Caterpillar recently announced the availability of a new version of VisionLink: version
2.7. VisionLink is the Trimble-powered software that interfaces with Product Link, the
performance and maintenance monitoring system installed on many Cat machines.
Updates to VisionLink in version 2.7 include a multi-platform mobile user interface,
a payload-tracking system for wheel loaders and off-highway trucks, and the ability to
schedule automated delivery of VisionLink reports.
The new Vision Link mobile
application is available for the iOS,
BlackBerry, Android, and Windows
mobile operating systems. It allows
users to view the location of Product
Link-equipped assets on a map, track
scheduled services for their equipment,
view fault codes and open alerts, and
access idle, working and runtime… All
through their smartphone!
Vision Link 2.7 also includes a payloadmonitoring
system for wheel loaders
and off-highway trucks equipped
with payload-management systems
capable of interacting with Vision Link.
Managers of these machines can now
use Vision Link to remotely monitor
information such as total payload
moved per day and total payload
per hour and per unit of fuel. This
new integration adds to VisionLink’s
current productivity capabilities,
which include the ability to track load
counts and cycle times based on switch
and machine movement input, as
well as advanced integration with onboard
grade control systems to enable
detailed monitoring of earthmoving,
grading and finishing projects.
Finally, version 2.7 of VisionLink now provides users the ability to schedule delivery of
daily, weekly and monthly reports in advance. These reports are delivered via email to
email addresses prespecified by the fleet management.