Cable Avoidance Tools

CAT and Genny: Drive best practice, reduce utility strikes, and improve safety

Cable Avoidance Tools assist in avoiding buried cables and pipes during excavation, reducing the risk of injury to personnel and damage to utilities. The Genny4 generates signals that flow along buried utilities. The C.A.T4 detects signals, whether generated by the Genny4, inherently radiated from metallic services, or from the complementary range of Sondes (Mice).

Building on over 40 year’s experience, C.A.T4 and Genny4 comprise Radiodetection’s most advanced CAT and Genny system to date, designed to deliver optimal performance, higher levels of safety, advanced features and at competitive cost of ownership. The Genny4 generates signals simultaneously in two frequencies, and the C.A.T4 detects these two frequencies simultaneously to give greater assurance in finding all buried services without adding complexity for users

Data Logging

Our eC.A.T4 and gC.A.T4 products are equipped with automatic usage-logging capable of holding 2 years of work history in internal memory for later analysis. The gC.A.T4 adds GPS information to the usage data to identify the position of each scan, and Bluetooth connectivity to Android and iOS devices to enable near real-time monitoring and analysis of on-site gC.A.T4 usage.


The SuperCAT4+ range is designed to target specific industry assets, using a wider selection of passive, active and sonde frequencies. Using familiar C.A.T controls and display, minimal retraining is required to access these advanced capabilities.

CAT and Genny

A comprehensive range of Cable Avoidance Tools helping professionals to drive best locating practice, to reduce the number of cable strikes, and to dig more safely.

A utility-specific range of locators and transmitters using a selection of passive, sonde and active frequencies designed to target specific buried assets.
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