Cat® Product Link™ Takes the Guesswork Out of Equipment Management

Houston, TexasCaterpillar Global Petroleum is pleased to announce the upcoming 2013 launch of Cat® Product Link™, Caterpillar’s enterprise telematics solution for the oil and gas market that enables customers, dealers and enterprise users to remotely determine the location, operation and condition of connected Catproducts. Product Link will be standard on many of Caterpillar’s larger engines for well servicing, gas compression, drilling and production applications in the Americas and EU. Global release will begin in early 2014 and the availability for other Cat engine platforms will be in the near future.

An innovative tool for equipment management, the Product Link user-friendly interface enables communication between the customer and their equipment assets, and provides comprehensive information about the performance and condition of the equipment. It also enables the user to customize alerts so that critical operations receive immediate attention. Product Link can communicate through several mediums including LAN,satellite or cellular network coverage.

Product Link helps lower owning and operating costs, improve productivity, and offers daily operations support and information for business decisions. It provides quick identification of assets working under capacity and enables the user to reassign equipment where it’s needed most to increase utilization. Through the solution’s detailed asset management, customers can see fuel status, work time versus idle time and upcoming service needs.

“Product Link helps you make efficient use of your data to maximize operations while minimizing inefficiencies,” said Ralph Warner, product support development manager, Caterpillar Oil and Gas. “It simplifies monitoring and management tasks so you get more out of your equipment, reduce downtime, and lower costs, all of which generates a positive impact on the bottom line.”

To learn more about the comprehensive Cat solutions for the oil and gas industry, visit industry experts on hand at the Caterpillar booth at OTC 2013, May 6-9th, in Houston, Texas, (Booth #3341) or visit catoilandgasinfo.com. For up to the minute information during OTC, follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caterpillaroilandgas & Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/catoilandgas using #OTCHOUSTON and #CatatOTC.

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About Caterpillar Global Petroleum

Caterpillar Global Petroleum, Caterpillar Inc.’s oil and gas division with headquarters in Houston, Texas, groups all the sales and service activities for Cat oil and gas power solutions. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier power solutions with outputs from 31 to 16,000 kW. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression segments. More information is available at: http://www.catoilandgasinfo.com/pr

About Caterpillar

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2012 sales and revenues of $65.875 billion, Caterpillar is a technology leader and the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, clean diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. More information is available at www.cat.com.

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