C.A.T4® and Genny4®

Cable Avoidance Tools – detect more, faster, smarter, safer

Detect more, detect faster. The C.A.T4 Avoidance Mode™ lets the operator check an intended excavation area for Power, Radio and Genny4 signals, and pinpoint located utilities, in a single scan. The bargraph ‘tidemark’ enables the user to quickly spot and zero-in on a buried conductor.

The Genny4 provides a simultaneous dual-frequency signal output. Alongside the familiar 33 kHz signal for general purpose locates, the Genny4 transmits a specialised Small Diameter Locate frequency which facilitates location of utilities such as telecoms and street lighting, including spurs. For difficult locates, the Signal Boost function enables the Genny4 signals to travel further and deeper, and couple onto utilities more easily.

C.A.T4’s Dynamic Overload Protection feature automatically filters out high levels of interference, allowing operators to continue working even in electrically noisy areas such as substations and under high-voltage cables – and requires no input from the operator.

Dig more safely

As a safety critical tool, C.A.T4 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 gC.A.T4 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 C.A.T4 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-demand*.

*Further purchase may be required.

Straightforward operation and introduction

C.A.T4 and Genny4 retain the familiar C.A.T operating interface first introduced by Radiodetection in the mid- 1980s and have been designed to offer full reverse compatibility. All Genny3 accessories are compatible with Genny4.

Data Acquisition / Logging

On-board memory allows over a year’s worth of data** to be stored on eC.A.T4 and gC.A.T4 series products. 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 analyzed, 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.

**Based on 8 hours use per day, 5 days per week

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

***gC.A.T4 models


Accessory storage tray

Conveniently store Genny4 accessories, including the supplied magnet, earth stake and direct connection leads.

High contrast display with auto-backlight

Bargraph ‘tidemark’ enables operators to quickly spot and zero-in on a buried conductor.

High speed USB 2.0 data connection

Connect to a PC to configure C.A.T settings, run an eCert, and to rapidly transfer usage data from eC.A.T4 and gC.A.T4 series locators.

Optional Accessories

Genny4 accessories are designed to transmit locate signals along most infrastructure types, including non-conductive targets such as plastic ducts and ceramic pipes, including:

  • Signal clamps
  • Mouse
  • Live plug/cable connectors
  • FlexiTrace™
  • High strength Neodymium magnet****

****Supplied as standard with a Genny4

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