Product Link is a remote monitoring solution that enables efficient and effective fleet management.
Product Link transmits the information via cell and satellite, and its corresponding web-based application, VisionLink™, powered by Trimble, enables customized condition and utilization reports, enhanced mapping functionality and mixed-fleet capabilities.
Product Link hardware and VisionLink application subscription come standard on a variety of equipment, and can be used with Cat® and mixed fleets. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
Cat® Product Link™ hardware is deeply integrated into equipment, interacting with the electronic control modules that power and monitor systems, such as engine, hydraulic and transmission.
Events and diagnostic codes as well as hours, fuel, idle time and more are sent via satellite or cellular communications to a secure web-based application, VisionLink™.
Product Link's reliable hardware, robust integration and flexible reporting options enable equipment management anywhere, anytime.
VisionLink allows you to quickly and easily view all of your equipment, regardless of make, in a secure web-based application hosted by Trimble.
Information from your Cat equipment allows insight into the operation, health and productivity of your fleet. Your Cat engine will provide working and idle hours, fuel consumption, start and stop times and more while event and diagnostic codes are provided from a variety of electronically controlled systems.
VisionLink also allows additional features for Cat equipment through integration to other Caterpillar data and applications. Cat® PartStore™ for online parts ordering and S•O•SSM Services for fluid analysis results complement VisionLink features to facilitate comprehensive equipment management.
Cat Product Link is as much a part of the modern Cat machine as the engine or transmission. However, this expanded capability is extended to the entire fleet, regardless of make or model, allowing all equipment to be monitored in one secure web-based application-eliminating the need to visit different applications with varying functionality.
The VisionLink™ application has been developed by VirtualSite Solutions, a Caterpillar and Trimble joint venture company. VirtualSite Solutions is responsible for developing solutions to transform the way owners of mixed fleets can efficiently and safely manage their equipment fleets, reduce operating costs and improve productivity in the areas of fuel consumption, maintenance, worksite productivity and fleet logistics.
With the VisionLink application, owners of equipment from any manufacturer can use solutions available from Caterpillar's technology partner, Trimble.
Product Link hardware and VisionLink™ application subscription come standard on a variety of equipment, and can be used with Cat® and mixed fleets. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
Your Cat dealer can activate your factory-installed Product Link module upon delivery. Activation of your Product Link module can also be completed with over-the-air commands that eliminate the need for a service visit.
Older machines and other equipment can be retrofit with Product Link. Typically, machines manufactured within the past 10 years have electronically controlled systems that enable use of a broader collection of Product Link features.
Consult your Cat® dealer for more information about your options.
Similar solutions are available for other makes of equipment or Cat machines with mechanical systems.
Product Link hardware is designed for Cat equipment. Cat durability and reliability standards ensure optimal operation in tough operating conditions. Cat hardware is designed to adhere to rigorous standards for temperature (thermal), voltage (surge), electromagnetic, humidity and vibration (shock) and is sealed and pressure tested to protect against moisture entry.
Keep in touch with your equipment regardless of where it works. Hardware options support communication via cellular networks for metropolitan or suburban areas or low-earth-orbiting satellites for rural or isolated job sites where cellular coverage is not available.
Product Link is included in your standard and extended warranties when installed from the factory. Retrofit installations include a limited warranty. Consult with your Cat dealer for more information regarding warranties.
Your Cat® dealer can provide access to VisionLink™, the web-based application used to access telematics information from your equipment. Visit your dealer's web page to request access to VisionLink and other online tools, such as Cat® PartStore™ and S•O•SSM Services online.
A data feed service allows you to seamlessly integrate information that is remotely reported from your equipment into your business applications.
For example, machine location can easily be used in a dispatching application or hours and utilization information into a resource planning system (ERP).
Contact your Cat® dealer for more information about VisionLink integration.
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VisionLink is a secure web-based application available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. VisionLink does not require client-side software or data storage. A common internet connection and web browser are all that is needed to access all features and telematics data transmitted from your equipment.
Manage working vs. idle time and fuel usage
980H with average fuel use, idle time and fuel costs
Reduce fuel use by 2% = $720 fuel cost savings annually
For gen sets, you can monitor state, utilization data (start/stop information), tracking usage and more.
Identify small problems before they cause unscheduled downtime.
Also improves logistics for support services