Three years after taking VisionLink in-house, Caterpillar has relaunched the asset management system as a free job-site management solution. Rebuilt from the ground up, VisionLink can integrate machine data from any third-party or manufacturer’s system using the ISO telematics API. It replaces the Cat App.
VisionLink is cloud-based and can be accessed via desktop, tablet, and mobile device. It consolidates My.Cat.Com, the Cat App, and the previous version of VisionLink applications into one centralized solution. All user accounts, personal settings, account configurations, and equipment subscriptions seamlessly transition from these previous platforms to the new VisionLink, according to Caterpillar.
The free version allows users to stay up to date on key metrics, location of assets, fuel level, idle time and more, all through a smartphone. Three additional levels of subscription are also available.
The “Needs Review” feature brings to focus areas where actions need to be taken and provides a workflow to schedule tasks. Within “Needs Review,” the “Task Management” function can create quick tasks or a task from scratch. It allows for task assignment and ensures task progress and completion are documented.
The platform monitors machine health, fault codes, S∙O∙S fluid analysis, and inspections to plan maintenance. Key personnel can be assigned to receive alerts when an asset requires immediate service to prevent downtime. Customers can also request service and order parts from Cat dealers directly.