October 15, 2012 in Announcements (E)
[prMac.com] Reston, Virginia - Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC, (SCSC) has released a new introductory video of their product, Scannerz for the Mac OS X Operating System. The video is recorded in 1280 by 800 pixels in a high resolution QuickTime format. The video illustrates the basics of Scannerz, as well as some of the more interesting features of the product, such as detecting problems related to a bad drive cable.
"Many people are under the impression that Scannerz is for engineers and technicians," stated an SCSC spokesman. "Scannerz, being fault detection software, isn't limited to simple surface scans used by other products, but the product is easy to use, and with this video, we hope to demonstrate just how easy it is to use. In the video, we quickly go over the basics of the interface, the basics of running a hard drive test in both normal and cursory modes, and conclude the video illustrating tests on both a bad drive as well as a drive that's in good working order but has problems being caused by a bad I/O cable. In the latter case, most other products on the market will never even be capable of detecting problems that Scannerz is capable of detecting. All of the things we illustrate in this video can be done by nearly anyone, and no, you don't need to be an electrical engineer or an electronics technician to use the product."
"The video is 1280 by 800 pixels in QuickTime Movie format. Those with newer operating systems, such as Lion or Mountain Lion will need to download the QuickTime 7 package from Apple, which should occur automatically once the link to the Intro video is clicked, if it isn't already installed. Although this movie format is somewhat dated, the fact is the resolution available in this format was just too good not to use. In this mode, the text in the log files can be clearly read because the sometimes aggressive compression used other formats tends to blur it, almost to the point of being unrecognizable."
The video covers the following topics:
* Scannerz basics, including startup, familiarization with the interface, the logging window, global preferences, and the help section
* The differences between normal and cursory mode tests
* Performing a normal mode test
* The normal mode summary report
* Cursory mode tests and tesing
* Evaluation of a drive with bad sectors
* Evaluation of a drive with a bad I/O cable
The video is large in size and will require a high speed connection to be viewable. The video is approximately 27 minutes in length and is intended to be seen on Macintosh Systems running OS X.
Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC (SCSC) was formed in 2005. It is legally licensed to do business as a limited liability company in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia. Originally, SCSC focussed on producing its own line of cross platform software tools using Java. The applications consisted of performance enhancing application tools, engineering and scientific tools, and tools for the medical sciences. In 2008, SCSC changed its focus and became dedicated primarily to developing products for use on the Mac OS X and IOS operating systems. SCSC's product line up for Mac OS X currently consists of Scannerz with FSE, Scannerz with FSE-Lite, FSE, and SpotOff with Spot-O-Meter. Scannerz is a hard drive scanning tool, FSE is a file system events monitor, and FSE-Lite is a less capable version of FSE and is included in all base versions of Scannerz. SpotOff and Spot-O-Meter allow a user to control and monitor Spotlight activity. Copyright (C) 2005-2012 Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.