VisionLink: Frequently Asked Questions

Telematics
June 17, 2020

What exactly is VisionLink?

VisionLink is a telematics platform, built by Caterpillar and Trimble. It's predominately used to track Caterpillar assets, but can also be used to connect assets from other manufacturers. Clue offers full support for VisionLink.

How do I connect to my Caterpillar equipment using VisionLink?

If you purchased a Caterpillar equipment after 2017, it most probably already contains the telematics hardware required for VisionLink. Call your Cat dealer to enquire whether you're already paying for VisionLink or reach out to Clue for help.

How much does VisionLink cost?

VisionLink costs vary between $0 and $20 per month for each connected asset. The monthly cost is determined by your Cat dealer. In addition to paying a monthly fee for VisionLink, your asset needs to have a connected Product Link device. Product Link is pre-installed on most Cat models since 2015.

How can I track my Caterpillar equipment?

You can track your Caterpillar equipment using my.cat.com, VisionLink, and Clue.

Can I track my old Caterpillar equipment?

Yes. You can use Clue to track older Caterpillar equipment even if does not have a Product Link device.

Can I use VisionLink to track non-Caterpillar equipment?

Yes. You can use VisionLink to connect to the telematics data of some equipment manufacturers other than Caterpillar. Companies like Clue offer a comprehensive support for all major manufacturers.

Where can I find my VisionLink username?

Your VisionLink username is typically your corporate email address. If you do not remember what it is, visit VisionLink's website and check if it is saved in your browser's history. If it is not, contact your Cat dealer or reach out to Clue for help.

How do I reset my VisionLink password?

Visit VisionLink's website and tap the Forgot Password link.  If you're having issues resetting your password, reach out to Clue for help.

How can I give someone API access to my Caterpillar and VisionLink telematics data?

To provide 3rd party API access to your VisionLink telematics data, reach out to Clue for assistance. You can also download the Clue app and connect your Caterpillar equipment directly in the app.

Who do I contact to enable AEMP 2.0 access to my VisionLink telematics data?

In most cases, reach out to your Caterpillar dealer. They will in turn create a service request with VisionLink, to generate a unique set of username and password, also known as API credentials. If your dealer is unable to assist, please contact Clue for assistance.

What information can I track with VisionLink?

VisionLink allows you to track the key operational data about your heavy construction equipment, including operating hours, idle hours, location, engine fault codes, maintenance issues, fuel and DEF meter readings, and more. To access all this information and more, connect your VisionLink to Clue.

What’s the difference between using VisionLink and using Clue?

VisionLink is used by most organizations to track their Caterpillar equipment, whereby Clue is a comprehensive solution to track everything, in a single platform. mixed-fleet solution suitable for all equipment manufacturers. You can use Clue to track your entire operation: heavy equipment, trucks, tools as well as crew members and job sites. In addition, Clue's Artificial Intelligence systems monitors and alerts you in real-time about idle assets, irregular team activity, and faulty equipment without any ‘data dumping’ of your asset. Lastly, Clue provides tailored/customized task management according to the needs of all types of construction job sites and projects.

Can Clue connect to my VisionLink data?

Yes, simply reach out to Clue for assistance. You can also download the Clue app and connect your Caterpillar equipment directly in the app.

How do I add my old equipment to VisionLink?

VisionLink requires a connected Product Link device on your Caterpillar assets. For older equipment that is not connected or does not have a Product Link device, you can use Clue.

How can I analyse the data from VisionLink easily?

Connect VisionLink to a comprehensive platform like Clue, which can analyse your entire operations data and generate actionable insights on the fly.

Can I use Visionlink on mobile phones?

Yes, both Visionlink and Clue are designed for mobile and web (desktop) interface.

How can I export my data from VisionLink?

By connecting VisionLink to a comprehensive platform like Clue, you can easily export your VisionLink to any system.

How to connect VisionLink to Viewpoint Vista?

By connecting VisionLink to a comprehensive platform like Clue, you can easily export your VisionLink to any system such as Viewpoint Vista.

How to connect VisionLink to B2W?

By connecting VisionLink to a comprehensive platform like Clue, you can easily export your VisionLink to any system such as B2W.

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