Initially released in October 2018 at the No Dig Live trade exhibition, mina was showcasing it’s built-in pipeline inspection survey drawing package but hinted at a greater level of connectivity. That greater level is here, as with this latest update mina now boasts the ability to connect your Apple iPhone or iPad to your Maxprobe (UK, RSA & Europe) or Explorer (USA) wirelessly. And with this comes a brand new way to interact with your customers…
A wireless connection between the Maxprobe/Explorer has opened the doorway to streaming live video from your pipeline inspection system to your Apple mobile device, simply through the mina app, as well as enabling the user to send full WinCan or mina survey reports to the same device, to then share by whatever means the device has. This could be anything from a simple email client, WhatsApp, Dropbox or GoogleDrive – any form of file transfer application, as well as the built-in services on Apple mobile devices. This latest development of mina has removed the long delays usually incurred when waiting for the survey file to be delivered back to the office, processed into a readable format and then delivered to the end customer, a process which could take days and also involves the cost of the PC software. With mina, the pipeline inspection engineer can complete this entire process on site in a matter of minutes, delivering a full WinCan or mina survey report to the customer, being able to explain any details face-to-face and closing off the job there and then. And this is a completely free app! As if this wasn’t enough, mina’s live streaming functionality enables the pipeline inspection engineer the opportunity to show their end customer a live image from inside their pipework without having to take them out to the manhole itself. For the customers who are not aware of how the pipework system works, this feature removes any confusion about exactly what the problem(s) are, or gives a visual confirmation that any problems have been corrected, all from the comfort of an iPhone or iPad screen.
This is not the only customer-friendly feature of mina, as the built-in drawing package also serves to help everyone involved, both customers and colleagues, to understand the complexity of the pipeline inspection survey which has been undertaken. After all, more often than not the pipelines are not in clear view, so to be able to provide a clear digital survey drawing on site in a matter of minutes will only serve to put your customer’s minds at ease. Better still, connecting your Apple device to your Maxprobe via the FREE mina app enables you to integrate your drawing into your WinCan or mina survey report, adding additional clarity seamlessly!
So why not download your free copy of mina today from the App Store and add extra detail and value to your survey!