- Metric Depth
Data logging - log key locate parameters every second
SWING - warns of incorrect usage patterns, encouraging corrective action
StrikeAlert - warns of shallow buried utilities
CALSafe - enabled units can be set to automatically deactivate on expiry of the defined calibration interval, to help ensure compliance
GPS - adds positional data to log records
The gCAT4+ adds GPS position to the usage data recorded. Bluetooth connectivity allows seamless transfer of usage data to the C.A.T Manager Online cloud based system for near real-time monitoring of operators’ performance.
gCAT4 is Radiodetection’s first locator for use as part of the C.A.T Manager Online system. Together they provide a remote management tool created to drive best practice, reduce utility strikes and improve safety.
The new gCAT4 can communicate with the new C.A.T Manager Android and Apple mobile apps* to transmit usage data to C.A.T Manager Online. The apps work silently in the background, requiring no operator intervention. At the end of each gC.A.T4 scan the usage data captured is transmitted to the cloud system. Using a standard web browser supervisors can access a dashboard and review working practices of all their operators. Surveys can be analyzed, reports generated and downloaded to identify training needs or evidence proof of work.
(*Older gC.A.T4 models only support Android OS)
GCAT4 - SUPPORT SAFE WORKING
As a safety critical tool, CAT4 and Genny4 offer a number of features designed to support safe working and help to drive utility strike rates down. StrikeAlert warns the operator of shallow buried utilities, while the SWING warning alerts of incorrect usage patterns, encouraging corrective action.eC.A.T4 and gC.A.T4 models feature on-board data acquisition, logging key locate parameters every second to aid in identifying training needs.
The gCAT4 range incorporates an internal GPS/GNSS receiver which adds positional data to log records showing not only how the operator was working, but also where the C.A.T was being used. All CAT4 units are equipped with Radiodetection’s proprietary eCert technology, which provides a comprehensive assessment of the unit’s hardware and software using an internet connection to Radiodetection, and can be used to extend the validity of the C.A.T4’s calibration certificate on-demand1
(1Further purchase may be required)
Data Acquisition / Logging - On-board memory allows over a year’s worth of data to be stored (based on 8 hours use per day, 5 days per week). This data can be backed-up to a PC at any time, giving virtually unlimited record keeping for the life of the product. Retrieved data can be analysed, either locally using C.A.T Manager for Windows PC or remotely using C.A.T Manager Online, to aid in ensuring compliance and identifying training requirements.
Factors logged include:
- Mode of use
- Genny / Power/Radio signal strengths
- Date and time of survey
- StrikeAlert / SWING warning statuses
- Speed over ground
- Location of survey (Latitude/Longitude)
- Bargraph readout
- Sensitivity control setting
- Depth measurements made
- Battery status
- Last / next calibration date
- Dynamic Overload Protection/signal overload status
- Angle of use
- Number of Satellites Received
- Audio status
SWING warning - designed to respond exceptionally fast to even the smallest detectable underground signals. Radiodetection’s research into underground signal detection has shown that the ability of an operator to identify these buried utilities is directly affected by careless working practices such as excessive or rapid swinging. To further reduce utility strike risks gCAT4 is equipped with sensors to detect such incorrect usage and warn the operator with an alert that is also stored in the data log.
Service due indicator and CALSafe - Annual service and calibration is key to ensuring that C.A.T operators can work safely and with confidence in their equipment. To support this gCAT4 models provide a 31-day ‘Service Due‘ countdown warning on start-up. CALSafe – enabled units can be set to automatically deactivate on expiry of the defined calibration interval, to help ensure compliance with individual company policies. The interval required between services can be customised using the C.A.T Manager software to anything up to one year.
Internal GPS/GNSS - Automatically log the position of the C.A.T alongside key locate parameters each second to prove work history and analyse working practices.
Smart GPS integration - Designed to enable fast GPS fixes even if the C.A.T is used for only a few seconds at a time – and no operator interaction is needed.