IoT Solutions Will Connect Machines and Equipment in 155+ Countries.
Caterpillar Inc. is using AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) services to connect and manage heavy machines and engines around the globe. The new multi-year, global deal connects Caterpillar products to the AT&T 4G LTE network.
The AT&T network combined with an AT&T Global SIM card and IoT management services helps Caterpillar, its dealers and customers better track, manage and deploy asset connectivity in more than 155 countries worldwide.
Caterpillar, a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment and industrial power solutions, is a pioneer in the use of industrial IoT on a variety of products and applications. Caterpillar has one of the largest number of connected assets in the markets they serve, including construction, mining and energy, and transportation.
The AT&T network and IoT solutions will help to power Cat® Connect, Caterpillar’s IoT technology and services toolkit. The solution is expected to boost efficiency, improve safety and save time and money for Caterpillar, its dealers and customers with the power to gather near real-time information about their equipment’s performance on the jobsite.
Chris Penrose, President of Internet of Things Solutions at AT&T, said:
“We’re helping Caterpillar extend its connectivity coverage and improve its reach into some of the most challenging areas of the world.”
“Providing our customers simplified solutions in a complex, global environment offers stability to their connected services.”
Provisioning devices worldwide for IoT is a complicated task. AT&T’s Global SIM combined with AT&T’s Control Center and AT&T Subscription Management allows Caterpillar to manage devices remotely and securely, adapt to changing environments and automate data usage to control costs and boost efficiency.