C.A.T4™ and Genny4™ Cable Avoidance Tools


Two innovative tools, engineered to deliver a step change in capabilities with minimal change in work practices or training requirements.

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 bar-graph ‘tidemark’ enables the user to quickly spot and zero-in on a buried conductor.

The Genny4 provides a class-first simultaneous dual-frequency signal output. Alongside the familiar 33kHz 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.

eC.A.T4™ series units feature on-board data acquisition to aid in identifying training leeds, while the SWING™ warning alerts the operator to incorrect usage patterns, encouraging corrective action.

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(1) and can be used to extend the validity of the C.A.T4’s calibration certificate on demand.

(1)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 for full reverse-compatibility. For example, all Genny3 accessories are compatible with Genny4.

Radiodetection offers comprehensive training options for operators, managers and trainers to promote best working practises and supports management of those responsible for Cable Avoidance.



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

High contrast display auto-backlight
Bargraph ‘tidemark’ enables operators to quickly spot and zero-in on a buried conductor.

High speed US B 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 series locators.

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