless monitoring applications such as mailboxes, sheds, self-storage units, gun storage, cabinets containing sensitive material, marine assets, contractor assets, campgrounds and RV parks, trailers, vehicles, remote structures, and many more.

The Kiwi is also specially enhanced for animal trapping, as remote trap monitoring is vastly advantageous to users working with nuisance wildlife removal, conservation, protection, and relocation. It can dramatically increase the efficacy of humane trap and return efforts and permit volunteer groups to work cohesively with its shared notification features. Through close cooperation and assistance from the Skyhawk Kiwi’s premier distributors, the Kiwi’s exclusive trapping enhancements will add further value to the industry:

Tomahawk Live Trap, The leading manufacturer of live animal traps.
Wildlife Control Supplies, The leading supplier of general wildlife control supplies.

Animal trappers are encouraged to visit these premier distributors to learn more about the features of the Skyhawk Kiwi for trapping use. All others are invited to visit to learn more about the many other uses of the Skyhawk Kiwi.



Skyhawk, a product line of PICA Product Development, utilizes LTE Cat M1 and similar Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) mobile telecommunications technology to support our leading-edge IoT monitoring devices. All Skyhawk devices are engineered for ultra-long battery life, creating a “best-in-class” product line designed to be deployed in locations that do not offer easily accessible power or internet connections. Future Skyhawk products will include additional software offerings and numerous low-cost sensors to support additional use cases.

During its 25-year history, PICA has helped bring various innovative products to market including handheld barcode readers, smartphones and high-speed switching stations for the build-out of optical networks. With our extensive design and world-wide manufacturing resources, we are poised to be a leader in the burgeoning IoT revolution that will permit the cost-effective and ultra-reliable monitoring of places and things, that were previously not possible.


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Skyhawk Kiwi Remote Monitoring Device Fully-Backed On Kickstarter

The Skyhawk team is very proud to announce that our Kickstarter campaign has successfully concluded having surpassed our intended funding goal. We would like to thank the many backers throughout the campaign who not only believe in the practicality of the Skyhawk Kiwi, but its time and money saving potential.

We firmly believe that the Kiwi’s revolutionary “virtually anywhere” remote-monitoring capability, simple and intuitive setup process, and industry-leading multi-year battery life will allow our customers to focus on their busy lives, while the Kiwi handles the rest.

If you did not have a chance to pre-order your Skyhawk Kiwi during our Kickstarter campaign, rest assured you have not missed out; the Skyhawk webstore will be launching late Q3 affording you the ability to obtain your very own Kiwi.

From the Skyhawk Team, a sincere thank you for your support!

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$4.5 Million Secured by Skyhawk LTE Connected Monitoring Devices

PICA Product Development (PPD), an industry leading manufacturer of intelligent music-on-hold, in-store messaging and loss prevention systems and its affiliate company, PICA Manufacturing Solutions (PMS), a leading manufacturer of Flexible and Rigid Circuits, announced the securing of a $4.5 million line of credit from Bank of America to assist the market introduction of PPD’s Skyhawk line of IoT remote monitoring devices.

Newly deployed LTE Cat M1 networks, providing coverage of essentially the entire United States, are now supporting Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology. What this means for users is that the latest Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring devices can combine LTE mobile connectivity with extremely long battery life. The Skyhawk product line is specially engineered to take full advantage of these new technologies and allow very long-term deployment of monitoring devices for various use cases.

Highly compact Skyhawk devices feature potent internal primary battery power enabling rapid long-term deployment of various types of sensors to monitor assets in remote locations without the need for any other connectivity or power sources. Additionally, Skyhawk deployment and customer activation are entirely mobile device App based, eliminating the need for complicated manual setup processes. The Skyhawk hardware and connectivity services are provided with customized software solutions for various consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Custom integration into existing deployed enterprise business software via our API solutions is also supported.

Application areas will include animal relocation, wildlife control, pest management, tank monitoring, marine, environmental monitoring, graffiti prevention, perimeter security, delivery notification, remote building/storage monitoring, remote asset monitoring, construction site monitoring, equipment monitoring, automobile loT security, employee security and a host of other applications not previously practical or economical. Initial product introductions are being made at the 2019 Animal Care Expo – booth 914.

In addition to the new $4.5 million line of credit, the design, manufacturing and financial resources of the PICA group of companies will continue to the facilitate development and marketing of the Skyhawk product line.