Using POSM on your Home Laptop

POSM at Support Desk

Wow! So here we are in the thick of it. One day you’re in the office minding your business, that is, using POSM to audit inspections and generate reports, and the next thing you know, you can’t come in and are told to self-quarantine. Maybe you didn’t bring a dongle home (or your company doesn’t have that option). Maybe the computers are company property and they need to stay on the property.

It’s just you and your personal laptop, and days with nothing to do but load up the newest levels of your favorite video game and--

Hold on there. Not so fast. You didn’t really think it would be that easy, did you?

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Tele-Vac Technicians Use POSM Templates

TelTele-Vac Staff Peter Kellum and Mary Barron at Worke-Vac Environmental is a leading pipeline maintenance company operating in the Midwest; its engineers specialize in television inspection, hydro-jet cleaning, hydro-excavating, CIP Pipe Patch for repairing sewer pipes, sewer testing and grouting. It services some of the largest and oldest pipeline systems in America. Tele-Vac was founded in 1991 in Mason, OH (20 miles north of Cincinnati).

Under the leadership of President Larry McCauley and Vice President Joe McCauley, Tele-Vac recently opened  three satellite offices in Columbus, OH, Birmingham, AL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Tele-Vac works closely with NASSCO to help develop technical standards for the industry, including guidelines for identifying and repairing crossbores.


POSM works closely with Tele-Vac to “help us create a unique template for each company."

Sewer Pipe with Gas Crossbore Illustration

Co-project managers Mary Barron and Peter Kellum (pictured above) work closely together to oversee projects from the Mason (Home) Office. Together they have nearly 60 years experience in the industry and 23 years with the company. Their teams of engineers operate IBAK, Rausch and RS Technical/Subsite inspection equipment, which all run POSM Software for their inspections. Tele-Vac maintains over 20 active POSM operating licenses.

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POSM Spotlight: Jonathan Parker of Frankfort, KY Sewer Department

Frankfort KY Sewer Inspection StaffFrankfort, KY Sewer Dep't L to R: Matt Tate, Melanie Hockensmith, Tim Puckett, Scotty Manns, and Jonathan Parker

Jonathan Parker joined the City of Frankfort water and sewer department in 2008. Frankfort, Kentucky’s state capital, lays over 15 square miles, and is bisected by the Kentucky River. A population of over 25,000 people call it home. Frankfort Sewer Department’s camera truck fleet consists of two trucks, with Jonathan serving as the department’s primary IT support. The department relies heavily on outside contractors to help diagnose and repair its wastewater infrastructure.

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 Florida Maintenance: POSM Top Software on the Market 

Tallahassee Staff Performing Sewer InspectionThe City of Tallahassee’s Pipeline Maintenance and repair crews use Envirosight inspection equipment with POSM Software. “In our experience, this pairing of outstanding equipment and software is the best solution to our needs and ensures we maintain the system most effectively. It’s that simple,” said Anthony Moore, the city’s Maintenance Construction Chief. “They work very well together, and we have no compatibility issues.”

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A Closer Look: Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

UPS Battery BackupThe fully loaded CCTV inspection van includes all the tools an inspector needs to autonomously travel to a site, make a thorough inspection of a wastewater pipeline, and return to home base with a clear, accurate video filled with helpful observations. Such tools include:

  • A computer (specifically a laptop or preferably a rackmount because they’re “sized” for the job, and more rugged. Read our article on rackmounts here.)
  • Robot crawler with camera and CCTV reel attached to a Sensoray
  • POSM Software to manage it all
  • A portable power generator so your equipment has electricity for a full day’s work*

*A note on two alternatives to portable power generators: Solar/battery generators are becoming popular. A UPS is not necessary with this power generator. If your truck uses an inverter for the power generator, we would still recommend that you plug the inverter into a UPS.

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A Closer Look: Treating Wastewater

Like the picture on our TV or our microwave oven, we grasp how these things help us, even if we don’t quite understand the technology. Our clean, drinkable tap water is much the same way. We rinse it, we flush it,  we wash with it. Then techno-magic happens and it returns to the community water supply as clean water.

Most of us are cognizant of the fact that our toilets, faucets, washing machines and tubs all drain away into the same underground wastewater pipe system generically referred to as the sewer, and that the sewage is pumped to a local wastewater treatment plant. We know this because we pay a bill for this service. On the rare occasions we give it any further thought, we understand that it’s necessary because that water has passed through toilets, soapy bodies, and laundry. Even rainwater, which appears to be clean (but isn’t) is directed toward the sewer to begin the same purification process.

...water has passed through toilets, soapy bodies, and laundry.

So what exactly happens? We thought we’d take this space to “break down” the process (ha, ha, ha). Somewhere in there we’ll mention POSM Software’s role, because we’re not doing this JUST to educate you. (How boring would THAT be?)

Aerial Footage of Jackson Pike Waste Water Treatment Plant Columbus, OH

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PipeCheck Founder Credits POSM's "Beyond Out-of-the Box" Service

Brian Gibson at Rausch Inspection VanBrian Gipson started PipeCheck, LLC in Bowling Green, KY, in 2009 with Rausch inspection equipment and POSM Software. He’s never thought twice about that decision. He chose Rausch for the superior performance and laser profiling capabilities vital to his work, and POSM because “Bob [Katter, founder of POSM] had done the important research with Rausch, and he was the only one who offered a fully integrated package that worked seamlessly with it.”

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A Closer Look: POSM Technical Support

S. Andrew Seidel, Tech Support and V.P. of Electronic HardwareS. Andrew Seidel, Tech Support and V.P. of Electronic Hardware

The purchase of any POSM Software includes one-year access to our technical support service. At the end of the year, you are not required to renew your support. Accordingly, we are not obligated to service customers once their service contract has expired. But don't worry.

Customers can renew their technical support contract at any time by calling us at 859-274-0041.

But why do we charge an annual fee for our technical support? Let's take "A Closer Look".

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POSM Software Product Overview

All our Products at a glance, with links to learn more!

POSM is pipeline inspection software company that combines accuracy and versatility to offer the most user-friendly interface to come down the pipe. Operating out of Columbus, OH and distributed primarily to cities and contractors throughout North and South America, POSM also offers exceptional support services to reduce and eliminate downtime in the midst of your pipe inspection.


POSM Professional In Use in RauschPOSM Pro in Mobile Inspection System

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 360° Pipe Unwrapping 

POSM Professional's data tracking features combined with State-of-the Art 360° “Pipe Unwrapping” digital imagery lets you see what you’ve been missing in a crystal clear, unique video perspective that utilizes single conductor technology.

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Compatible With: Rausch

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