Link – Understanding the Benefits of Telematics & Fleet Tracking

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Cat® Link Technology

To stay ahead, you have to make a lot of good connections. Whether it’s securing one critical machine, optimizing an entire fleet, or tracking all your cost for a clear picture of the bottom line, it takes a lot of time and effort to get it all right. Cat Link Technology can help.

What can Cat Link do for me?

By making it easy to see what’s going on with individual machines, whole fleets or entire jobsites, Cat® Link telematics technology helps operations of any size get more out of every asset, every operator and every working minute. Here’s how:

Product Link™ hardware collects data from your assets—any type and any brand. You no longer have to spend time, money and effort gathering and entering it by hand. Then VisionLink®, the easy-to-use web interface, turns that data into insights about asset location, operation, health, productivity and more.

The result? You can access up-to-the-minute, accurate information anytime, anywhere—and use it to make decisions that boost productivity, lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety and security on your jobsite.

 


What TELEMATICS SUBSCRIPTIONS are available?

Options range from simple machine monitoring to full fleet tracking and management. Choose the plan that best fits your needs and budget:

 

Cat Essentials

  • Get the most up-to-date information about your assets with hourly reporting cycles — or upgrade to optional 10-minute reporting cycles
  • Use hourly asset location details to improve scheduling
  • Receive alerts when assets move outside predefined zones
  • Receive immediate engine on/off alerts
  • Receive immediate notifications about asset event and diagnostic fault codes
  • Get hourly updates on an asset's total hours and fuel burn
  • Monitor hourly cycle and payload data
  • Access VisionLink API data feeds

Cat Basic

  • Get the most up-to-date information about your assets with hourly reporting cycles
  • Use hourly asset location details to improve scheduling
  • Receive alerts when assets move outside predefined zones
  • Receive immediate engine on/off alerts
  • Get hourly updates on an asset's total hours
  • Access VisionLink API data feeds

Visionlink Daily

  • Access daily runtime hours, location, fuel level, odometer and fault codes
  • View daily summary of working/idle hours and working/idle fuel burn
  • Track scheduled maintenance/maintenance history
  • Create customized maintenance plans
  • Access VisionLink API data feeds

Cat Daily

  • Access daily runtime hours, location and fault codes
  • View monthly summary of working/idle hours and working/idle fuel burn 
  • Track scheduled maintenance

Cat Locator

  • Use remote machine location tracking and reporting to save time and effort
  • Set up virtual boundaries with geo-fences to notify you of a change in asset location
  • Access VisionLink API data feeds

How do I get started WITH TELEMATICS?

It’s easy. You’re just three simple steps away from getting connected:

  1. Put the hardware in place. For new Cat equipment, simply activate the telematics hardware built into your machines. For older equipment, other brands and other types of assets—ranging from light stands and work tools to pickup trucks and even piles of dirt or materials on site—your Cat dealer can help you install Product Link quickly and easily.
  2. Choose a data subscription. Select Locator, Basic or Essentials Service. Each is available with cellular or satellite reporting (or both). Your dealer can help you configure exactly what you need to connect your fleet and manage your business, without paying for extras you don’t want.
  3. Integrate the data into your business. Planning to manage data and insights internally? Involve your IT personnel or data champion and take steps to ensure successful integration into your existing infrastructure and software. Don’t have the time or in-house expertise? Your dealer can deliver actionable insights on a regular basis.

When you’re ready to move forward, your Cat dealer can answer any questions and provide expert advice on hardware, subscription and integration options.

 

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS


Which Cat Link subscription plan is right for your operation? Learn more about the options available.

 


Cat Essentials

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Boost production, profits and safety with full fleet tracking and management, including health, fault code and operator abuse alerts.

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Cat Basic

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Save time and money with insights into asset location, utilization, hours, fuel and more.

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VISIONLINK DAILY

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Start monitoring your assets remotely with convenient, affordable daily telematics information and alerts.

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CAT DAILY

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Get a snapshot into asset data, location and fault codes through my.cat.com.

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Cat Locator

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Tighten jobsite security with remote machine monitoring and geo-fencing capabilities.

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