Caterpillar made a very intriguing announcement the other day. It plans on equipping most of its new core, mining and industrial machines with EquipmentManager and Product Link - a remote asset management solution developed by Caterpillar. The remote tracking and management system will be a standard feature on equipment in the United States and Canadian markets. Remote asset management has been available as an option prior to this since 1998. Those machines that Product Link does not come standard will have it as an option. Wheeled hydraulic excvators and articulated trucks will be the first units that will have EquipmentManager/Product Link phased in. Technologies such as these are becoming ever-popular on construction equipment and are of great benefit to users. Fleet managers will find great value when utilizing these technologies and having them be a standard feature on equipment is ideal.