POSM a Vital Partner in Hydromax USA's Coast-to-Coast Success
Established in 2003, Hydromax USA (HUSA) specializes in detailed, thorough investigations to report on the condition of water and waste pipe infrastructure from coast to coast across the United States.
Gabe Stewart of HUSA explained how POSM Software is a valuable partner to the company. Gabe joined HUSA as a data analyst in 2006. Now a Data Analyst Manager, he witnesses firsthand how HUSA and POSM Software work together to provide the detailed, accurate services their clients have come to expect.
HUSA Analysts Thomas Riner (seated) and Jamie Bougher (standing)
POSM’s NASSCO-certified compatibility is a big reason HUSA uses POSM Pro on their large fleet of field data collection trucks with POSM Server for inspection analysis and library storage.. HUSA’s engineers operate a mixed group of inspection robots manufactured by CUES and Rausch, but POSM keeps everything speaking the same language. “The crews collect the [closed-circuit TV inspection] data and send it to our office. A data analyst reviews the information. We store all our inspection data in POSM.” Gabe explained that being NASSCO-certified “makes POSM inter-operative with other platforms, so the inspection data is ‘software agnostic.” We can all share a singular format that will run on any NASSCO-Certified software.”
Pipeline Services Company "Champion"s POSM Software
Champion (CCSI) is a nationwide pipeline company that specializes in inspection, repair, and cleaning services. Champion is comprised of four divisions - Industrial Cleaning, HVAC Duct Cleaning, Sewer Cleaning and Crossbore inspections. Its corporate office is in Cincinnati, OH with a satellite office in California.
According to Lincoln Stephenson, VP of Operations and Business Development, Champion has experienced steady growth since its inception in 1982, with a surge in the early 2000s when they added Crossbore inspections to their offerings. Today, crossbore inspections represent the majority of Champion’s business.
Lincoln says POSM had a lot to do with that.
POSM's Got Em: XBOB-4 Video Overlay
POSM’s Got ‘Em are short articles that take a closer look at our array of products and features. Maybe you’ll find new solutions to old problems you didn’t know we addressed. In this article, we take a closer look at XBOB-4 Video Overlay Generators.
The XBOB-4 (fourth generation manufactured by Decade Engineering) performs a single, vitally important function for pipe inspectors. It lets you overlay text on your video screen, and does so with a great deal of versatility.
POSM's Got Em: USB Video Encoders
POSM’s Got ‘Em are short articles that take a closer look at our array of products and features. Maybe you’ll find new solutions to old problems you didn’t know we addressed. In this article, we take a closer look at POSM’s USB Video Encoder (AKA the Sensoray).
So we’re a software company, and we don’t talk much about our hardware, but since it’s a necessary part of our industry, we sell hardware to our customers that need it. In fact, we have an entire section devoted to hardware on our website. We pick and choose product to best meet the needs of our customers, with a high standard on toughness, reliability, performance, and reputation in the industry.
PipeCheck Founder Credits POSM's "Beyond Out-of-the Box" Service
Brian 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.”
Tele-VAC Technicians Use POSM Templates
Tele-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."
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.
Florida Maintenance: POSM Top Software on the Market
The 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.”
Frankfort, KY Sewer Dep't L to R: Matt Tate, Melanie Hockensmith, Tim Puckett, Scotty Manns, and Jonathan Parker
POSM Spotlight: Jonathan Parker of Frankfort, KY Sewer Department
City of Frankfort, KY Sewer Department
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.
POSM Spotlight: Jason Holmes of Eco Infrastructure Solutions
When Jason Holmes of Eco Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) of Whitestown, Indiana, first used POSM Software eight years ago, their tech support was the first thing that impressed him, and he still considers their customer service their key competitive advantage. “Other companies would leave me waiting as long as three weeks before I could get help. Typically, I’d submit an issue to a sales person, and I had to wait for them to check in with me maybe several days later! POSM Software has dedicated phone and online tech support (staffed Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. EST).