Kitcal® is a specially designed tablet that helps our senior generation stay socially connected to their whānau and friends.
Kitcal® gives back direct personal communication to seniors living in care and reduces social isolation for those still living independently.
Proudly designed and developed in New Zealand.
5 Key Features in Our Dedicated Tablet
With five intuitive features, Kitcal® is the simplest way for senior Kiwis to virtually connect with their nearest and dearest.
Keep In Touch*
The two-way ‘Keep In Touch’ feature allows Kitcal® users to send a message requesting a video or voice call or to simply ‘check-in’ to let you know they are OK. For peace of mind, you can schedule alerts requesting them to ‘check-in’.
Kitcal® helps whānau and friends stay connected with two-way messaging. Messages are sent to the Kitcal® tablet via the Kitcal® Companion mobile app; seniors using the Kitcal® tablet reply using a series of emojis.
The Kitcal® Calendar helps seniors to stay connected to events happening each day and week – from lawn bowls to family birthdays. It is managed remotely from the Companion mobile app, with alerts and reminders to help ensure nothing is missed.
Photos and videos can be sent from friends and family to the Kitcal® tablet; seniors using the Kitcal® tablet reply using a series of emojis.
The ‘Self Help’ button has an inbuilt help guide with clear instructions and helpful tips for using Kitcal®.
*Calendar access and Keep In Touch available to ’Admin’ and ‘Carer’ Companions.
The Kitcal® Tablet
With Kitcal®, less is more. Designed specifically for the senior people in your life, it’s a dedicated, personalised tablet with a large display screen – no tricky keyboards or multiple apps to navigate.
The Kitcal® tablet, with its single preloaded app, is personalised and ready to go straight out of the box.
The Kitcal® tablet is keyboard free. Seniors reply to messages and photos using a series of emojis.
Data Plan Included
No need for Wi-Fi or an internet account as the Kitcal® subscription covers monthly data.
Developed with Experts
Kitcal® was developed with help from healthcare professionals so that it’s easy to read with appropriate symbols, colours and fonts for senior family members.
The Kitcal® tablet is currently available in English. It will soon be available in te reo Māori, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
A magnetic charging connection makes it simple to keep the Kitcal® tablet charged.
If the Kitcal® tablet is no longer needed, we can unlock the Kitcal® software so that the tablet can be used for other purposes after the subscription is cancelled.
The Kitcal® Companion App
With Kitcal®, family and friends can easily voice or video call or send photos and messages directly to the tablet and remotely manage the calendar via a dedicated mobile app.
Simply download the free Companion app on your smart phone to start connecting with the senior generation through their Kitcal® tablet.
Three types of Companions:
Primary Account Control
Each Kitcal® device has an ‘administrator’ who oversees the account. The Admin Companion can customise the Kitcal® tablet remotely, including updating calendar events, requesting ‘check ins’ and inviting others to connect to the Kitcal® tablet.
Additional Remote Control
Carer Companions (including the Admin companion) can customise the Kitcal® tablet remotely, including updating calendar events, requesting ‘check ins’ and inviting others to connect to the Kitcal® tablet.
Helping the Whole Family Keep in Touch
Social Companions are friends and family who do not need access to the ‘Calendar’ or ‘Keep in Touch’ functions. Like the ‘Admin’ and ‘Carer’ Companions, they are able to voice or video call, share photos, videos and messages with the Kitcal® user.
The Kitcal® system includes a dedicated tablet, unlimited connections via the Companion app, and a monthly subscription plan.
Step 1: Personalised, Dedicated Tablet
Kitcal® is more than just a tablet – it socially reconnects our senior generation with family, friends and the community. Kitcal® arrives personalised and preloaded, ready to go straight out of the box. It comes with a magnetic charging connection and a data plan, so staying connected to the world is easy.
Step 2: Monthly Service Subscription
from $39 a Month
Both Kitcal® monthly subscriptions include unlimited connections to Companions (family and friends) who can download the Kitcal® app for free. Also included in this service is access to the Help Desk, the Remote Management System, servers for device monitoring, video/phone encoding and hosting. There is no advertising and upgrades to new features are free. Choose a monthly service subscription which includes either 2GB of data ($39 per month) or 5GB ($49 per month).
More Details on our Product
- 10” 4G Android tablet
- Protective case
- Timber stand with magnetic charging connection and stylus
- A second timber stand, magnetic charging connection and stylus set for use in another room.
- Screen cleaning cloth
- A Help Guide for the Kitcal® tablet
- Unlimited Companions: Includes unlimited connections to Companions (friends & family) who can download the Kitcal® Companion app for free from the App Store (for Apple devices) or Google Play (for Android devices)
- Internet Data Plans: 2GB or 5GB of data according to the monthly subscription data plan chosen.
- Access to the Help Desk.
- The Remote Management System which updates and controls the tablet remotely – removing the need for the senior to run updates themselves on the tablet.
- Servers for device monitoring, video/photo encoding and hosting.
- Free upgrades to new features.
- No advertising.
- No contracts – the subscription can be cancelled at any time.
Internet Data Plans:
2GB of data at $39 per month (approximately 1.5 hours of video calling)
5GB of data at $49 per month (approximately 6.5 hours of video calling)
We reserve the right to bill monthly data overages at cost + 5%.
4G required for video calling. Check coverage here.
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