Software allows multiple parties to view pipe inspection remotely

Software allows multiple parties to view pipe inspections remotely.
Software allows multiple parties to view pipe inspection remotely

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WinView 2.1 software from PURE Software Solutions enables multiple individuals to view the video stream directly from
CCTV equipment via secure Internet connection.

In emergency situations, the software allows a CCTV operator to alert engineers, inspectors, project managers or other individuals of the problem and enables them to view the situation live from their desktop or other Internet connection. Individuals can discuss the problem via real-time chat, record video on their computers and provide the operator with an efficient collaborative decision on how to proceed.

Supervisors also can use the software to view job site efficiencies, review conditions inside a line and converse with operators about a project, enabling issues to be resolved and change orders and work orders to be prepared or altered in real time, eliminating travel or standby time.

"There is no need for extra contractor or municipality personnel to be on site when they can view (from a remote location) what's going on inside the pipe at the same time the operator is doing the inspection," says Bill Stenson, one of the founders of PURE Software Solutions. "This product helps reduce the impact on the environment by eliminating the need for additional personnel to drive to the job site as well as reducing the time that the CCTV equipment sits idle while waiting for people to show up. Decisions can be made quickly; they can mobilize any additional equipment that needs to be sent to the job site on the fly." Stenson says the software enables up to 10 different people to view an inspection at the same time.

"Basically, the software is purchased and downloaded from the PURE website and installed on the CCTV equipment's computer for when the need arises. Should the operator come to an emergency situation within the pipe that needs to be addressed immediately, he would connect to a mobile Internet provider and send an email notification to whomever needs to view it. The recipient simply clicks on the link."

The PC-based software works with all data acquisition software and CCTV equipment, including PipeLogix, WinCan, ITpipes, Granite, CUES, RST, IBAK, Aries, Pearpoint and more. 303/867-1414; www.puresoftwaresolutions.com



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