February 1, 2013 in Software (AF)
[prMac.com] Reston, Virginia - Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC (SCSC) has released a major update for their product line Scannnerz for Mac OS X. Scannerz now supports virtually all types of CoreStorage including multi-drive/volume logical volumes, as well as fully encrypted volumes and drives. Addtionally, Scannerz now has embedded support for Apple RAID. This release also includes some minor bug fixes.
"This is a fairly big update for us," stated an SCSC spokesman. "For users of Mountain Lion and Lion, the user will be able to directly perform tests on an encrypted drive without the need for another bootable drive or media. Additionally, a user that combines numerous drives or volumes into a single, logical volume may be able to perform tests on the entire logical volume or scan it on a component by component basis. In the event such a combined logical volume develops problems, the ability to scan the elements comprising the volume on an individual basis will allow them to identify the problematic component without breaking the set of drives or volumes into standalone components to be tested. This will obviously make life much easier for users of our products. On top of all that, we're now supporting the vast majority of hardware based RAID, have limited support for third party software RAID solutions, and full support for Apple RAID."
"At present, this will affect only the fully featured versions of Scannerz, namely Scannerz with FSE and Scannerz with FSE-Lite. Support for the new features has not been implemented in Scannerz-Lite yet, but we expect to have that complete within the next few weeks. All current users of the commercial releases of Scannerz with FSE or Scannerz with FSE-Lite should be receiving download notifications to obtain the newest versions within a few days. As usual, all product updates for all our customers are free of charge for all versions using the same major release number.
Pricing and Availability:
SCSC has indicated that there is no price change in their product line, with the cost of Scannerz with FSE-Lite being $34.95 (USD) and Scannerz with FSE being $44.95. Scannerz-Lite is now selling for $17.95.
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) 2005-2013 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.