CAT: New PL421 Supports Comprehensive Equipment Management (USA)
Caterpillar introduces the newest addition to the Cat® Product Link™ suite of hardware offerings.
The new PL421 hardware provides customers a lower-cost track-and-trace option to support total fleet monitoring and management capabilities.
The PL421 provides basic asset monitoring capability for 12-volt and 24-volt applications through machine operating hours and location reporting, and it has geographic fencing capabilities and maintenance management features. The PL421 hardware supports off-board data transmission via 2G GSM cellular networks.
For assets with electronically controlled systems and a communication link that adheres to the SAE J1939 public network standard, the PL421 offers the ability to monitor health and utilization data, where available.
The module is rugged, designed for use in harsh environments.
Press Release, November 14, 2012