POSM Merge Sessions Function a Best-Kept Secret (Weapon)


The Merge Sessions feature is a tool unique to POSM Software.
The tool has been part of the software for a few years, but we suspect many customers don't know about it, or may not understand its real value. That’s why we write these blogs.

As the name implies, the merge sessions tool lets a pipeline inspector take two sessions performed on a single pipe segment and treat them as a single inspection so the software can present the report information with a single score. This is most beneficial when viewing pipes and reports from GIS. It is more practical to view one pipe segment as a single report than to break the line and reports into two sections.

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POSM Update Enhances Data Entry Screens With Manhole Images

Manhole inspections are a vital part of pipeline maintenance, so POSM Software recently enhanced its NASSCO MACP*-compatible interface with graphic manhole images that better identify the specific parts of manholes. The manhole graphics remove all ambiguity and let the inspector know exactly which part of the manhole is being called out, so we created 16 diagram manhole images to better assist the inspector in measuring the correct parts of the manhole.
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*NASSCO: National Association of Sewer Service Companies
MACP: Manhole Assessment Certification Program
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New graphic elements better identify manhole parts.

This graphic interface tweak will help:

  • Streamline and clarify which elements of the manhole are measured.
  • Link the observation fields directly with its visual, removing all ambiguity.
  • Make the process less confusing for the occasional manhole inspector.

While the interface has changed, the manhole data entry screens remain 100% NASSCO MACP-Certified.

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POSM Software Update: Remote Support Launch Button

When it comes to software apps, sometimes the little tweaks can make your job a whole lot easier. With that in mind, we at POSM Software made a little tweak to our interface that we know will make our user-friendly interface even friendlier. We simply added one little clickable support button to the main menu interface. It’s that new button in the image below, right above the blue Session Management button, the one labeled Remote Support.

POSM with New Remote Support Buttonj
The new Remote Support button is just above the blue Session Management button

That’s right, the next time you need assistance from someone on our expert Tech Support team, you can insert yourself directly into the remote support queue simply by clicking on the Remote Support button from the main POSM Software menu. You no longer need to search for the Support app icon on your desktop, nor do you need to go to our website to launch a new session. (You still can, but you don’t need to.)

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POSM Software Fully Compatible with Windows 11

Hey, remember a few years ago, when Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be the last-ever operating system for PCs and laptops?

Well… they’ve changed their mind.

By now, you are probably seeing notices from Microsoft about the Windows 11 operating system. You probably have all sorts of questions about this, such as:

Should you upgrade your PC?

Or probably just as important…

CAN you upgrade your PC?

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Why Action Pipeline Uses POSM Lite With Deep Trekker

Photo Courtesy Deep Trekker

Action Pipeline is a maintenance and new construction water line contractor that services Southern Arizona towns and municipalities, including Tucson, Tempe, and surrounding areas. Andres Amado, company Vice President of Operations for seven years, says Action Pipeline specializes in emergency repairs, large main installations, and “everything else other companies can’t do.”

Andres explained, “We work closely with Tucson Water to find innovative ways to track assets and make sure the pipes are in the best shape.” Since Arizona is a desert, early and efficient leak detection is a vital factor to its pipeline maintenance. “That’s how we got into the leak detection business.”

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