Prostar successfully integrates mobile underground utility mapping software with Rycom Instruments

(UI) – ProStar Holdings Inc. announced the successful integration of its flagship product, PointMan, into Rycom Instruments cable and pipe locating devices. As a result of this integration, Rycom Instrument’s Pathfinder devices can now capture, record, and share the precise location of buried utilities and pipelines anywhere in the world with PointMan.

ProStar’s goal is to establish strong strategic business partnerships with all major equipment manufacturers of cable and pipe locate devices, ground penetrating radar, and GPS/GNSS receivers throughout the world. These partnerships potentially represent global sales distribution channels in a variety of industry sectors. Further, it allows clients to leverage PointMan into legacy equipment without requiring additional hardware investment.

The completion of the integration with Rycom Instruments marks yet another major milestone for ProStar, as it means PointMan is now integrated into almost every major manufacturer of electromagnetic cable and pipe locate device, ground penetrating radar, and GPS/GNSS receivers.

“By creating business partnerships with all of the major hardware manufacturers in the utility detection space including electromagnetic utility locate devices, ground penetrating radar, as well as GPS/GNSS receivers, ProStar materially increases the probability of having market share dominance,” stated Page Tucker, CEO and founder of ProStar.

Rycom Instruments is a manufacturer of cable, pipe, and fault locating equipment. Originally a developer of telegraph carrier equipment for railroad communications, they began designing and manufacturing locating equipment in the 1950s. Today, Rycom Instruments focuses almost entirely on serving those in the locating industry.

At their manufacturing and production facility in Kansas City, Mo., their engineers continue to design and develop a wide range of industry proven line, cable-identification, and fault locators. Today, they devote all of their efforts to sales, service, manufacturing, and engineering in the locating industry.

ProStar is a software development company specializing in developing patented cloud and mobile precision mapping solutions focused on the critical infrastructure industry. ProStar’s flagship product, PointMan, is designed to significantly improve the workflow processes and business practices associated with the lifecycle management of critical infrastructure assets both above and below the Earth’s surface.

ProStar’s PointMan is offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) and seamlessly connects the field with the office and provides the ability to precisely capture, record, display, and manage critical infrastructure, including roads, railways, pipelines, and utilities.

“We recognize PointMan as best in class, and combining it with Rycom’s Pathfinder means that underground utility infrastructure, buried anywhere in the world, can now be precisely located, and the critical location data quickly and efficiently recorded, displayed, and shared with anyone from a standard mobile device,” stated Doug Reitz, Executive VP of Rycom.


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