PRESS RELEASE: The AT&T network, combined with an AT&T Global SIM card and internet of things (IoT) management services, aims to help Caterpillar, its dealers and customers better track, manage and deploy asset connectivity in more than 155 countries worldwide.
Caterpillar is a pioneer in the use of industrial IoT on a variety of products and applications. It has one of the largest number of connected assets in the markets it serves, including construction, mining and energy, and transportation.
According to AT&T, its 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 equipment performance on the job site.
Chris Penrose, president of IoT solutions at AT&T, commented: “We're helping Caterpillar extend its connectivity coverage and improve its reach into some of the most challenging areas of the world.”
Provisioning devices worldwide for IoT is a complicated task. AT&T’s Global SIM, combined with its Control Center and Subscription Management, allows Caterpillar to manage devices remotely and securely, adapt to changing environments and automate data usage to control costs and boost efficiency.