CAT Introduce New Engine Monitoring, Boat Tracking System

Press Release
Sunday, August 19, 2012

Caterpillar introduce a remote tracking, monitoring, & notification system, 'gplink' for Cat® powered yachts & other vessels.

gplink protects vessels by monitoring engine operating parameters and engine diagnostic codes as well as on-board critical systems such as bilge levels, fire alarms, low batteries and power interruption.

The system can provide immediate notification via e-mail, SMS, and/or phone of any critical alarm or event.

Through the utilization of dual band cellular technology with GSM communications, as well as the Iridium satellite system, gplink is able to provide vessel coverage on a global basis. gplink’s Geo-Fence feature allows the vessel operator to set up a precise boundary within which the boat should be operating or docked. Any unauthorized movement outside that boundary will prompt an immediate notification from gplink to the vessel operator.

gplink’s monitoring of a vessel’s critical engine parameters is supported by trained Caterpillar Technical experts in the gplink call center. These experts can remotely access any fault codes or operating conditions, review a vessel’s alarm status, troubleshoot any engine conditions and potentially eliminate a service technician’s preliminary visit to a vessel.

Beyond showing real-time data, gplink also archives all account data, which can be referenced at any time. The vessel owner will receive reports and monthly updates on maintenance that is coming due, alarms received during the month, a complete engine diagnostic report, and important updates from the vessel manufacturer.


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