POSM's Got It: One-Click Server Inspection Backup
Along with creating POSM Pro, the Most Robust, User-Friendly Inspection Software to Come Down the Pipe, we’ve also created three levels of video archive Office Software:
- Entry-level Workstation Engineering
- Mid-level Storage
- Server, maximum speed, space, access, options, and functionality.
Unless you’re a one-person contractor, we recommend POSM Server or Storage to most companies. Server, specifically, gives unlimited authorized workers access to your company’s huge organized library of active and archived inspections (searchable by several variables, so your workers can find the exact inspection in moments).
POSM Crossbore Tools Assist AIMS Companies Engineer
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For a general overview of AIMS Companies, click here to read Part One.
Joshua Kerby has worked as an engineer for AIMS Companies for over 10 years. Joshua knows a lot about pipeline maintenance, particularly in one area where he brings a great deal of expertise. “I’ve specialized in crossbore inspections for over a decade. Without a doubt, crossbore inspection and repair is my bread and butter.” He added that his co-worker, Dave Alonzo is another crossbore expert in AIMS Company. David was co-featured in part one.
A crossbore is a tricky pipeline incident in which a sewer line had accidentally intersected with another underground utility (gas, communication, electric, etc). The integrity of the pipeline needs to be determined and repaired as fast and as safely as possible. The inspection and repair of a crossbore event is a highly specialized engineering service that AIMS provides. Among its apps within its core program, POSM Software includes an industry-leading tool to assist with crossbore inspection. “I recommend POSM Crossbore Tools,” said Joshua. “I’ve never used anything else like it.”
Among its features, Crossbore Tools:
- Assist in the most thorough and accurate mapping possible.
- Make it easy to document all observations and actions taken.
- Provide accountability of your actions in a convenient, portable way.
These tools, combined with best practices, should help minimize potential issues in handling crossbores. You can read much more about POSM’s Crossbore Tools here.
Important Changes for POSM Office Users
POSM Software just streamlined its Office programs. This change simplifies our product line and minimizes confusion. Our Office lineup has been reduced from four products to three. What does this mean for our users?
First of all, Workstation is now Workstation Engineering. This is still our Office single-user video inspection database program that runs on MS Access and stores up to 2500 inspections. The program previously known as Workstation will no longer be included free with POSM Professional. Future new customers can add Workstation Engineering for a fee, but users can easily upgrade to Storage or Server for the difference in cost at any time by contacting our Tech Support.
Click here to go to our dedicated Workstation Engineering page.
Workstation is now Workstation Engineering.
Effective immediately: If you are one of our many users who received Workstation (formerly known as Office) free with POSM Professional, you will be credited the full price of Workstation Engineering when you upgrade to Storage or Server. You will only be charged the difference! You have the option to stick with Workstation Engineering at no additional cost to you. Even though you received the program free, the full price of the program will be credited whenever you choose to upgrade. You’ll only pay the difference.
POSM Spotlight: AIMS Companies Utilizes Talent to Best Advantage
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AIMS Companies perform an array of pipeline- and wastewater-related services for municipal and corporate clients, from CCTV pipe inspection to maintenance and repair, and more. Founded in 2005, AIMS operates across the entire US from its corporate office and 14 satellite offices, located mainly in the south and southwest region, plus Washington. AIMS most recently expanded into the southeast, with new offices in Georgia and Alabama. The key to their versatility, in the opinion of one AIMS technician, is the spectrum of talent among their employees. Team leaders tap their talent pool every day and take advantage of modern communications so experts can consult on projects all across the country.
Joshua Kerby, an AIMS engineer for over 10 years, served as the regional project manager operating out of San Leandro, California until April 2019. He’s stepped in to a new position to oversee the company’s newest branch in Georgia. He explained, ”Our division managers each bring their own unique areas of expertise. We reach out to each other whenever we need to.” Dave Alonzo agreed. “When I need assistance on municipal work, I consult Todd Smith in our Arizona office because he’s performed a lot of new construction. If I have a question about industrial cleanings, I call Steven Walker in Scottsdale, AZ, and get him involved. We utilize our expertise to function as a team ”
...experts...consult on projects all across the country.
POSM SQL Server Now Emulates NASSCO V7 Export Exchange Databases Without Exporting
SOFTWARE UPDATE: POSM has just made it easier than ever for users of POSM Server to interact with NASSCO PACP, LACP, and MACP V7. You can now easily import or link POSM data into any city management or work order system without exporting it from POSM. Users can now link the Asset Management System, CMMS, or Work Order system directly to POSM’s videos, Images, and HTML reports, bypassing the need to import them. This streamlining of the process means POSM users can use the program with NASSCO V7 more efficiently and no longer requires that the user “double up” the data.
This change is just the latest example of POSM Server’s Superior Solutions. Anyone who uses POSM SQL Server with NASSCO V7 should contact our tech support directly Monday-Friday 9 AM-6 PM. EST to schedule a download of the latest version. We’re here to make sure you know why POSM is the Most Robust, User-Friendly Software to Come Down the Pipe.
POSM Works With Cityworks
Great news for contractors and city engineers that use POSM Software and Cityworks! POSM has refined its software so it’s easier than ever to sync POSM CCTV inspections into the Cityworks SQL Database. And chances are, the POSM Cityworks Sync Tool is already a part of the POSM Software running on your computer.
Cityworks has a goal to unify GIS technologies for the 21st century, and is used by over 650 infrastructure clients nationally. Many cities and municipalities now require contractors to use the platform, and with good reason. Fortunately, contractors who use POSM don’t have to choose. Customers that use POSM Server and POSM Storage (our two full-feature Office products) can already merge the platforms.
Virginia Beach Crew Returns to POSM Software
Marvin Tatem, the Utility Crew Leader for the City of Virginia Beach, VA., has worked for the City for 25 years and hasn’t seen a slow day. Marvin directs a crew of eight workers with six trucks (three pairs of truck crews, each consisting of a closed-circuit TV (CCTV) truck and a cleaning truck). Marvin stays on top of the city’s ever-demanding pipe maintenance needs. He delegates assignments and personally performs CCTV inspections daily.
Virginia Beach takes an aggressive approach to pipeline maintenance:
POSM Reaching Out to its Customers to Ensure Data Backup Processes
In today’s world, a company’s most valuable virtual data is vulnerable to an array of attacks, hardware failure or accidental deletion. That’s why a reliable, consistent method of backing up data is more important than ever. Because we value our client’s data almost as much as they do, POSM Software is readying to check in with all of our customers to assess their setup and assist with a backup process that integrates with each company’s workflow. POSM has all the tools to make the backup process easy, consistent, and reliable.
POSM to the Rescue
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Subsite Electronics West Coast Rep Sheldon Teeples shared his thoughts on how POSM Software is easy to use, and how this ease of use helps him sell equipment and makes training sessions easier. You can read our detailed profile on Sheldon by clicking here.
Sheldon also relayed a particularly memorable interaction with one of his municipality clients, a story we felt warranted special attention.
Sheldon explained that this municipality was a long-term client, and that, historically, they had not been using POSM. Sheldon himself had trained them on their previously chosen software (whose brand we will not reveal because we’re classy that way). “I told them bluntly, ‘every time you run this, you’re going to feel like an idiot. It’s designed for operators with a deep knowledge of computer programming.’”